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Meguni Sasaki, 36, sees her cousin Kouno Takayaki, 41, for the first time since the tsunami struck Japan two weeks before.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Evacuees at Watanoha Elementary School, temporary home to about 1,000 people, line up in very cold weather 12 days after the tsunami struck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Workers carry two bodies on a stretcher next to a flooded rice field. A full nine days after the tsunami, recovery teams in Nakonosawa have only begun to find bodies that were submerged in floodwater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Evacuees line up for food at Watanoha Elementary School, where about 1,000 tsunami and earthquake refugees are being housed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Families from Fukushima start to arrive at an evacuation shelter in the Yamagata Sports Center. They fled to avoid radioactive contamination from the damaged nuclear plant near their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Runners take part in the first International Jerusalem Marathon. About 10,000 participants registered for the events, which include a full marathon, a half-marathon and several runs to raise money for charities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPA

An employee works the machines at a textile factory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A girl and her mother try on secondhand clothes donated for earthquake-relief supplies at a shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIJI PRESS / AFP/Getty Images

A protester burns a copy of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi's Green Book in front of a kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Kadafi demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / Rueters

Rebel fighters celebrate around a fire ignited to burn the clothes of soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

Mime artist Claudia holds an artificial red rose as she waits to begin a performance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCELO DEL POZO / Reuters

Models show off creations for the 19th Hampel Award China Young Fashion Design Contest during China Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

A bee searches for pollen among cherry blossoms on a sunny spring day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / Reuters

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas grenade shot toward demonstrators by Israeli security forces during clashes at a rally against the controversial Israeli barrier in the village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN / Reuters

Rugby fans dress up as safety inspectors at the tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear power complex during the first day of the Hong Kong Sevens tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

The Cambridge crew practices for the Xchanging 2011 Boat Race on the Thames River. The race between Oxford and Cambridge is scheduled for Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

A man with a child in a stroller stops to view the auditorium structure of the Niemeyer Center, a cultural complex designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the day before its inauguration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELOY ALONSO / REUTERS

A woman signs a book of condolences beside a wax figure of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, one of her most famous film roles, at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images

A model shows a creation from the LANCY 2011-12 autumn-winter collection during China Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / REUTERS

People cross the 200-year-old Tai Ping Bridge as part of an annual tradition in Sichuan province, throwing old clothes and coins into the water to seek happiness and health.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS

French and Kingdom of Libya flags are painted on the face of a protester during a demonstration in support of Western airstrikes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / REUTERS

An Old Guard bugler performs during a group burial service at Arlington National Cemetery for the 11 recently discovered bodies of World War II airmen missing in action since 1943.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HYUNGWON KANG / REUTERS

Comedian Barto performs during a rehearsal of the new Swiss National Circus Knie show east of Zurich before the start of the circus' 2011 European tour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARND WIEGMANN / REUTERS

Men on horseback compete in Buzkashi, or goat dragging, a traditional Central Asian horse-mounted sport, outside the Tajik capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Polar bear cubs Gregor and Aleut and their mother, Vera, explore their enclosure at the Tiergarten zoo. The two cubs were born Dec. 16 and left their breeding burrow for the first time on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID EBENER / DPA

Revelers dance as they are splashed with colored water during a procession for the Rangapanchami festival in Madhay Pradesh. The festival is celebrated on the fifth day after the Holi festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ride along the Mall in central London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / Reuters

A Chinese policeman shows off his rifle during an open-house event in Beijing. Crime rates have risen steadily in China since the country began opening up three decades ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

Members of an Indonesian police anti-terrorism squad storm a train as a woman with her son walk by during a drill at a train station in East Java.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Trisnadi / Associated Press

Carle Brenneman of Canada leads a heat during the women's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup in Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA / Keystone

Damian Zielinski of Poland competes in the qualifying session of the men's sprint event during the Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, in central Netherlands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER DEJONG / Associated Press

A demonstrator tries to protect himself from a police water cannon during a demonstration outside an EU summit in Brussels. European leaders hope to approve what they see as a comprehensive solution to the instability of the euro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated Press

An Italian policeman, right, directs people who fled the unrest in Tunisia after their arrival at the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. Almost 15,000 people have landed in Lampedusa since the beginning of the year, according to Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, exacerbating Italian fears that the upheavals in North Africa could unleash a wave of clandestine arrivals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / Reuters

A South Korean army K1A1 tank fires smoke shells during a live-fire drill in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul. South Korea launched a major live-fire drill near its tense border with North Korea in a show of strength marking the first anniversary of the sinking of one of its warships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DONG-A ILBO / AFP

A visitor walks past a gigantic advertising at the booth of the Swiss watchmaker Rolex during a preview day at the Baselword fair in Basel, Switzerland. Watchmakers gave upbeat forecasts for 2011 at the industry's largest fair, although Arab uprisings and the deadly earthquake that hit key luxury consumer Japan cast shadows over the expectations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty Images

A Navy deck crew watches as the USS Ronald Reagan is sprayed for radioactive decontamination. The carrier is on the Japanese coast to provide relief supplies after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

A sightseeing boat washed away by the tsunami sits atop a ruined building in Otsuchi, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

Dairy farmer Kenichi Hasegawa watches as contaminated milk is dumped into a cornfield in Iitatemura, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri Shimbun / Associated Press

A man looks through a door window in a hospital for people suffering from leukemia in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Ukrainian children and adults, some of them victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, undergo medical treatment at the Oncological Hospital in Donetsk. The blasts at the Soviet-era plant created a cloud of radioactive dust that drifted over a large swath of Europe and still haunts millions of people in Ukraine and its neighbors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY / AFP / Getty Images

Demonstrators on Downing Street in London protest British Chancellor George Osborne's new budget. Osborne says he plans to kick start Britain's stalled economy with his "budget for growth."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

People fleeing the unrest in Tunisia transfer onto the Italian Navy's amphibious transport dock MM San Marco, off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. The San Marco arrived on Wednesday and will accommodate about 1,000 immigrants who have arrived in Lampedusa from Tunisia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / Reuters

Protesters outside the Parliament House in Canberra show their anger for the Australian Labor Government's proposed carbon tax outside the Parliament House in Canberra. The carbon tax is part of Australia's bid to cut its greenhouse emissions, but protesters say the tax will add to their household bills and damage the economy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Graham / Associated Press

A gas mask-wearing environmentalist who opposes nuclear power shows his support for the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami in front of the Russian Nuclear Ministry in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP / Getty Images

A clip of .50-caliber bullets hangs off a U.S. Army vehicle at a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty Images

Riot police officers shield themselves from fireworks launched at them by protesters during a demonstration in Oued Koriche, Algeria. Protesters oppose a plan by authorities to demolish homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAFI LARBI / Reuters

Angry protesters in Oued Koriche, Algeria, throw stones at riot police after overturning a car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAFI LARBI / Reuters

Rebel fighters at a checkpoint in the eastern village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The pre-Kadafi flag adopted by the Libyan resistance is depicted on a rebel rifle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP/Getty Images

A Colombian police officer holds a sheet of counterfeit U.S. $100 bills in Cali, where $2.5 million of the fake bills were seized.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUIS ROBAYO / AFP/Getty Images

An injured Afghan soldier is transported to a U.S. medevac helicopter in southern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty Images

The Seine is colored green after environmentalists dyed the river as part of World Water Day celebrations in the French capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP/Getty Images

A Tunisian refugee peers out of a makeshift shelter after arriving on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / REUTERS

A bodybuilder poses backstage before judging at the Mumbai 2011 Bodybuilding Competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP/Getty Images

A child bathes in seawater at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia. The United Nations' World Water Day is held March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YUSUF AHMAD / Reuters

Outside the Berlin Zoo gates, a woman visits a makeshift memorial for 4-year-old Knut the polar bear, who died suddenly Saturday. Zoo officials say that initial autopsy results point to some type of brain trauma as the cause of death. Knut won worldwide fame after his birth at the zoo and had become one of Berlin's most popular tourist attractions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images Europe

Libyans gather around the wreckage of a U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet in Ghot Sultan near Benghazi, Libya, after it crashed while on a mission against Moammar Kadafi's air defenses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP

A boat sits atop a building in Otsuchi, in Japan's Iwate prefecture, following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hiroto Nomoto / Yomiuri Shimbun

A tsunami survivor stands next to fires outside a relief center in Rikuzentakata, in Japan's Iwate prefecture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

Tajiks horse riders play buzkashi during a competition as part of Navruz festivities near Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Navruz is a spring festival celebrated around equinox in Iran, central Asia and the Caucasus. Though banned in the Communist era, the festival is enjoying a revival in former Soviet states.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Theodore Kaye / Associated Press

The sky is muddied by smoke from a fire at the Elysee Montmartre concert hall in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / Reuters

A rebel fighter points his gun at a suspected supporter of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi; other rebels try to intervene. Monday marked the second day of a Western bombing campaign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / Reuters

Libyan rebels carry an injured comrade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

Foreign evacuees, who fled unrest in Libya, are seen at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anis Mili / Reuters

Rescue workers make their way through debris, searching for tsunami victims.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

An elephant dances with volunteers wearing costumes to raise money for victims of the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami on Khao San Road, an area of Bangkok popular among backpackers. The donation drive was part of Thailand's efforts to aid earthquake-hit Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM / Reuters

Owada Yuna carries her 3-year-old sister, Yumeka, as she searches for names of 20 missing high school friends at a shelter for those evacuated from the disaster zone.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

A local man fights a fire coming from the kitchen of a house in a village near Manama. There were no reports of death or injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: James Lawler Duggan / Reuters

Hasidic Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / Reuters

Thousands of youths gathered in front of the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s armed forces after incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo called on people to join the army amid mounting clashes with supporters of rival Alassane Ouattara, according to Bloomberg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUC GNAGO / Reuters

A man who lost relatives in the country's January 2010 earthquake visits the mass grave site in Titanyen on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters

A man jumps into the river during celebrations of Cimburijada, or the "Festival of Scrambled Eggs," in a city park near Bosna River. People mark Cimburijada, which welcomes the start of spring, by gathering by the river, preparing scrambled eggs and sharing breakfast with friends and visitors of their city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / Reuters

The 67-story-high luxury residential high-rise known as "The Masterpiece" is seen during foggy conditions at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / Reuters

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The Week in Pictures | March 21- March 27, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world.

Acting legend Elizabeth Taylor died this week. Mourners convened at her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and covered it with flowers, mementos and pictures. Just down the road, Taylor was immortalized in wax as Cleopatra at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

The events in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami continue to bring us compelling, touching and emotional images. Some of the many images include a Japanese mother and daughter trying on donated secondhand clothes at a shelter in Onagawa, the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan getting sprayed as part of radioactivity decontamination and rescue workers making their way through a sea of debris as they search for victims in the devastated town of Rikuzentakat.

The civil unrest in Libya continues as the rebels receive assistance by way of a no-fly zone that was authorized by the United Nations, which included the protection of Libyan civilians. In Ajdabiyah, a rebel fighter points his gun at a suspected Kadafi supporter as other rebels try to intervene, Libyan rebels carry an injured comrade and foreign evacuees who fled unrest in Libya take refuge at a camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir.

Runners pound the cobblestones in the center of Jerusalem for the initial International Jerusalem Marathon; mime artist Claudia holds an artificial red rose as she waits to perform in Spain; models present creations in the 19th Hampel Award China Young Fashion Design Contest during China Fashion Week in Beijing; and in Britain, a crew prepares for Saturday’s Xchanging 2011 Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

Elsewhere around the world, there are plenty of protests. In London, for example, demonstrators on Downing Street protest British Chancellor George Osborne’s new budget; in Canberra, Australia, citizens decry a proposed carbon tax; in Russia, an environmentalist wearing a gas mask protests the use of nuclear power; and in Algeria, riot police officers shield themselves from fireworks launched by protesters angry about a plan to demolish homes.

Among other featured images: Hasidic Jews celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood; a man celebrates the Festival of Scrambled Eggs by jumping into the Bosna River, a traditional way of marking the first day of spring in Bosnia; and a man who lost relatives in Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake visits the mass grave site in Titanyen, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince

There’s much more.

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