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Somalis flee as a fireball rises from an explosion at the burning Seybiyano market in Mogadishu. The inferno largely destroyed the market in the west of the capital before it was put out by emergency services and local residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated Press

Indonesian soldiers train their weapons at an airplane piloted by 65-year-old Heinz Peier of Switzerland after it was intercepted by Indonesian jet fighters and forced to land at Soewondo Air Base in Medan in North Sumatra. Peier was on a ferry flight from Colombo to Singapore when he entered Indonesian airspace illegally, a military official said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

A pro-Russian activist wearing a knight's mail and helmet guards the barricade at the regional administration building that was seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine. Ukraine’'s acting president on Thursday promised pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in the country’s east that they will not be prosecuted if they lay down their arms as protests continue to flare up across the country's industrial heartland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

Pope Francis greets the crowd after meeting with the community of the Pontifical Gregorian University at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

A group of ring-tailed lemurs from Madagascar are seen on exhibit for the first time at the Avifauna Bird Park in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. The park, the largest bird park in the Netherlands, has added other animals to its unique collection.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAS CZERWINSKI / ANP

Charlotte Bonnet competes in the 100-meter breaststroke semifinal at the French swimming championships in Chartres.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIEN MEYER / AFP

A woman marks her ballot in a rudimentary polling booth in the village of Shahpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with the main opposition Hindu nationalist party counting on support in heartland states in its bid to end the 10-year rule of the Congress party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Alex Hribal, 16, the suspect in the stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate in handcuffs and hospital gown after his arraignment Wednesday in Export, Pa. At least 19 students were wounded, four critically, when Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing rampage at the school. Officials said Hribal suffered injuries to his hands.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

Police move into position outside a house in West Covina during a standoff with someone inside after authorities received reports of gunfire coming from the home directed to a neighboring home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan

Clippers forward Blake Griffin begins to fall as Thunder forward Serge Ibaka hits the deck as they wrestle for the ball in the second quarter at Staples Center. Oklahoma City won the Western Conference showdown, 107-101.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Ultra-Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, at a bakery in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv. Observant Jews do not eat leavened bread during the Passover holiday, which celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

Cherry tree blossoms, a traditional sign of spring, frame the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C, The District of Columbia's cherry blossom festival, which runs through Sunday, commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM LO SCALZO / EPA

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In Thursday’s Pictures in the News, Somalis run from an explosion and fireball as the Serbiyan market burns in the capital Mogadishu. The inferno largely destroyed the market before it was put out by emergency services and local residents.

Donetsk, Ukraine: A pro-Russian activist in knight’s armor guards a barricade outside a regional administration building that was seized earlier.

Vatican City: Pope Francis greets the crowd at the end of a meeting with the community of the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Export, Pa.: Alex Hribal, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is arraigned. At least 19 students were wounded, four critically, when Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing rampage at the school.

Washington, D.C.: Cherry trees are in bloom around the Jefferson Memorial, right on cue for Washington’s annual cherry blossom festival, which ends Sunday.

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