Take a gander at 31 amazing photos from March 2014

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Take a gander at 31 amazing photos from March 2014
HONG KONG - MARCH 30: The New Zealand rugby team performs the Haka after winning the Cup Final between England and New Zealand during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A young girl is pictured after she was wounded during clashes between riot-police and prostesters after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, the 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests, in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at protestors in the capital Ankara, while in Istanbul, crowds shouting anti-government slogans lit a huge fire as they made their way to a cemetery for the burial of Berkin Elvan. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Hindu devotee performs with fire as he participates in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar on March 12, 2014. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
A six-month old Indian white tiger cub (R) plays with its mother Sameera at their enclosure at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on March 29, 2014. The three cubs, which have yet to be named, were presented for their first public viewing at the zoo. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Singer Lady Gaga is seen on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NASA-funded sounding rocket launches into an aurora in the early morning of March 3, 2014, over Venetie, Alaska. The GREECE mission studies how certain structures – classic curls like swirls of cream in coffee -- form in the aurora.
Image Credit: NASA/Christopher Perry
The car of Caterham-Renault driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan veers off the track during an accident at the start of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters respond to an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says a resident from a building adjacent to the two that collapsed reported that he smelled gas inside his apartment, but thought the odor could be coming from outside. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
An Indian farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall prior to auctioning them at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on March 19, 2014. India's inflation hit a nine-month low in February data showed, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate intrest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led goverment which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
A damaged US Airways jet lies at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after the front landing gear failed. An airport spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Photo of a horizon rainbow near Austin, Texas shot by Ryan Mathews with his cellphone on March 28, 2014.
A tractor-trailer is surrounded by emergency vehicles as it lays on its side on the east bound lanes of Maryland Route 50 in Bowie, Md., during a snow storm, Monday, March 3, 2014. Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors. Four to 8 inches of snow were forecast from Baltimore to Washington _ lower than earlier predictions but enough to cause headaches for the region. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova returns a ball to China's Na Li during the quarterfinal match during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 13, 2014 in Indian Wells, California. AFP PHOTO/Joe KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Men with helmets are hit by oranges during the traditional 'battle of the oranges' held during the carnival in Ivrea, near Turin, on March 4, 2014. During the event which marks the people's rebellion against tyrannical lords who ruled the town in the Middle Ages, revellers parading on floats represent guards of the tyrant, while those on foot the townsfolk. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
Amazing photo of two eagles over Eastern Shore of VA National Wildlife Refuge. Wow! Credit: Sharon Hucks / US Department of Interior
Like a frozen waterfall, a wall of ice more than 40-feet-high stretches down to the high-tide line on Otter Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in this time-exposure made Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Acadia National Park in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A Chinese relative of a passenger aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is carried out by security officials as she protests before a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
This full-disk image from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite was captured at 11:45 UTC (7:45 a.m. EDT) and shows the Americas on March 20, 2014. This date marks the start of astronomical spring in the northern hemisphere.
A penguin dives from an ice block in front of Brazil's Comandante Ferraz base, in Antarctica on March 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's goalkeeper Giulia Gorlero saves the ball by her face against Hungary in the local swimming pool of Budapest on March 18, 2014 during a World League match between their teams. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis meets President Barack Obama at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. President Barack Obama is holding a historic first meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff that the president views as a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality and the poor. Obama arrived at the Vatican Thursday morning amid the pomp and tradition of the Catholic Church, making his way to greet the pope after a long slow procession. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)
This aerial photo taken Monday, March 24, 2014 shows the massive mudslide that killed at least eight people Saturday and left dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Double amputee Dave Stevens, of Bristol, Conn., who will be throwing out the first pitch, swings a bat before an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox in Port Charlotte, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This photograph taken on March 23, 2014 shows baby green turtles crawling to the sea after being hatched and released at a turtle sanctuary on Sukamade island in Banyuwangi regency, East Java province. Indonesia, at the crossroads of important migration routes next to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, is home to six out of seven of the world's turtle species. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius cries as he sits in the dock during his ongoing murder trial on March 24, 2014 in Pretoria. The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead his model girlfriend will extend weeks longer than expected, with a long list of prosecution and defence witnesses yet to take the stand. The trial was supposed to have wrapped up by now, but a court statement on Sunday said the highly-publicised hearings could extend as late as May 16. AFP PHOTO / POOL - Chris Collingridge (Photo credit should read CHRIS COLLINGRIDGE/AFP/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion returns to RAAF Base Pearce after continuing the search for debris or wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 26, 2014 in Perth, Australia. The search for flight MH370 resumes today after rough winds and high swells prevented air and sea crews from searching for debris yesterday. Six countries have joined the search, now considered to be a recovery effort, after authorities announced that the airliner crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean with no expected survivors. (Photo by Rob Griffith - Pool/Getty Images)
Michigan's Nik Stauskas dunks during the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Kentucky Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed early Monday, March 24, 2014, in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the train "climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went up the stairs and escalator," according to Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago. (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster) MANDATORY CREDIT
Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher is tagged out by Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, left, as first base umpire Allen Porter tries to get out of the way during the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in Pohang, 270 kms southeast of Seoul, on March 31, 2014. North Korea announced a live-fire drill on March 31 near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a 'new form' of nuclear test. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)


As the month of March draws to a close and April begins, take a moment look back at photos from the past 31 days. Some of them, like those from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner story, you've likely seen before. But other's, like NASA's breathtaking satellite photo of North America on the first day of Spring, you may have missed. The images run the gamut -- from sports to beautiful shots of nature to the always distinctively dressed Lady Gaga. Enjoy.

For 28 amazing photos from February, click here.
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