Beginning on March 20, many parts of the Northern Hemisphere were a bit warmer and a bit brighter. Here are a few of our favorite spring photos from the week.
A performance to mark the arrival of spring in Xinghua, March 18.
A woman takes pictures of cherry blossoms in the Meguro district of Tokyo on March 23.
A bee collects pollen from a Lavender Statice flower in Signal Hill on March 19.
Tallulah-Monroe Fabiola, 4, plays in a patch of daffodils in Greenwich Park in London, March 20.
LaMonte Wade Jr. of the San Francisco Giants makes a diving catch during spring training.
Kashmiri women take selfies inside Asia's largest tulip garden on March 25.
A man lies on flower petals at a temple during the Holi celebration, March 24.
A train passes through a sea of fragrant flowers near the Great Wall of China on March 24.
A spring lamb walks past daffodils in a field on March 19.
Iraqi Kurds dance during the Nowruz celebration on March 20.
Two Canada geese are on the move in a meadow with flowering crocuses in Frankfurt's Palmengarten.
The morning sun shines through the petals of a California poppy on March 18.
A young woman enjoys the sun and warm temperatures on March 25.
A Yoshino Cherry tree at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, March 23.
People take photos with flower blossoms on March 21.