Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 85th birthday by visiting London's Westminster Abbey, days before her grandson Prince William is to be married there. The monarch was there to attend the Royal Maundy service, an Easter tradition in which the sovereign gives out specially-minted silver coins to the elderly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
High tension linemen perform maintenance on electrical power lines from a basket suspended from a helicopter above a field of colza plants in Janneyrias, near Lyon in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT PRATTA / REUTERSLink
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns to Andrea Petkovic of Germany during their Women's Tennis Assn. quarter-final match at Porsche-Arena in Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIJANÂ MURAT / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
White lions cubs sleep in their enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo. The cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were born at the zoo four days ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ugandan police confront supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye moments after he was arrested for the third time this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian militants of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine take part in a joint drill with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for the media in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERSLink
A penitent of the La Exaltacion brotherhood stands on a sidewalk during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville in southern Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo del Pozo / REUTERSLink
Shoes that belonged to victims of the conflict in Libya are seen in a box outside the hospital in Misrata.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / REUTERSLink
A boy dives into the Llanos del Cortes waterfall in Bagaces, Guanacaste. Thousands of Costa Ricans visit the waterfall during the holy week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS ULATE / REUTERSLink
The name of the city is projected on the Foro di Augusto during a performance to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Rome in 753 B.C.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIZIANA FABI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dancers from the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake during a dress rehearsal at the Taiwan National Theatre in Taipei.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / REUTERSLink
Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the front lines of some of the heaviest fighting between the rebels and the forces of Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / ReutersLink
Japanese police officers search for bodies in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Spanish legionnaires sing an anthem as they carry a statue of the Christ of Mena during Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / ReutersLink
A Jewish family wrapped with prayer shawl attends the annual Cohanim prayer, or priest's blessing, for Passover at the Western Wall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
A pedestrian walks through an underpass during heavy rain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNARD TRONCALE / The Birmingham NewsLink
Master Tailor Lance Sgt. Matthew Else inspects the uniforms of members of the Irish Guards at Victoria Barracks. The Irish Guards returned from active duty in Afghanistan at the beginning of April and are now preparing for ceremonial duties.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Seasonal workers harvest tulips.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS WOLF / DPALink
Girls wash prawns at a fishery, earning about $1.15 a day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fareed Khan / Associated PressLink
A woman sewing a shoe insole sits with her children outside her house at a demolished residential site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / ReutersLink
Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes falls into the net after allowing a third-period goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 6-3 to win the series.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Petersen / Getty ImagesLink
A long-exposure photograph shows star trails and a light-painted abandoned cabin in front of Mt. Krivan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFPLink
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