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Emergency personnel investigate a bus crash on Interstate 95 in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday. Fourteen people died when the bus, returning to New York from a casino in Connecticut, flipped onto its side and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Karp / Associated Press

Racers from the U.S., China, Britain and Canada compete in their 5000-meters semifinal at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sheffield, northern England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL NOBLE / Reuters

Nice's Serbian forward Danijel Ljuboja, left, vies with Auxerre Swiss Defender Stephane Grichting during their French L1 football match at the Ray Stadium in Nice, France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALERY HACHE / AFP

Burning houses are surrounded by water Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Evacuees try to comfort each other Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Houses are swept by a tsunami-generated wave Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A man looks for supplies in a store in Tokyo that has almost sold out of food and drink as people are unable to return home after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / Reuters

Protesters attend Friday prayers in Benghazi. Troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi intensified their counteroffensive to retake ground from out-gunned insurgents who appealed to foreign powers to impose a no-fly zone to stop the onslaught.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / Reuters

A girl waves Yemen's national flag during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen, trying to draw record crowds to show Saleh his offers of reform would not soften their demand for his resignation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

An Israeli security officer fires a tear gas canister during clashes with Palestinian youths in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIR ELIAS / Reuters

Photographers take pictures of space shuttle Endeavour as it sits atop launch pad 39A after arriving from the Vehicle Assembly Building to prepare for Mission STS-134 at the Kennedy Space Center. The launch of Endeavour is scheduled for April 19 with Mission Commander Mark Kelly and five other crew members aboard. Kelly is the husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in a shooting in Tucson in January.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE SKIPPER / Reuters

Gareth Delve, third from top, of Australia's Melbourne Rebels flies into Ryan Kankowski, front, of South Africa's Sharks during their Super Rugby union match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICK TSIKAS / Reuters

Flowers at the feet of Saif Islam Kadafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. He addressed a group of supporters in Tripoli, pledging to take the fight to the rebels. "We are coming," he said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Rebels monitor traffic at a checkpoint in Port Brega, where the ragtag revolutionary army was in full retreat by late Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A mourner at the funeral for a rebel killed in Bin Jawad during clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS

Egyptian Coptic Christians grieve over the coffins of seven victims of sectarian clashes during a mass funeral at Manshiet Nasser, a squatter settlement on the eastern outskirts of Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERS

Iditarod musher Hans Gatt washes dog-food trays near the hot-water barrel at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Hallinen / Anchorage Daily News/AP

English Pointers have a snooze on the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDDIE KEOGH / REUTERS

A worker at the Vasa Museum replaces an iron bolt, originally installed on the ship in the 1960s, with one made from stainless steel, part of a major refurbishment of the Swedish 17th century warship. The vessel sank less than a nautical mile into her maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961, over three centuries later.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP/Getty Images

A child rests on a pile of oranges at a local fruit market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / REUTERS

Abraham Wilson of Pensacola carries his surfboard along the beach on a sunny day. With spring break approaching, crews continue to remove oil from Gulf Coast beaches after last year's spill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Thayer / Getty Images

Gerald Robinson of the University of Georgia shoots over Adrian Forbes of Auburn University during the first round of the SEC tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

A worker updates the leader board during the first round of the Puerto Rico Open golf tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo Arduengo / Associated Press

Cars are parked on higher ground along railroad tracks as residents brace for possible flooding from the Pompton River. Heavy rain is expected in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

South Korea's Hwang Hyun-Sun crashes into a barrier during a training session for the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. She was not hurt in the crash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Members of the U.S. men's and women's teams are framed by arena drapes during a training session for the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Striking dockworkers spray police with water cannons as officials try to unblock access to the port.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER / Reuters

People play in front of a wave crashing into a seaside promenade as high winds sweep through ahead of an impending storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMAL SAIDI / Reuters

Officials search for survivors in a collapsed building after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. At least 22 people died in the quake, and 200 others were injured, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: XIAO FANG / Featurechina

Residents wade through a flooded street after heavy rains. No casualties were reported, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nickee Butlangan / Associated Press

Shrapnel flies through the air as a tank shell explodes near rebel fighters defending a position against Moammar Kadafi's forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

Protesters throw a comrade into the air as they demand an end to the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officers walk past a sleeping protester in the state Capitol rotunda as they walk to their checkpoints. Dozens of protesters flooded the Capitol following a Senate vote approving restrictions on collective bargaining by public employees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALLEN FREDRICKSON / Reuters

The aurora borealis fills the sky above the Kenai Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: M. Scott Moon / Peninsula Clarion

A Pointer dog is seen in a show ring during the first day of the annual Crufts dog show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP

A 2011 Volkswagen Golf Cabrio is lifted into a storage tower at the Autostadt customer reception center at the carmaker's factory. Customers who come to pick up their car receive it after a robot extracts the vehicle from one of the two towers and brings it to them via an automated underground transport system.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Mardi Gras reveler Mike Turpin, whose night still isn't over, reacts as a front loader collects beads and other debris left behind by revelers on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans early Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the end of Mardi Gras festivities and the beginning of Lent for Catholics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Face-painted revelers parade through a street on the final night of carnival celebrations in the southeastern Macedonia town of Strumica.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Grdanoski / Associated Press

Four people in chains, wearing traditional straw bear costumes, parade through the streets of Heldra, Germany. Straw bears are traditionally a symbol to scare winter away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ZUCCHI / EPA

A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

A worker sets up a Nikon booth during a computer fair in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / Reuters

An Egyptian Christian shouts in front of the Egyptian Television building in Cairo. Thirteen people were killed in violence between Egyptian Christians and Muslims, as sectarian tensions that appeared to evaporate in the country's revolution resurfaced. The violence in Cairo on Tuesday night was the worst outbreak of sectarian strife since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / Reuters

In Manila, Filipino students, employees, administrators and seminarians from the University of Santo Tomas form a Dominican Cross as they observe the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Shawnee Redbear interacts with an Afghan toddler during a patrol in Basabad, Helmand Province. About 40 female Marines have been deployed in that area to interact with Afghan civilians, specifically women and children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP / Getty IMages

Philip Dukes plays a rare "Archinto" Stradivarius viola at the Royal College of Music in London, England. Dukes will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first recital at the Purcell Room on March 20 playing this viola dated 1696. It is one of only 10 made by Stradivarius of which only two are still playable.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Kelly Slater of the U.S. slides his tail out in the pocket on his way to defeating Taj Burrow of Australia during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast surfing tournament in Queensland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRSTIN SCHOLTZ / AFP / Getty Images

People run away from fireworks exploding from a traditional "torito" bull made of paper, wood and fireworks in Tultepec, Mexico, during the celebration of San Juan de Dios festivities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP / Getty Images

A Muslim schoolgirl at St. Maaz High School practices Vietnam Vovinam martial arts on International Women's Day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KRISHNENDU HALDER / REUTERS

Filipino women march in Manila to mark the 100th International Women's Day. The march was also to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, a measure being blocked by the politically influential Roman Catholic Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP/Getty Images

A man covers a woman entirely with talcum powder, a traditional method of courtship long since abandoned, during the Dia de los Polvos (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / REUTERS

A worker puts the finishing touches on the Libyan booth at the International Tourism Industry Fair in Berlin, opening this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERS

A Metropolitan Police officer stands guard outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. An independent review of police pay in England and Wales released on Tuesday recommends cutting a number of allowances and bonuses, saving £485 million over three years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty Images

Dead fish, estimated to be in the millions, float around the hull of a yacht in the King Harbor Marina at Redondo Beach. Authorities said oxygen depletion in the harbor basin likely caused the massive die-off.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A life-size model of China's bullet train is displayed at the Scientific Achievements Expo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Force India Team's German driver Nico Hulkenberg trains at the Catalunya racetrack near Barcelona.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP/Getty Images

The International Space Station is seen against a backdrop of Earth in this view from the shuttle Discovery. With its 39th and final mission complete, astronauts aboard Discovery, NASA's most-traveled shuttle, prepared the spacecraft for the return home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / REUTERS

The village of Hallstatt on the banks of Lake Hallstaetter in the province of Upper Austria glows at dusk. The alpine region of Hallstatt, Dachstein and Salzkammergut has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / REUTERS

A rainbow is seen above Martyrs' Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMAL SAIDI / Reuters

People dressed as traditional Flinserl figures participate in a carnival parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / Reuters

A cab is decorated as part of an annual charity drive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / Reuters

A trader dressed up as a clown works at the stock exchange on carnival Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIUS BECKER / DPA

Winner Tarjei Boe of Norway rides in a sledge after the awards ceremony for the men's 20 km individual race at the Biathlon World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPA

Australian rider Matthew Harley Goss, center, of the HTC-Highroad team celebrates after winning the third stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race between Cosne Cours sur Loire and Nuits Saint Georges, France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / EPA

Residents retreat as fire engulfs the Deep Sea settlement, displacing thousands of people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS MUKOYA / Reuters

Pakistani resident Asia Rani, 27, washes her laundry in a pool of water in a brick factory. Pakistan is among countries marking International Women's Day, billed as a day to celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements and also to spotlight the plight of poor women.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathalie Bardou / Associated Press

Libyan rebel fighters opposing leader Moammar Kadafi fire their weapons at government fighter jets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

A police tactical team prepares to enter a house in St. Louis after a gunman reportedly shot two U.S. marshals and a police officer. One of the marshals was in critical condition Tuesday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Gooden / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sand dunes created by gusting high winds form on Indian Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, and together with the silhouettes of power-generating wind turbines, make for an otherworldly desert landscape.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A crescent moon rises in the night sky behind the cross of an Orthodox church in the western Belarus town of Novogrudok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

Against the backdrop of a clear, blue sky, Big Ben, a landmark of the British capital, is seen through a gate in central London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN WERMUTH / REUTERS

On a sunny day in Paris, the top of the Eiffel Tower is seen alongside apartments in the 8th Arrondissement. Property prices in the French capital have risen more than in other parts of the country, mirroring how London real estate has diverged from property in the rest of Britain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fabrice Dimier / Bloomberg

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at an event at the Lincoln Memorial, announcing that Australia will contribute $3 million toward the planned Education Center at the Wall, a visitor center to be built adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the nation's capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

A cardboard replica of Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso's Ferrari is hoisted into position in preparation for the traditional Las Fallas festival in Valencia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI FOERSTERLING / European Pressphoto Agency

Before returning to Earth at the end of its final mission, space shuttle orbiter Discovery performs a fly-around of the International Space Station with the Sahara Desert visible below.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / REUTERS

A boat carrying would-be immigrants navigates to the Italian island of Lampedusa at dusk. Escaping the unrest and violence in North Africa, 155 immigrants landed on the island early Monday with customs air patrols above the Strait of Sicily sighting eight more boats on the way.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SALOMONE / AFP/Getty Images

A luxury hotel in the Tunisian resort of Djerba remains void of tourists as a result of the uprising in the country and the escalating protests and violence in neighboring Libya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

An Indian woman sorts red chilis in a field near Ahmadabad. Giving women better access to land, technology and other agricultural resources could reduce the number of hungry people by up to 150 million, a U.N food agency reported in Rome on the eve of International Women's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

The boat crews of Cambridge, left, and Oxford, pose for a photograph outside City Hall in London. The 152nd Boat Race between the two famed British universities takes place later this month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / REUTERS

Items of railway memorabilia owned by Stafford Railwayana Auctions are stored near the English town of Tewkesbury. An online and telephone auction is planned for April to coincide with the royal wedding.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

A Libyan rebel checks his weapon while guarding petroleum facilities in Ras Lanuf. Opposition forces remained in control of the strategic town after a day of fighting with army troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty Images

A colorful carnival reveler gives a cat-like grin during the traditional Rose Monday parade in the north German city of Duesseldorf.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / EPA

A float of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad running away from flames that depict the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya during the traditional Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / EPA

A member of the samba school Samba Mangueira performs in a parade at the sambodromo during the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERNANDO BIZERRA JR / EPA

Bangladeshi female sand workers carry sand along with male workers on the eve of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day at Gabtoli, Dhaka. Sand workers earn 2.5 euros (about $3.50) per day working from dawn to dusk while women's wages everywhere are on average lower than those of men.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPA

An African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) with two heads and five legs is displayed in Zilina. The two-headed tortoise, which has been given the two names Magda (left head) and Lenka, is 7 weeks old and was born in Slovakia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADOVAN STOKLASA / Reuters

Some of the thousands of padlocks attached by lovers to the railings of the Pont des Arts bridge over the River Seine in Paris are seen on a spring morning. The Pont Neuf bridge and the Ile de la Cite island in the river Seine can be seen at rear.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAL Langsdon / Reuters

French lawyer Jean-Yves Leborgne is surrounded by journalists as he arrives before a trial in which wrongful use of public funds is alleged. Leborgne submitted a last-minute appeal that could see the trial, in which former French President Jacques Chirac and nine other people stand accused of paying salaries to 28 people not actually employed by the administration, put off.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters

Afghan men shout anti-American slogans during a protest in Jalalabad. The protest, with hundreds of Afghan men shouting anti-American slogans, came as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited Afghanistan to meet with U.S. troops, allied commanders and Afghan leaders to gauge war progress as the Obama administration moves toward crucial decisions on reducing troop levels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

Anti-government protesters throw a boy into the air during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa. Government supporters wielding knives and handguns attack protesters in the country's south, leaving one dead in the latest of weeks of demonstrations demanding the president step down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Migrants from North Africa arrive in the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. Hundreds of Tunisian migrants continued arriving in Lampedusa on boats of various sizes throughout the early hours on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/ITALY / Reuters

A man examines bronze sculptures of mammoths near Biathlon stadium during the IBU World Championships Biathlon. The temperature in Khanty-Mansiysk is 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated Press

Crowds attend a pro-regime rally after reports of gains in Misurata and Zawiya. One reveler, asked why he was celebrating, said, "I don't know." It became clear that many there were members of Moammar Kadafi's security forces and their families.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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An 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami cause widespread destruction and loss of life and sparked a humanitarian crisis. Our Framework gallery of the earthquake, the largest on record to hit Japan and the world’s fifth-largest since 1900, details the disaster.

Rebellion and violence continues unabated in Libya. Protesters attend Friday prayers in Benghazi as troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi intensify their counteroffensive to retake ground from out-gunned insurgents.

In Southern California, high winds create sandstorms and sand dunes on the streets of Palm Springs, while a bizarre and puzzling phenomenon surfaces in the waters off Redondo Beach where millions of dead fish, apparent victims of asphyxiation, fill the harbor.

Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, ahead of Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent; a man covers a woman entirely with talcum powder — a long-abandoned courtship ritual — in the Spanish village of Tolox during the Dia de los Polvos festival; French lovers attach thousands of padlocks to the railings of the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge over the River Seine in Paris; and in Berlin at the International Tourism Industry Fair, a booth from Libya is optimistically readied.

With the completion of space shuttle Discovery’s final mission, we have an image of the International Space Station against a dramatic backdrop of planet Earth as seen from NASA’s most-traveled space vehicle. In Stockholm, restoration begins on the Vasa, Sweden’s ill-fated, incorrectly proportioned warship that listed and sank less than a nautical mile into her maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged more than three centuries later.

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