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Two hot air balloons, one of which is designed to look like it is upside down, participate in the third Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP

The Italian air force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori spreads green, white and red smoke, the colors of the Italian flag, to mark the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Noble Prince, ridden by Tony McCoy, right, and Mr Thriller, center, jump a fence during the Jewson Novices' Chase on St. Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Racecourse. Noble Prince won the race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Davies / PA Wire

At the White House, the North Lawn Fountain spouts water dyed green on St. Patrick's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA

Police use water cannons to disperse activists of the youth wing of the Congress party during a protest against unemployment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / Reuters

A woman attends a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's president outside Sana University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Pakistani riot police deploy outside the U.S. consulate during a protest by students against the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP

A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier prays before removing the body of a tsunami victim found in debris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAKASHI NOGUCHI / AFP

A Nepalese Buddhist monk prepares for the first day of a three-day prayer meeting to pay homage to victims in quake-stricken Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

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In today’s Pictures in the News, take a look at an upside-down hot air balloon, or one designed to look that way, the White House’s North Lawn fountain dyed green in observance of St. Patrick’s Day, a Japanese soldier somberly praying before recovering yet another body in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami.

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