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Somalis who fled from the south wait for food at a camp. Thousands of people have arrived in Mogadishu over the last two weeks seeking assistance, and the number is increasing by the day due to a lack of water and food. The drought in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed Sheikh Nor / Associated Press

A bull is surrounded by revelers after it jumped into the sea during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fernando Bustamante / Associated Press

A youth dodges a police water cannon during rioting. A second night of rioting broke out in Northern Ireland at the height of the Protestant marching season, with police officers attacked and numerous people arrested.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN WILSON / AFP / Getty Images

Hundreds of protesters throw paper planes outside the Legislative Council, voicing their discontent with the government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOBBY YIP / Reuters

A group of young Sri Lankan Buddhist monks parade, seeking alms. In Buddhism, giving of alms is the beginning of one's journey to Nirvana, the state of perfect bliss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eranga Jayawardena / Associated Press

People walk past lanterns during the annual Mitama festival at the Yasukuni Shrine. About 3,000 paper lanterns are lighted to comfort the souls of the dead during the four-day festival at the shrine where more than 2.4 million war dead are enshrined.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters

A South African fisherman holds an octopus caught on a rocky reef. The world's top 34 surfers are congregating in Jeffreys Bay to compete in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals world title event at the world-famous right hand reef break.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland smiles as he stands on the 16th green during the final practice round for the British Open golf championship at Royal St George's in southern England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIERAN DOHERTY / Reuters

Spectators watch play during the final practice round for the British Open golf championship at Royal St George's in southern England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / Reuters

Residents sit on railway tracks in West Java province. The residents believe that the energy from the tracks will cure them of various illnesses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENNY NURAHENI / Reuters

A Bornean orangutan girl, left, and boy are the first born at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, but animal rights groups say the twins should be released into the wild, according to a report by the South China Morning Post.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Palestinians inspect the site of an early morning Israeli airstrike in the al-Tuffah area that left one person wounded after Palestinians fired three rockets into southern Israel a day earlier, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty Images

An employee loads bobbins of wool on to a creel machine at Axminster Carpets Ltd.'s factory. The price of wool has surged 35% this year, extending gains for a third year and joining rallies in other agricultural commodities from cotton to grains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

Workers look at a crashed airliner in which all 16 people on board were killed. The crew of the twin-turboprop aircraft belonging to Noar Airlines reported problems shortly after taking off about 7 a.m. from Recife en route to Natal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arnaldo Carvalho / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Horn of Africa, where a drought has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates.

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In Asia, a pair of Bornean orangutans were born at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, sparking debate among animal activists on whether to eventually release them back into the wild; 3,000 paper lanterns are lighted at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo where more than 2.4 million war dead are enshrined; young Buddhist monks parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Indonesian residents sit on railway tracks believing the energy from the tracks will cure them of various illnesses.

Add stops in Brazil, Ireland, Hong Kong and South Africa to round out the report. Check back later in the day as we add to our Pictures in the News feature.

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