A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A Palestinian student prepares to fly a kite during a commemoration to mark the fourth anniversary of Japan's Tsunami organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.
In this photo released by Solar Impulse, "Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered airplane flies after taking off from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
Chinese paramilitary policemen march to perform a flag lowering ceremony in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), escorted by Mamoru Mori, executive director of the museum and former astronaut, looks at "Asimo", a bi-ped humanoid robot developed by Honda Motor Co., while visiting Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) in Tokyo, Japan.