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Debra Forrest, right, is consoled in the aftermath of a fire that claimed family members' lives on Monday in Philadelphia. Officials say four people, including two children died.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

Afghan security officials inspect one of the buildings where Taliban militants were holed up during a marathon series of attacks that ended Monday morning. Thirty-six insurgents were killed in the assaults, Afghan officials said, along with 11 members of the Afghan security forces and four civilians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPA

Rescue workers converge on the site of a collapsed factory in Jalandhar in northern India. The building, which housed a blanket manufacturing factory, collapsed late Sunday after a blast in the factory's boiler, killing at least five people, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

A police officer stands guard outside the entrance of the Oslo courthouse where Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik is on trial to face terrorism and premeditated murder charges. Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre, went on trial in Norway's capital Monday, defiantly rejecting the authority of the court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade take part in Exercise Joint Warrior at West Freugh Airfield on Monday in Starnraer. The operation in southwest Scotland will involve more than 1,600 troops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

'Drift' by artist Ron Mueck is hung by gallery technicians at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. The series of four "lifelike" sculptures form Mueck's first major solo exhibition in over a decade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Displaced Somalis walk among their makeshift homes in the flooded streets of Mogadishu following heavy rains that swept most of their homes away.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP / Getty Images

North Koreans in Pyongyang dance in front of portraits of late Presidents Kim Il-Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il during celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of the country's founding leader, Il-Sung.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pedro Ugarte / AFP / Getty Images

A zebra is seen at Bao Son Paradise park in Hanoi. Many wild animals in Bao Son Paradise were imported from Africa, including giraffes, rhinoceros, white tigers and cheetahs. Wildlife species in Vietnam are becoming extinct due to illegal trafficking and smuggling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luong Thai Linh / EPA

A rose is shown suspended between the hands of a statue depicting prisoners during the commemoration ceremonies for the 67th anniversary of the liberation of former Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora near Nordhausen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

Actors portraying the Kings Soldiers prepare their muskets and bayonets during the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington 1775 on the Battle Green in Lexington. Every year on Patriots Day, local members of reenactment groups stage the battle, historically known as the start of the Revolutionary war that ended with the Colonies establishing their independence from England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CJ Gunther / EPA

Indian children study at an open air school in Jammu. A law making primary education compulsory in India has come into effect, opening the door for millions of impoverished children who have never made it to school because their parents could not afford the fees or because they were forced to work instead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Lauryn Jones comes to the sudden realization that she has to stick her face in a bucket of live crawfish as she prepares to compete in the bobbing for crawfish competition during the 20th Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival in downtown Memphis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Brown / The Commercial Appeal

A fan with a Coachella Festival pass on his wrist raises a hand as DJ Calvin Harris does his thing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Philadelphia, where an early-morning house fire has claimed the lives of four people, including two children.

In Afghanistan,  security officials inspect one of the buildings where Taliban militants were holed up during coordinated attacks in Kabul. Afghanistan’s interior minister said that three civilians, eight troops and 36 Taliban insurgents were killed during an 18-hour offensive in the capital and other cities. The Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attacks Sunday afternoon on foreign embassies, a military base and the Afghan Parliament in Kabul and three other cities.

Police officers guard the entrance of the Oslo courthouse, where Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik is on trial to face terrorism and premeditated murder charges. Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre, went on trial in Norway’s capital Monday, defiantly rejecting the authority of the court.

Elsewhere, displaced Somalis walk among their makeshift homes in the  flooded streets of Mogadishu following heavy rains; North Koreans in Pyongyang dance in front of portraits of late Presidents Kim Il-Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il during celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of Il-Sung, the country’s founding leader; and a law making primary education compulsory in India came into effect, opening the door for millions of impoverished children who have never made it to school because their parents could not afford the fees or because they were forced to work instead.

Add stops in Scotland, Vietnam, Tennessee and Germany to round out the report.

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