At the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, a woman wrapped in an Israel flag participates in the annual March of the Living, which remembers the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFPLink
Police detain supporters of a female punk band outside a court where the detention of three of the band's members is under review. Five members of the band briefly seized the pulpit of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in February to chant, "Mother Mary, drive Putin away." Three of them were arrested and detained, and a Moscow court is considering extending the detention.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated PressLink
Rescue workers help a survivor named Nitesh, buried for more than 72 hours, out from the rubble of a three-story blanket factory that collapsed Sunday night with workers inside.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shammi Mehra / Associated PressLink
Enveloped by a sandstorm, Iraqi soldiers inspect damage after the detonation of two car bombs added to a wave of bombings and shootings across the country that have killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
Firefighters search a bus after an accident killed more than a dozen people and injured many others. Early Thursday, the bus fell into a ravine along a mountain road, according to police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Karita / Associated PressLink
At Dulles International Airport, the space shuttle Discovery is suspended from a sling held by two cranes while the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is pushed back from underneath. NASA is transferring Discovery, the first orbiter to be retired from its fleet, to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Discovery completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times and traveled 148,221,675 miles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILL INGALLS / NASALink
A visitor interacts with a light installation by British-born artist Anthony McCall as the Hamburger Bahnhof museum ramps up for the exhibition "Anthoy McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture," opening April 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / DPALink
Women paratroops pose for photos after a drill held at the northern Hsinchu airbase. Taiwan tested its ability to defend one of its largest air bases against Chinese invasion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANDY CHENG / AFPLink
Farmer She Ping allows himself to be covered in honeybees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFPLink
Before a state ceremonial inspection in Hyde Park, Capt. Owen Beynon Brown of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery introduces his dog, Lord Percy, to Tango the horse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
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