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 / REUTERSLink
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 / REUTERSLink
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 / REUTERSLink
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 / REUTERSLink
A spectator watches the second round of the 2011 Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry How / Getty ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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 / REUTERSLink
With temperatures reaching record highs in the British capital, a street performer quenches her thirst.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUKE MACGREGOR / REUTERSLink
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 ImagesLink
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