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Smoke billows into the sky during an electrical storm after the eruption of the volcano Puyehue. The eruption prompted the government to evacuate 3,500 residents from the area while ash blanketed towns nearly 100 kilometers away in Argentina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Basualto / European Pressphoto Agency

Military police investigate a partially submerged DHL cargo plane that crashed Monday just off the coast. The plane came to rest with its nose buried in shallow water at low tide near a major high school. Authorities said the four-man crew survived and was taken to a hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joel Bouopda Tatou / Associated Press

Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a Manhattan courthouse with his wife, Anne Sinclair, after pleading not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Louis Lanzano / Associated Press

A group of grim-faced hotel housekeepers waits at the courthouse for the arrival of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Greenhouses of the Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel organic farm in the state of Lower Saxony were closed by health officials on suspicion that the farm's vegetable sprouts might be the source of the outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli bacteria that has infected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 22 in Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joern Pollex / Getty Images

Greenhouse employees add to a mound of cucumbers destined for destruction after sales collapsed on Romanian markets due to the fear of E. coli contamination. The outbreak has caused chaos among Europe's vegetable growers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP / Gety Images

Father Sergiy, a Russian Orthodox priest, blesses the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome. The rocket with three crew members is scheduled to blast off on a mission to the International Space Station from Baikonur on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Ilnitsky / European Pressphoto Agency

Ashfaq, 10, carries his 2-year-old brother, Farhaan, through a flooded street in their slum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Actor Will Smith has his tie adjusted before shooting a scene for "Men In Black III."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Supporters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev cover their mouths with black cloth in silent protest at the Patanjali Yogpeeth ashram after government troops used truncheons and tear gas to break up an anticorruption demonstration there over the weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manan Vatsyayana / Agence France-Presse / India

A young man pushes furniture onto a fire blocking a street in the Ain Helweh Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Sidon during a "Day Of Rage," on which all Palestinian factions in Lebanon were called upon to show their support for those killed the day before when Israeli troops opened fire on protesters attempting to cross the cease-fire line between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahmoud Zayyat / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images

A South Korean Christian woman prays during a rally denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's rule on Memorial Day in South Korea. About 30,000 members of a South Korean civic conservative organization gathered to hold a commemorative rally for those who died in the Korean War.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

The winning boat leader reaches for the finish line flag during the traditional annual Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 BC while denouncing government corruption.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

A caretaker holds a pair of 3-month-old female cheetah cubs at the at Kenya's wildlife service orphanage. The two cubs were brought to the orphanage at Nairobi National Park after they were abandoned by their mother in Tsavo East, south of Nairobi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sayyid Azim / Associated Press

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Mother Nature is on display in Monday’s Pictures in the News as smoke and ash billow into the sky during an electrical storm above the volcano Puyehue in southern Chile, whose eruption has prompted the evacuation of thousands of area residents.

Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to a Manhattan courthouse to enter a plea to charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper last month in New York City.

German Health authorities have closed a farm in Lower Saxony on suspicion that the farm’s vegetable sprouts might be the source of the current E. coli outbreak. In Romania,  greenhouse employees prepare to destroy cucumbers due to the fear of E. coli contamination.

Elsewhere, military police investigate a partially submerged cargo plane that crashed just off the coast of Gabon; a Russian Orthodox priest blesses a spacecraft on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan; and South Koreans rally to denounce North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to mark Memorial Day in Seoul.

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