The coffin of John Horwood, who was hanged for murder in Bristol 190 years ago, is transported to his funeral. Horwood was sentenced to death in 1821 for the murder of a young girl, but because his body was used for dissection classes at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, he was never buried. His remains were discovered in a cupboard by distant relative Mary Halliwell, who arranged for her great-great-great-grandfather's brother to be buried.
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A visitor takes a photograph of a Daimler Mercedes F800 sports car at a shareholders' meeting in Berlin. Daimler AG stuck to its forecast for higher earnings this year, saying sales prospects for the updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan and revamped SLK roadster outweigh the repercussions of last month's earthquake in Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michele Tantussi / BloombergLink
Snow-covered daffodils in Klosters. Days of warm spring weather have been followed by another bout of winter in alpine country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Associated PressLink
Veit Wunderlich demonstrates a JetLev-Flyer. The water-powered jet pack is strapped on the back of the pilot and fed compressed water through a hose. The JetLev-Flyer can reach heights of about 9 1/2 yards.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Berthold Stadler / Associated PressLink
People pray during a Mass held outside the public school where 12 children were killed by a gunman last week. After Brazil's most lethal school shooting, Senate leaders decided Tuesday to rush a bill that would let the voters decide whether to forbid gun sales in South America's biggest country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated PressLink
A young boy watches honor guard trainees at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
Model Izzy Morely displays a creation titled "The Birds," by Sophie Donaldson, during a preview for the press of the Edinburgh College of Art Costume Show in Edinburgh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / ReutersLink
Children celebrate the Thai new year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated PressLink
Opera singer Alla Vasilevitsky performs on a light-rail bridge. The rehearsal was held outdoors ahead of a bigger opera event in Jerusalem planned for June.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
A flower is placed on a wall near portraits of victims of Monday's blast, at an entrance to the Oktyabrskaya subway station in Minsk. The city of Minsk has declared Wednesday as the day of mourning for those killed in a subway blast on Monday. Belarus says it has detained a possible suspect in the subway bombing that killed 12 people and wounded more than 200 others.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated PressLink
Indian men roll around a temple as they offer traditional Dandajayatra prayers to the god Shiva during a ritual as part of a festival which coincides with the Oriya New Year in Mendhasala Village, on the outskirts of the eastern city Bhubaneswar.
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Large waves batter a migrant boat as it nears the Sicilian island of Pantelleria. Two women died when the boat, which was carrying 192 refugees from conflict-hit Libya five days ago, appeared to have run aground in shallow waters after getting lost. An Italian coast guard vessel was trying to escort it to port. Passengers were forced to abandon the boat and swim ashore in choppy waters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCO LANNINO / EPALink
A boy plays while taking a bath in a wash basin at a slum in Manila. According to a national survey conducted in March, some 20.5 percent of the country (about 4.1 million families) have claimed to have gone hungry at least once in the past three months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
Ferris wheel of the spring fair in Magdeburg is illuminated next to the silhouette of the 'Saint Katharina and Saint Mauritius' cathedral in Magdeburg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS WOLF / EPALink
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