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April 3, 2014

Daily Life: March 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Indonesia, England, China, Peru, France, India, Japan and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young --Lloyd Young (37 photos total)

Butterflies sit on the face of Isla, aged 6, in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies runs until September 14, 2014. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Amanda Travis, right, watches as her daughter Danaka West, 5, outside on March 31 in Kalamazoo, Mich. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via Associated Press) #

A bagpiper marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer practices to conduct the military band before the opening session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. China's annual show of political theater, the National People's Congress, opens this week -- the first under a new Communist Party leadership facing intractable problems including endemic corruption, slowing economic growth and tensions with neighboring countries. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images) #

A soldier jumped over a ring of fire during a tactical training mission in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on March 5. The latest double-digit increase to China's defense budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued March 6 after the 12.2 percent spending hike raised alarms in Japan. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Tourists jump for a photo in front of the Mediterranean sea under their umbrellas by a rainy day, on the beach of Nice, southeastern France on March 22. (Lionel Cironneau/Associated Press) #

A performer holds up a guitar while riding a bike on the steep walls of a wooden arena installed by a US guitar manufacturer at the Musikmesse international music fair in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, on March 11. (Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA) #

Brianna Phillips dances the part of Princess Aurora during a costume rehearsal of the Young People's Ballet Theater production of "Sleeping Beauty" on March 1. (Samuel Wilson/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Chess teacher Miguel Barreneche Pena, 67, reads a newspaper while he waits for customers in Lima, Peru, on March 22. Barreneche teaches chess and charges one Peruvian Sol or about .36 US dollars for a game. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A young man spits fire for fun with friends, near to the Tagus riverbank in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 5. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Indian men repair decorative lighting on one of the crosses of a Church on the outskirts of Amritsar city, India, on March 26. (Raminder Pal Singh/EPA) #

Pakistani Christian boy, Suhail Pervez, 9, plays snooker on a table he built, in a slum that hosts Christian families, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 27. Pakistani authorities plan to demolish slums, mostly occupied by Christians and people displaced in tribal areas and neighboring Afghanistan, saying it poses a security threat to the already vulnerable capital. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A man walks with his dog in the Palais Royal garden, in Paris, on March 25. The Palais Royal garden was built in 1634 for the Cardinal Richelieu by the architect Lemercier, who also built the Sorbonne university. (Thibault Camus/Associated Press) #

A Chinese worker rides in the back of a cart driven by another on March 26 in Beijing, China. More then 7 million people die worldwide every year due to air pollution and it is now the "single largest environmental health risk," the U.N. health agency stated in a recent report. The majority of the deaths associated with air pollution were heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) #

Like a frozen waterfall, a wall of ice more than 40-feet-high stretches down to the high-tide line on Otter Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in this time-exposure made Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Acadia National Park in Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #

Chinese workers work lay track on a new subway line on March 29 in Beijing, China. The new line will be the 18th in the Beijing subway system, which has a daily ridership of more than 10 million people, according to local officials. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) #

Runners participate in Warrior Dash, World's Largest Obstacle Race Series on March 22 in Smithville, Tx. (Rick Kern/Getty Images ) #

Young probationers, the trainee choristers of Salisbury Cathedral Choir, flip pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday outside the West Front of the 13th century Cathedral on March 4 in Salisbury, England. Every year the choristers make breakfast pancakes at the Canon Precentors house to learn about the meaning of Shrove Tuesday, which is traditionally the day that all fats and flesh are eaten up to prepare for the forty days fast of Lent. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

A Balinese woman cries while in a state of trance during Melasti Ceremony at a beach on March 28 in Badung, Bali, Indonesia.The Melasti ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence, a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images) #

Eduardo, a street vendor who sells snacks to beach goers, strikes a pose on the shore of La Herradura beach in Lima, Peru, on March 15. Some street vendors in Lima will dress to achieve a voluptuous body type using balloons and banter with potential customers to attract attention, in hopes of increasing their sales. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) #

A Nepalese school boy jumps while playing in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on March. Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, is an ancient city dominated by the Newar community, and popular for its traditional architectural buildings, temples and unique festivals. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

In this aerial photo a woman walks past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, on March 27. Baikonur is the world's first and largest operational space launch facility. (Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press) #

Nolan Davis launches himself and a stone during a curling game on Auke Lake in Juneau, Ak., on March 5. (Michael Penn/The Juneau Empire via Associated Press) #

An elementary school boy acting as an young woman performs during a show of an amateur children kabuki theatrical company in Tokyo on March 29. Kabuki is a Japanese classical theater performance and a male kabuki actor performs as an "onnagata" female impersonator. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

A child plays on a large mound of sand on the beach early March 9 in Asbury Park, N.J. (Mel Evans/Associated Press) #

Stuck at home for a third snow day Javia Murrell, 11, has little to do other than play her bass in Memphis, Tenn., on March 5. She has played it so much in the last few days that her mother has threatened to banish her outside with it. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

An Afghan election employee takes a picture of a resident to issue his voter card for the upcoming presidential election at a voter registration center in the northwestern city of Herat on March 31. Crowds lined up outside voter registration centers in Afghanistan and presidential candidates held large outdoor rallies for supporters five days ahead of elections that have been shaken by Taliban attacks. The vote, which will choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, comes as US-led foreign troops withdraw after 13 years of fighting the fierce Islamist insurgency raging across the south and east of the country. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kashmiri Muslim boatmen chat as they row their traditional boats on the Dal Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Friday, March 21, 2014. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley surrounded by snowy mountain ranges with over 100 lakes dotting its highlands and plains. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) #

Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, learn how to read verses of the Quran, during their daily classes in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 12. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Pet Horstmann, head of the Fahrradhof bike shop in Altlandsberg, eastern Germany, looks out of his house decorated with 210 old bikes on March 11. Inside, the shop offers more than 1,000 new bikes for sale. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images) #

New South Korean military officers cheer during the joint commission ceremony of over 5,000 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, South Korea, on March 6. (Jung Yeon-je/Associated Press) #

Israeli soldiers secure the area as Israeli settler children dressed up in masks take part in a parade to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in al-Shuhada Street, in the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 16. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian Empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #

An employee of the Bodet Company carries a clock on March 26 at the plant of Trementines, western France. The Bodet company manufactures clocks since 1868 for churches, stations, sports halls and employs 630 workers in France. (Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images) #

People are seen in the crowd as Serbian Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra performs during the third day of the Mexican musicial festival Vive Latino, at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, on March 29. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images) #

"I want to catch anything that'll bite" said Kaden Thompson, 9, of Sandpoint, as he fished Round Lake in Dufort, Idaho, with his friend's dog, Athena, on March 31. (Kathy Plonka/Spokesman-Review via Associated Press) #

Members of the Crimean self defense forces patrol a street as a street vendor tries to sell bunches of flowers in Simferopol, Crimea, on March 24. (Max Vetrov/Associated Press) #

A Norwegian coastal ranger watches the northern lights during the Cold Response exercise which has been going on in Northern Norway in recent weeks. Close to 16,000 troops from 15 different countries have participated in the exercise, training in military operations in the Arctic. (Morten Opedal/Norwegian Navy) #