An anti-nuclear protester takes part in a rally in front of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s headquarters in Tokyo. The company has yet to determine how much it will have to pay residents and businesses near the Fukushima plant who were forced to evacuate after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami caused deadly radiation leaks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / ReutersLink
A priest attends a mass at St. Nedelya church in central Sofia. The mass commemorates the 86th anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks in Bulgarian history. On April 16, 1925, members and affiliates of the Bulgarian Communist Party blew up the roof of the church during a funeral service of a Bulgarian army general, killing 213 people mainly from the country's political and military elite and injuring around 500.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / ReutersLink
Kashmiri people hold their cellphones as they record the proceedings of a sit-in protest against the killing of Moulana Showkat Shah in Srinagar. A sit-in protest was organized by Kashmir's moderate separatist parties to protest the killing of Shah, a prominent Muslim cleric who was killed last Friday in a bomb blast outside a mosque, the first such attack near a religious place in recent years, police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / ReutersLink
The Walt Disney Co. character Mickey Mouse greets a visitor at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu city. The theme park opened earlier than its 8 a.m. schedule as about 10,000 people lined up to visit the amusement park, which had been shut by the strongest earthquake on record to hit Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kiyoshi OtaLink
Ethnic Rakhine girls play with water as they celebrate Thingyan, Myanmar's new year water festival, in central Yangon. Myanmar celebrates the festival during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April, to usher in the new year on the following day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / ReutersLink
Protesters wave Egyptian flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo while demanding the prosecution of former leader Hosni Mubarak.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOUSSEF BOUDLAL / ReutersLink
A woman places an Easter egg, painted using traditional methods, near a candle flame during an open workshop at the Ethnographic Institute and Museum in Sofia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLEG POPOV / ReutersLink
Mohamed Sabry,12, shout slogans against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi after Friday prayers near the courthouse in Benghazi. A fresh hail of government rockets crashed into Misrata on Friday after Western allies denounced a "medieval siege" of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / ReutersLink
Nepalese devotees, covered in vermilion powder, beat drums and dance as they carry palanquins with deities during Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi. Sindur Jatra, or Vemilion Powder Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the new year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Farrier Lance Corporal of Horse Chris McCabe fashions a horse shoe at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park barracks in London. The mounted regiment will provide the escort for the major members of the British royal family during the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
Martin Hueschen, a fan of German football club Borussia Dortmund, gets a picture of the club's coach, Juergen Klopp, and the Bundesliga trophy tattooed on his back. Dortmund looks set to win the Bundesliga title this season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCUS SIMAITIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Lion Binta takes care of her still nameless cub in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, as the zoo launched its summer season. Binta gave birth to two lion babies Feb. 24.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The EX40 catamaran, named Oman Sail's The Wave, Muscat, shown after it capsized sailing in Fusion Bay Qingdao. This is the second leg of a nine-eg international Extreme Sailing Series. The event runs over five days from April 13-17.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL LAKATOS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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