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The Fort Steuben Bridge is brought down by a planned explosion in Steubenville, Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the 83-year-old bridge three years ago because of deteriorating conditions and its limited use.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald Star

The Fort Steuben Bridge is brought down by a planned explosion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald Star

A Bangladeshi decorates the Shaheed Minar, or martyrs mausoleum, on International Mother Language Day, which is observed in commemoration of the movement in which a number of students died in 1952, defending the recognition of Bangla as a state language of the former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

A dancer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

"Gilles of Binche" dance during a carnival parade in the city center. The Carnival of Binche dates back to around the 14th century, with the clown-like Gilles performing their traditional dances to the sound of drums to ward off evil spirits with their sticks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yves Logghe / Associated Press

Skiers in historical costumes walk to the starting line on a piste. People took part in a nostalgic ski race on historical skis.


Volunteers sweep the compound of Shwedagon Pagoda on the eve of its 2,600th anniversary celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Pakistani men work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Ranlo firefighters work to battle a blaze at a home. The occupants were able to escape the fire and no injuries were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Hensdill / The Gaston Gazette

Palestinians hurl stones at a car driven by an Israeli woman on the main road between Jerusalem and Hebron after a demonstration in solidarity with Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, who has been on a hunger strike for two months, in the West Bank village of Beit Omar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Shiyoukhi / Associated Press

U.S. soldiers, in background, look on while standing along the perimeter gate of Bagram airbase during a protest. Afghan protesters firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged one of the largest U.S.-run military bases in Afghanistan, furious over reports that NATO had set fire to copies of the Koran. Guards at Bagram airbase responded by firing rubber bullets from a watchtower, an AFP photographer said.


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What’s that they say about burning your bridges? In Steubenville, Ohio, they blow them up. In this case the 83-year-old Fort Steuben Bridge. Meanwhile, carnival celebrations (more photos) continue at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, and a protest against an alleged burning of the Koran outside Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. And there’s more.

1 Comment

  1. February 21, 2012, 11:45 am

    My Father, Tom Shawver, walked across that bridge many many times in his life. We watched videos on this this morning and this picture is a great one.


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