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Mahpiya Benoist, 6, climbs between two sections of a sculpture Thursday morning in Salina, Kansas. The sculpture is made from lumber, plywood, chicken wire and 20,000 pounds of newspaper.


Laura and Sasha, two Polish Tatra sheepdogs, look out the back of Stanley Labanowski's truck in Pine Island, N.Y., on Thursday. The dogs are sisters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Bushey / Times Herald Record

Emergency personal sift through the rubble of a trailer fire in Chloe, W. Va., on Thursday. A woman and three children were killed and two men were severely burned in the blaze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Craig Cunningham / The Charleston Daily Mail

On Wednesday, a police officer and his dog walk toward a group of heavily armed officers taking cover behind a police vehicle not far from where accused gunman Kurt Myers was holed up in an abandoned bar in Herkimer, N.Y., after a shooting rampage that left four dead. Police and Myers, 64, of neighboring Mohawk, were in a standoff until Thursday morning when Myers opened fire through a door at officers, killing an FBI dog. Police returned fire, killing Myers, state police Supt. Joseph D'Amico said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Roth / Observer-Dispatch

Protesters and police clash in Daih, a suburb of the Bahraini capital of Manama on Thursday. The protesters oppose the continuing presence of Gulf troops,who were called into the kingdom two years ago to help quell a pro-democracy uprising.


Members of the Catalan Regional Police (Mossos d'Esquadra) are sprayed with foam by firefighters during a firefighters' demonstration against the government's spending cuts in social service in Barcelona, Spain.


Israeli female soldiers of the 33rd Caracal Battalion take part in a graduation march in the northern part of the southern Israeli Negev desert. The Caracal unit is an infantry combat battalion of the army, composed of both male and female soldiers mostly serving along the Israeli southern desert borders.


Faithful stand on St. Peter's square to watch the first Mass by Pope Francis on a giant screen at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before.


Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez cannot get a glove on a base hit by Colorado Rockies' Eric Young Jr. during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game in Mesa, Ariz..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up for a dunk in the first half of an NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday in Philadelphia. James scored 27 points, and the Heat became the fourth team to win at least 20 consecutive games in a season, defeating the 76ers 98-94.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated Press

Austria's Klaus Kroell crashes during the Men Super G, at the Alpine ski World Cup finals in Lenzerheide.


A view of Los Angeles harbor and St. Vincent bridge on a foggy morning from West Santa Cruz Street in Rancho Palos Verdes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Riders take part in the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan International Equestrian festival in the Boudthib Endurance Village near the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.


Neighbors and pedestrians gather at the site at Eastwood and Venta Spur Trail in Irvine, where Sharon Crowell, 61, and her husband Richard Crowell, 65, were killed in an incident involving a 17-year-old driver while they walked on the sidewalk. Shocked neighbors stopped by to leave flowers and candles at the accident scene throughout the morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Pakistani boy, Haroun Matiullah, 11, holds an umbrella to shelter himself from rain, while sitting on a roadside hoping to sell his oranges, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Haroun and his family fled Pakistan's tribal areas in 2009 because of fighting between militants and the army, and took refuge in Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A Chinese security person looks back near rows of journalists covering a plenary session of the National People's Congress, where Communist party chief Xi Jinping is expected to be named as the new Chinese president at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Snow falls as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated Press

Water in a street causes a landslide in the parish of Porto Judeu, in Angra do Heroismo, on the island of Terceira, Portugal. The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere issued a red warning -- the most serious on a scale of four -- for the eastern and central groups of the Azores due to the forecast of heavy rain by the end of the day.


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