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An airplane passes in front of the moon, as seen from Nuernberg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL KARMANN / DPA

People cover their faces as strong winds blows insulation material off a building in Hami, in northwest China's Xinjiang province. Meteorological authorities issued an "orange alert" for a sandstorm as visibility in certain areas dropped to less than 50 yards, local media reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP

Black smoke billows from burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Thursday. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mika Velikovskiy / AP

A member of the Ukrainian special forces takes position at an abandoned roadblock in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on Thursday. Ukraine's military launched an assault on the flashpoint rebel-held town, sending in armored vehicles and a helicopter, AFP journalists in the town reported. Several armored personnel carriers drove past an abandoned rebel roadblock in flames to take up position at the entry to the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Police officers control a crowd near the scene of the inspection of a vehicle suspected to be packed with explosives on Thursday in Nairobi's Somali district of Eastleigh a day after another car bomb was detonated, killing two police officers at a nearby police station. Following a tip from the public, bomb experts set about inspecting the vehicle, which they said bore signs of having been used to transport a large load, possibly an explosive device, before towing it away for further forensic inspection. At least four people, including two policemen, were killed on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi near a major Somali neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Tourists walk around teepees set up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a weeklong demonstration by farmers, ranchers and tribes with the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP

President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo on Thursday. Showing solidarity with Japan, Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Kaster / AP

An Indian woman leaves after casting her vote in a village near Sawai Madhopur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. With 814 million eligible voters, India is voting in phases over six weeks. Results are expected May 16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / AP

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In Thursday’s Pictures in the News, an airplane leaves a trail across the sky with the moon as a background in Nuernberg, Germany.

Hami, China: Meteorological authorities issue an “orange alert” for a sandstorm, as visibility in certain areas dropped in  northwest China’s Xinjiang province.

Slovyansk, Ukraine: Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a “punitive operation.”

Tokyo: President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan.

And there’s more from around the world.

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