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President Obama speaks about the conflict in Libya during an address at National Defense University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

A Nepalese man lights candles at the Boudhanath Stupa to commemorate the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Press

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

Vienna State Opera prima ballerina Karina Sarkissova performs on stage during the Austria Hair International 2011 fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERWIG PRAMMER / REUTERS

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 Press

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 Agency

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 / Reuters

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Images

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 Agency

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 Agency

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President Barack Obama discusses the conflict in Libya during an address at the National Defense University in Washington; and in front of the White House, a pre-Kadafi Libyan flag is held by a Libyan 30 years in exile in the United States, vowing to stand vigil each night until the Libyan leader is no longer in power.

From Japan, we have further images of the destructive aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation almost three weeks ago; in Katmandu, Nepal, candles are lighted at the Boudhanath Stupa to commemorate victims of the disaster in Japan; while an image from Myanmar shows the destruction caused by a smaller, albeit deadly, temblor that struck the town of Tarlay, with aftershocks causing panic but only limited damage in Thailand and Laos.

On a media trip organized and controlled by the Libyan government, a soldier loyal to Moammar Kadafi is almost entirely obscured by a life-size portrait of the Libyan leader as he carries it though the streets of Misrata; in South Korea, environmentalists stage a rally to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster in the United States. Meanwhile, Japanese fishermen bring in their morning catch in Oharai. Levels of cesium 137 radiation leaking into the ocean from the Fukushima reactor site is causing concern among local fisheries and fears that contamination will concentrate up the food chain and affect Japanese fisheries.

A Buddhist monk in Thailand sprinkles holy water during a ceremony to mark the delivery of three transport helicopters; a youngster plays a game of cricket in Colombo ahead of Tuesday’s Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand; Chinese models are silhouetted during the Hosa Swimwear Trend fashion show in Beijing, and in the Austrian capital, Vienna State Opera prima ballerina Karina Sarkissova performs on stage.

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