Costume designer Keeley Scothern applies the finishing touches to a wax figure of Princess Leia, which along with Jabba the Hutt is part of Madame Tussauds' Star Wars Experience attraction that opens in London next month.
Paramilitary policemen stand guard during an ice blasting in China's Heilongjiang province on Friday, April 10. Ice blasting is done during the spring to break up melting ice that can lump together and clog rivers.
Young gymnasts practice at a sports school in Jiaxing, China, on Saturday, April 11.
With the Allianz Arena in the background, a man walks his dogs at sunrise Friday, April 10, in Munich, Germany.
Sheep drink from a spring in the Jordan Valley as a young Israeli settler snorkels past them on Wednesday, April 8.
From his residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI toasts his 88th birthday on Thursday, April 16. Benedict was joined by his brother Georg Ratzinger, far right; Monsignor Georg Ganswein, second from right; and people from his hometown region of Bavaria, Germany.
Members of a wedding band gather on swings as they wait for a religious procession in Amritsar, India, on Sunday, April 12.
A woman in Izba, an impoverished neighborhood on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan, fills out a ballot Monday, April 13, on the first day of Sudan's presidential and legislative elections.
A girl lies in a hammock in a New Delhi slum on Sunday, April 12.
A fox looks for food on a snow-covered pasture in Tibet on Tuesday, April 7.
The Boogg, a snowman figure made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns atop a bonfire in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, April 13. The Boogg, a symbol of winter, is burned every year for the Sechselauten holiday. It is said that the faster its head catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.
Twins sleep Monday, April 13, during the Vaisakhi festival in Hasan Abdal, Pakistan. Hundreds of Indian Sikh pilgrims traveled to Pakistan to celebrate the festival at the shrines of Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh founder Guru Nanak Dev.
An aerial view shows seasonal workers picking asparagus near Ruhlsdorf, Germany, on Friday, April 10.
A woman enjoys some champagne while attending the Grand National horse racing festival near Liverpool, England, on Friday, April 10.
Workers set up the venue of the Beijing International Film Festival on Wednesday, April 15.
Christian pilgrims hold candles as they gather at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the Holy Fire ceremony Saturday, April 11, in Jerusalem. Thousands of Christians gathered in Jerusalem for the ancient ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.
Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower bulb garden near Lisse, Netherlands, on Wednesday, April 15.
An undated handout image made available by the European Southern Observatory on Wednesday, April 15, shows the rich galaxy cluster Abell 3827 as seen from the Hubble Space Telescope. The strange blue structures surrounding the central galaxies are gravitationally lensed views of a much more distant galaxy behind the cluster. Observations of the central four merging galaxies have provided hints that the dark matter around one of the galaxies is not moving with the galaxy itself, possibly implying that dark matter might be interacting with other dark matter.
Holocaust survivor Ester Reiss is seen through a car window as she tells her story to Israeli border police officers Thursday, April 16, near Ksalon, Israel. Millions of Israelis observed a moment of silence Thursday to remember those killed in the Holocaust.
Alain Robert, the urban climber known as the "French Spiderman," scales the Cayan Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, April 12.
Emergency personnel in Aleppo, Syria, try to pull a woman out from under the rubble of a building following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on Monday, April 13.
This aerial view shows a campsite at the Coachella music festival on Monday, April 13, after its first weekend ended in Indio, California.