Melrose, Mass. — 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 / EPALink
Washington — 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 PressLink
Havana — Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful as he arrives to lead a Mass at Revolution Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ramon Espinosa / Associated PressLink
Benalmadena, Spain — 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 / EPALink
Lille, France — 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 ImagesLink
Islamabad, Pakistan — 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 / EPALink
New Delhi — Police detain an exiled Tibetan during a protest outside the hotel in which Chinese President Hu Jintao is reportedly staying.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / EPALink
Gaza City — 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 ImagesLink
Nicosia, Cyprus — 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 ImagesLink
Naypyidaw, Myanmar — 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 ImagesLink
Kampala, Uganda — 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 PressLink
Manila — 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 ImagesLink
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