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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 Press

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.


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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A Greek student with her mouth taped shut joins others in a protest action, protesting a new higher education draft law.


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 Press

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Russia, where a  jet carrying an ice hockey team crashed into a river bank  while taking off, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured.

Protesters took to the streets outside the police academy in Cairo, where the  trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial resumed;  Greek students gathered in central Athens to protest the new higher education draft law; and a bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded outside an entrance to a New Delhi courthouse, killing 11 people, the deadliest attack in India’s capital in nearly three years.

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