President Obama speaks about the conflict in Libya during an address at National Defense University.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
A page of a yearbook is part of the debris in the town of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERSLink
Vehicles are perched precariously on a destroyed home for the elderly in this town in northern Japan more than two weeks after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERSLink
An abandoned car is partially submerged in a flooded rice field in northeastern Japan after the area was struck by the earthquake and tsunami earlier this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / REUTERSLink
A Nepalese man lights candles at the Boudhanath Stupa to commemorate the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERSLink
A boy stands near the damaged Stjpsepth church. At least 74 people were killed and over 100 injured in a strong earthquake that struck Myanmar, while a series of aftershocks caused panic but only limited damage in Thailand and Laos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / REUTERSLink
In this image taken during a trip organized by the government, a Libyan soldier carries a portrait of Moammar Kadafi along a street in Misrata, 120 miles east of Tripoli.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Albert Facelly / Associated PressLink
Fadi Tarapolsi holds a pre-Kadafi Libyan flag while standing vigil in front of the White House. Tarapolsi and his parents have been living in exile in the United States for more than 30 years, and he has held vigil at the White House every night for the last five weeks and has vowed to continue to do so until Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi is no longer in power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesLink
A Belgian F-16 fighter jet lands at Araxos airport in Kato Ahaia after a mission over Libya. Belgium is taking part in Operation Odyssey Dawn with approximately 150 Belgian military personnel and several Belgian jets helping enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated PressLink
Flames heat glass light bulbs before stems are attached at American Light Bulb Manufacturing. With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal law in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents, legislators want to exempt South Carolina from the measure, saying Washington has no business telling the state how to light its closets and countertops.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Willis Glassgow / Associated PressLink
Vienna State Opera prima ballerina Karina Sarkissova performs on stage during the Austria Hair International 2011 fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERWIG PRAMMER / REUTERSLink
South Korean environmentalists stage a rally to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in the United States in front of the Myungdong Catholic Church. Fears over possible radiation contamination from the Japanese nuclear power plant damaged are growing in South Korea, the country closest to Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Fishermen bring in their morning catch of amberjack at Ohara, south of Fukushima. Levels of cesium 137 radiation seeping into the ocean from the Fukushima reactor site is causing concern among local fisheries and fears that the radiation will concentrate up the food chain and affect Japanese fisheries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Everett Kennedy Brown / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A man walks among devastation from the earthquake and tsunami. Japan appeared resigned Monday to a long fight to solve the crisis caused by the damage to its nuclear plant in Fukushima.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Barria / ReutersLink
The Three Mile Island nuclear plant on the 32nd anniversary of the United States' worst nuclear accident. On March 28, 1979, a partial core meltdown occurred at the complex.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Fusco / Getty ImagesLink
A Buddhist monk sprinkles holy water during a ceremony to mark the delivery of three transport helicopters purchased from Russia at the home base of the Thai army's 11th Infantry Regiment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sukree Sukplang / ReutersLink
Boys play cricket in an empty lot near a housing complex as excitement builds ahead of Sri Lanka's match Tuesday against New Zealand in the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / ReutersLink
Chinese models are silhouetted during the seventh Hosa Cup China Swimwear Design contest and Hosa Swimwear Trend fashion show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
A Yemeni boy, slogans written on his headband and chest, attends a rally calling for the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule a day after the embattled leader warned of Somalia-like "chaos" if he stepped down without an acceptable successor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tourists view skulls of Khmer Rouge victims on display at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center while the country's Supreme Court Chamber is hearing an appeal by a former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kang Kek Ieu, known as Comrade Duch, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison last month for his role in the deaths of thousands of Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge regime.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mak Remissa / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Indian youngsters have their faces painted with the colors of the Indian, left, and Pakistani flags, and one has his his hair cut in the shape of the Cricket World Cup logo in anticipation of India's match with Pakistan in the tournament semifinals Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjeev Gupta / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
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