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A man takes cover as the branch of a tree snaps during a sudden thunderstorm. The Indian capital was engulfed by a dust storm followed by an unseasonal rainfall after days of high temperatures.


Protesting Kashmiri government employees run away as Indian police spray purple-colored water to disperse a demonstration. Indian police detained dozens of employees, used water cannons and resorted to charging the employees during the protest. The employees were demanding an increase in the retirement age from 58 to 60, among other changes.


Clothes used by miners dry on a rock wall outside the entrance of the Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine where some miners are trapped. Authorities say nine miners trapped inside the wildcat mine since Thursday are being supplied with sports drinks, soup and food while emergency responders work to free them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Mejia / Associated Press

Indian young people try to get fresh air as they wear tight costumes as part of a promotional campaign by Sony India for their new products. Sony Corp. more than doubled its net loss outlook to $6.4 billion for the financial year that ended March 31, the company said.


A moray eel swims as a diver performs underwater at Manila Ocean Park, the largest oceanarium in the country, to promote their special hotel rooms, which are decorated with aquariums, as they celebrate their second anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

An Indian youth cools off in the waters of the Arabian sea on a hot day as Mumbai endures an intense heat wave. The temperatures have already broken records in March.


Volunteers help set up lanterns around the ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands. Singapore commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic with the release of 2,228 Kong Ming lanterns signifying the number of passengers aboard the ship when she set sail.


Traditional "koinobori" carp kites, some with prayers for the earthquake-hit Tohoku region, hang under the Tokyo Tower ahead of the Children's Day celebrations. Children's Day is a Japanese national holiday that takes place annually on May 5. It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.


Indian Sikh Nihang (religious Sikh warriors) raise their swords after boarding a train along with devotees to Pakistan at a railway station. Thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims are expected in Pakistan for the Baisakh celebrations, the Sikh New Year at the Sikh Shrine of Gurudwara Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev.


Bangladeshi women use their feet to scatter rice grain spread out to dry at a rice mill on the outskirts of Dhaka.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

Mother Orsa and her three young bears discover the open-air enclosure at the wildlife park Tripsdrill near Cleebronn, southern Germany. The cubs are 14 weeks old.


Exhibition staff members display the most well-preserved baby mammoth, named Lyuba, at a media preview. The 1-month-old baby mammoth of the Ice Age died 42,000 years ago and was preserved in the ice. Lyuba was found by a reindeer herder in permafrost of the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, on 2007. She will be exhibited in Hong Kong from April 12 to May 10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

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