Rescuers work at the crash site of a Russian Yak-42 jet near the city of Yaroslav, on the Volga River about 150 miles northeast of Moscow. The jet, carrying a top ice hockey team, crashed while taking off Wednesday The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from Yaroslav.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated PressLink
An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester carries a flare outside the police academy, on the outskirts of Cairo, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak's trial resumed.
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A police officer carries a woman injured in a bomb blast to the a hospital. A bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded outside a crowded entrance to a courthouse, the deadliest attack in India's capital in nearly three years.
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A Greek student with her mouth taped shut joins others in a protest action, protesting a new higher education draft law.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / EPALink
Palestinian relatives of a militant killed by an Israeli missile react during his funeral east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. In Gaza on Tuesday, a Palestinian militant was killed by an Israeli missile as he fired rockets at southern Israel, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia said. The Israeli military said it hit militants firing mortars.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated PressLink
Spain's Pau Gasol, left, vies for the ball with Germany's Chris Kaman during the second-round basketball match between Germany and Spain at the EuroBasket 2011. Spain won, 77-68.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGI LICOVSKI / EPALink
Paralympians pose for photographers ahead of Paralympic Day to be hosted by London in Trafalgar Square. A full day of activity is planned to celebrate elite paralympic sports and give the public a chance to find out about each of the 20 sports to take place at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi Kurds flash the "V for victory" sign and wave their national flag as they demonstrate outside a U.N. office against the recent Turkish and Iranian bombardment of border villages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Balinese carry offerings during the "Nyekah" (the return of the soul to God) ceremony on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Nyekah is a ceremony performed after a cremation, locally called a "Ngaben." Nyekah ceremonies are based on the Hindu belief that human beings consist of the physical and the soul, and through the ceremony the dead will be returned to the fundamental elements of fire, air, water, earth and void.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cleanup crews search for oily tar balls along the beach. City officials believe the tar balls are from last year's BP oil spill were dredged up from the bottom by Tropical Storm Lee.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dave Martin / Associated PressLink
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