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S.W.A.T. members leave Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, after a gunman opened fire inside the high school's cafeteria at the start of the school Monday, killing one student and wounding four, officials said. Special Agent Vicki Anderson said Monday the shooter was taken into custody near his car about a half-mile from the high school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Duncan / Associated Press

Doug Gasper, a ninth-grader at Chardon High School in Ohio, is hugged by his mother, Sandy, as they leave Maple Elementary School Monday in Chardon. Students assembled at Maple after a shooting took place at the high school. A gunman opened fire inside the high school's cafeteria at the start of the school day, killing one student and wounding four, officials said. A suspect is in custody.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Rookie Marie-Anick Alie of Inukvik, Northwest Territories, rounds a corner near Goose Lake on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race, in Anchorage

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News

Young schoolboys gather around a bonfire as they celebrate an old pagan custom called "Scheibenschlagen" in Untervaz.


Light trails made by passing automobiles are seen in front of the Colosseum in Rome. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is implementing a $26.9-billion package of spending cuts and tax increases to eliminate the budget deficit and tame the nation's 1.9-trillion-euro debt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessia Pierdomenico / Bloomberg

A Myanmar fishmonger arranges fish at her market stall in Myitkyina. The World Bank said last week that it was encouraged by Myanmar's new openness and wanted to support economic reforms but cautioned that the long-isolated state had to pay back arrears.


People walk at sunrise at the United Nations building in Geneva.


A model displays a creation as part of the Giorgio Armani Fall-Winter 2012-2013 show during the women's fashion week in Milan, Italy.


Israeli soldiers fire their rifles during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers demonstrating in the West Bank neighborhood of Al-Ram, adjacent to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. The clashes erupted after a Palestinian wounded by Israeli army gunfire at Al-Ram died in a hospital.


Supporters of Yuri Lutsenko, former Ukrainian Interior Ministry and jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko's top ally, rally outside the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

A female presidential bodyguard demonstrates her martial arts skills during a drill against terrorism in preparation for the Nuclear Security Summit at the South Korean presidential house in Seoul. Top leaders from more than 50 nations and international organizations are expected to attend the summit, set for March 26-27 in Seoul, to discuss how to make the world safe without nuclear weapons.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Byung-man / Associated Press

Kelly Slater competes in the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast surfing competition in Gold Coast, Australia,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirstin Scholtz / Associated Press

An Indian shepherd directs a flock of sheep homewards in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A young Indian girl places a candle as her relatives pray at their residence in Ahmedabad. Hundreds of survivors of deadly religious riots gathered in western India on Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's worst sectarian violence in recent years, as rights activists blasted the local government for delaying justice. On Feb. 27, 2002, a train fire in Gujarat state killed 60 Hindu pilgrims. Muslims were blamed for the fire and weeks of rioting followed. More than 1,000 people, almost all Muslim, were killed as Hindu mobs rampaged through towns and villages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

People carry a totem pole during a procession to the Seattle Center from Pier 57 in Seattle. The 33-foot tall totem pole was erected in honor of slain Native American woodcarver John T. Williams. Williams was shot and killed by a Seattle Police officer in 2010. The shooting was later ruled unjustified.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Truijllo / Associated Press

Indian Dongaria Kondh tribals dance as they hold traditional tools and weapons during the annual festival of Niyam Raja in Lanjigarh at the sacred Niyamgiri Hill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated Press

Military officers take an oath during a joint commissioning ceremony at Gyeryongdae, South Korea's main military compound. A total of 5,648 graduates from the country's six major military academies were commissioned at the ceremony.


TEPCO workers accompany a media tour to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station damaged in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / Pool

A lightning bolt flashes over Independence Square as a storm passes over Uruguay's capital.


Smoke billows out of downtown's Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, where firefighters responded to a blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

A Palestinian woman dashes past Israeli soldiers during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youth.


Occupy protesters try to hold their position at their camp outside St. Paul's Cathedral as bailiffs move in. The High Court ruled that the eviction of the Occupy London protest camp could proceed.


A couple tries to protect themselves during heavy snowfall on the mountain of Penteliko.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press

Three of four dingo puppies born in January look out from their den at the Tierpark zoo.


An opposition activist holds flowers as she sits in a police bus after an unauthorized protest in front of the Russian Central Election Commission headquarters against the upcoming March presidential poll.


Japan's Ai Fukuhara hits the ball during the women's singles quarter finals match of the 20th Asian Table Tennis Championships.


A journalist walks inside a sculpture of the Tower of David during a special press conference for the opening of the International Ice Festival, which runs through April.


A giant display of the Olympic rings floats on the River Thames, marking 150 days until the start of the Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sang Tan / Associated Press

A couple walks past a Chinese sculpture at the 798 Art Complex. Global art auction sales surged to a record $11.5 billion last year despite the weak world economy, with China cementing its spot as the top market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

A demonstrator clashes with a Banco Popular employee after breaking the windows of the bank during a protest against education cuts in Spain. Students across the country staged sit-ins and noisy demonstrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lluis Gene / AFP / Getty Images

Demonstrators rally against the Spanish government as part of a nationwide day of protests against cuts in education spending as Spain endures austerity and the prospect of recession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated Press

Damage is seen early Wednesday morning in the town of Harveyville in Wabaunsee County after an apparent tornado passed through the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mathew Fowler / Emporia Gazette

A police officer checks forms of unemployed Indian women crowding the Employment Exchange Office. The state government office offers job placement to the registered unemployed applicants when positions become available.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

An Afghan police officer stands guard as a pile of narcotics is set alight by officials on the outskirts of Herat. Opium production in Asia is set to rise, the International Narcotics Control Board warned in its annual report.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aref Karimi / AFP / Getty Images

An elderly Romanian man tries to sell flowers as part of widespread custom of offering flowers on March 1 to celebrate the arrival of spring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

A piccolo player takes part in a parade on the third day of traditional carnival in Basel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Georgios Kefalas / European Pressphoto Agency

An Indian child sits on metal rods outside her home in a slum area in Mumbai. Millions of children are growing up in squalid urban areas that often lack water, electricity and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund said Tuesday. UNICEF urged policymakers to ensure urban planning meets the needs of children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

A relative is comforted by other mourners at the funeral for Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, who died in custody while facing charges of kidnapping and rape.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

A man holds a baby turtle before releasing it into the sea in a campaign to save sea turtles on Lampuuk beach. The turtles have long been poached in Indonesia for their meat, fat, shells and eggs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated Press

South Koreans in traditional costumes celebrate March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Britain's Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, fires a paintball gun as he meets personnel from the 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards during a visit to their barracks to mark St David's Day, the national day for Wales.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Parsons / Pool

Members of the prestigious "In and Out Club," one of the oldest and most exclusive clubs in London, march around St James's Square during the club's 150th birthday celebration. Patrons of the club, whose official title is the Naval and Military Club before marching with the Band of the Royal Logistics Corps to be greeted by the duke of Edinburgh, and retiring for lunch inside the club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A participant competes in the U.N.-sponsored Gaza marathon. According to UNWRA, nearly 2,000 runners -- Palestinians, foreigners and children -- took part in the Gaza Strip running events.


A Syrian man carries bread from a bakery as he walks in the snow. Syrian rebels were still holding out more than 24 hours into a ground assault by regime forces against the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr, a human rights group and an activist said.


Luna, a black Lab mix, frolics in the snow. New Hampshire is expected to receive about a foot of snow from a winter storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / Associated Press

A couple sit among daffodils in St James's Park. After a recent cold snap, Britain is expected to see a short period of unseasonably mild weather following one of the driest Februarys on record, according to the Met Office.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Europe

View of a huge powder smoke cloud and the trail of fireworks in front of the Town Hall at the start of the Fallas Festival 2012.


Indonesian veterinarian Yenni Saraswati, top center, of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program examines the condition of an injured orangutan found by environmental activists at a palm oil plantation in Aceh province. Indonesia has lost half of its rain forests in the last half century, putting the remaining 50,000 to 60,000 orangutans that live in scattered, degraded forests in frequent, and often deadly, conflict with humans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

A young man stands between two streams in Goettingen. The stream on the right was turned green by chemicals released during a fire at a nearby storage facility. According to police, the chemicals were harmless.


Customers line up to buy sacks of potatoes sold at cost by farmers. Farmers in northern Greece have joined with residents to provide inexpensive produce and to help producers who say they are being squeezed by middlemen. Similar "solidarity" actions have been organized in other Greek cities.


A model checks her reflection backstage during Paris Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated Press

A woman holds a machine gun during an anti-government rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Jewish settlers pose for a picture with a snowman armed with an M-16 rifle.


Pilgrims walk past an elderly beggar.


A bridge is mirrored in the water.


An Ohafia cultural troupe entertains bystanders during the burial of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the the 1960s civil war that left 1 million dead.


Italian Irene Curtoni speeds down the slope during the second run of the Women's giant slalom World Cup.


South Korean human rights activists light candles during a rally to demand the release of North Korean refugees captured in China. The protesters called for China not to send North Korean refugees back to their country, saying those refugees might be executed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

International artist Yvette Mattern shows his laser rainbow projection, Global Rainbow, in northeast England. The light installation celebrates the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It will shine along the North Tyneside coastline for four days, then move to other locations in the United Kingdom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

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1 Comment

  1. March 5, 2012, 9:05 am

    Thunderstorms in relatively uneventful, peaceful Montevideo are as dangerous as it gets there. It can be scary though, as the picture shows.

    By: vsaravia

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