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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM / AFP / Getty Images

A flamingo grooms itself at the Wuppertal zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AIZAR RALDES / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Ingalls / NASA

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 / AFP

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 Press

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 Press

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: AFP

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 Press

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 / NASA

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 / DPA

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 / AFP

Farmer She Ping allows himself to be covered in honeybees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

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 Images

A supporter of telecommunications company Uninor participates in a demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / EPA

A huge wave breaks over rocks in A Coruna, in Galicia. Strong winds prompted authorities to declare a red alert at sea and yellow on land. Fishing activity came to a halt as ships remained moored in port due to the weather bad conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CABALAR / EPA

Members of Bankrupting America, dressed as a mind reader and a clown, hand out "resumes" in front of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to make fun of a Wednesday hearing about a General Services Administration spending scandal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Wong / Getty Images

A European shorthair cat plays with its booty in a garden in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG KUMM / AFP / Getty Images

Visitors peruse the Acropolis Museum. Free entrance was granted to all visitors of Greek museums and archaeological sites in celebration of UNESCO World Heritage Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / EPA

A man takes photographs of the light installation "Dancing Water" shown at the Palmengarten as part of the Luminale 2012 festival. The Luminale, dubbed the "Biennale of Light Culture," is held every two years. Some 175 light sculptures and illumination projects are seen in the greater Frankfurt region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA VAZQUEZ / EPA

A man leaves a ceremony to mark the 100-day countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The event was held at the Beijing sports complex known as the Bird's Nest, site of some events in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

Paralympic athlete Heinrich Popow races in a symbolic 100 meter race at the Brandenburg Gate. The event was part of an international countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG†KUMM / EPA

Activists from the environment action group Greenpeace, wearing suits bearing the colors and pattern of the endangered Sumatran tiger, gather in a compound of Indonesia's Forest Ministry in Jakarta in a symbolic protest for "homeless Sumatran tigers."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty Images

Girls from the Abu Shouk camp for Internal Displaced People in North Darfur celebrate the opening of 10 new classrooms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP / Getty Images

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed factory. A three-story blanket factory buckled on Sunday while night-shift workers were inside. Estimates for how many may still be trapped have ranged from a dozen to more than 100.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Commuters ride on the engine of an overcrowded local train. Train services were disrupted following a midnight fire in a signal cabin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Demonstrator Luis Villegas lies down at 7th and Figueroa streets in downtown during a tax day protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Pulp's lead singer Jarvis Cocker reaches into the laser light during performance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Coachella fan Bella Bronson Fay's eye makeup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

An image released by NASA taken from the intenational space station and dated March 28 shows the lights of the city of Moscow about 240 miles below. The view is to the north-northwest from a position about 100 miles west-northwest of Volgograd. A solar array panel of the space station is in the foreground. The green crescent across the image is the Aurora Borealis, and the white spike of light to the right is the approaching daybreak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

Chancellor Angela Merkel proves a popular perch for lories, small parrots native to the South Pacific, during a visit to a bird park on a trip to her electoral district in northern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franzi Zöger / DPA

Mounted, costumed representatives of one of Zurich's guilds circle the "boeoegg" in the Sechselaeuten meadow as part of a traditional end-of-winter festival that includes a parade of guild members in historical uniforms and the burning of the boeoegg, a symbolic snowman, at Sechselaeuten, the ringing of the 6 p.m. bells. According to legend, the faster the boeoegg burns the hotter the summer will be, and the snowman got quite hot quite quickly this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffen Schmidt / Keystone

A military choir sings during celebrations to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of the country's founding leader Kim Il Sung.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP

The Dalai Lama, center, jokes with members of the crew of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea after the Earth Blessing and Consecration of the vessel Monday. The Hokulea is being prepared for an around-the-world trip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pillars of Peace Hawaii

Costumed actors add to the festive scene as the Red Ribbon Express, a train traveling around India spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS, stops in the southern city of Bangalore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAGADEESH NV / EPA

Seasonal workers harvest asparagus in an aerial photo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert / dapd

Indian police confront protesting government workers with batons and water cannons. The protesters are demanding back pay and an increase in the retirement age. Using colored water in the cannons allows authorities to more easily track down suspects who may escape.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

Chinese youngsters practice martial arts moves during rehearsal for a ceremony Wednesday in Beijing, where the last Summer Olympics were held, starting the countdown of the final 100 days leading up to the 2012 Games in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

An Afghan boy playfully challenges a photographer at a graveyard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Defendant Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre last Juy, talks with his lawyer during the second day of his trial. Breivik will have five days to explain why he set off a bomb in Oslo's government district, killing eight, and then gunned down 69 at a Labor Party youth camp outside the Norwegian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lise Aserud / Pool

A royal Bengal tiger takes a bite at a floating stick while taking a dip in a pool in his enclosure at the Nehru Zoological Park. As temperatures in the region have soared, zoo authorities have taken extra steps to keep the animals and birds in their care cool.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP

An Iranian soldier flashes the victory sign during a military parade commemorating National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini outside Tehran.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Space shuttle Discovery, resting atop a specially fitted NASA Boeing 747, flies over the National Mall as it arrives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida en route to its final home at the National Air and Space Museum near the Capitol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP

Rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of a three-story textile factory that collapsed late Sunday night, killing at least five people. Workers said they heard the building creak before the walls and ceiling crashed down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

An Army carry team salutes a vehicle transporting the remains of Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins after their return to the United States. Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas, died April 14, 2012 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire, the Department of Defense said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Ruark / Associated Press

Demonstrator Luis Villegas lies down at 7th and Figueroa streets in downtown during a tax day protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A frustrated driver gets out of his car in a traffic jam as protesters block the intersection of 7th and Figueroa streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A man watches the tax protest from inside the Ernst & Young office building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Scott Svonkin, a member of the board of trustees at the L.A. Community College District, joins demonstrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Two women have lunch at the Wells Fargo Center as protesters march by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Protesters march through the Wells Fargo Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Protesters rally outside the Bank of America building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A man eats his lunch at the Wells Fargo Center as protesters pass by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Tax protesters rally outside the Bank of America building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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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Afghan 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.

In Norway, 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.

The space shuttle Discovery soared over the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol as part of its journey to its new home, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. In nearby Washington, members of Bankrupting America, dressed as a clown and a mind reader, hand out “resumes” in front of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill to make fun of a Wednesday hearing about a General Services Administration spending scandal. On the West Coast, hundreds of demonstrators participated in a tax day protest in downtown Los Angeles,  marching through the street and snarling lunchtime traffic. See Gallery.

In Indonesia, activists from the environment action group Greenpeace, wearing suits bearing the colors and pattern of the endangered Sumatran tiger, gather in a sprawling Forest Ministry compound in a symbolic protest for the “homeless Sumatran tigers” in Jakarta, and a member of  the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program holds a 2-year-old orphaned orangutan confiscated from a 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 giant marionette created as part of “Sea Odyssey,” a love story based on the sinking of the Titanic, goes on display in Liverpool, England; 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 Kim 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.
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