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A Soyuz space capsule carrying Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA's Daniel Burbank touched down safely on the sweeping steppes of central Kazakhstan, ending the men's 163-day stay on the International Space Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirill Kudryavtsev / Associated Press

Russian space agency ground personnel help U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank shortly after the landing of the Soyuz TMA-22 capsule near Arkalyk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / Getty Images

A woman and her child from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan wait outside of the Yida refugee camp registration center. After an initial attack by SPLA-N rebel forces in South Kordofan, thousands of people from the Nuba Mountains have fled to neighboring Yida to escape the fighting and retaliatory airstrikes by Khartoum's Sudan Armed Forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIANE OHANESIAN / AFP / Getty Images

Armed police officers on the scene where a man threatened to blow himself up in an office building. A busy shopping street in central London was evacuated after the unidentified 49-year-old man arrived in the offices of Advantage HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) "strapped up with gasoline cylinders, and threatened to blow up the office," authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A woman in a World War II-era U.S. Army uniform kisses her dog. She was part of the the Convoy of Liberty, commemorating the moments of 1945 when the western part of the country was liberated from Nazi oppression by the Army.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / EPA

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko carry a giant banner with a Tymoshenko portrait on it as they shout slogans such as "Freedom for Yulia!" during a rally. About 2,000 protesters demanded that Ukrainian authorities release jailed Tymoshenko and to stop political repression in Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

An Indian boy uses a plastic chair to protect himself from the rain while running for a dry place during the Nauchandi annual fair, which started in 1672.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPA

Pakistani security officials take positions following an operation against alleged criminals in the restive Lyari area of Karachi, which reportedly has been a site of criminal activity and a gang war that has cost many lives in recent years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPA

Filipino policemen use their shields to block protesters from barging into the gates of the U.S. Embassy. Members of the militant women's group GABRIELA flocked in front of the embassy to denounce the presence of American troops in the recently concluded U.S.-Philippines joint military exercises.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPA

Demonstrators protest Barclays Bank and its worldwide operations outside the Royal Festival Hall, where the bank's annual general meeting for shareholders is being held.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated Press

Pop diva Lady Gaga's fans pose for souvenir photos as they wait for her concert.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

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Pictures in the News | April 27, 2012

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Kazakhstan, where a Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts  touched down safely Friday, ending the crew’s 163-day stay on the International Space Station. Among the crew was U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank, who was  helped from the space capsule by Russia’s space agency ground personnel.

Thousands of people from the Nuba Mountains have fled to neighboring Yida to escape the fighting and retaliatory airstrikes in the Sudan; supporters of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko carry a giant banner a with Tymoshenko portrait on it as they shout slogans such as ‘Freedom for Yulia!’ during a rally in downtown Kiev; and Filipino policemen use their shields to block protesters from barging into the gates of the U.S.  Embassy in Manila.

Add stops in London, Seoul, India and the Czech Republic  to round out the report.

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