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A Chinese street vendor in the border city of Dandong makes traditional North Korean rice cakes between the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, left, which connects the city to Sinuiju, North Korea, and the Yalu River Bridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

A protester holds a candle during a rally denouncing South Korea's joint military exercises with the U.S.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

As part of a public art project by New York-based artist Kurt Perschke, a giant inflatable red ball is set up in Pershing Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Rescue personnel attend to children from Newport Elementary School after their school bus overturned in a crash near Wadsworth, Ill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Delany Jr. / Lake County News-Sun

Venezuela's acting president, Nicolas Maduro, center with hat, greets supporters during a campaign rally. The campaign to replace the late leader Hugo Chavez formally kicked off Tuesday, with the vote set for April 14.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN BARRETO / AFP/Getty Images

A member of Mali's Beret Rouge, a special paratroopers unit, stands guard in a street. The United Nations has expressed concern about reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in the country, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP/Getty Images

The passenger ship Soderarm heads through a channel made by an icebreaker on its way to the island of Husaro in Stockholm's archipelago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDERS WIKLUND / Associated Press

Dari Togni, tiger trainer of the Italian Circus Maximus, and his animals perform in the Capital Grand Circus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP/Getty Images

Tom Scudamore, left, riding Dynaste jumps the last fence before winning the John Smith's Mildmay Novices Steeplechase at Aintree racecourse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER POWELL / EPA

A veiled woman stands in a field on the outskirts of the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Soldiers rehearse their role in the swearing-in ceremony for President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani International Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / EPA

Abraham Kohlberg, right, leads a yoga class for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPA

Refugees from Myanmar stand behind a barred prison door after fights broke out among refugees at an immigration detention center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DEDI SAHPUTRA / EPA

Chickens are herded in a poultry market in Nanjing in Jiangsu province. Authorities in Shanghai closed all poultry markets after the death toll from the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to six.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JL DONG / EPA

A boy runs under blooming cherry blossoms at the Imperial Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE LAUNAY / AFP / Getty Images

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDERS WIKLUND / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIN JONES / EPA

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Shaquille O'Neal, left, enjoys a warm moment with Jack Nicholson during a ceremony retiring the number worn by the former Lakers center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Deputy Sgt. Brian Sims talks to the parents of missing hiker Kyndall Jack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Panorama High wrestler Diana Oliva, one of the team captains, listens to boy band One Direction before a match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A young girl wears a T-shirt in memory of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval during a candlelight vigil at Eastmont Intermediate School. Sandoval was one of five people killed in a Nevada crash in which authorities say an 18-year-old suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of the family's van.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times

Paul Regish of East Hartford, Conn., holds signs as gun rights advocates enter the legislative office building at the Capitol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Jeralean Talley shows the wear and tear that living for 113 years have had on her hands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimberly P. Mitchell / Detroit Free Press

A trainee holds a box with goslings at the Eskilden GmbH poultry farm in eastern Germany. The company plans to breed 200,000 goslings this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIRK HUNGER / AFP / Getty Images

An aerial view of Mt. Everest, center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty Images

Burmese workers clear debris inside a burned mosque. The fire killed at least 13 children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Joggers run before the sunrise underneath leafless trees along the banks of Alster Lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / AFP / Getty Images

A Palestinian takes cover during clashes near an Israeli military prison. Protests broke after a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated Press

Palestinian demonstrators, protesting the death of prisoner Maysara abu Hamdieh, clash with Israeli soldiers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPA

Victims of land mines practice using prosthetic limbs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPA

An Afghan displays fragments of mines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP / Getty Images

Kashmiri schoolchildren walk at a tulip garden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Bathing in the River Ganges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

Fans try to catch a foul ball on opening day Monday at Dodger Stadium, where a sellout crowd watched the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants at the renovated ballpark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Dodger fans take pictures Monday during the national anthem at opening day at Dodger Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Noah Moss, 3, of Maui plays on a grassy knoll as a plane prepares to land Monday on the north runway at Los Angeles International Airport. Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti now says he will vote against a $750-million expansion proposal to push the north runway 260 feet closer to Westchester and Playa del Rey. His decision comes just days after Garcetti received the endorsement of the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, an advocacy group that has been fighting the runway expansion plan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

California Highway Patrol officers and L.A. County coroner officials survey the burned vehicle in which two people were killed Monday. The car rear-ended a big rig and then was struck by another car before bursting into flames on the westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway near White Oak Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Friends and classmates of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval hold a candlelight vigil Monday at Eastmont Intermediate School. Sandoval was one of five people killed Saturday morning in a crash in Nevada. Authorities say 18-year-old suspected drunk driver Jean Soriano slammed his Dodger Durango into the back of the family'€™s Chevy Astro van.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times

An aircraft sits on its nose after making an emergency landing next to a house. Both of the people in the aircraft were only slightly injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELIKA WARMUTH / DPA

Student members of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islam political party beat a police officer Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER / AFP

Palestinian demonstrators throw stones toward Israeli troops during clashes after the death of a Palestinian prisoner. The Palestinian leadership blamed Israel for the death of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a long-term prisoner with cancer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP

A man on crutches walks past as Nepalese students and police clash after a group of students interrupted vehicle movement demanding their educational rights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Fulham's Swiss defender Philippe Senderon heads the ball during the English Premier League football match with Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP

Indian men search for coins and gold in the polluted waters of the Ganga river at Sangam after the Kumbh Mela festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP

This NASA image captured by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station shows the sun getting ready to set into the horizon of southwestern Australia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS HADFIELD / AFP

Manhattan is seen from One World Observatory, on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center, at the Ground Zero site. The observatory, which is situated more than 1,250 feet over Lower Manhattan, will open to the public in 2015.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images North America

A road sign stands alone Monday in a flooded street. Spain has suffered its wettest March since 1947, according to the Spanish meteorological agency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFP

Children play basketball Monday at a park near blighted row houses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

A Palestinian teacher leads class. A law banning co-ed schooling in the Gaza Strip has taken effect, education minister for Hamas said Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

A groundskeeper combs the Los Angeles Dodgers logo into center field at Dodger Stadium before the season opener against the San Francisco Giants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A juvenile sea lion sits uncharacteristically on shore at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier. The Pacific Marine Rescue Center in Laguna Beach has issued a "state of emergency" after an astounding number of pups have washed ashore in recent days malnourished and in need of medical attention.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Jerrod Wagner, pastor of Alive Foursquare Church in Huntington Beach, delivers a sermon at an Easter sunrise service hosted by several area churches at the city's Pier Plaza Amphitheater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Children race to roll eggs as they participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images

A rainbow is reflected in a fountain on the river Alster in northern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKUS SCHOLZ / AFP / Getty Images

Young Slovak men dressed in traditional costumes pour a bucket with cold water over a woman as part of Easter celebrations in the village of Trencianska Tepla. Slovakia's men traditionally splash women with water and hit them with a willow to evoke youth, strength and beauty for the upcoming spring season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP / Getty Images

Participants ride on their decorated horses during the traditional Georgiritt - a horse parade in commemoration of Saint George - on Easter Monday in Traunstein. Saint George was born near the Black Sea around 280 AC and was decapitated for promoting Christianity while a Roman officer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / EPA

With the Kremlin in the background, a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear stands on a wooden block of "ice" on the Moskva River protesting against oil companies' drilling plans in the Arctic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated Press

A child waves a flag as Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandra Tarantino / Associated Press

A U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Michael Cable, 26, of Philpot, Ky., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. An Afghan teenager killed Cable in eastern Afghanistan by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated Press

A model walks the runway at the Juan Vidal show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall/Winter 2013/2014 at Manege in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Gavan / Getty Images

This NASA image shows W3, an enormous stellar nursery about 6,200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy's main spiral arms, which hosts low- and high-mass star formation. In this image from the Herschel space observatory, the low-mass forming stars are seen as tiny yellow dots embedded in cool red filaments, while the highest-mass stars -- with greater than eight times the mass of our sun -- emit intense radiation, heating up the gas and dust around them and appearing here in blue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

A performer walks through the street during Lagos Carnival in Lagos. Performers filled the streets of Lagos' islands Monday as part of the Lagos Carnival, a major festival in Nigeria's largest city during Easter week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jon Gambrell / Associated Press

Egyptian supporters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans outside Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court. Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court said Monday it did not have jurisdiction to rule on a case brought forth by supporters of former President Hosni Mubarak who challenged the legality in which he was forced out of power two years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

South Korean Army armored vehicles cross a pontoon bridge during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Hae-ryong / Associated Press

Kashmiri human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Antoo, center, is a mock chained prisoner during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was against life imprisonment, death sentences and other harsh sentences to Kashmiri prisoners, also demanding release of all political prisoners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Acehnese men wave flags during a rally outside Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the province to demand that the separatist flag once used by Free Aceh Movement rebels to be made the official flag of the province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated Press

Chelsea's Demba Ba, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Chris Smalling during their English FA Cup quarter final replay soccer match Chelsea against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

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Tensions are high on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korea has been railing against U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began in March and are to continue until the end of this month.

An “unusual mortality event” has been declared for the California sea lion. For months, sea lion pups of less than a year old have been washing up on Southern California beaches at an alarming rate.

Also in California, actor Jack Nicholson was on hand as former Laker Shaquille O’Neal’s number was retired at Staples Center in Los Angeles. In Orange County, a sheriff’s deputy talked to the parents of missing hiker Kyndall Jack before sending a team of rescuers to check out a flicker of light seen on a foggy ridge in Trabuco Canyon. The hikers were later rescued and are now hospitalized and recovering.

The wrestlers on the Panorama High girls’ team have broken into a male-dominated sport that doesn’t fully welcome them. They’re breaking up old notions of femininity — in their school and in their families. Read the story.

On the East Coast,  hundreds of gun rights advocates gathered at the statehouse in Hartford, Conn., ahead of a vote on gun-control legislation.

In Inkster, Mich., Jeralean Talley, at 113 years old, took over the title of oldest American when Elsie Thompson of Clearwater, Fla., died March 21, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

For a little history lesson, participants rode their decorated horses during the traditional Georgiritt — a horse parade in commemoration of St. George — on Easter Monday in Traunstein, Germany. St. George was born near the Black Sea around 280 AD and was decapitated for promoting Christianity as a Roman officer.

In Sweden, the passenger ship Soderarm headed into a channel through the ice made by an icebreaker for the jetty of the island Husaro in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden. According to the Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute, the ice coverage in the Baltic is the thickest and most extensive on record.

In Afghanistan’s Farah province, Afghan National Army  soldiers inspected 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, greeted a crowd; in Cologne, Germany, a winged-car artwork was returned to the roof of the City Museum; and off the coast of France, a Swiss skipper and his French counterpart prepared for their attempt to break the record for sailing around the island of Corsica.

Elsewhere, as part of a public art project by New York-based artist Kurt Perschke, a giant inflatable red ball was set up in Perishing Square in downtown Los Angeles; Kenyan soldiers mounted a guard of honor as they rehearsed ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the country’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, at Kasarani International Stadium on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi; and a boy ran under blooming cherry blossoms at Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. Cherry blossoms typically bloom from the end of March to the beginning of April in Kyoto.

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