Natural gas flares like the one pictured in the aerial picture above light up the night, and thousands of workers have flocked to the state in search of oil industry jobs—something that has led to a housing shortage in recent months. This picture was taken March 12 but released in April.
Photograph by Shannon Stapleton, Reuters
Celebration in Red
A smear of vermillion powder is the price of admission for this child at the Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, Nepal, on April 15.
The festival celebrates the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of spring.
Photograph by Navesh Chitrakar, Reuters
Burning garbage blocks a street in Caracas, Venezuela, as supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles protest on April 15.
Women pray at a temple in Jammu, India, during Navratri, a nine-night festival devoted to Hindu goddesses, on April 16.
The festival is celebrated in the spring and the fall.
Photograph by Channi Anand, AP
A sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck hangs in the spotlight at the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Comtemporain in Paris on April 15.
The piece, called "Drift," is part of an exhibit of Mueck's work that will be displayed until September 29.
Photograph by Charles Platiau, Reuters
Ominous April skies loom over land and sea as a dog perches on a seawall in the Muara Karang district of Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 16.
Photograph by Beawiharta, Reuters
Orange Is the New Black
A stylish man in orange shades sells T-shirts adorned with images of Dutch Queen Beatrix, who abdicated the throne after 33 years in power. Her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, took her place on April 30.