President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and their wives, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush, respectively, during a prayer at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated PressLink
The George W. Bush presidential library, featuring more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and 4 million digital photographs, will be opened to the public May 1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevork Djansezian / Getty ImagesLink
Tobias Dustin Summers is escorted by Los Angeles police officers shortly after arriving in the United States from Mexico. Summers is suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl. He was captured at a rehabilitation center south of Tijuana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fox 5 San DiegoLink
Dusk falls upon Avalon Bay, as seen from the Inn on Mt. Ada on Catalina Island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
A visitor views a garden display called Modo-Repose by PWP Garden Design at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, which attracts thousands of horticulturalists to see its show gardens and floral displays.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
A room called "Le Nuage," or The Cloud, designed by French art distributor Zébra3/Buy-Sellf. Le Nuage has four single beds and can be rented for a night or more.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE VERDY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan worker extracts bunches of freshly dyed wool that will eventually be used by carpet weavers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FARSHAD USYAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A protester wearing a mask of British Finance Minister George Osborne demonstrates outside Barclays AGM. Britain has narrowly avoided a triple-dip recession with better-than-expected 0.3% GDP growth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Students at the University of South China light candles to pray for quake victims. A powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province last week, leaving at least 196 people dead and more than 12,200 injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ChinaFotoPress / Getty ImagesLink
Police officers detain a Greenpeace activist wearing a polar bear costume outside the office of Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil after a staged show against Statoil's planned drilling in the Arctic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI KADOBNOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers at the scene of a building collapse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Bangladeshi rescuer looking for survivors emerges from beneath a concrete slab of a building that collapsed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
Fires ignited by a series of at least seven explosions aboard two fuel barges on the Mobile River burn themselves out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John David Mercer / Associated PressLink
An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as a monkey participates in a religious procession during Hanuman Jayanti, a celebration of the birth of Hindu monkey god Hanuman.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated PressLink
A man walks through the ancient monuments at the Temple of Luxor. Egypt ranked last in terms of security and safety on the World Economic Forum's 2013 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shawn Baldwin / BloombergLink
White tiger cubs play around in their enclosure at Tobu Zoo Park. Four cubs, three males and one female, were born at the zoo, marking its first-ever cubs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIYOSHI OTA / EPALink
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