Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Boston, where two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 80 in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said.
In North Korea, people visit giant statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang. Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung.
A Ferris wheel serves as a backdrop to palm trees on the grounds of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. More Photos
In Indonesia, members of a rescue team watch as divers prepare to retrieve the black box from a Lion Air Boeing 737 partially submerged in the water two days after it crashed while trying to land at Bali’s international airport near Denpasar. In Jakarta, activists dressed as injured orangutans take part in a protest demanding that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono take immediate action to save the animal outside the Presidential Palace.
An Indian laborer fans his 18-month-old daughter, who is suffering from Hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling, at their hut in Jirania village. A top private Indian hospital offered to examine the girl suffering from the rare but treatable illness that has caused her head to swell to more than double its normal size.
Roses rest on the names of the 1,503 people who died as a result of the sinking of the Titanic, following a memorial service at the Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden in Northern Ireland.
Add stops in South Korea, France, Hong Kong, Germany and Nepal, as well as the West Bank and Santa Monica, to round out the report.