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A young girl rises above hundreds of women gathered in the center of the capital for an anti-government protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of demonstrators attend a pro-monarchy rally outside the Al Fateh mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A shrapnel-riddled body lies in the morgue at Salmanya Medical Complex after a crackdown on protesters in Pearl Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Images

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 Images

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 / REUTERS

A pedestrian near City Hall takes shelter under an umbrella during a rainstorm in Philadelphia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

Washington Nationals pitchers gather on a practice field during a spring training workout.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

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 Agency

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 / Reuters

Libya's pre-Kadafi national flag flutters behind a former member of the country's Internal Security Forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty Images

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

A child of a commuter sleeps in a hammock at a railway station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KRISHNENDU HALDER / Reuters

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Press

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 Cheskin

An Afghan child plays inside the wreckage of a truck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images

Matthew Antoine of the United States competes in the men's Skeleton World Championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

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

Files are strewn on the floor of the burned central government building in Derna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Egyptian guest workers board a bus to take them home as hundreds of vehicles jam the road out of strife-torn Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A Tunisian woman fleeing the unrest in Libya quenches her thirst aboard a bus just after crossing into Tunisia at Ras Jdir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / REUTERS

The remains of cars crushed by collapsed buildings are found near the center of Christchurch after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated New Zealand's second-largest city on Tuesday, killing and injuring scores of people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TRACEY NEARMY / European Pressphoto Agency

A young girl on her midterm school vacation runs down an alleyway in the Gorton area of Manchester. Save the Children said that as many as 1.6 million children in the United Kingdom live in poverty, with the Manchester area of Gorton and Tower Hamlets in London topping the survey, accounting for 27% of those affected.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company, looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / REUTERS

Fireworks marking Russia's Defender of the Fatherland Day light up the night sky over Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / REUTERS

Denis Kornilov of Russia trains for the Ski Jumping Normal Hill individual competition at the Nordic Skiing World Championships at Holmenkollen, near the Norwegian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN SUKI / European Pressphoto Agency

Protesters opposing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to push through a bill to restrict collective bargaining for most government workers occupy a hallway at the state Capitol in Madison.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Models display creations of Gucci's Fall-Winter 2011-12 ready-to-wear collection during Fashion Week in Milan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty Images

Ranga, an 18-week-old tiger cub, receives physiotherapy in a water basin at the Halle zoo. The cub became paralyzed in both hind legs a few weeks after birth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH / European Pressphoto Agency

Magoma, a baby giraffe born two weeks ago, stays close to his mother, Koobi, in their enclosure at the Cologne zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hermann J. Knippertz / Associated Press

A Tunisian woman carries her bags past the Ras Jdir border post between Libya and Tunisia, near the Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane, after leaving Libya. Hundreds more Tunisians fled Libya to escape unrest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP / Getty Images

Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa into the air at Pearl Square. Bahrain has freed 23 people accused of trying to topple the island's Sunni Muslim monarchy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: James Lawler Duggan / Reuters

The rising sun mirrors on a windscreen covered with ice crystals. Temperatures dropped to 4 below zero Fahrenheit during the night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / EPA

A billboard stands in front of a Baptist church that was destroyed in Tuesday's earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM WIMBORNE / Reuters

Evidence of the quake is seen in central Christchurch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Mitchell / New Zealand Herald

A burning policeman tries to escape after a gasoline bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament building in Athens. A general strike is underway against austerity measures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP / Getty Images

Rohingya asylum seekers from Myanmar rest at a temporary shelter. About 129 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are staying in Aceh, Indonesia, after being rescued by fishermen when their ship's engine failed. The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from Rakhine state in the west of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPA

Two men cleave the snow on their hike up Jenner Peak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / EPA

A gray whale surfaces in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon. The coastal lagoon is located in the middle of the Baja California peninsula and is one of three primary breeding and calving grounds for the gray whale.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Arias / Associated Press

Mannequins are set on a wall during a fashion event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCOS BRINDICCI / Reuters

Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the celebration of Brunei National Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahim Rani / Rueters

A Hindu holy man feeds his monkey a strawberry from his mouth at the Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

Residents and students plant tree seedlings at a protected rainforest site. The provincial government of Camarines Sur aims to plant 12 million trees by 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / Reuters

A skier heads to the jumping tower at the site of the Ski World Championships, which open Wednesday night in Oslo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

A rescue dog waits patiently with Taiwanese emergency workers for their flight to Christchurch, New Zealand. Rescue teams in New Zealand's second-largest city worked through the night to reach scores of people trapped under collapsed buildings after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake caused widespread destruction, killing at least 65 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / REUTERS

The bell towers of the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral collapsed in the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID WETHEY / European Pressphoto Agency

An anti-government "Red Shirt" supporter waits with police officers outside a prison for news about the movement's leaders. A court granted bail to seven of the leaders charged with terrorism, a move that could ease political tensions in the divided country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS

Members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist shout anti-government slogans from a train bound for New Delhi. Thousands of party members from across India are expected to gather in the capital Wednesday to protest the government's raising prices for wheat, rice, sugar, vegetables, milk, cereal and transportation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFP/Getty Images

Seventy-five miles northeast of Cairo, one of two Iranian naval ships in the Suez Canal makes its way toward the Mediterranean. The presence of the ships in the waterway has angered Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

A crocodile sunbathes on a riverbank in the Bundala nature reserve, a major habitat for water birds and elephants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP/Getty Images

South African cricketer Imran Tahir tosses the ball during a training session at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium. South Africa takes on the West Indies in Match 7 of the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP/Getty Images

With preparations well underway for Sunday's Academy Awards, Oscar statues covered with protective plastic are carried from their holding tent to an area outside the Kodak Theatre where they will be detailed by scenic artists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A couple kiss on a bridge in the GUM department store on the eve of the Russian Defender if the Fatherland Day. The structure was built in the 1890s, and after reopening as a department store in 1953, it became one of the few stores in the Soviet Union not plagued by shortages of consumer goods.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP/Getty Images

A worker puts finishing touches on a float at the Beija-Flor Samba School before four days of frenetic festivities that mark the city's annual Carnival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICARDO MORAES / REUTERS

Katie Dehler and Sam Chittenden of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform a scene from "Red Sweet" during a dress rehearsal at the Joyce Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images

Seven Mile Bridge, which was among the longest bridges in the world when it opened in 1982, connects Knight's Key in Florida's Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAREN BLEIER / AFP/Getty Images

Eight-year-old Ali Mohammed uses his shirt sleeve to wipe a tear from his face while riding on top of a car carrying the body of his father, Abdulrheda Mohammed, who was killed during anti-government protests in Bahrain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Rescue workers and residents survey the damage to the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAIN MCGREGOR / Reuters

A Palestinian boy carrying a sack and wearing goggles sifts through a garbage dump south of Hebron. Garbage from Palestinian towns as well as from Israeli settlements is dumped in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP

Anti-government protesters destroy a car belonging to government supporters during a demonstration outside Sana University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMMAR AWAD / Reuters

South African police officers stand guard around South African President Jacob Zuma's car. Zuma was meeting with Alassane Ouattara, who has been recognized as the winner of Ivory Coast's disputed presidential election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP

In the Spanish Parliament building, Israeli President Shimon Peres, seated, looks up at bullet holes left over from the Feb. 23, 1981 coup attempt. At right is Parliament Chairman Jose Bono.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA COMAS / Reuters

U.S. Marines from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company patrol a remote eastern corner of Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / Reuters

A young passenger looks on as on Keighley and Worth Valley Railway prepares to depart. The heritage railway in the heart of "Bronte Country" was made famous in the 1970 film "The Railway Children."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

The Marine One helicopter stirs up snow as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House to pick up President Obama, who was making a trip to Cleveland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Tibetan faithful write Buddhist scriptures with sand or mud on the ice-covered Tongtian River, the origin of Yangtze River, in Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUO XIN / FEATURE CHINA

Kashmiri fishermen catch fish from the waters of Dal Lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / Reuters

Posters of the country's royalty are distributed outside the Al Fateh mosque, where a pro-monarchy rally was held.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Demonstrators hold pictures of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi during a protest against his regime in front of the Libyan consulate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA OZER / AFP/Getty Images

A boat filled with migrants prepares to dock in the island port here after being intercepted by coast guards. The wave of immigration comes about a month after the unrest across the sea in Tunisia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SALOMONE / AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of religious parties hold placards as they demonstrate against Raymond Davis, imprisoned in a local jail for shooting two Pakistanis. The government said it was taking steps to keep the U.S. consulate worker safe from harm in a case that has unleashed a diplomatic firestorm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / REUTERS

A man prays at the Bet Yaacov synagogue before the arrival of Israeli President Shimon Peres for a gathering with members of the Spanish-Jewish community. Monday marks the first day of his official visit to Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA VERA / REUTERS

The Google Street View snowmobile takes pictures of ski slopes, with the famed Matterhorn in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MAIRE / European Pressphoto Agency

Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team German driver Michael Schumacher takes the wheel during a test session at Catalonia's racetrack near Barcelona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP/Getty Images

The seafront esplanade El Malecon at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DESMOND BOYLAN / REUTERS

Giant panda Xian Nu looks out of her cage at Pudong Airport, en route to Tokyo with her male traveling companion, Bi Li. The pair of giant pandas left their home in southwest China for a 10-year stay in Japan under a joint research agreement on the endangered species.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chen Fei / Xinhua

A man watches an area where members of the Spanish Guardia Civil look for a climber buried by an avalanche in San Juan Canyon. A British man, 42, was missing after the avalanche; two other people were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jorge Guerrero / AFP/Getty Images

Models present creations from the Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

A pod of 107 dead and dying pilot whales are stranded at Mason Bay on Stewart Island. The Department of Conservation decided to euthanize the remaining whales because high tide was 10 to 12 hours away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / Department of Conservation

Men dressed as Continental Army soldiers demonstrate a "fight during revolutionary war" as they celebrate George Washington's birthday at Mount Vernon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images

A Tunisian soldier plays with a cat in front of the defense ministry in Tunis. More than 2,300 Tunisians living in Libya have fled their homes to escape growing unrest, the official TAP news agency reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fethi Belaid / AFP/Getty Images

Thai security personnel investigate the site of a bomb attack in the southern Yala province. One person was killed and at least 17 wounded after bomb hidden on a motorcycle went off, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Surapan Boonthanom / Reuters

Ali Abdali, 27, sits in Pearl Square with a one-dinar note taped across his mouth as he protests against the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Immigrants wait for a bus that will bring them to a temporary accommodation center after their arrival at the Italian island of Lampedusa. The last week has seen a sharp rise in migrants attempting to make it into the EU from Tunisia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roberto Salomone / AFP/Getty Images

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With protests and violent retaliation by authorities in Libya intensifying, the Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross is sending 16 tons of Libya-bound medical supplies on two aircraft, one flying to Egypt and the other to Tunisia; refugees continue to stream across the border into Tunisia, while anti-Kadafi protesters take control in more cities, some made famous as World War II battlegrounds.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, the death toll has risen to 123 after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Rescuers continue to search for more than 200 people still missing as hopes of finding further survivors fade.

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In Britain, the humanitarian organization Save the Children has found that 1.6 million children live in poverty, with areas of Manchester and London accounting for 27% of the total.

Against a backdrop of the famed Matterhorn, the Google Street View snow mobile is at work documenting the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt; a giant panda, part of a pair traveling to Japan from their home in China, peers out of her enclosure at Shanghai airport, en route to Tokyo; and in Brazil, final preparations are  underway for the city’s famous Carnival.

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