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A burned-out car is removed by rescue workers on a motorway near the village of Kavelstorf. More than 80 vehicles crashed during a sandstorm, with many catching fire. Eight people were reported killed and about 100 injured in the accident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIAN BIMMER / REUTERS

Residents hose down shanties as a fire rages in Tambo district, Paranaque City, in Metropolitan Manila. No casualties were reported, but more than 400 families lost their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / REUTERS

A U.S. Army soldier mans a rooftop lookout post at Strongpoint Lugo in a village in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOB STRONG / REUTERS

Made in Taipan, ridden by Robbie Power, jumps the last in the John Smith's Melling Steeple Chase on Ladies' Day at the Grand National Meeting at Aintree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUSSELL CHEYNE / REUTERS

A spectator watches the second round of the 2011 Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry How / Getty Images

A yellow butterfly is one of many on display at the Natural History Museum. More than 40 butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated exhibit Pavilion of Wings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images

A couple on Park Avenue stand beneath a 23-foot-high, 35,000-pound teddy bear sculpted in bronze by Swiss artist Urs Fischer. "Untitled (Lamp/Bear)" will be on display for five months in Midtown Manhattan and will be a highlight of Christie's Post-War and Contemporary sale on May 11.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS

With temperatures reaching record highs in the British capital, a street performer quenches her thirst.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUKE MACGREGOR / REUTERS

A man views two of the finalists for the prestigious Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The portraits, "Self portrait on a Horse" by Zhong Chen, left, and "Charlie" by Adam Cullen, are among 41 finalists. The winner will be announced April 15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFP/Getty Images

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A vehicle destroyed by fire is removed by rescue workers on a motorway near the German village of Kavelstorf after 80 vehicles collided during a sandstorm, with many catching fire, killing eight people and injuring 100; near Manila, residents hose down shanties as a fire rages in Paranaque City, causing 400 families to lose their homes; and in Afghanistan, a solitary soldier of the U.S. Army mans a lookout post on a rooftop at Strongpoint Lugo in the village of Charqolba Olya in the Arghandab Valley.

In England, the horse Made in Taipan, ridden by Robbie Power, jumps the last in the John Smith’s Melling Steeple Chase on Ladies’ Day at the Grand National Meeting at Aintree, Liverpool; in Augusta, Ga., a spectator wearing appropriate headgear watches the second round of the 2011 Masters golf tournament; and a colorful butterfly is one of many on display at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. More than 40 butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated Pavilion of Wings exhibit.

A couple on New York’s Park Avenue are dwarfed by a 23-foot-high, 35,000-pound teddy bear sculpted in bronze by Swiss artist Urs Fischer, titled “Untitled (Lamp/Bear).” It will be on display for five months in Midtown Manhattan and will be a highlight of the Post-War and Contemporary sale by Christie’s on May 11.

The unusually warm weather continues in London and finds an entirely silver street performer quenching her thirst; and in Sydney, Australia, finalists for the prestigious Archibald Prize are on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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