Prince William kisses his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
Prince William salutes and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, bows her head, as they approach the Cenotaph, the memorial to Britain's war dead following their wedding in Westminster Abbey.
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Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange rings in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey.
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Prince William and Catherine kneel at the altar at Westminster Abbey.
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Sister and maid of honor Philippa Middleton hangs on to the nearly 9-foot-long train of Catherine's wedding dress.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
People carry away a woman overcome by tear gas during riots that began a day after opposition leader Kizze Besigye was arrested for the fourth time this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A protester burns tires and wood during a demonstration as army troops and police faced off against rioters, the first time the country's growing protest movement had reached the country's capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Wandera / Associated PressLink
The service structure is rolled back from the space shuttle Endeavour in the early morning hours at Kennedy Space Center, anticipating a launch that was later delayed at least 72 hours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STAN HONDA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A member of a government demolition team throws stones at slum dwellers during clashes at the Laperal compound. The slum dwellers, who had lost their homes in a fire last week, threw stones and bottles at police and demolition teams, resisting officials' attempts to relocate them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / ReutersLink
A dancer of the Hungarian National Ballet Company performs at the State Opera House during the dress rehearsal of Adolphe Adam's "Giselle."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LASZLO BALOGH / ReutersLink
Russian Alexandre Vinokourov sprints to head off France's Mikael Cherel, right, and Germany's Tony Martin during the third stage of the six-day Tour de Romandie.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters holding Syrian flags flash the victory sign during a demonstration after Friday prayers against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the deadly crackdown on opposition protests.
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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 ImagesLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
Kate Middleton arrives at the Goring Hotel with her sister, Pippa, left, after visiting Westminster Abbey in London.
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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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Students at Florence Nightingale Middle School students protest proposed cutbacks in the L.A. school's music program.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen poses for pictures inside a shop window during the launch of her women's clothing collection.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andre Penner / Associated PressLink
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 PressLink
Romeo Guzman places cameras prior to Friday's launch of the Endeavour at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
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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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A zebra yawns at the Heidelberg Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIUS BECKER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan police officer leads a firefighter away from a burning fuel tanker on the Jalalabad-Kabul highway, east of Kabul. There were no casualties from the fire, caused by a bomb planted under the tanker that was carrying fuel for NATO forces, police officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
Stephanie Ward carries items out of her home surrounded by floodwaters after several days of heavy rain in the Midwest and South.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darron Cummings / Associated PressLink
Mourners grieve during the funeral of rebel Ahmed al-Barasi, who they say was killed by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esam Fetori / ReutersLink
Two acrobats play tennis vertically while suspended 60 meters above the ground on the facade of a building to publicize the opening of the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pedro Armestre / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nine-year-old twins Daniel Dane, right, and Daniel Nelson play with their father's horse Almirante, in a stable at a farm on the outskirts of Havana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Desmond Boylan / ReutersLink
A keeper feeds four young tawny owls at a bird sanctuary. The 4-week-old birds are being raised by hand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rolf Haid / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A child stands under the torrent of a tube well to bathe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
President Barack Obama released his "long-form" birth certificate to try to quiet a debate that he was not born in the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Suspected militant Abdullah Sunata stands behind bars in a holding cell at East Jakarta District Court. Sunata, one of Indonesia's top terror suspects, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for helping set up a jihadi training camp in Aceh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated PressLink
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Winning / Getty ImagesLink
Rescuers look for survivors in the wreckage of a derailed train. At least six people were killed and 60 others injured when the train carrying Chinese tourists was hit by a falling tree at a popular mountain spot, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Kosovo Albanian women stands in front of a wall depicting the names of people still missing from the 1998-99 conflict in the Balkan state in observance of the Day of Missing Persons. About 2,000 people, mostly Albanians, remain unaccounted for since the fighting ended.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armend Nimani / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Injured British photojournalist Guy Martin makes a thumbs-up gesture as he is lifted by firefighters off a cargo ship after arriving from Misrata, Libya. Martin was injured in the attack that killed photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros on April 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI / ReutersLink
People use large plastic balls to walk on the surface of a lake in front of the Schweriner Palace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS BUTTNER / DPALink
A yawning lion cub lies next to three week-old rare white lion cubs at the Belgrade Zoo
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKO DJURICA / ReutersLink
A newly hatched Olive Ridley turtle wades to enter the sea at the mouth of the Rushikulya River. Millions of Olive Ridley turtles have been hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal in the last few days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BISWARANJAN ROUT / Associated PressLink
Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas of Lithuania perform during the preliminary free-dance event at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI KADOBNOV / AFPLink
A house sits in ruin after a tornado hit the area late Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Danny Johnston / Associated PressLink
Tourists visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, free of scaffolding for the first time after 20 years of stabilization and restoration work.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIO MUZZI / AFPLink
Queen Elizabeth II grants the governor-general of Papua New Guinea, Michael Ogio, the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George at Windsor Castle.
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A man tries to douse smoldering fires at the Kafanchan central market after an arson attack linked to post-election violence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFPLink
Children play and swim as the sun sets along the Persian Gulf seashore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated PressLink
An woman removes her chadori, a traditional head-to-toe veiled blue dress, while getting a new one to try on at a shop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kamran Jebreili / Associated PressLink
Tricia Easthope from Norfolk, Britain, sits in her tent across from Westminster Abbey in order to ensure a good viewing spot for the royal wedding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
Children sit at the Chernobyl victims' monument in Slavutich, a town 30 miles from the accident site where many of the power facility's workers lived, during a memorial ceremony marking 25 years since the nuclear disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Students and teachers in the Belarus capital light candles in remembrance of the victims of Chernobyl on the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated PressLink
Union Jack flags decorate Regent Street on a sunny spring day in London just days before Britain's Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
President Obama holds hands with daughter Sasha, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia close on their heels as they follow the Easter Bunny down the steps of the Truman Balcony to kick off the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
Colorful eggs at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
Greenpeace activists release yellow smoke in front of the National Bank for Development to protest the financing of the new Angra III nuclear plant in Angra dos Reis, Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A Pakistani Hindu devotee prays inside the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan province. Every year thousands of Hindus from Pakistan and India gather to attend a four-day ritual at the temple.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERSLink
An Almadraba tuna, caught by an elaborate Andalusian method used in Spanish coastal areas near the Strait of Gibraltar since Phoenician times, is lifted by crane in the port of Barbate at the opening of the tuna fishing season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
A sculpture by artist Anthony Caro titled "Blazon" is part of a media preview introducing the installation of five of his large-scale pieces on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence south of Rome as he prepares to deliver his Angelus prayer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A girl, 5, prays with female anti-government protesters during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Forces loyal to Yemen's embattled president attacked protesters calling for his ouster in a southern city Monday, injuring dozens, according to an opposition activist.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Soldiers taking part in tryouts for a special Polish military regiment were judged based on their physical and psychological abilities during five days of long-distance walking in the forest, surviving on small rations of food.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KACPER PEMPEL / ReutersLink
Slovak youths dressed in traditional costume throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of traditional Easter celebrations. Girls are doused with water in a custom believed to ensure a woman's fertility and beauty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADOVAN STOKLASA / ReutersLink
Anti-nuclear protesters march toward the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant. Several Easter Monday protests were to take place throughout the country on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and after Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID EBENER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rudy Ayala, a law-enforcement officer embedded with the Marine Corps, questions opium poppy farmer Abdul Manan, at left, and his two sons as Marines patrol in the area. Nearly a decade into the war in Afghanistan, opium poppies are still the major crop for many farmers and a big source of income for the Taliban despite expensive efforts to stamp out cultivation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAY ISMOYO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Libyan youths crawl on their bellies during training at a rebel camp as they prepare to joining those fighting against forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People attend a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of Anzac Day, a day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia of the ill-fated landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in modern-day Turkey in World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A bullet train arrives at Sendai Station before heading off to Tokyo. The high-speed rail service resumed between Tokyo and Sendai for the first time since the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cherry blossoms provide a canopy for people checking out the oversized street chess at Kungstradgarden (King's Garden) park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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