A Laiki Bank manager tries to calm depositors waiting for the opening of the bank's branch in Nicosia March 28, 2013. Banks in Cyprus opened their doors on Thursday for the first time in almost two weeks, with tight controls on transactions to prevent a run on deposits after the island was forced to accept a stringent EU rescue package to avert bankruptcy. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)
Amateur shipbuilder Alexander Marchenko has constructed a traditional 17th century-style wooden sailing ship, moored to a bank of the Yenisei River in the Siberian Taiga area in Khakassia region some 520 km south of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Marchenko, who has no experience in building or operating sail boats, has spent his free time on the ship for the last two years, working to achieve his childhood dreams of building a boat. He plans to use the vessel as a Yenisei River tourist attraction, moored between the Sayano-Shushenskaya and the Maynskaya hydroelectric power stations. Marchenko was photographed on March 24, 2013, by Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin.
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Penitents wait before taking part in the procession of "Santa Genoveva" brotherhood during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, March 25, 2013. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.