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Sgt. 1st Class Paul Brady of the 182nd Infantry Massachusetts National Guard embraces his daughter Regan, 6, during a welcome home ceremony at Memorial Hall. The 182nd Infantry Regiment, one of the original units of the Army, returned from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CJ GUNTHER / EPA

Susan Clark of Santa Monica, who opposes the healthcare legislation now before the Supreme Court, stands with a red hand painted over her mouth to represent what she said is socialism taking away her choices and rights in front of the Supreme Court on the final day of arguments regarding the law.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful as he arrives to lead a Mass at Revolution Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press

A Papilio Rumanzovia butterfly is seen at the Benalmadena Butterfly Center. The center is the biggest in Spain with more than 100 species from all over the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jorge Zapata / EPA

French Front de Gauche leftist candidate for the 2012 French presidential election, Jean-Luc Melenchon delivers a speech during a campaign meeting.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / Getty Images

Pakistani children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Islamabad. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion so it can provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year. The appeal will also cover needs of children among the estimated 5 million people affected for the second year by flooding in Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: T. MUGHAL / EPA

Police detain an exiled Tibetan during a protest outside the hotel in which Chinese President Hu Jintao is reportedly staying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / EPA

Palestinian schoolchildren do their homework by candlelight during a power outage. A political fight between Egypt, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is to blame for fuel shortages that have led to a major electricity crisis in Gaza, sources told AFP, as the impoverished Palestinian strip's power outages spiralled in recent months, leaving hospitals on the verge of a disaster and residents enduring rolling blackouts lasting up to 18 hours a day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty Images

APOEL's fans cheer for their team ahead of their UEFA Champions League first-leg quarterfinal football match against Real Madrid at GSP Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP / Getty Images

A caretaker bathes white elephants. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOE THAN WIN / AFP / Getty Images

Uganda police detain a supporter of Uganda's top opposition leader Kizza Besigye outside court. Besigye and his fellow accused were freed on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of convening an unlawful assembly in a case stemming from the killing of a policeman in violent street clashes last week. In tense scenes that threatened to turn violent, heavily armed police blocked supporters from following Besigye to the court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Wandera / Associated Press

New graduates from the Philippine coast guard stand in formation during a closing ceremony of the Shipboard Familiarization Course at coast guard headquarters. The 495 new graduates will be deployed to different units in time for Holy Week, which runs from April 1-4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where a sergeant with the National Guard embraces his daughter during a welcome home ceremony in Massachusetts. The 182nd Infantry Regiment, one of the original units in the U.S. Army, returned from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. Traveling south to Washington, an protester stands with a red hand painted over her mouth to represent what she said is socialism taking away her choices and rights in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on the final day of arguments regarding the healthcare law signed by President Obama.

In Pakistan, children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Islamabad. UNICEF has appealed for $1.28 billion so it can provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year. The appeal will also cover the needs of children among the estimated 5 million people affected for the second year by flooding in Pakistan.

Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful as he arrives to lead a Mass at Revolution Square in Havana; Palestinian schoolchildren do their homework by candlelight during a power outage in Gaza City; and a caretaker bathes white elephants in Myanmar.  Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.

Add stops in Germany, France, Cyprus, India and Uganda to round out the report.

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