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Pictures of the Month

April 2013
A selection of the best Reuters Pictures taken in April 2013. Reuters produces up to 1,600 images a day covering top news, sport, entertainment and features from all over the world.

This selection highlights the best of this content.
BLAST
RTXYN2E
April 15, 2013
Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the...
Boston, UNITED STATES
Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston...
Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race in this photo exclusively licensed to Reuters by photographer Dan Lampariello after he took the photo in Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013. Two simultaneous explosions ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch the world famous race. REUTERS/Dan Lampariello (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT ATHLETICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ) MANDATORY CREDIT
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
RTXZ4PD
April 30, 2013
Members of the Samaritan sect take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover atop...
Nablus, Palestinian Territories
Members of the Samaritan sect take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover atop...
Members of the Samaritan sect take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover atop Mount Gerizim near the West Bank city of Nablus April 30, 2013. The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the biblical Kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EASTEUROPE-RUSSIANS/
RTXZ4U5
April 30, 2013
A woman rests in the water at the thermal water spa in the Hungarian town Heviz, 194 km (120 miles) west...
HEVIZ, Hungary
A woman rests in the water at the thermal water spa in the Hungarian town Heviz
A woman rests in the water at the thermal water spa in the Hungarian town Heviz, 194 km (120 miles) west of Budapest, April 20, 2013. Locals have welcomed the new Russian "invasion" of tourists who fly into Sarmellek to head to the spa town Heviz, saying they have brought money, new jobs, and even boosted the moribund real estate market during a deep, economic downturn. Picture taken April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo (HUNGARY - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL SOCIETY)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ4AT
April 30, 2013
Queen Beatrix (L) of the Netherlands passes the act of abdication to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands passes the act of abdication to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander...
Queen Beatrix (L) of the Netherlands passes the act of abdication to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander next to his wife Crown Princess Maxima (R) during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Pool (NETHERLANDS - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ4OR
April 30, 2013
Netherlands Princess Beatrix (2nd L) accompanied by her granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Netherlands Princess Beatrix accompanied by her granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia Princess...
Netherlands Princess Beatrix (2nd L) accompanied by her granddaughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia (L) Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane (R) attend the religious crowning cerimonies at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which also marks the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Michael Kooren/POOL (NETHERLANDS - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ4CO
April 30, 2013
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (L) embraces her son, Dutch King Willem-Alexander (L) and his wife Queen...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands embraces her son, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima...
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (L) embraces her son, Dutch King Willem-Alexander (L) and his wife Queen Maxima at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ4VU
April 30, 2013
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (R) embraces her son Dutch King Willem-Alexander at the balcony of the...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands embraces her son Dutch King Willem-Alexander at the balcony of the Royal...
Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (R) embraces her son Dutch King Willem-Alexander at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ4X9
April 30, 2013
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd with their daughters Crown Princess...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd with their daughters Crown Princess...
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima wave to the crowd with their daughters Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia (L), Princess Alexia (R) and Princess Ariane (C) at the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS)
BANGLADESH-BUILDING/
RTXZ4VW
April 30, 2013
People wait for news of their missing relatives, the garment workers, who are missing after the collapse...
Savar, Bangladesh
People wait for news of their missing relatives, the garment workers, who are missing after the collapse...
People wait for news of their missing relatives, the garment workers, who are missing after the collapse of Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 30, 2013. At least 390 people have been confirmed dead in what is just the latest incident to raise serious questions about worker safety and low wages in the poor South Asian country that relies on garments for 80 percent of its exports. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER)
SPAIN-ECONOMY/
RTXZ4XD
April 30, 2013
A man sleeps at the entrance of a closed down library that is now for rent in Madrid April 30, 2013....
Madrid, Spain
A man sleeps at the entrance of a closed down library that is now for rent in Madrid
A man sleeps at the entrance of a closed down library that is now for rent in Madrid April 30, 2013. Spain fell deeper into recession in the first three months of the year, the seventh straight quarter it has seen its economy shrink, data showed on Tuesday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS POVERTY)
USA/
RTXZ57M
April 30, 2013
A dancer performs during an open audition to join the world famous Rockettes at New York City's Radio...
New York, UNITED STATES
A dancer performs during an open audition to join the world famous Rockettes in New York City
A dancer performs during an open audition to join the world famous Rockettes at New York City's Radio City Music hall, April 30, 2013. Hundreds of aspiring dancers try out each year for a spot with the dance company to star in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/GAZA-BLAST
RTXZ59A
April 30, 2013
Friends of Jewish settler Eviatar Borovsky, 31, mourn as they carry his body during his funeral in Kfar...
KFAR HASSIDIM, Israel
Friends of Jewish settler Borovsky, mourn as they carry his body during his funeral near Haifa
Friends of Jewish settler Eviatar Borovsky, 31, mourn as they carry his body during his funeral in Kfar Hassidim near the northern Israeli city of Haifa April 30, 2013. Israel on Tuesday launched its first targeted attack on a militant in Gaza since a war in November, killing a Palestinian jihadist in an air strike that put further strain on a five-month-old ceasefire. There was also bloodshed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where for the first time since 2011, a Palestinian killed the Jewish settler. Israeli soldiers shot and wounded the attacker after he stabbed the man at a busy intersection. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
DUTCH-MONARCHY/
RTXZ5E4
April 30, 2013
A couple hug at the end of the celebrations on Dam square in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands...
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Couple hug at the end of the celebrations on Dam square in Amsterdam
A couple hug at the end of the celebrations on Dam square in Amsterdam April 30, 2013. The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which also marks the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (NETHERLANDS - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
CAMBODIA/
RTXZ37A
April 29, 2013
A woman protests in front of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) headquarters in Phnom Penh April 29,...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A woman protests in front of CPP headquarters in Phnom Penh
A woman protests in front of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) headquarters in Phnom Penh April 29, 2013. Boeung Kak lake residents and other communities embroiled in land disputes in the capital, gathered and appealed for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's help after they were threatened with eviction to pave way for private luxurious property developments. They also appealed for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
CZECH-EXPLOSION/
RTXZ388
April 29, 2013
Injured people leave an area after an explosion in Prague April 29, 2013. The explosion in central Prague...
Prague, Czech Republic
Injured people leave an area after an explosion in Prague
Injured people leave an area after an explosion in Prague April 29, 2013. The explosion in central Prague on Monday injured about a dozen people and others were trapped in a building damaged by the blast, a Reuters witness and emergency services officials said. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: DISASTER)
MYANMAR-VIOLENCE/
RTXZ3DQ
April 29, 2013
Hla Hla May, a Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one year old daughter Roshan at...
Sittwe, Myanmar
Hla Hla May, Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one year old daughter Roshan at former...
Hla Hla May, a Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one year old daughter Roshan at a former rubber factory that now serves as their shelter, near Sittwe April 29, 2013. Myanmar must urgently address the plight of Muslims displaced by sectarian bloodshed in western Rakhine State and double the number of security forces to control the still-volatile region, an independent commission said on Monday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: CONFLICT RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL/
RTXZ3FY
April 29, 2013
Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana, in...
LALITPUR, Nepal
Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana, in Lalitpur...
Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana, in Lalitpur April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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BANGLADESH-BUILDING/
RTXZ3ID
April 29, 2013
Relative show pictures of garment workers who are missing, during a protest to demand capital punishment...
Savar, Bangladesh
Relative show pictures of garment workers who are missing, during protest to demand capital punishment...
Relative show pictures of garment workers who are missing, during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka April 29, 2013. Rescue officials in Bangladesh said on Monday they were unlikely to find more survivors in the rubble of a factory building that collapsed last week burying hundreds of garment workers in the country's worst industrial accident. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER BUSINESS TEXTILE CIVIL UNREST)
ISRAEL/
RTXZ3T8
April 29, 2013
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch as Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise at the...
Palmachim, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch as Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise at the...
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch as Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise at the Palmachim air force base near Tel Aviv April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY-VOTE-PROPERTY-TAX/
RTXZ3M3
April 29, 2013
Italian Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni gestures next to Foreign Minister Emma Bonino (L) at the...
Rome, Italy
Italian Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni gestures next to Foreign Minister Emma Bonino at the lower...
Italian Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni gestures next to Foreign Minister Emma Bonino (L) at the lower house of the parliament in Rome April 29, 2013. Newly-appointed Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Monday his government would stop the scheduled June installment of a hated property tax and would weigh a wider reform of the levy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS)
CUBA-YOUTH/
RTXZ2C8
April 28, 2013
Youths kiss in the water at a beach on the outskirts of Havana March 24, 2013. In a world where population...
Havana, Cuba
Youths kiss in the water at a beach on the outskirts of Havana
Youths kiss in the water at a beach on the outskirts of Havana March 24, 2013. In a world where population growth is exploding and a region where countries have high birth rates and low median ages, Cuba's population is declining and getting older. Like many underdeveloped countries, Cuba struggles to hold on to its best and brightest, but unlike most others, it faces the added difficulty of doing so at the doorstep of a hostile superpower with an open door immigration policy for Cubans. Picture taken March 24, 2013. To match Feature CUBA-YOUTH/ REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY)
BASEBALL/
RTXZ2YS
April 28, 2013
New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth...
New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BANGLADESH-BUILDING/
RTXZ2HH
April 28, 2013
A rescue worker rests amidst the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles)...
Savar, Bangladesh
A rescue worker rests amidst the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles)...
A rescue worker rests amidst the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 28, 2013. Hope for survivors under the rubble of a building that collapsed outside the capital of Bangladesh faded on Sunday, and with more than 900 people still counted as missing fears grew that the death toll could rise far beyond the latest figure of 363. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER)
BANGLADESH-BUILDING/
RTXZ2HS
April 28, 2013
Relatives mourn as they show pictures of garment workers, who are believed to be trapped under the rubble...
Savar, Bangladesh
Relatives mourn as they show pictures of garment workers, who are believed to be trapped under the rubble...
Relatives mourn as they show pictures of garment workers, who are believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 28, 2013. Hope for survivors under the rubble of a building that collapsed outside the capital of Bangladesh faded on Sunday, and with more than 900 people still counted as missing fears grew that the death toll could rise far beyond the latest figure of 363. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL)
ITALY-VOTE/OATH
RTXZ2IX
April 28, 2013
A Carabiniere police officer lies on the ground after gunshots were fired in front of Chigi Palace in...
Rome, Italy
A Carabiniere police officer lies on the ground after gunshots were fired in front of Chigi Palace in...
A Carabiniere police officer lies on the ground after gunshots were fired in front of Chigi Palace in Rome April 28, 2013. Two police officers were shot and wounded outside the Italian prime minister's office on Sunday as Enrico Letta's new government was being sworn in around a km (0.62 miles) away at the president's palace, RAI state television reported. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: CRIME LAW)
KOREA-NORTH/
RTXZ1MD
April 27, 2013
A customs officer checks as a vehicle of a South Korean company carrying products made in inter-Korean...
Paju, South Korea
A customs officer checks as a vehicle of a South Korean company carrying products made in inter-Korean...
A customs officer checks as a vehicle of a South Korean company carrying products made in inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, arrives at the customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) office, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, north of Seoul April 27, 2013. On Friday, Pyongyang rejected a call for formal talks to end a standoff that forced operations at the joint industrial complex to be halted. South Korea in turn said it would pull out all its remaining workers from Kaesong. Of the 175 remaining South Korean workers, 126 workers left the factory zone on Saturday. The rest are scheduled to return on Monday. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT)
ISRAEL/
RTXZ22S
April 27, 2013
Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem
Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXZ14M
April 26, 2013
Vanessa Moreno, 24, holds her two-month-old baby Makayla at Prototypes residential treatment program...
Pomona, UNITED STATES
Vanessa Moreno, 24, holds her two-month-old baby Makayla at Prototypes residential treatment program...
Vanessa Moreno, 24, holds her two-month-old baby Makayla at Prototypes residential treatment program in Pomona, California, March 26, 2013. Prototypes is part of the Second Chance Women's Re-entry Court program, one of the first in the U.S. to focus on women. It offers a cost-saving alternative to prison for women who plead guilty to non-violent crimes and volunteer for treatment. Of the 297 women who have been through the court since 2007, 100 have graduated, and only 35 have been returned to state prison. Picture taken March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
KOREA-NORTH/
RTXZ0HH
April 26, 2013
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on...
Pohang, South Korea
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on...
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, about 370 km (230 miles) southeast of Seoul, April 26, 2013. The drill is part of the two countries' annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on March 1 and runs until April 30. Tension has been fuelled by North Korean anger over the imposition of U.N. sanctions after its last nuclear arms test in February. The two Koreas have been technically in a state of war since a truce that ended their 1950-53 conflict. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS MARITIME)
USA-OBAMA/TEXAS
RTXZ0I1
April 26, 2013
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C ) is pictured as a translator repeats remarks by former...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is pictured as a translator repeats remarks by former...
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C ) is pictured as a translator repeats remarks by former U.S. president George W. Bush (not pictured) at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, April 25, 2013. U.S President Barack Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTXYZZF
April 25, 2013
A damaged statue of Bassel Al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is seen in Raqqa province,...
Raqqa, Syria
A damaged statue of Bassel Al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is seen in Raqqa province...
A damaged statue of Bassel Al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is seen in Raqqa province, eastern Syria, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
USA-OBAMA/TEXAS
RTXYZSF
April 25, 2013
Father and son, and former U.S. Presidents, George H.W. Bush (L) and George W. Bush, shake hands at the...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
Former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush shake hands at the dedication for the George...
Father and son, and former U.S. Presidents, George H.W. Bush (L) and George W. Bush, shake hands at the dedication for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
BANGLADESH/
RTXYXRN
April 24, 2013
People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in...
People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 24, 2013. An eight-storey block housing garment factories and a shopping centre collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 500, the Ntv television news channel reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTXYY7Q
April 24, 2013
A Free Syrian Army fighter and a boy hold up weapons on a street at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near...
TEL ABYAD, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter and a boy hold up weapons on a street at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad
A Free Syrian Army fighter and a boy hold up weapons on a street at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey, April 23, 2013. Picture taken April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY)
BRITAIN-IGLOOS/
RTXYYAO
April 24, 2013
Students from Hounslow Heath infants school play in one of four adobe huts designed to help minimise...
London, United Kingdom
Students from Hounslow Heath infants school play in one of four adobe huts designed to help minimise...
Students from Hounslow Heath infants school play in one of four adobe huts designed to help minimise the noise of aircraft landing at Heathrow airport in Hounslow, west London April 24, 2013. The playground is directly under the flight path of Heathrow's southern runway and outside play for the children is interrupted every two minutes or so by landing aircraft passing over their heads. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION TRANSPORT)
USA-EXPLOSIONS/BOSTON
RTXYYSN
April 24, 2013
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor receives a hug next to the site of the first bomb explosion on Boylston...
Boston, UNITED STATES
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor receives a hug next to the site of the first bomb explosion on Boylston...
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor receives a hug next to the site of the first bomb explosion on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
GREECE/
RTXYYFX
April 24, 2013
An Armenian girl holds a rose as she lies on a huge Armenian flag during a demonstration near the Turkish...
Athens, Greece
Armenian girl takes part in demonstration against Turkey in central Athens
An Armenian girl holds a rose as she lies on a huge Armenian flag during a demonstration near the Turkish embassy in central Athens, April 24, 2013. Hundreds of Armenians marched to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Twenty-one countries worldwide, including Greece, Russia, and France as well as the European parliament recognize the mass killings as an act of genocide, despite strong objections from Turkey. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTXYXY3
April 24, 2013
Men sleep on a closed street vendor stall at a roadside in New Delhi, April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi...
New Delhi, India
Men sleep on a closed street vendor stall at a roadside in New Delhi
Men sleep on a closed street vendor stall at a roadside in New Delhi, April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-QUAKE/
RTXYWFU
April 23, 2013
A woman cries amongst collapsed houses in Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors...
YA'AN, China
A woman cries amongst collapsed houses in Ya'an
A woman cries amongst collapsed houses in Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Suzie Wong (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTXYWW3
April 23, 2013
Men wash themselves in a neighbourhood that was partially burned down during the clashes between Muslims...
Meikhtila, Myanmar
Men wash themselves in a neighbourhood that was partially burned down during the clashes between Muslims...
Men wash themselves in a neighbourhood that was partially burned down during the clashes between Muslims and Buddhists earlier this year, in Meikhtila April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CIVIL UNREST)
INDIA-RAPE/
RTXYWX8
April 23, 2013
Indian police personnel push a supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who...
New Delhi, India
Indian police personnel push a supporter of India's BJP trying to cross over barricade during protest...
Indian police personnel push a supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who was trying to cross over the barricade during a protest outside the residence of Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dixit in New Delhi April 23, 2013. The police arrested a second man on Monday in connection with the rape and torture of the five-year-old girl in New Delhi and parliament was adjourned twice amid an uproar about the crime which has rekindled popular fury at widespread sexual violence. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-QUAKE/
RTXYWDV
April 23, 2013
Tents outside a hospital light up at night after Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan...
LUSHAN, China
Tents outside a hospital light up at night after Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county
Tents outside a hospital light up at night after Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. The Chinese characters on the tent read "Disaster relief". Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTXYW1Y
April 22, 2013
A rubber glove being used as a marker bobs in the water after flooding in Fox Lake, Illinois April 22,...
FOX LAKE, UNITED STATES
A rubber glove being used as a marker bobs in the water after flooding in Fox Lake, Illinois
A rubber glove being used as a marker bobs in the water after flooding in Fox Lake, Illinois April 22, 2013. The Fox River is expected to crest after heavy rains brought flooding to the area last week. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GUATEMALA/
RTXYW48
April 22, 2013
Police officers capture a suspected hit man after the murder of a bus driver in Zona 6 in Guatemala City...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Police officers capture a suspected hit man after the murder of a bus driver in Guatemala City
Police officers capture a suspected hit man after the murder of a bus driver in Zona 6 in Guatemala City April 22, 2013. A bus driver was shot to death in Zona 6 in Guatemala City for not paying extortion fees to a criminal gang, according to the police at the scene. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
KOREA-NORTH/
RTXYVIL
April 22, 2013
U.S. Marine soldiers take a nap during the Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore (CJLOTS) exercise,...
Pohang, South Korea
U.S. Marine soldiers take a nap during the CJLOTS exercise at a seashore in Pohang
U.S. Marine soldiers take a nap during the Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore (CJLOTS) exercise, which is part of the annual joint exercise "Foal Eagle" by the U.S. and South Korea, at a seashore in Pohang, about 370 km (230 miles) southeast of Seoul, April 22, 2013. North Korea has moved two short-range missile launchers to its east coast, apparently indicating it is pushing ahead with preparations for a test launch, a South Korean news agency reported on Sunday. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
CHINA-EARTHQUAKE/
RTXYVPU
April 22, 2013
Men run past the debris of a landslide caused by Saturday's earthquake, on the side of a road to Lingguan...
BAOXING, China
Men run past debris of landslide caused by Saturday's earthquake, on side of road to Lingguan township,...
Men run past the debris of a landslide caused by Saturday's earthquake, on the side of a road to Lingguan township, in Baoxing county in Ya'an, Sichuan province April 22, 2013. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with almost 1,000 serious injuries. The 6.6 magnitude quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya'an in the southwestern province of Sichuan, close to where a devastating 7.9 quake hit in May 2008, killing 70,000. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
NBA/
RTXYU5U
April 21, 2013
Brooklyn Nets' forward Reggie Evans (30) and Gerald Wallace (45) go for a rebound against Chicago Bulls'...
New York, UNITED STATES
Brooklyn Nets' Evans and Wallace go for a rebound against Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (R) in the second...
Brooklyn Nets' forward Reggie Evans (30) and Gerald Wallace (45) go for a rebound against Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (R) in the second half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Brooklyn, New York April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-EARTHQUAKE/
RTXYU64
April 21, 2013
A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude...
LUSHAN, China
A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude...
A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
RTXYUCO
April 21, 2013
People apply a layer of gold leaf onto the walls of one of the rooms at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist...
Bangkok, Thailand
People apply a layer of gold leaf onto the walls of one of the rooms at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist...
People apply a layer of gold leaf onto the walls of one of the rooms at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok April 21, 2013. The centre, founded in 1987, is a learning community for peace and harmony that has programs open to people regardless of age and gender. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA-RAPE
RTXYUMS
April 21, 2013
Police try to detain supporters of Aam Aadmi Party during a protest outside the residence of India's...
New Delhi, India
Police try to detain supporters of Aam Aadmi Party during a protest outside the residence of India's...
Police try to detain supporters of Aam Aadmi Party during a protest outside the residence of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi April 21, 2013. Angry crowds demonstrated in the capital on Saturday after a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped, tortured and kept in captivity for 40 hours, reviving memories of last December's brutal assault on a woman that shook the country. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTXYUUD
April 21, 2013
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, showing visible signs of pregnancy, meets scouts at the National...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, showing visible signs of pregnancy, meets scouts at Windsor...
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, showing visible signs of pregnancy, meets scouts at the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, near London April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY-VOTE/
RTXYTCL
April 20, 2013
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds his ballot as he leaves the polling booths during...
Rome, Italy
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds his ballot as he leaves the polling booths during...
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds his ballot as he leaves the polling booths during the third day of the presidential election in the lower house of the parliament in Rome April 20, 2013. The Italian parliament failed to elect a president in the fifth round of voting on Saturday, with most electors returning blank ballots after a disagreement over candidates threw the main centre-left alliance into disarray. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ( ITALY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
USA-EXPLOSION/TEXAS
RTXYV0W
April 21, 2013
A housing complex is seen after it was destroyed by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of...
WEST, UNITED STATES
A housing complex is seen after it was destroyed by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West
A housing complex is seen after it was destroyed by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, near Waco, Texas on April 21, 2013. Authorities said the death toll from the explosion on April 17, 2013 remained at 14 in West, a community of some 2,700 people, with 200 people injured. REUTERS/Michael Ainsworth/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTXYUDC
April 21, 2013
Priests lying on the floor are seen through railings, as Pope Francis leads the mass during their ordination...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads the mass during their ordination ceremony to become priests...
Priests lying on the floor are seen through railings, as Pope Francis leads the mass during their ordination ceremony to become priests in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 21, 2013.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
CHINA/
RTXYTR8
April 20, 2013
Feng Qing Yu (C), 61, prepares to compete in a bodybuilding competition next to his bother Feng Qing...
Shaoxing, China
Feng Qing Yu, 61, prepares to compete in a bodybuilding competition next to his bother Feng Qing Ji,...
Feng Qing Yu (C), 61, prepares to compete in a bodybuilding competition next to his bother Feng Qing Ji (R), 69, and Jin He, 57, in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province April 20, 2013. Amateur male and female bodybuilders from clubs around Shaoxing city competed in a one-day event to promote the sport. Categories range from "Mr. Fitness man" to "Grand Old man" - for male participants over fifty years old. Every contestant to take first prize received a medal, diploma and 1000 rmb ($160) in cash. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)
USA-EXPLOSIONS/GUNFIRE-SURROUNDED
RTXYSTU
April 20, 2013
A family reacts after police SWAT teams assaulted a house on their street, firing their weapons on Franklin...
Watertown, UNITED STATES
A family reacts after police SWAT teams assaulted a house on their street on Franklin Street during the...
A family reacts after police SWAT teams assaulted a house on their street, firing their weapons on Franklin Street during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. The manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, one of two brothers believed to have carried out Monday's attack, took a dramatic turn just minutes after authorities announced they were lifting a shelter-in-place order imposed on the entire city of Boston. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
EGYPT-PROTEST
RTXYSUB
April 20, 2013
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gestures at the riot police during clashes with...
Cairo, Egypt
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gestures at the riot police while holding the national...
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gestures at the riot police during clashes with Islamist protesters at The 6th October Bridge near Tahrir Square in Cairo, April 19, 2013. Thousands of Islamist protesters clashed with opponents as they rallied on Friday to demand a purge of Egypt's judiciary, a sign of rising tension between the Islamist government and legal organs seen as a redoubt of old regime influence. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-EXPLOSIONS/BOSTON-CUSTODY
RTXYSX3
April 20, 2013
A tactical police officer gives the thumbs-up as he emerges from the site where police captured Dzhokhar...
Watertown, UNITED STATES
A tactical police officer gives the thumbs-up as he emerges from the site where police captured Dzhokhar...
A tactical police officer gives the thumbs-up as he emerges from the site where police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. Boston Police said on Friday they have taken custody of the second suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and are sweeping the suburban Boston neighborhood where he was captured after a massive manhunt. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CRIME LAW)
AUSTRALIA
RTXYT0E
April 20, 2013
An Indian cricket supporter kneels in front of a wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during...
Sydney, Australia
An Indian cricket supporter kneels in front of a wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during...
An Indian cricket supporter kneels in front of a wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during a promotional event at the Sydney Cricket Ground April 20, 2013. A group of Indian cricket supporters known as the 'Swami Army' attended the unveiling of the wax figure, which will go on permanent display at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Sydney. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE/
RTXYT3D
April 20, 2013
Former French hostage Tanguy Moulin-Fournier (L) and his wife Albane look through the plane window as...
Orly, France
Former French hostage Tanguy Moulin-Fournier and his wife Albane look through the plane window as they...
Former French hostage Tanguy Moulin-Fournier (L) and his wife Albane look through the plane window as they are welcomed by relatives upon their arrival at Orly airport, April 20, 2013. The Moulin-Fournier, a French family of seven, including four children, were released in Cameroon following secret talks ending two months of captivity in the hands of Nigerian Islamist militants. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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