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Bangladeshi residents in Libya gather at a border crossing with Tunisia as they flee the violence between rebels and Moammar Kadafi's forces. The United Nations warned that the situation at the border was reaching a "crisis point."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED MESSARA / EPA

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi waves to the crowd before making a speech in which he sought to defuse tensions stemming from anti-government protests. Kadafi blamed Al Qaeda for creating the turmoil and told supporters there was a conspiracy to control Libya and its oil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / Reuters

Libyan rebels watch as a loyalist fighter jet flies over.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty Images

Anti-government demonstrators burn copies of Moammar Kadafi's Green Book.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASMAA WAGUIH / Reuters

NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew perform the STS-133 mission's first spacewalk, doing construction and maintenance on the International Space Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

Devon Kershaw, left, and Alex Harvey of Canada celebrate after winning the men's Cross Country Skiing Team Sprint Classic final at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAAKON MOSVOLD LARSEN / EPA

A young gorilla sleeps in the arms of its mother at the Zurich Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALTER BIERI / EPA

A man holds a paper with a job offer as he waits in line to enter a government job center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / Reuters

Dancers from the State Ballet of Georgia perform during a dress rehearsal for Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / Reuters

Devotees wait in line to offer prayers at a temple of the Hindu god Shiva during Shivratri. Shivratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of Shiva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

People react at the scene of a fire at a Philadelphia apartment building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Preess

A Hindu holy man smokes from a clay pipe as an offering for the god Shiva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

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Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi leads Wednesday’s Pictures in the News as he waves to the crowd before a speech in Tripoli. Kadafi blamed Al Qaeda for creating turmoil in the nation and told applauding supporters that there was a conspiracy to control Libya and its oil. The U.N. warned that the situation at the Libya-Tunisia border was reaching a “crisis point” as more people fleeing the violence arrive in the area.

In space, NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew perform the STS-133 mission’s first spacewalk as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station.

Back on Earth, a pair of Canadians celebrate after winning the men’s Cross Country Skiing Team Sprint Classic final at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oslo. Also, Hindu devotees wait in lines to offer prayers at a temple in Jammu, India; a young gorilla sleeps in the arms of its mother at a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland; and a fire at a Philadelphia building produces an emotional reaction.

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