Hollywood heavyweights channeled their political sides this week, with celebrities like Ben Affleck , Amy Poehler , and Seth Rogen  speaking out for causes they care about. Meanwhile, US soldiers were welcomed home with opens arms after a nine-month deployment, the touching moments caught on camera as men and women reunited with their loved ones. Across the pond, British royals made an appearance, models hit the Paris runway, and Carnival brought out elaborate costumes. See all that and more with the week's best snaps from across the globe!
Amy Poehler  played with young kids in Miami, FL, for the fourth anniversary of Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative .
A woman prepared for her performance ahead of the Carnival Queen election gala in Spain.
As the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, Ben Affleck  made his way to Washington DC to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry and testify on the country.
People took to the streets for the Auckland Pride Parade in New Zealand.
"U" Got It
Hillary Clinton held up a "U" during an event at the University of Miami in Florida.
In Kyoto, Japan, people gathered for the annual Plum Blossom Festival.
The Washington DC area was hit with another snowstorm, leaving the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia blanketed in white.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited Portsmouth, England, to see the new Mary Rose Museum.
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes held up the key to the city during the official opening ceremony of the 2014 Carnival.
Models hit the runway in France for the Manish Arora show during Paris Fashion Week.
President Obama spoke about the My Brother's Keeper initiative , signing an executive memorandum.
In the Streets
Protesters gathered in Caracas, Venezuela, for an antigovernment demonstration.
US Army soldiers enjoyed a homecoming ceremony in Fort Knox, reuniting with their friends and family following a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.