An Indian family travels on a train in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta. India is now home to 17% of the world's people as its population climbed to 1.21 billion this year, though growth actually slowed for the first time in 90 years, census officials said. With 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females, India's population was bigger than the combined populations of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Setsuko Hanayama, 73, sits in the shade as rescue workers search her neighborhood for victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / ReutersLink
A woman passes graffiti by British street artist Rich Simmons depicting Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / ReutersLink
Preparations for launching the Russian Soyuz TMA-21 spaceship, which will carry a new crew to the International Space Station, are underway in an assembly shop at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch is scheduled for Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
A search helicopter from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force hovers over floating objects in waters off the devastated town of Kesennuma, three weeks after a powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan's northeastern coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yasufumi Nagao / Yomiuri ShimbunLink
A woman pushes her bicycle on a flooded road in Indonesia's North Sumatra province. Heavy rains in the hills and in the city flooded thousands of houses, a local government spokesman said Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Y.T. Haryono / ReutersLink
A young antelope named Howard limps across his enclosure at the Hanover Zoo. The 8-week-old Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii), a Southern Africa antelope, broke its leg while romping around at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
Two men are guarded in the back of a pickup by rebel fighters at a checkpoint after they were captured in Ajdabiyah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / ReutersLink
An Afghan child plays with the gun of a U.S. soldier from 1st Regiment 320 Field Artillary 101st Airbourne during the opening ceremony for a newly completed mosque in the village of Tarok Kolache, where the U.S. military is funding its rebuilding. In October 2010, Tarok Kolache was destroyed by U.S. forces after the Taliban had ousted the villagers and mined the village and surrounding areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jordanian demonstrators hold up a giant flag during a demonstration in the capital calling for reforms. Clashes between demonstrators and government supporters in the capital last week killed a man and injured 160.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A stylist prepares a model for a runway show during Fashion Week in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Gety ImagesLink
The taillights of a car traveling down a road during a spring snowstorm leave a red light trail in this 30-second time exposure.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
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