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Jeremy Deller bounces on his new artwork -- a full-scale inflatable replica of Stonehenge he calls "Sacrilege" -- at its launched at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts at Glasgow Green.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

A member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program holds a 2-year-old, orphaned orangutan named Rahul after it was confiscated from a small village on the edge of the Tripa Peat forest, where wildfires are feared to have already killed a third of the wild orangutan population. This was the second orangutan rescue this week, highlighting the need for urgent action to prevent local extinction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL HILTON / Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program

Philippine firefighters battle a blaze at a squatters' settlement outside Manila. About 150 families lost their homes but no one was reported killed in the fire, authorities said.


Surfers on the banks of the Tejo River wait for the wake of a passing catamaran to generate a wave big enough to catch on their boards.


A red carnation lies in front of the remains of the crematory at the Sachsenhausen World War II Nazi death camp, where a redesigned memorial was dedicated two days before the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Flowers and decorated stones are left as mementos outside the courthouse where Ander Behring Breivik is being tried. Breivik has admitted killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree in July.


A flamingo grooms itself at the Wuppertal zoo.


A young girl at Stanley Park is dwarfed by the Little Girl Giant and her dog, oversized marionettes created as part of "Sea Odyssey," a love story based on the sinking of the Titanic, The giant puppets, which have appeared in Britain only once before, are expected to attract thousands of spectators as they make their way through Liverpool over the next three days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Byrne / Associated Press

A Syrian demonstrator cries for freedom as activists test the willingness of the government of President Bashar Assad to honor a cease-fire.


Indigenous Aymara workers hold their ground, blocking the rough road that connects La Paz, Bolivia, with Arica, Chile, for a fourth day to highlight their demand that Bolivian President Evo Morales commit to building a highway to serve the area.


Giant portraits of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, left, and his son, Kim Jong Il, loom over a sea of North Korean soldiers denouncing the leader of South Korea during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea says South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's remarks on the radio last week about the North's spending on its anniversary celebrations while hunger is rampant in the country "hurt the dignity" of the North Korean people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim from the rubble of a factory that collapsed on Sunday. Estimates of how many workers may still be trapped in the three-story factory that produced blankets have ranged from a dozen to more than 100.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shammi Mehra / Associated Press

A woman worker holds bricks at a brick factory in Imadol on the outskirts of Katmandu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

The space shuttle Enterprise hangs overhead as a specially fitted NASA Boeing 747 is rolled into place for mating in prepartion for the shuttle's final flight to New York to be displayed at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum. Enterprise, which never flew in space, had been on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.


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Pictures in the News | April 20, 2012

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Scotland, where Jeremy Deller bounces on his new artwork — a full-scale, inflatable replica of Stonehenge that he calls “Sacrilege” — at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts. Heading south, a giant marionette created as part of “Sea Odyssey,” a love story based on the sinking of the Titanic, goes on display in Liverpool, England.

In Indonesia, a member of  the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program holds a 2-year-old, orphaned orangutan confiscated from a small village on the edge of the Tripa Peat forest, where wildfires are feared to have already killed a third of the orangutan population.

Elsewhere, a Syrian demonstrator cries for freedom during a protest in Daret Ezaah; Portuguese river surfers wait for a wave; and rescue workers continue searching for victim buried when a three-story blanket factory buckled Sunday in India.

Add stops in Bolivia, Germany and Norway to round out the report.

1 Comment

  1. April 20, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Becuase i love the pictures

    By: Terna

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