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As fire sweeps through a sprawling squatter's colony on the rim of Manila Bay, a man flees to the water with some of his belongings. Officials say that two people are missing and some 10,000 others are homeless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pat Roque / Associated Press

A member of the Samaritan community holds the Samaritan Torah at Mt. Gerizim, above the West Bank city of Nablus,during a sunrise religious service marking the end of their Passover holiday.


Occupants of a protest camp in the city's center take their morning shower. The camp appeared after the mass detention of those demonstrating against Vladimir Putin's reinauguration as president earlier this week.


Golfter Roope Kakko of Finland warms up for Day 2 of the Madeira Islands Open. The image was made with the use of a selective focus lens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

Danica Patrick sits in her car in the garage area during practice for a NASCAR meet at Darlington Raceway. The race's name is a mouthful: It's the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

The shiny tournament cup for soccer's EURO 2012 is set out for display.


Troy Dumais compresses into a dive during a training session on Day 2 of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix, held at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images

Relatives of passengers on the ill-fated Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 have gathered at Halim Perdanakusuma airport. They watch a television report as bodies are recovered from the mountainous crash site.


Lithuanian bicycle rider Ramunas Navardauskas, wearing the leader's pink jersey, signs in before the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia.


In a village near Nablus, a dispute over settlement in the occupied West Bank erupts into tire-burning and stone throwing. Demonstrators face an Israeli military vehicle.


In the midst of a heat wave, a girl cools off in a channel.


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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in the Philippines, where a fire sweeps through a sprawling squatters’ colony on the rim of Manila Bay.

On the sports front: Finnish golfer Roope Kakko warms before Day 2 of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal; Danica Patrick sits in her car during practice for a NASCAR meet in Darlington, S.C.; the EURO 2012 tournament cup gleams in Kiev; and diver Troy Dumais is silhouetted by the sun during a training session for the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

In Moscow, residents of a protest camp take their morning shower; in Lahore, Pakistan, a girl cools off in a channel; and in the occupied West Bank, demonstrators face a military vehicle across a line of burning tires.

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