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A crowd of opposition supporters pray in the rain as they listen to speakers issue a call to arms against the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

Protesters against the government of Moammar Kadafi hold up bullets and a copy of the Koran during a demonstration after Friday prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

A Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA's Glory satellite blasts off. NASA later said the spacecraft failed to reach orbit when a protective shell atop the rocket did not separate from the satellite as it should have.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bryan Walton / Santa Maria Times

Members of the Crazy Horse cabaret present "Forever Crazy," the first time the show has performed in Moscow.


The Queen Victoria, a Cunard cruise ship, left, is saluted Thursday near the Queen Mary, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of its maiden voyage this year, in the Port of Long Beach. The Queen Victoria was making its last of four calls to Southern California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Crowds watch a simulated bombing raid by Royal Australian Air Force F-18s on the first public day of the Australian International Airshow.


Drag queens compete in a three-legged race on Bondi Beach during the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.


An athlete takes part in a training session during the IBU Biathlon World Championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

Students participate in a face-painting competition during the Technosearch 2011 festival at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology.


Protesters raise the national flag and chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Baboons enjoy the sun in their enclosure at the Hagenbeck Zoo.


Children of foreign workers gather for a protest against Israel's new residency rules, which could result in the deportations of hundreds of children of migrant workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

Body casts of victims of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which wiped out the Roman city of Pompeii more than 2,000 years ago, are part a new exhibition from Italy at Discovery Times Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press

Security forces close a bridge leading to the heavily guarded Green Zone while protesters chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hadi Mizban / Associated Press

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins where it has all week — North Africa. Opposition supporters in Benghazi, Libya, prayed in the rain and heard a call to arms to join the fight against the government forces of Moammar Kadafi.

In California, a nine-story-tall rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite dubbed Glory failed to reach orbit following its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Elsewhere, crowds in Melbourne were treated to a simulated bombing raid by Royal Australian Air Force F-18s at the Australian International Airshow, and drag queens competed in a three-legged race on Sydney’s Bondi Beach during the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

In Israel, children of foreign workers protested against that country’s new residency rules, which could result in the deportations of hundreds of children of migrant workers.

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