Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez react after the vice president announced Chavez's death. He was 58.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fernando Llano / Associated PressLink
Anna Donlin gives her dogs Walnut and Pearl a treat at a polling station at Allesandro Elementary School, where residents voted for mayor, city attorney, city controller, and eight City Council members.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Misao Okawa, who is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest woman, receives a birthday cake at her 115th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home. Okawa was born in Tenma, Osaka, on March 5, 1898.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty ImagesLink
Men watch news reports of early election results on a television outside a shop in the Kibera slum of Kenya's capital as the nation held its first presidential election since 2007, Kenya's deputy prime minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, who is accused of crimes against humanity, took an initial lead in vote tabulations..
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFPLink
A man walks through a sunlit hallway of the Deutsche Post tower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / DPALink
Orange flames and billowing smoke pour from Naples' museum park, a former industrial site in the Bagnoli area of the southern Italian city. Four buildings were damaged by the fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFPLink
Workers remove snow from cars at an auto dealership after a winter storm blew through Minnesota.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Mone / APLink
A mahout, or elephant driver, gets a shower as his mount bathes in a pool at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. India is home to around 25,000 Asian elephants but their numbers are dwindling mainly due to poaching and human encroachment on their habitat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIJU BORO / AFPLink
Cyclists pedal through a wooded area during the first stage of the 71st Paris-Nice race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFPLink
A hole in the ground marks the spot where a sinkhole opened up last week under a home, swallowing a man in his bedroom. Officials have given up hope of finding Jeff Bush, 37. Workers knocked down the structure, leaving only the slab, and filled in the hole with crushed rock.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dirk Shadd / Tampa Bay TimesLink
A model presents a creation from the Alexander McQueen fall 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFPLink
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