Atlantic Watch Pipes and Drums of Red Bank, preparation for the Royal Wedding, the 109th Paris Roubaix cycle race, the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and more.
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green en route to his 2-stroke victory at the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Elephants spray tourists with water during the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year.
Women's soccer teams from Batallas and Achacachi compete at the Cosmos 78 Stadium in El Alto, Bolivia.
A flotilla of vaka (traditional canoes) depart Auckland, New Zealand, to take part in the ceremonial voyage called Te Mana o Te Moana, which means The Spirit of the Sea. Powered by sun and wind only, the 15,000-mile journey to Hawaii via French Polynesia is to raise awareness of environmental issues, including ocean noise pollution, acidification and anoxic waters.
The combination of its 741-foot height and its great volume of water, makes Kaieteur Falls, located on Guyana's Pitaro River, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
Enjoying the warm spring weather, a girl has fun on a bungee rope in Brighton, England.
Confederate re-enactors fire their rifles at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, SC. The 150th anniversary of the first shot fired in the US Civil War took place on April 12, 2011.
Visitors gather under cherry blossom trees at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo, Japan.
A rural church near Gardner, ND, is surrounded by floodwater after the Red River reaches a crest of 38.5 feet, well below the 40.84 record set in 2009.
Cyclists ride over a cobble-stone road between Compiegne and Roubaix during 109th Paris Roubaix cycle race in France.
Preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are underway in London, England. Workers construct stands for the media on the Queen Victoria Memorial opposite Buckingham Palace.
A horse trainer tries to break in a new horse by making him lie down on a farm near Havana, Cuba.
A craftsman carves a lion sculpture in a white marble factory in Dashiwo, a small town in Fangshan district near Beijing. Dashiwo is the home of white marble in China, and it provided the stone used for the largest marble ramp in the Forbidden City, built in 1420.
Atlantic Watch Pipes and Drums of Red Bank, NJ, warm up on 45th St and 6th Ave for New York City's annual Tartan Day Parade. Tartan Day celebrates the rich history of Scottish-Americans as well as the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath -- the declaration of Scottish Independence -- in 1320.