Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library on Wednesday to show support for silenced Chinese writers. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Frank Franklin II/AP

Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. The goddess is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. She's selected as a young child and lives an isolated and secretive existence and is rarely seen in public. Her historic home survived last month's earthquake with only minor cracks. She's being held by her caretaker Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian farmer sits Tuesday in his dried-up land in Gauribidanur village, in southern India's Karnataka state. More than 750 people have died in a heat wave that has swept across the country. Jagadeesh NV/EPA/Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Jagadeesh NV/EPA/Landov