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Pope Francis has a minor windblown wardrobe malfunction as he greets visitors at his general weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.


German team members Eric Frenzel, from left, Bjoern Kircheisen, Johannes Rydzek and Fabian Riessle celebrate winning the silver medal as Norway's gold medal winners Magnus Hovdal Moan, Haavard Klemetsen, Magnus Krog and Joergen Graabak applaud during the flower ceremony of the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / AP

A shopkeeper waiting for customers in Beijing peeks out from his store.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Protesters are set on fire from burning barricades during clashes with police in Kiev, where dozens have been killed in an uprising against President Victor Yanukovich.


A mural on a building on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles looks down on a pedestrian on a sunny afternoon Wednesday, More sun and warmer temperatures are forecast for coming days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Thai rice farmers on their tractors take over a highway in Ang Thong province on the way to Bangkok to protest the delay of payment by the government. About a million farmers are owed more than 100 billion Thai baht (about $3 billion) under the government's rice-pledging scheme, a policy that helped the ruling Pheu Thai party win the 2011 general election, but has now run out of funds.


A child walks past paper pandas made by French papier-mache artist Paulo Grangeon in the Da'an Forest Park in Taipei, Taiwan, during the preview of the "Pandas on Tour" show, staged by Grangeon and the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about the endangered giant panda and its vanishing habitat.


Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather at the Western Wall of the temple in Jerusalem for the Birkat Kohanim, meaning priestly blessing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerusalem US LP/National Geograp / MCT

Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Force India speeds along the track during preseason testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hasan Jamali / Associated Press

Atlanta Braves hitting coach Gary Ingram walks toward the batting cages as a light fog clings to the ground Thursday morning at the team's spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal & Constitution

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In Thursday’s Pictures in the News, Pope Francis is unfazed as the wind blows his collar up into the air during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia: Members of Germany’s Nordic combined ski team jump for joy after winning silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Kiev, Ukraine: Protesters behind burning barricades catch fire during clashes with police.

Taipei, Taiwan: Paper pandas made by French papier-mache artist Paulo Grangeon delight children in the Da’an Forest Park.

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