A marathon runner carries Palestinian and Israeli flags as well as a white flag with a peace symbol as he enters the Zion Gate, after passing two Israeli border policemen during the Jerusalem Marathon. It is the second year the Jerusalem Marathon has been organized and the three events, a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10 kilometers run, attracted some 15,000 participants on a chilly and rainy day in Jerusalem.
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An Israeli army dog attacks a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum.
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Children of primary school De Speling in Lommel form a circle around a heart drawn with chalk during a minute of silence for the victims of the Tuesday bus crash near the town of Sierre in southern Switzerland. Twenty-eight people died in the accident, including 22 children from two schools of Lommel and Heverlee, returning to Belgium from a skiing holiday.
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Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10M Platform event of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series Dubai 2012 at the Aquatic Centre at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex.
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Pedestrians walk past the Milan Cathedral. Prime Minister Mario Monti's planned overhaul of the Italian labor market will include a revision of firing rules and an expansion of jobless benefits, according to a statement by the premier's office.
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Freja Hinchliffe, 5, stands with her father, Major Jonathon Hinchliffe of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, after a church service in Warminster. The regiment earlier held a parade through Warminster Town centre, which was the unit's last public appearance before being deployed to Afghanistan.
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An Afghan policemen looks at the wreckage from a crashed Turkish helicopter on the outskirts of Kabul. The Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the Afghan capital Friday, killing several Turkish soldiers on board and young girls on the ground, Turkish and Afghan officials said.
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Extensive tornado damage occurred with initial estimates indicating the tornado that hit the town northwest of Ann Arbor on Thursday evening was packing winds around 135 mph, National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Freitag said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Mears / Detroit NewsLink
Filipino residents try to control a fire that gutted a shantytown in the Manila suburbs. Scores were injured, including children, from fires that gutted several houses in different places.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
Crowds cue up outside Apple's flagship store. Apple's latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy one.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated PressLink
An Indian worker spins thread for use in making carpets at a factory on the outskirts of Jammu. Carpet weaving is believed to have been brought to India by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. A recent economic survey says the country is losing steam in its traditional area of labor-intensive exports like textiles and carpets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
The artist and filmmaker Elodie Pong, born in the U.S. and living in Switzerland, explains her video "After the Empire" during a media preview prior to the exhibition "Around Life's Central Park" in the City Museum. The epic features iconic figures from political and pop cultural history such as Marilyn Monroe, Karl Marx and Elvis Presley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
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