Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Russian soldiers guarding Crimea’s Belbek airbase fired warning shots into the air as Ukrainian soldiers approached them on Tuesday. After a stand-off in which the two commanders shouted at each other and Russian soldiers levelled rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Ukrainians, the incident was defused and the Ukrainians eventually dispersed.
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring a goal against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Sunderland led at half-time but two goals from City saw them lift the trophy.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was named best picture at the Academy Awards. McQueen, a former Turner Prize winner, made Oscar history as the first black director to win best picture.