Lights are turned off during rolling a blackout in Misato City after the earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Co. has announced rolling blackouts after its power generation was cut due to damage from an earthquake and tsunami to its Fukushima Daiichi power plant, where it is struggling to prevent reactor meltdowns.
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A man checks lists of evacuees at an evacuation center in Rikuzentakata.
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In Ofunato, Japan, residents observe a moment of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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Protesters in Tobruk, east of Tripoli, are seen through a reflection of the Libyan flag during celebrations after the U.N. authorized a no-fly zone and other military force against Moammar Kadafi's regime.
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Egyptians in Tahrir Square in Cairo protest proposed constitutional changes. A referendum on constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military will be held Saturday.
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A Palestinian youth uses a makeshift launcher to shoot firecrackers during clashes with Israeli security forces in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan, Israel.
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An Israeli border police officer tries to escape from flames after a petrol bomb is thrown at him during clashes with Palestinians in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan. A Israeli police spokesperson said that the officer, who was lightly injured, was treated at the scene for burns and later taken to hospital.
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Men climb a tree and a wall so they can watch India's team train before Sunday's ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match against the West Indies at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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Farmers transport wheat crop on camels at Pipalgaon village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Allahabad.
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People dressed as zombies take part in the annual zombie parade before the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
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Pictures in the News | March 18, 2011
Friday’s Pictures in News begin in Japan. It has been one week since the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan, and still the threat of radiation for workers at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex remains high. Lights are turned off during rolling blackouts in Misato City; survivors check lists of evacuees at an evacuation center in Rikuzentakata; and residents in Ofunato observe a moment of silence for victims.
In North Africa, rebels celebrate the U.N. resolution authorizing a no-fly zone in Tobruk, east of Tripoli; and in Cairo, Egyptians protest a referendum in Tahrir Square that will be held Saturday. Further east, a police officer is struck by a petrol bomb during a clash between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.
On the lighter side, cricket fans climb a tree to get a better look at India’s team training before Sunday’s ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match; farmers in the Indian village of Pipalgaon transport their wheat crop on camels; and “zombies” take part in an annual parade in Tel Aviv before the Jewish holiday of Purim. Take a look.
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