Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge, tries on a samurai costume as Japanese actress Mao Inoue in kimono looks on, during his visit a Taiga historical drama studio set at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in Tokyo Feb 28, 2015, in this photo released by NHK. Prince William began a four-day visit to Japan from Feb 26. [Photo/Agencies]
Here's a look at some of the most striking images that reveal the major stories from around the world in the past week. British Prince William visits Japan for culture exchanges. Afghan villagers perform funeral prayers for avalanche victims. Ukraine starts heavy weapons withdrawal.