Not everyone regards Victory Day as a cause for celebration. In Western Ukraine, nationalist party members have violently disrupted a memorial service as veterans paid tribute to those who perished in the war.
Russia is marking Victory Day - 66 years since Nazi Germany was defeated in World War II. Events of commemoration and celebration are taking place across the country, including a traditional grand military parade on Red Square.
For Russian Orthodox Christians, Easter – the major feast of the year – is a long and powerful tradition. This year, April 24 is the day when the Christian world is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
As the turmoil in Libya continues, many have left North Africa to seek refuge in Europe. Tens of thousands of Tunisians and Libyans have headed to the Italian island of Lampedusa looking for safety, away from uprisings in their homelands.
One year ago a plane carrying the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk. Poland and Russia are remembering a tragedy that left the two nations devastated.