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Kelly Giddens helps University of Alabama law student Daniel Hinton remove belongings from his destroyed home in the Cedar Crest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jessica McGowan / Getty Images

Firefighters search the rubble of a home in the Alberta City section of Tuscaloosa. Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South, flattening homes and businesses and killing at least 250 people in six states.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Reeves / Associated Press

University of Alabama Air Force ROTC cadet Kristin Wolse, left, carries a dog she and other students rescued from a house hit by a tornado in the Alberta City area of Tuscaloosa. The dog died soon after this image was made.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Reeves / Associated Press

Kate Middleton arrives at the Goring Hotel with her sister, Pippa, left, after visiting Westminster Abbey in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Fans of the royals dressed as the king and queen of hearts walk along the Mall ahead of Friday's royal wedding, when Britain's Prince William will marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.


Students at Florence Nightingale Middle School students protest proposed cutbacks in the L.A. school's music program.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen poses for pictures inside a shop window during the launch of her women's clothing collection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andre Penner / Associated Press

Gustavus Adolphus' Janey Helland hits the sand during the long jump event in the heptathlon at the Drake Relays meet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Neibergall / Associater Press

Romeo Guzman places cameras prior to Friday's launch of the Endeavour at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roberto Gonzalez / Getty Images

Yemeni anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as Yemen's opposition accused Saleh's regime of massacring peaceful protesters in a bid to derail a transition plan.


A follower of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye bleeds from his head moments after he and other sympathizers of Besigye are beaten. Besigye was arrested for the fourth time this month. Food and fuel prices have soared in the eastern African country recently, with President Yoweri Museveni blaming inflation on meteorological and global economic factors, but protesters see it as a result of bad governance.


A zebra yawns at the Heidelberg Zoo.


A Nigerian woman displaced during post-election violence that followed last week's presidential polls takes a nap on a mat at a military barracks where she and others went to seek refuge.


An Indian Kashmiri boatman rows across Dal Lake during a rain shower. Spring has arrived after a long, harsh winter, and those in the local tourism industry are hoping that summer will herald a renewal of the tourist rush to the scenic region.


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Thursday’s Pictures in the News begin in Alabama, where a series of tornadoes devastated the area, leaving about 250 people dead. Images include a University of Alabama law student removing belongings from his destroyed home in Tuscaloosa; firefighters searching through the rubble of a home in the Alberta City neighborhood of Tuscaloosa; and an ROTC cadet carrying a dog she and other students rescued from a house hit by a tornado.

Friday is the royal wedding, and bride Kate Middleton made a public appearance at the Goring Hotel after visiting Westminster Abbey. Royal fans, some dressed as the king and queen of hearts, walk along the Mall in central London ahead of the big event.

In Los Angeles, students demonstrate outside Florence Nightingale Middle School, protesting proposed cuts to the school music program; top model Gisele Bündchen, of Brazil, poses for pictures inside a shop window during the launch of her women’s clothing collection in São Paulo; and photographers position cameras prior to Friday’s space shuttle launch at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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