Below are some interesting, important, quirky or iconic pictures taken around the world on Tuesday, April 8.
Guests listen during a speech by the Queen in honour of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, at Windsor Castle during the first State visit to the UK by an Irish President.
Credit: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
A lamb at the launch of 16th World Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships in Kildare Street Dublin.
Paris Saint-Germain's Alex (centre) and his team-mates stand dejected after they concede a second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match at Stamford Bridge, London.
The torso of a 26ft-tall, 34,000-pound statue named Forever Marilyn rests near a new oversized sculpture of former President Abraham Lincoln, entitled Return Visit, in Hamilton, NJ.
The sculpture depicting Marilyn Monroe in her memorable billowing skirt pose from The Seven Year Itch is part of an exhibit honoring its designer, Seward Johnson.
Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans
A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month.
Designed by sculptor Andy Scott, each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and weighs more than 300 tonnes.
They pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland's canals and stand at the entrance to the North Sea at the Forth and Clyde canal. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire