Acehnese people run shortly after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, U.S. and Indonesian monitors reported, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFPLink
Sailors of Team Artemis Racing get on their boat after they capsized during the first Fleet Race of the America's Cup World Series off Naples. The ACWS series allows teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series and the September 2013 America's Cup Finals in San Francisco.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO LAPORTA / AFPLink
Rescued miners are ushered out of the Cabeza de Negro mine after being trapped underground for seven days in the Andes. President Ollanta Humala directed the final stage of the operation, which lead to the rescue of nine trapped miners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDINA / AFPLink
South Korean election officials count ballots for parliamentary elections at a high school gymnasium. Rival parties were neck-and-neck in the election, a key test of sentiment before December's presidential vote, according to TV exit polls.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM JAE-HWAN / AFPLink
Elephants splash water to celebrate Songkran or the Thai traditional New Year festival, in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. The annual elephant Songkran is held to promote the tourism industry and is celebrated prior to the three-day Songkran Festival also known as the water festival, which is held from April 13-15.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPALink
A litter of six puppies and their mother, an English bulldog mix, at the Toledo Area Humane Society in Maumee, Ohio. A man tried to abandon the six puppies by zipping them inside a suitcase and leaving it outside an Ohio business near a trash bin with their mother. The man was charged after authorities said they found he'd left the luggage tag with his contact information attached.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dave Zapotosky / The BladeLink
Olivia Bellin, 4, of Salem, Ore., bounces on a ride during an annual trip with her mother to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm near Woodburn, Ore. The farm is open through April 30 and features more than 40 acres of flowers, rides, food and festivities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Boyd / The OregonianLink
North Korean youths react at the water slide of a pool facility at the Kim Il Sung University.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
A worker perched on the roof of the Esplanade Theatre carries out a routine cleaning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
A Greek Orthodox monk walks in a light beam holding a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Holy Week of Easter holiday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
An Indian artist is reflected in a mirror on the wall as he works on gold jewelry inside a workshop attached to a jewelry showroom. Jewelers in India ended their three-week strike Saturday after assurances that the government would consider scrapping a budget proposal to levy excise duty on unbranded jewelry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFPLink
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