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South Korean soldiers patrol inside a barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. Nearby, North Korea has denied South Koreans entry to a joint North-South industrial park in Kaesong. It is reported that 400 South Koreans remain in the park, fearing they cannot get back if they return to the South.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

In the case of a 10-year-old girl abducted from her Northridge home, Daniel Martinez, left, is arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court. Deputy public defender Robert Kayne stands with him. Martinez, 30, was arrested Sunday just two miles from the girl's home and is described by Los Angeles police as a secondary suspect in the crime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

The former Kate Middleton -- now duchess, countess and mother-to-be -- greets a crowd as she visits the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

A winged car, the creation of German artist HA Schult, is returned to the roof of the City Museum in Cologne after its restoration.


Swiss skipper Yvan Bourgnon, left, and Frenchman Joris Cocaud sail aboard their sport catamaran during a training session off the French coast before their attempt to break the record for sailing around the island of Corsica.


Watched by schoolchildren, a diver does some spring cleaning at the city's Aquaria complex.


Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. Demonstrations first erupted across the West Bank on Tuesday over the death of Palestinian prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh. He was serving a life sentence for a 2002 foiled bombing of a busy Jerusalem cafe. Abu Hamdiyeh, in his 60s, died from cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Afghan National Army soldiers inspect the body of an insurgent on the floor of a room at a courthouse in Farah province. Taliban gunmen killed 46 people at an Afghan court complex in a bid to free insurgents standing trial. They moved from room to room, shooting everyone they found. Civilians, judges, lawyers and court staff were left dead after nine militants disguised as Afghan soldiers launched an eight-hour assault, which ended only after security forces killed the last surviving gunman.


A female member of an explosive ordnance disposal team brushes sand off of a mortar shell while participating in exercises that were part of the United Nations' International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.


Family members visit a tomb to pay respects and burn offerings at the Choa Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery during the Qing Ming Festival. Qing Ming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is an annual Chinese festival to commemorate the dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images

At the Manila Zoo, water trickles down the head of a 38-year-old female elephant named Mali.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Brazilian anti-riot police take the field holding rubber bullet guns during clashes with soccer players from Argentina's Arsenal at the end of their Copa Libertadores soccer match with Brazil's Atletico Mineiro. At least four players from Arsenal were detained for interrogation after the confrontation with police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugenio Savio / Associated Press

Indian devotees perform rituals on hot sand during the Danda Nata, the festival of self-punishment, in the Ganjam district.


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Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins in South Korea, where soldiers patrol inside the barbed-wire fence near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju. In recent weeks, North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea and U.S. military bases.

In Los Angeles, Daniel Martinez, arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge, makes a courtroom appearance.

In Afghanistan’s Farah province, Afghan National Army  soldiers inspect the  body of an insurgent after Taliban gunmen killed 46 people at a court complex in a bid to free insurgents standing trial.

In Scotland, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Strathearn, greets a crowd; in Cologne, Germany, a winged-car artwork is returned to the roof of the City Museum; and off the coast of France, a Swiss skipper and his French counterpart prepare for their attempt to break the record for sailing around the island of Corsica.

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