Protesters holding Tunisian flags shout as they sit in front of police in Tunis. Police fired tear gas Monday to disperse a rally on a central Tunis avenue where demonstrations are banned. Hundreds of demonstrators, marking Martyrs' Day and protesting against the ban imposed on March 28, sought shelter in neighboring streets and shops.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A policeman runs amid smoke from tear gas during clashes with protesters in Tunis. Police fired tear gas Monday to disperse a rally on a central Tunis avenue where demonstrations are banned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FETHI BELAID / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People walk through terraced paddy fields in Yuanyang County of Honghe Hani-Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liang Zhiqiang / Associated PressLink
Georgians in Tbilisi light candles to commemorate victims of the events of April 9, 1989, when the Soviet army dispersed demonstrators demanding independence for Georgia and more than 20 people died.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EPALink
Jewish men wrapped in prayer shawls attend the Annual Cohanim prayer, or Priest's blessing, for the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city. Thousands of Jews make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem during Pesach, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
Young Slovaks dressed in traditional costumes throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla. Slovakia's men splash women with water and hit them with a willow to symbolize youth, strength and beauty for the upcoming spring season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Walker, the polar bear, right, meets with new male companion Arktos at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie. Arktos arrived from Hannover Zoo in Germany on April 4 to be a companion to Walker, the park's resident polar. It's hoped that the bears (Arktos, at 4, is a year older than Walker and slightly larger) will establish a relationship of friendly competitiveness.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Indian farmers use a boat to transport cucumbers to market along the River Ganges in Allahabad. Agriculture continues to dominate India's economy, with the "green revolution" of the 1960s propelling the nation toward self-sufficiency in food production.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pilgrims hold smiling face banners during Pope Benedict XVI's Regina Coeli prayer in the courtyard of his residence in Castelgandolfo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside of Great Falls, Mont., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base. The Department of Defense announced the death of Burnside, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Burnside was based at Fort Bragg, N.C., and assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Hindu devotees offer prayers as they celebrate the Bisket Jatra Hindu festival on the outskirts of Katmandu. During this festival, also regarded as a New Year festival, images of the god Bhairava and his female counterpart Bhadrakali are enshrined in two large chariots and pulled to an open square after which rituals and festivities are carried out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binod Joshi / Associated PressLink
A zookeeper bottle-feeds baby gibbon 'Knuppy' at the private zoo of Garden Center Vida in Bremen. The 3-month-old lar gibbon (hylobates lar, also known as white-handed gibbon) is being hand-reared after his mother rejected him -- a common occurrence with primates born in captivity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGO WAGNER / EPALink
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