Staff members load medical supplies for Libya into an Antonov 12 aircraft at Geneva Cointrin International Airport. The Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross is sending 16 tons of supplies bound for Libya on two aircraft, one flying to Egypt and the other to Tunisia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSLink
One of two 8-foot-tall Oscar statues arrives at the city's Carlyle Hotel for the official New York Oscar Night Party on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERSLink
Union members and supporters rally outside the New Jersey Statehouse against Gov. Chris Christie's benefit cuts and show support for Wisconsin public workers fighting a bill to limit collective bargaining.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Military helmets are placed on the flag-draped coffins of three German soldiers during a memorial church service in the Bavarian city. The soldiers were killed Feb. 18 in Afghanistan in an attack by a member of the Afghan military.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER LANG / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A speed limit sign is seen on highway A-49 near Seville. Spain is raising the minimum amount of biodiesel mixed with mineral diesel to 7% in an effort to offset rising oil prices. In addition, the maximum highway speed limit is being dropped to 110 km/h from 120, and prices on short-distance rail trips are being lowered to encourage use of mass transit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCELO DEL POZO / REUTERSLink
A pedestrian near City Hall takes shelter under an umbrella during a rainstorm in Philadelphia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
Washington Nationals pitchers gather on a practice field during a spring training workout.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated PressLink
Fireworks light up the night sky in Kuwait City to celebrate the country's 50th Independence Day, 20th Liberation Day and the fifth anniversary of the inauguration of emir Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAED QUTENA / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Mourners carry the body of a Libyan killed in recent clashes in the eastern coastal city, which is now under rebel control.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / ReutersLink
Libya's pre-Kadafi national flag flutters behind a former member of the country's Internal Security Forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Men stand on top of camels and wave national flags during a festival at the pyramids to encourage tourists to visit post-revolution Egypt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / ReutersLink
Israeli police detain a left-wing activist during a protest against the continued closure of Shuhada Street to Palestinians. The street was closed in 1994 after Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein went on a rampage in Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARREN WHITESIDE / ReutersLink
A protester plays his guitar among Kurdish security forces during a demonstration. Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to protest against corruption and a lack of basic services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jamal Penjweni / ReutersLink
A child of a commuter sleeps in a hammock at a railway station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KRISHNENDU HALDER / ReutersLink
Members of the Academicos do Grande Rio samba school work on floats that will take part in the Carnival parade. The school lost all its Carnival items, including floats and dresses, in a fire three weeks ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Passengers walk through the Hauptbahnhof railway station as a rail trade union went on a nationwide warning strike to press pay demands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / ReutersLink
A fan with Bangladesh's national flag and and tiger painted on his face looks on during a Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Ireland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated PressLink
Runner Joseph Tame, wearing his self-mad "iRun" apparatus, stretches prior to a test run for Sunday's marathon. Tame intends to tackle the marathon with the mobile social-media studio, giving viewers a real-time experience of the race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated PressLink
Kate Middleton greets members of the crowd gathered during her visit with Prince William to the University of St. Andrews. Middleton and the prince graduated from the university.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David CheskinLink
An Afghan child plays inside the wreckage of a truck.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Matthew Antoine of the United States competes in the men's Skeleton World Championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty ImagesLink
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