Photograph: Mic Smith/AP

Charleston, US: Richard Williams cheers for his daughter Serena Williams, between points in her semi-final match against Samantha Stosur, of Australia, at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament

Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

There’s something very unexpected about this picture of a penitent of La Candelaria brotherhood waiting in the rain during Easter week festivities in Seville, Spain.

See more images of how Easter is being marked across the world in our gallery

Photograph: Lucas Dawson/Getty Images

The UN’s gone to the dogs

A to-scale recreation of the UN general assembly populated by 57 dachshunds at the Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK - part of our guide to alternative Easter trips.

“It was Richard Littlejohn’s worst nightmare. Not just Cloake’s fruit compote and Scotch pancake – he is surely a bacon roll kind of guy – but 5,000 Guardianistas gathered under one roof at Kings Place in London at the weekend for a festival of reasonableness. The weather was perfect, proving that God, whatever the Bible might suggest, is a centrist.”
Stephen Moss sums up the Guardian’s first Open Weekend event, where we opened our offices and news organisation up to the public. More details on the events, the speakers - and some ways to catch up on highlights from the weekend.

Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP

Boys pose for a photograph in Bnei Brak during the Jewish festival of Purim. More images from the festival in our slideshow


International Women’s Day march in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Commons/Kam’s Photographs)

Happy International Women’s Day, dear readers!

Seemed only appropriate to reblog this Tumblr on IWD. Wanted to share this fantastic gallery of IWD photos on our development site too

Photograph: Screengrab of today’s Google Doodle

Happy International Women’s Day!

We’ll be reblogging some of our favourite IWD Tumblr posts throughout the day or you can check out:

Are you attending or organising any events to mark the day?