A Filipino boy is caught in the midst of a clash between protesters and police. Demonstrators critical of the government for allegedly failing to put a stop to fuel price increases in the country tried to block traffic along a main road, prompting police intervention.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPALink
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. The 55-year-old Democrat becomes the second consecutive Illinois governor to go to prison for corruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated PressLink
Syrians rally in support of President Bashar Assad on the first anniversary of the anti-regime revolt, waving Syrian flags and Assad's portrait.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Syrian refugees go about their daily lives at the Reyhanli refugee camp. About 1,000 refugees, including a defecting general, crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours, the foreign ministry said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Thousands of Egyptian fans of Al-Ahly football club chant during a march to demand justice for the dozens of comrades killed in stadium violence last month. Egypt's prosecutor general referred 75 people to criminal court in connection with the football riots that left more than 70 people dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HOSSAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Animal care workers try to catch a Przewalski wild horse in the Hortobagy National Park. Four such horses will be taken to west Mongolia as part of long-running efforts by Prague Zoo to help preserve the Przewalski breed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZSOLT CZEGLEDI / EPALink
Buildings on Miami Beach are seen through an underwater camera in the ocean. Reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesLink
A severely malnourished 5-month-old, Rosalina Sousa, is given medical attention at Dili National Hospital during a recent outbreak of dengue. The outbreak, which began in January, has claimed 11 lives.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Employees of the Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden, are preparing for the opening of the season scheduled for next week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN SUYK / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Flamingos seem to walk in sync in the outdoor enclosure of the Walsrode bird park, which opens its season March 17.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOLGER HOLLEMANN / EPALink
A visitor browses a book in front of a giant bookshelf at the Leipzig Book Fair. From March 15 to 18, more than 2,000 exhibitors from 44 countries will present their products from the publishing and media sector.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A young girl looks out from behind a school fence with tributes attached. Belgium is preparing to fly back the bodies of 22 schoolchildren and six adults who died when a bus bringing them back from a ski trip slammed into a tunnel wall in Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Virginia Mayo / Associated PressLink
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, left, reacts after Pakistan's Aizaz Cheema, second from left, bowled him out during their Asia Cup cricket match.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aijaz Rahi / Associated PressLink
Chinese officials destroy fake cigarettes on World Consumer Rights Day, which aims to protect consumer rights and interests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / Getty ImagesLink
College students take a photo at a park after their graduation ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway practices at the shooting range during a training session on the eve of the IBU Biathlon World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / EPALink
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Pictures in the News | March 15, 2012
Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Philippines, where a young Filipino boy is caught in the midst of a clash between protesters and police during a demonstration against oil price hikes. Demonstrators criticizing government for allegedly failing to put a stop to fuel price increases in the country tried to block traffic along a main road, prompting police intervention.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departed his Chicago home this morning for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. The 55-year-old Democrat becomes the second consecutive Illinois governor to go to prison for corruption.
We have opposing images from Syria, where a rally in support of President Bashar Assad on the first anniversary of the anti-regime revolt stands in stark contrast to an image of Syrian refugees going about their daily lives at the Reyhanli refugee camp in Antakya. About 1,000 Syrian refugees, including a defecting general, crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours.
In Asia, college students take a photo at a park in Tokyo after their graduation ceremony; Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara reacts after Pakistan’s Aizaz Cheema bowled him out during their Asia Cup cricket match in Bangladesh; and Chinese officials destroy fake cigarettes in Liuzhou on World Consumer Rights Day.
Add stops in Florida, Hungary, Germany and The Netherlands to round out the report.
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