Makati, Philippines — Self-taught artist Ronald Bautista works on his version of the Passion of Christ for his neighborhood's observance of Holy Week. The giant art installation, made of recyclable materials, has attracted a number of local and foreign devotees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
San Fernando, Philippines — A penitent lies on the ground outside a church while a boy holds his whip on Holy Wednesday. While the Roman Catholic Church has urged Filipinos to refrain from self-flagellation, many faithful continue to subject themselves to the punishment during Holy Week as a form of penance for their sins.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPALink
Maimanah, Afghanistan — Wounded U.S. soldiers lie on the ground at the scene of a suicide attack in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province north of Kabul. A suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least 10 people, including two American soldiers and one other NATO service member, officials said. It was the latest in a string of attacks as spring "fighting season" gets underway in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gul Buddin Elham / Associated PressLink
Lancaster, Texas — Walls are punctured and windows are ripped away but objects inside a home struck by one of Tuesday's tornadoes appear to be mostly intact as the sun rises Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service said as many as a dozen twisters moved across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, bouncing in and out of neighborhoods and destroying homes at random.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Ray / Associated PressLink
Banda Aceh, Indonesia — A supporter of Aceh province gubernatorial candidate Irwandi Yusuf, whose signature color is orange, attends a campaign rally ahead of Monday's elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
Augusta, Ga. — Tiger Woods hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2012 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty ImagesLink
New York — Media members crowding around a new Chevrolet unveiled at the New York International Auto Show create a forest of shadows on a wall at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The show is open to the public Friday through April 15.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty ImagesLink
Hebron, West Bank — Israeli police evict a group of settlers from a disputed apartment house a day after they were ordered to leave the property. Israeli officials said the settlers did not have the proper permits to take up residence in the building in the Palestinian section of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Amneville, France — Two gorillas snuggle in the "Gorillas Camp" enclosure at the Amneville zoo, where eight gorillas are part of an endangered species breeding program.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Samjiyon, North Korea — A man clears snow from a path next to a line of advancing stone soldiers at the Samjiyon Grand Monument, which commemorates a 1939 battle between forces led by North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / Associated PressLink
Llanddulas, Wales — The grounded cargo ship MV Carrier is battered by waves after hitting rocks near a jetty and being pushed up against the seawall. Salvage and hazardous materials experts were assessing the scene.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
Singapore — People at a Chinese cemetery toss fake currency into the air as a form of an offering to their deceased relatives in observance of the Qingming Festival. On Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day, Chinese clean family graves and burn offerings in rituals aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
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