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Supporters of presidential candidate Francisco Guterres listen during a campaign rally in the East Timor capital. Voters on Saturday will participate in only the third election to be held since the country was officially recognized as independent in 2002.


A truck crowded with supporters of presidential candidate Francisco Guterres, also known as Lu-Olo, rolls through the streets of Dili on the last day of campaigning before Saturday's election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Rescue workers attempt to lift the wreckage of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River Tuesday just sought of the capital, Dhaka. The ferry, carrying about 200 people, collided with a cargo boat and sank in the early-morning darkness, sending hundreds of people into the water. At least 110 were reported dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

Bangladeshis crowd around the bodies of victims of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River. Dozens remained missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron greet guests -- including a contingent of schoolchildren -- during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Cameron, who is on a three-day U.S. visit, was expected to hold discussions with Obama about Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men crowd around the casket of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hagar at the funeral for the longtime leader of the Vishnitz sect, who died at the age of 94. The Vishnitzers are one of the largest Hasidic communities in Israel.


Palestinian firefighters silhouetted against a backdrop of flames and smoke extinguish a fire after an Israeli airstrike. Israel and militants in Gaza began observing an Egyptian-brokered truce on March 13, after four days of violence, which officials on both sides warned could flare up again.


Police officers clash with students protesting higher fuel prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Passengers wait for a train to arrive in a time-lapse image. India's railway minister recently announced that he aims to reduce deaths on the accident-plagued system to zero. An official report said 25,705 people died on India's railways in 2009, the latest year for which figures are available.


U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn arrives at the finish area after winning the season's last women's downhill race at the Alpine ski World Cup finals. Vonn clinched her fourth overall title last week and her fifth consecutive downhill title last month.


Noori, reportedly the world's first cloned pashmina goat, makes her public debut at a Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology breeding facility. Pashmina goats are prized for their fine wool.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

A Yemeni woman holds a flower aloft during a demonstration where participants demanded that former president Ali Abdullah Saleh be put on trial for alleged abuses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Passersby seem more interested in their mobile phones than a young girl costumed as the jack of spades at a busy shopping area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in East Timor, where supporters rally for presidential candidate Francisco Guterres in Dili. East Timor will hold elections Saturday for only the third time since the nation was officially recognized as independent in 2002.

In Bangladesh, rescue workers attempt to lift the wreckage of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo boat. More than 100 were dead.

In Israel, mourners attend the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hagar, leader of the Vishnitz sect, one of the nation’s largest hassidic communities, who died at 94. In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian firefighters extinguish a blaze after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City.

Elsewhere, Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. wins the last downhill race of the season at the women’s World Cup finals in Austria; Indonesian police officers try to detain students during a protest against price hikes on fuel in Jakarta; and scientists in India have successfully cloned the world’s first pashmina goat, prized for its fine wool.

Add stops in Singapore, Yemen and Washington, D.C., to round out the report.

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