1. Cambodian school children walk home after a morning school session at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Heng Sinith/AP2. A Somali boy jumps between old fishing boats near Mogadishu’s fish market in the Xamar Weyne district of the Somali capital, in this photo taken March 16, 2013 by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team (AU-UN IST) and released today. Photograph: Reuters3. One of seven newly-hatched bearded dragons at the Wacol RSPCA centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a first for the centre, the staff managed to extract the eggs from a severely injured bearded dragon and successfully incubate them after the lizard died. Photograph: Jamie Hanson/Rex Features
Piornal, Spain: people throw turnips at the folkloric figure of El Jarramplas – a ritual believed to symbolise the expulsion of everything bad – as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas festival Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy builds a snowman at the Western Wall. The worst snowstorm in 20 years has shut roads and schools in Jerusalem as the harsh weather affects regions across the Middle East Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Millicent Owuor, 20, carries her newly born twin boys named after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney inside the maternity ward of Siaya District Hospital, near Obama’s ancestral home village of Nyangoma Kogelo, Kenya.
An international team of astronomers has created a vast, zoomable image of some nine billion pixels showing more than 84 million stars in the central ‘bulge’ of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The image is so large that, if printed at the resolution of a picture in an ordinary book it would be 9 metres wide and 7 metres high. Click on the picture to see the image zoomed in