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A car displaying support for the Libyan protests approaches the Libya-Tunisia border crossing at Ras Ajdir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Refugees fleeing the violence in Libya stream across the border into Tunisia at Ras Ajdir, where they were given food and water and bused farther inside the country. Many had their cellphone SIM cards confiscated as they left Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A Libyan protester stands outside the graffiti-covered Benghazi courthouse, the site where the Libyan revolt began, as protesters keep up the pressure on dictator Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Protesters hang an effigy of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi on a flagpole along the Benghazi waterfront.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

An anti-government protester in the eastern town of Tobruk holds a Libyan flag from the era before Moammar Kadafi seized power. Residents of Libya's dissident-held east, angered by a deadly crackdown by Kadafi's security forces, vowed to march on Tripoli, the capital, as a string of towns, remembered as World War II battlegrounds, came under rebel control.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

At the port of Benghazi, migrant laborers and other expatriates fleeing the violence in Libya prepare to board a ship bound for Greece.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASMAA WAGUIH / REUTERS

The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, thundering into orbit on its final journey, a mission to the International Space Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wifredo Lee / Associated Press

A fan hangs inside a building in the center of Christchurch. Rescuers continue to search for more than 200 people still missing following the devastating earthquake that struck Tuesday as the death toll rises and hopes of finding more survivors fade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

A car sits crushed under rubble in central Christchurch. The earthquake death toll has risen to 113, and seems certain to climb much higher.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

A man wearing protective clothing films in a destroyed control room at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in advance of the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster. Chernobyl's No. 4 reactor exploded on Apr. 26, 1986, sending a radioactive cloud across much of Europe. Ukraine plans on lifting restrictions on tourism, opening the site of the world's worst nuclear accident to visitors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty Images

A bell bearing the logo of the Shenzhen stock exchange is seen during a company listing ceremony. China's securities regulator plans to review refinancing rules for companies listed on the Nasdaq-style ChiNext board, part of the Shenzhen exchange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

An electric sign showing the temperature is refracted through raindrops on a vehicle's window. Area temperatures hovered around freezing on Thursday with the forecast calling for warmer weather next week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Travis Morisse / The Hutchinson News/AP

A man fires his pistol into the air as he celebrates with other people in an army armored vehicle in the eastern Libyan town of Shahat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A man walks with his children past an army armoured vehicle at a military airport runway in the eastern Libyan town of Al Abrak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuetrs

Cyclists jump over a damaged section of path after a 6.3 earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch. The quake caused more damage than the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the city on Sept. 4, 2010, and there are reports of 76 deaths with an additional 300 listed as missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP / Getty Images

Crocuses stand in the snow in Dusseldorf. Winter brought more snow and ice to the western federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN GERTEN / EPA

Dancers of the National Ballet of China rehearsing the Chinese version of "The Nutcracker" with an orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. A bold exploration on the synthesis of east and west, the National Ballet of China will be staging its own Chinese version of the classical ballet "The Nutcracker" with an infusion of Chinese folklore and cultural elements set to Peter Tchaikovsky's music.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Dr. Simon Gage, director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and Professor Richard Wiseman perform a science experiment at the launch of the festival in Edinburgh. The festival starts on April 9 and runs for two weeks, with more than 200 events in 38 venues including workshops and hands-on experiments for adults and children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

U.S. basketball player and two-time WNBA champion Katie Smith demonstrates some basketball moves to Indian students at a coaching clinic in Mumbai. Hall of Famer's George Gervin and Smith are visiting Mumbai and New Delhi as part of a sports envoy program of the U.S. Department of State and the NBA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

Members of the "Rescuer" state regional service take part in a training session aimed at lifting a sunk car from the Yenisei river, 31 miles south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Members of the specialized rescue group took part in a daily raid to prevent or give support in extreme situations, involving fishermen, hunters and motorists, which might happen on the ice-covered river.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / Reuters

People attend the third night of the Viña del Mar International Song Festival. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jorge Sanchez / Associated Press

Supporters of the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, hold placards as they wait for his arrival for his extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London. Assange is to appear in court Thursday to hear if he'll be extradited to Sweden to face sex-crimes allegations. Swedish prosecutors want to question Assange about accusations of sexual abuse from two women relating to a brief visit there last summer. He has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

An activist of India's main Bharatiya Janata Party helps a party member up after she fell due to the force of a police water cannon during a protest. The activists were protesting the rising prices of essential commodities and against corruption.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated Press

A masked Yemeni anti-regime protester takes part in a protest in Sanaa. According to local media sources, after a two-week escalation in violence between supporters and opponents of the government, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered his security forces to protect anti-regime protesters trying to end his 32-year rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

Supporters of Alassane Dramane Ouattara burn tires on a street of Abidjan. The government of Ivory Coast's strongman Laurent Gbagbo accused "rebels" supporting his rival Alassane Ouattara of engaging in "revolution" during clashes this week. Intense fighting in Ivory Coast on Wednesday threatened diplomatic efforts to end a months-old tug-of-war between rival claimants to the presidency of the world's top cocoa producer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP / Getty Images

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Libya descends further into chaos with refugees streaming across the border into Tunisia to escape the intensifying violence, while anti-Kadafi protesters take control in more cities, some made famous as World War II battlegrounds.

The space shuttle Discovery blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., thundering into orbit for its final journey.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, the death toll has risen to 113 after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Rescuers continue to search for more than 200 people still missing as hopes of finding more survivors begin to fade.

A man wearing protective clothing films in a destroyed control room at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in advance of the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident. Chernobyl’s No. 4 reactor exploded on Apr. 26, 1986, devastating the area and sending a radioactive cloud across much of Europe. Ukraine plans to lift restrictions on tourism and open the site to visitors.

There are signs of spring in Germany, where crocuses sprout through the snow in Dusseldorf, while in Beijing, the National Ballet of China rehearses its version of “The Nutcracker” with an infusion of Chinese folklore and cultural elements, set to Tchaikovsky’s famous music.

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