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Colombian Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez walks in St. Peter's Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

A Pakistani man tries to salvage what he can find amid the rubble left by a bomb blast.


Two people were killed and 22 injured according to reports when unknown gunmen opened fire on a funeral possession in Sohrab Goth neighborhood.


Irom Sharmila, who has been ordered to be fed through a tube after beginning a hunger strike 12 years ago to protest a law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, gestures during a news conference. Sharmila was charged Monday with attempted suicide in a case likely to bring attention to her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated Press

Astronauts use a robot arm to snare the unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule and its ton of supplies.


Protestors plead that no bail be granted to the eight policemen facing murder charges for their involvement in the death of Mido Macia, who was tied to a police vehicle and dragged to his death.


Five years after more than 1,000 people were killed in election-related violence, Kenyans went to the polls for a nationwide election.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Riccardo Gangale / Associated Press

Protesters in Mansoura and Port Said have been calling for civil disobedience campaigns and work stoppages against President Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mostafa Darwish / Associated Press

Yemeni soldiers stand guard as suspected Al Qaeda militants, behind bars, attend their first hearing in a state security court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Heavy wind and snow have pedestrians bundling up.


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1 Comment

  1. March 4, 2013, 10:58 am

    It is shameful for the world powers, U N. and the custodians of humanity to keep quiet for the last few years watching silently inhumane killings of minority shia sect around the globe in general and in Pakistan in particular. The helpless race has repeatedly begged help from these civilized nations but no one has stepped up to provide any political, social or security help. It looks like, they afraid of the few oil producing nations including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, who are whole heartily behind these killings just to spread their whabism. The west looks her own interest of diluting the power of Iran by keeping their eyes closed.

    By: john2397

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