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Erwan Israel from France is drenched by sea spray during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race as his team makes its way from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race / Groupama Sailing Team

Australian motocross rider Robbie Marshall, a member of the Crusty Demons, jumps over a helicopter with rotating blades and a Formula 1 car at Avalon Airport on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images

David Boudia and Nick McCrory of the U.S. compete in the preliminary round of the men's synchronized 10 meter platform during the 18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup at the Aquatics Centre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

In a time exposure photograph, skiers and snowboarders with headlamps and lights are captured heading down the Leavenworth Ski Hill in Leavenworth, Wash., Wednesday night during a public memorial for the three local skiers who died Sunday in an avalanche on Stevens Pass.


A member of Mohacs Busok, mask-people from Mohacs town, stands next to a fire in the main square Tuesday during the last day of a six-day Carnival masquerade.


About 3,000 Baekseok University students create the shape of a drop of blood at a ski resort. The Korean National Red Cross and the faculty jointly arranged the event as part of a campaign to encourage blood donation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shin Jun-hee / Yonhap

Soldiers take part in a show during a parade devoted to the Day of the Fatherland's Defender, a national holiday.


Prisoners who had taken over a guard post watch as police reinforcements arrive outside the Kerobokan prison on the second day of rioting. Indonesia officials said they would evacuate all 60 foreigners as well as female prisoners from the jail, which was under the control of inmates.


A Kashmiri villager holds a relative after their huts were buried under snow by an avalanche. At least nine Indian soldiers on duty in the mountains of Kashmir were killed in avalanches overnight, with several others missing, officials said.


Bystanders survey the site of a bomb blast, where a powerful car bomb ripped through an outdoor minibus terminal killing and wounding people, including women and children, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated Press

Afghan security officials fire over the heads of a protesters as unrest sparked by the burning of Muslim holy books by U.S. soldiers continued.


Afghan protesters run down a street shouting anti-U.S. slogans.


A helicopter is seen lifting a body out of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.


Italian firefighters search the half-submerged hulk of the Costa Concordia. Divers searching the capsized cruise ship found eight bodies Wednesday, including that of a 5-year-old Italian girl, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Firefighters / Italian Firefighters Press Offic

Investigators from the Washington State Patrol crime lab examine an area near Gorst, Wash., where a patrolman was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean J. Koepfler / The News Tribune

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