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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YORICK JANSENS / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HAIDER / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessia Pierdomenico / Bloomberg

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Musadeq Sadeq / Associated Press

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 News

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

Chinese officials destroy fake cigarettes on World Consumer Rights Day, which aims to protect consumer rights and interests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / Getty Images

College students take a photo at a park after their graduation ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

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 / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO AMARAL / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HASSAN / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP / Getty Images

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

The moon is setting behind snow-covered Muntalunga mountain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Associated Press

A view of the Southern Lights between Antarctica and Australia captured by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers on board the International Space Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / Andre Kuipers / NASA

Rescuers recover the body of a victim of a ferry accident on the banks of the Meghna River. A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in the river in southern Bangladesh, killing more than 30 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

Relatives of victims of a ferry accident grieve on the banks of the Meghna River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

Hundreds of Syrians, some holding up the Kurdish flag, take part in a protest. Syrian police opened fire on the Kurdish protesters who flooded this northeastern city to mark the eighth anniversary of deadly clashes with security forces, a watchdog said. Eight years ago on March 12, 2004, clashes between Kurds and members of Arab tribes backed by Syrian security forces in Qamishli killed 40 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty Images

Syrians wait to fill their jerry cans with diesel at a petrol station in Damascus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Getty Images

A Palestinian fires in the air during the funeral of an Islamic Jihad militant in Gaza City. Israel halted its airstrikes against Gaza Strip militants early Tuesday and rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ebbed as a cease-fire ending four days of clashes appeared to be taking effect.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated Press

Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Daher, who was killed the night before along with another comrade in an Israeli airstrike, mourn during his funeral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP / Getty Images

Demonstrators chant anti-U.S. slogans as they carry a red cross following Sunday's killing of civilians in Panjwai by a U.S. soldier. Hundreds of students in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday shouted angry slogans against the United States and the American soldier accused of carrying out the killings, the first significant protest in response to the tragedy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

An activist from Free Burma Coalition-Philippines raises his fists with mock chain during a protest in front of the Myanmar embassy, urging the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners and repeal all repressive laws ahead of its by-elections on April 1.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian supporter waves a Indian national flag before the Asia Cup cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / Getty Images

A Portland Timbers fan covers his face against the green smoke set off every time the Timbers score during the second half of their MLS soccer game against the Philadelphia Union. Portland beat Philadelphia 3-1.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Ryan / Associated Press

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway falls during a practice run for the men's downhill as part of the finals in the Alpine Ski Worldcup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND SCHLAGER / EPA

Supporters take cover from the rain as they listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the Whistle Stop cafe. Alabama and Mississippi hold their primaries Tuesday

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images

A stray dog smeared with colored powder walks in a lane on the last day of Holi festival celebrations in Bhopal. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

Children from Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region take shelter from a sandstorm on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

Members of Youth Against Corruption and student union Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad protest against corruption. The protesters were demanding that the home minister P. Chidambaram be sent to court over the 2G telecom scandal that is believed to have cost the treasury up to $39 billion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP / Getty Images

An exiled Tibetan woman holds a representation of a Tibetan flag during a protest to commemorate the Tibetan Women's Uprising Day. On March 12, 1959, thousands of women gathered in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa to protest against the Chinese government but the protest was put down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated Press

Police stand guard as Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporters shout slogans during a rally outside their party headquarters in Dhaka. Tens of thousands of people joined an opposition rally in Bangladesh's capital to demand that a nonpartisan caretaker government oversee the next general election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aijaz Rahi / Associated Press

A Palestinian boy walks through the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli airstrike. Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinian militants and a schoolboy in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket squads barraged southern Israel in escalating fighting that has defied international truce efforts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated Press

Paramilitary policemen change guard in Tiananmen Square during the National People's Congress. The 2012 session is the last before a handover of power that begins later this year, and leaders are anxious to ensure the world's second-largest economy grows at a steady pace while keeping a lid on social unrest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty Images

A competitor in action during the Mens Wakeboard event in the Moomba Masters Water Ski International Invitational Championships during the Moomba Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images

Serbian citizens pay their respects at the grave of slain Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic at Belgrade's new cemetery on the anniversary of his 2003 assassination. Djindjic was the Balkan country's first democratically elected prime minister.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty Images

A woman presents a costume created by Hungarian costume designer Rita Velich for "Arabella," an opera by late Austrian composer Richard Strauss, in the Karoly Lotz Hall of the Hungarian State Opera during a fashion show. The premiere, directed by Hungarian Geza Beremenyi, will be be held Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP / Getty Images

A bull falls on his head in front of Spanish bullfighter Manuel Diaz "El Cordobes" during the Fallas bullfighting fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS / EPA

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism

In the Middle East, a marathon runner carries a Palestinian and Israeli flag as well as a white flag with a peace symbol as he enters the Zion Gate during the Jerusalem Marathon. While in the nearby West Bank, 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. We also 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, Turkey. About 1,000 Syrian refugees, including a defecting general, crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours.

Stateside, 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. There was severe damage in Michigan after a tornado with wind speeds of 135 mph touched down near Ann Arbor and residents took cover from the rain as they listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the Whistle Stop cafe in Alabama.

On the European continent, children from a primary school in Belgium form a circle around a heart drawn with chalk during a minute of silence in Lommel for the victims of the March 13 bus crash in southern Switzerland; 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; and a  preview of the exhibition ‘Around Lifeís Central Park’ in the City Museum in Jena, Germany.

Elsewhere, a Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house near the Afghan capital Friday, killing several Turkish soldiers on board and young girls on the ground; Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers captured an incredible image of the Southern Lights between Antarctica and Australia from the International Space Station; and rescue workers attempt to lift the wreckage of a ferry that sank in the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo boat – killing more than 100 in Bangladesh.

Add stops in Oregon , Florida, Washington, D.C., Hungary, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Yemen, Spain, Pakistan and the Netherlands to round out the report. Enjoy.

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