Friday, June 29, 2012

Memories Of 2010 - Days In History

Moving from April To May 2010


ON THE VOTE LIST: Sudanese refugees checked for their names on the registered-voters list in a polling station at the Zamzam refugee camp in Sudan on Monday. The Sudanese voted in the impoverished country’s first multiparty elections in a quarter century, which will determine whether President Omar al-Bashir wins another term despite his indictment on charges of war crimes in Darfur.(Nasser Nasser/Associated Press)


SEA OF CANDLES: A Polish boy scout arranged candles he accepted from mourners at the presidential palace in Warsaw in memory of late President Lech Kaczynski on Monday. Mr. Kaczynski, his wife Maria and leading members of the Polish military and government were killed when the presidential plane they were travelling in crashed while attempting to land in Smolensk, Russia, on Saturday. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


GIANT TIGER: Workmen moved a giant stuffed tiger mascot marking the Chinese Year of the Tiger out from the windy square in front of a shopping center in Beijing on Monday. Strong winds, a typical feature of spring in north China, knocked over the animals which had to be removed to sheltered areas besides the walls. (Adrian Bradshaw/EPA)


FOOD, PLEASE: A woman argued with a Brazilian United Nations peacekeeper during a food distribution at a camp for homeless earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)


AMERICAN PRIDE: Members of the military unfurled a U.S. flag before the Philadelphia Phillies’ home opener baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Philadelphia on Monday. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)


BOY PONDERS: A boy sat amid stones thrown by protesters to block a road during demonstrations in Haripur, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Protests against the government’s move to rename a province in Hazara continued for a second consecutive day, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported. (Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)


MOURNING: Marta Kaczynski, center, with her husband Marcin Dubieniecki, on her left, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski attended a ceremony at the military airport in Warsaw, where the body of late first lady Maria Kaczynski arrived from Russia on Tuesday. (UPPA/ZUMApress.com)


LISTEN TO ME: French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, spoke with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The two-day 47-nation meeting focused on strengthening existing measures or creating new ones to ensure countries adequately secure nuclear material. (Ian Langsdon/AFP/Getty Images)


KEEPING GUARD: A cordon of security forces kept watch on opposition protesters demonstrating in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. Dozens of Egyptians calling for constitutional reform and an end to police brutality protested, but were surrounded by hundreds of security forces who beat up and detained one, and scuffled with others. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)


STEEL LABORER: A woman laborer worked inside a factory that makes aluminum utensils on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Tuesday. (Jayanta Dey/Reuters)


KEEPING GUARD: Members of the Indonesian peacekeeping force from the U.N.-African Union mission in Darfur stood guard at Zamzam camp in Al Fasher, Darfur, on Tuesday. (Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)


RESCUE OPERATION: Officers and soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army worked in a rescue operation in the rubbles of destroyed houses in Yushu county, China, on Wednesday. About 400 people had died and 10,000 others were injured after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yushu. (Xinhua/ZUMApress.com)


CROUCHING TO OPEN DOOR: U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, left, walked with Sam Prince from the National Health Service as they visited a health center in Yeadon, England, on Wednesday. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


SHOCKED BY PRICES: A Chinese driver lined up to get fuel for his car after a fuel-price increase at a petrol station in Wuhan, China, on Tuesday. China raised retail petrol and diesel prices by 320 yuan ($46.90 ) a ton, marking the first rise in five months as the global economic recovery drove up crude-oil prices. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)


ERUPTING VOLCANO: Smoke billowed from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, on Wednesday. A volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed black smoke and white steam into the air and partly melted a glacier, setting off a major flood that threatened to damage roads and bridges. (Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters)


REBUILDING HOME: An Indian villager fixed his damaged house near Karandighi, India, on Wednesday. A cyclone packing winds of more than 100 mph demolished ten of thousands of mud huts in northeastern India, killing at least 89 villagers and leaving thousands homeless, officials said Wednesday. (Tamal Roy/Associated Press)


PREPARING TO WALK ON FIRE: Indian villagers prostrated themselves at a Hindu temple before they walked on fire as part of a festival that coincides with Oriya New Year, in Mendhasal, India, on Wednesday. (Biswaranjan Rout/Associated Press)


MANHANDLED: An injured demonstrator is manhandled by police following clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bloody clashes broke out in Indonesia’s capital between scores of demonstrators and security forces over the demolition of a cemetery, witnesses and officials said. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)


TEST UNDERGROUND: Apprentices for mining technology take their preliminary examinations about 2,000 feet underground at Glueckauf Sondershausen Development and Safeguarding in Sondershausen, Germany, on Thursday. (DPA/ZUMApress.com)


I’M NEXT: People looking to refinance mortgage loans stood in line as they waited to enter the “Save the Dream” tour stop by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America in Miami, Fl., on Thursday. The tour, which makes stops around the U.S., has hundreds of counselors on hand from different mortgage companies to help people try to restructure their mortgages and avoid foreclosure. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


WAITING FOR SUPPLIES: An ethnic Tibetan family rested on the rubble of their collapsed house after a earthquake hit Yushu, China, on Thursday. The death toll from a strong earthquake in China’s remote and mountainous Tibetan plateau climbed to more than 600, even as convoys of trucks carried in supplies and tents for survivors braving the cold. (Alfred Jin/Reuters)


LIFELESS AIRPORT: The check-in hall at Landvetter Airport outside Gothenburg, Sweden, was empty Friday after all flights were canceled. The airport shut down operations after Sweden’s airspace was closed due to an ash cloud created by a volcano eruption in Iceland. (Adam Ihse/AFP/Getty Images)






BRUISED AND BATTERED: Police Officer David Longbehn, who was hit in the face with a bolt by a carjacking suspect, spoke at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday about the death of his colleague, Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, in the same incident. Officer Longbehn fatally shot Jason Jones, 21, who fled after shooting Sgt. Bergeron. Surviving suspect Joshua Martin, 21, faces charges. (Ben Garvin/St. Paul Pioneer Press via Associated Press)

SHOWING EVIDENCE: A police officer showed the media part of a jacket recovered from suicide attackers in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday. Authorities arrested two alleged suicide bombers. (Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press)

HEADED FOR BURIAL: The body of Nigeria’s late President Umaru Yar’Adua was carried to a plane Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria, to be transported for burial in his home state. Mr. Yar’Adua, 58, died Wednesday after a long illness. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of the oil-rich country. (Felix Onigbinde/Associated Press)

VERDICT’S IN: A reporter rushed out from court Thursday in Mumbai to break the news that Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166, was sentenced to death. (Sajjad Hussain/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

LAWMAKERS SCUFFLE: Members of the ruling Justice and Development Party and the opposition Republican People’s Party scuffled during a session in the Turkish Parliament in Ankara Thursday. Lawmakers eventually approved the restructuring of a key judicial body. (Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

POLLING PREPS: Men unfurled a banner at a polling site in Spelsbury, England, Thursday. Voters turned out in droves for the election that surveys suggest will result in a “hung” parliament. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was trailing in the polls against David Cameron. (UPPA/ZUMA Press)

PUSH BACK: Policemen scuffled with a protester as she tried to enter the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday. Hundreds of protesters rallied to condemn last month’s public execution of Afghan prisoners in Iran, who were arrested for alleged drug trafficking. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press)

MEMORIAL SITE: Flowers lay Thursday at the Marfin Egnatia Bank in Athens, where three people died when rioters set the building on fire Wednesday during protests against austerity measures. Lawmakers approved the cuts Thursday in order to secure international rescue loans worth $140 billion. (Pantelis Saitas/European Pressphoto Agency)

PULLED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS: Israeli border police carried away an activist who blocked a bulldozer at a construction site for a barrier between Israeli and Palestinian areas in Al-Wallaja, West Bank, Thursday. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

FLOOD VICTIM: Villagers carried a flood victim’s body on a police truck in Trenggalek, Indonesia, Thursday. (Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters)

SLIPPERY WHEN WET: Oil-covered booms hung on a shrimp boat in Breton Sound, La., Thursday. Crews prepared Thursday to lower a 100-ton box they hoped would cut off most of the crude spewing from a well in the Gulf of Mexico. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

SHIRT STAIN: A man was stained with red paint during a protest in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday. Demonstrators demanded the release of political prisoners jailed by President Mikhail Saakashvili’s government. (Zurab Kurtsikidze/European Pressphoto Agency)

IN THE WEEDS: Army Staff Sgt. Michael Horne of Medford, Ore., radioed to his platoon leader while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Thursday. Coalition troops are gearing up for a campaign this summer against Taliban fighters in the south. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

CORVETTE CRASH: Police investigated the scene where a speeding Corvette crashed Thursday in the San Fernando Valley, killing four people and leaving body parts strewn about the street. Officials say the vehicle hit a guardrail, skidded about 200 feet, crossed a set of railroad tracks and came to rest upside down. (Mike Meadows/Associated Press)


FRESH CATCH: Fish were strung to a rope as a recreational fisherman took advantage of what some suspect may be the last few days of oil-free waters in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday. Satellite images indicate oil has reached the Mississippi Delta after last month’s deadly oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. (Brandon Thibodeaux for the Wall Street Journal)

LOCKED UP: The gate to the ancestral home of Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad was locked in Mohib Banda, Pakistan, Wednesday. Mr. Shahzad was charged Tuesday in New York with several counts in the May 1 attempted bombing. (Arshad Arbab/European Pressphoto Agency)

REMEMBERING SOLDIERS: An honor guard held a U.S. flag for prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action during a ceremony at Adolf Hitler’s former mountain residence in Berchtesgaden, Germany, Wednesday. Liberating soldiers raised the U.S. flag there on May 5, 1945. (Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

CLEAN SWEEP: Shaun Gross looked inside a washing machine before hauling it away to a scrap yard in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday. The cleanup continues after the city received more than 13 inches of pounding rain over the weekend. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

ATHENS UNREST: A riot police officer was engulfed in flames from a fire bomb thrown by protesters in Athens Wednesday. About 100,000 people rioted over harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving Greece from bankruptcy. At least three people died in the protests. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press)

SHAVING IN SAND: U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Heim shaved during a sandstorm at his base in Arghandab, Afghanistan, Wednesday. U.S. forces are gathering on the outskirts of Kandahar for an offensive. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

KICKING AND SCREAMING: Riot police detained a protester in Moscow Wednesday. Demonstrators expressed their disapproval of the General Plan of Moscow’s Development, a document regarding trends in the capital’s development.
(Vladimir Nikolsky/Reuters)

FRUSTRATED: A woman put her head in her hands after flights were canceled Wednesday at Glasgow Airport due to a new wave of dense volcanic ash from Iceland. Air traffic in Ireland and Scotland were affected, while the ash narrowly missed England. (Andrew Milligan/Associated Press)

SMOKY SKY: A boy watched smoke rise from a warehouse in New Delhi Wednesday. No casualties were reported immediately. (Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

CRASH SCENE: Police and rescue personnel worked at the site of a bus accident on a highway north of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday. Officials said 23 people died, including four children, when the bus, which a government official said was not roadworthy and had been suspended, overturned. (Henk Kruger/Cape Argus via European Pressphoto Agency)

SEEING YELLOW: Supporters of presidential candidate Joseph “Erap” Estrada reached for cardboard fans bearing the candidate’s face during a rally in Caloocan City, Philippines, Wednesday. The election will take place next Monday, despite last-minute problems with electronic voting machines. (Rouelle Umali/Reuters)

PUMPING WATER: Villagers collected drinking water from a government water tanker in the village of Aluvash, India, Tuesday. (Amit Dave/Reuters)

SAMARITANS PRAY: Members of the Samaritan religion prayed on Mount Gerizim, above the city of Nablus, West Bank, Wednesday during the Shavuout festival. (Alaa Badarneh/European Pressphoto Agency)

PULLING A PUP: Animal-care specialist Kevin Robinson pulled a baby seal from under a San Diego Police patrol car in Ocean Beach, Calif., Wednesday. The seal was spotted under another vehicle and then sought refuge under the patrol car after police came to capture him. The pup will be taken to Sea World, where it will be rehabilitated before being released. (Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune via Associated Press)

ELECTION VIOLENCE: A police officer observed the scene where a driver was killed and two trucks were burned in Labangan, Philippines, Wednesday. Dozens of supporters of Liberal Party mayoral candidate Wilson Nandang were driving to a rally when armed men killed the driver. (Agron Dragaj/ZUMA Press)


ROLLING OUT: United States Army Pfc. Jermaine Chambers of Brooklyn, N.Y., looked up through a hatch in a Stryker vehicle while traveling to an outpost in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Tuesday. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

MAYDAY: Airplanes were partially submerged in floodwater at the Cornelia Fort Airpark in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday. Floodwaters also covered the Tennessee Titans’ LP Field after heavy weekend rainfall that caused the Cumberland River to overflow. At least 29 people were killed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky this week by either floodwaters or tornadoes. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

OIL TRACKS: Workers gathered oil-soaked algae that washed ashore on a beach in Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday. British Petroleum is under heavy pressure from Washington to plug a gushing undersea leak that threatens to wreak havoc on Gulf Coast fishing and tourism after last month’s deadly oil-rig explosion. (Ben Gruber/Reuters)

MAYORS MEET: A mayor took a photograph of a colleague during the Meeting of Mayors at the European Parliament in Brussels Tuesday. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press)

MESSAGES IN MEMORY: Messages in memoriam hung on a picture of the Cheonan naval vessel in Seoul Tuesday. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said it was no “simple accident” when the warship sank in March, killing 46 sailors, but he stopped short of blaming North Korea. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

DRIED OUT: A man dried salted fish in the Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday. He makes around $200 for every 132 pounds of dried fish sold. (Crack Palinggi/Reuters)

A WAY IN: Freed Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Sabah, right, and Fadi al-Azazmeh, left, stood near the cement wall crossing between the northern Gaza Strip and Israel Tuesday to demand the right to return to their West Bank homes. The men were deported in April, apparently under a new Israeli military policy. (Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

PUTTING OUT A FIRE: An Israeli policeman tried to extinguish a fire set by Israeli settlers from Yitshar in Palestinian fields in the village of Howara near Nablus, West Bank, Tuesday. (Alaa Badarneh/European Pressphoto Agency)

HOP SCOTCH: Schoolchildren jumped on ice drifts on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Tuesday. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

CLEAR TRACK: Railway workers cleared snow from train tracks during a storm in Busdongo, Spain, Tuesday. (Eloy Alonso/Reuters)

A FRIENDLY TOUCH: A nurse laughed as she embraced “Rafael,” who was discharged from Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Seville, Spain, Tuesday. He underwent a partial face transplant in January to treat a congenital disease that left his face deformed with benign tumors. (Eduardo Abad/European Pressphoto Agency)

UNDER WRAPS: A Bridgeport, Conn., home was covered by a tarp as federal, state and local law enforcement searched the property Tuesday after Faisal Shahzad’s arrest Monday at Kennedy Airport. Mr. Shahzad is a suspect in the May 1 attempted bombing of Times Square in New York. (Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

RIOT ROSE: A riot police officer held a rose that he received from teachers protesting austerity cuts outside the Greek parliament in Athens Tuesday. The cash-strapped government announced sweeping spending cuts Sunday.(Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

METEOR DAMAGE: A worker cleaned up debris Tuesday after a meteor hit a home in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, according to the Indonesian National Aeronautics and Space Agency. The owner, Soedarmojo, and his wife were away at the time of the impact. Authorities are searching for meteorite pieces. (Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

BALANCING ACTS: Girls carried pots of water home on their heads from a well on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday. (Mohsin Raza/Reuters)

CURTAIN CALL: Staff performed final checks on their presentation behind a curtain before the opening of the 10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva Tuesday. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

UNMOVED: People sunbathed as heavy-equipment operators patrolled a beach in Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday. (Stan Honda/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)


PERSON OF INTEREST: A frame from a surveillance video released by the New York Police Department Sunday shows a man picking up a bag and looking in the direction where a homemade bomb was left in an SUV in Times Square Saturday. Investigators want to speak to the man. Police say the vehicle’s registered owner is not a suspect. (NYPD/Associated Press)

IN THE NEWS: Men read newspaper covers in downtown Athens Monday. The Greek press warned that the country faces a new era of painful sacrifices a day after the government unveiled deep austerity cuts in return for European Union and International Monetary Fund loans. (Dimitar Dilkoff/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

STACKED HIGH: A worker set up a food display at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday. Indonesia said consumer prices rose 3.9% from the year-earlier period, while core inflation rose 3.7%. (Crack Palinggi/Reuters)

BACK TO THE BALLOTS: Electoral workers examined the seal on a ballot box as roughly 2.5 million votes cast in the March 7 national election were recounted in Baghdad Monday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose coalition narrowly lost the parliamentary election, demanded the recount. (Maya Alleruzzo/Associated Press)

GETTING TREATMENT: Javid Abdul, a disabled boy, was treated at the International Committee of the Red Cross orthopedic center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. The ICRC center helps with physical therapy and job placements. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press)

FLYOVER: A Hercules military aircraft approached a U.S. base in Ginowan, Japan, Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has reiterated his pledge to resolve a dispute over moving the Marine base from there. Local media say he hopes to gain approval for a plan to shift some Marines to the tiny island of Tokunoshima. (Issei Kato/Reuters)

BOYS AT PLAY: Boys played inside a destroyed tank Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan, left over from the 1979-1989 Soviet occupation. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

TAKING PICTURES AT THE TAJ: Visitors took pictures Monday outside Mumbai’s Taj Hotel, one of the targets of the 2008 terror attacks. An Indian court convicted Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving attacker, for his role in the deadly 60-hour siege. (European Pressphoto Agency)

WATCHING ABHISIT: A Bangkok street vendor watched Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on television during a special session of the Thai Senate Monday. Mr. Abhisit said he will call elections Nov. 14 if all parties agree to proposed reconciliation measures. (David Longstreath/Associated Press)

CAIRO CLASH: Egyptian riot police clashed with demonstrators during an antigovernment protest in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. Dissidents hope to loosen President Hosni Mubarak’s grip on power before next year’s presidential election. Parliamentary elections are this November. (Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters)

FLOODED OUT: T.W. Hale helped his friends vacuum water out of a building in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Monday. Officials braced for more deaths as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell. A destructive line of weekend storms killed at least 21 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (John Partipilo/The Tennessean via Associated Press)

THE CLEANUP BEFORE THE SPILL: A worker cleared debris from a beach in Pass Christian, Miss., Monday. Mississippi is preparing for contamination from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. British Petroleum began drilling a relief well Sunday in hopes of stopping thousands of barrels of oil from leaking into the water following last month’s deadly explosion. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OFFICER GRIEVES: Detroit Police Officer Richard Schwab held his head in his hands at the scene where officers responding to a report of gunshots were met with heavy gunfire Monday. Officer Brian Huff, 42, was killed and four others were wounded. A 25-year-old suspect fleeing the house was shot and later arrested. (David Coates/The Detroit News via Associated Press)

BLOCKED OFF: Tourists visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin Monday. (Robert Schlesinger/DPA/ZUMA Press)

STEPPING LIVELY: Adili of the ”Dawazi Family” walked on wire over the “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing Monday. He is attempting to set a new record with a two-month aerial wire-walking stunt. (Xinhua/ZUMA Press)

A LITTLE HELP: A boy threw baby Olive Ridley turtles into the Bay of Bengal near Bhubaneswar, India, Monday. The turtles nest their eggs in parts of the bay. (Biswaranjan Rout/Associated Press)


MELTING CANDLE: Veronica Gaxiola held candles during an immigration rally in Phoenix on Sunday. (The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow/Associated Press)

SALVAGING GOODS: Residents salvaged belongings from their houses gutted by fire in Quezon city, Philippines, on Monday. One person was killed while more than 7,000 lost their homes after a huge fire swept through a slum district in Quezon city on Sunday, police said. (Erik de Castro/Reuters)

PULLING TEETH: Dr. Jimmy Shern and assistant Dianna Yang extracted a tooth from Matthew Hucko during the Remote Area Medical clinic at the Los Angeles sports arena Tuesday. The nonprofit Remote Area Medical clinic has volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and support staff treating uninsured and underinsured people in California. (ZUMApress.com)

UNDER PRESSURE: Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Tourre, who was named in the SEC’s civil suit against the investment bank, appeared on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Investigations subcommittee hearing on Wall Street banks’ role in the financial crisis. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

IN MOURNING: An ethnic Albanian man sat between the graves of his two sons Tuesday during the 11th anniversary of the killing of some 376 ethnic Albanians by Serb security forces in the village of Meje, Kosovo. April 27 marked the day of missing people from the 1998-99 war between Serb security forces and Albanian guerrillas. (Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA)

HANDS OFF: Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown chatted with young children during a visit to the Raploch Nursery in Stirling, Scotland, on Tuesday. Mr. Brown was campaigning for Britain’s general election, which takes place May 6. (Suzanne Plunkett/Associated Press)

PARLIAMENT PUNCHOUT: Deputies of the Ukrainian parliament fought in Kiev on Tuesday. In a session marked by fist fights and a volley of thrown eggs, a divided parliament ratified a deal to extend the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s lease in the Crimea until 2042. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

DEEP DIVE: An Afghan man enjoyed a sunny day at a swimming pool in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. (Maurico Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

RUSHING TO HER AID: The children of Sudanese Khater Abdullah Mokhtar, one of 26 suspected Hezbollah members, helped their mother who collapsed Thursday after learning of her husband’s jail term following his trial on the outskirts of Cairo. An Egyptian court handed down jail sentences to 26 defendants it convicted of working for Hezbollah in a trial that highlighted difficult relations with the Lebanese militant group. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

KITCHEN TABLE TALKS: U.S. President Barack Obama sat at a kitchen table with the Lowell-Schachtsiek family after visiting Schachtsiek farm in Missouri on Thursday. Mr. Obama said TUesday that the U.S. must tackle its “exploding” budget deficits, warning of a new “day of reckoning” for the slowly recovering economy. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

BLOODY BATTLE: Thai soldiers called for help Wednesday as a fellow soldier lay dying in a street after Thai security forces opened fire as a group of soldiers approached on motorbikes near Bangkok. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press)

WRONG WAY: A Mercedes hung from the seventh-floor parking garage at the Bank of America building in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday. The car backed through the wall after the driver’s foot got stuck on the accelerator. Debris rained down to a parking lot below, damaging several cars, but no injuries were reported. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World/ZUMApress.com)

HARD TO SAY GOODBYE: Surviving sailors of the sunken navy ship Cheonan carried portraits of deceased sailors during the funeral ceremony in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Thursday. At least 40 bodies were found and six sailors are still missing after a South Korean warship sank in mysterious circumstances last month near North Korean waters. (Xinhua/ZUMApress.com)

IN CUSTODY: Policemen arrested a man suspected in a knife attack Wednesday at a primary school in Leizhou, China. THe teacher, who reportedly suffered from mental disorders, was accussed of injuring 16 pupils and one teacher. The victims, who suffered wounds to their heads, backs and arms, were rushed to Leizhou People’s Hospital. Nine were discharged Wednesday night. All the injured are in a stable condition, said Chen Riwen, a spokesman for the provincial education department. (Cui Cailing/ZUMApress.com)

STROLL ON THE BEACH: Two brown pelicans and a flock of seagulls rested on the shore of Ship Islandin in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday as a boom line floated offshore. Several hundred yards of boom line have been set up on the north side of the island to try to contain the oncoming oil spill. Crews are placing the boom in different areas of coastal waterways to help protect against a approaching oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. (William Colgin/Associated Press)

COLLAPSED: A soldier of the Kremlin subdivision collapsed from heat exhaustion near the tomb of an unknown soldier in downtown Moscow on Thursday. (Misha Japaridze/Associated Press)

MADE IN THE SHADE: Melissa Hublar of Jeffersonville, Ind., wore a big hat before the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race, the filly version of the Kentucky Derby, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Friday. (Darron Cummings/Associated Press)

PRETTY IN PINK: Queen Elizabeth II left Cymru Arena in Llandudno, Wales, Tuesday. The queen and duke of Edinburgh were visiting North Wales. (Chris Jackson/WPA/Getty Images)

PEEK-A-BOO: Former French Interior Minister and former top cop Charles Pasqua looked through a window during his graft trial in Paris Friday. The senator was convicted of corruption involving police-equipment contracts and given a suspended sentence. (Jacques Brinon/Associated Press)

A HELPFUL HUG: Paul Barrett, the father of National Guard Sgt. Robert Barrett, who was killed April 19 by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, received a hug Thursday in Fall River, Mass., as his wife looked on. Sgt. Barrett leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

INJURED ANIMAL: An injured cow tried to crawl from a damaged trailer that tipped over on a highway near Fond du Lac, Wis., Thursday. (Patrick Flood/The Reporter via Associated Press)

OPENING WITH A BANG: A Buddhist monk watched fireworks during the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo Friday. (Aly Song/Reuters)


A NEW VOICE: Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III spoke to a crowd while campaigning in Bongabon, Philippines, Thursday. Mr. Aquino, the frontrunner in the May 10 election, has vowed to investigate all corruption allegations against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her associates. (Jay Morales/European Pressphoto Agency)

ADRIFT: A woman admired Ron Mueck’s “Drift” installation at Belsay Hall in England Thursday. The “Extraordinary Measures” exhibit opens to the public Saturday. (ClareKendall/English Heritage via Getty Images)

SLICK WITH OIL: A boat made its way through crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico off of Louisiana Wednesday. On Thursday, officials said it may take 90 days to stop the oil leak started by a deadly explosion at the rig earlier this month. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SOAPED UP: The horse Make Music for Me was covered with soap suds while being washed after his pre-Kentucky Derby workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday. (Ed Reinke/Associated Press)

A SAILOR CRIES: Surviving sailors of the sunken ship Cheonan displayed pictures of their deceased comrades during a ceremony in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Thursday. Though the bodies of 40 sailors were recovered after the mysterious sinking on March 26 near the border with North Korea, six sailors remain missing. (Xinhua/ZUMA Press)

A PORTRAIT OF PROGRESS: A portrait of civil rights heroine Dorothy Height was carried from the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women in Washington Wednesday, headed to be displayed with her casket at nearby Howard University. President Barack Obama eulogized Ms. Height Thursday at the Washington National Cathedral. She died April 20 at the age of 98. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

DETAINED: An undocumented Mexican immigrant waited to be deported from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Phoenix Wednesday. Some 81,000 undocumented immigrants were deported in 2009 from Arizona, which recently passed a law requiring law enforcement to question people about their immigration status. (John Moore/Getty Images)

MEXICO VIOLENCE: Relatives of some of the four students killed in violence at Juarez Autonomous University cried near the victims’ bodies in Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday. The city is considered to be one of the most violent in Mexico. (Jesus Alcazar/Agence France-Press/Getty Images)

ROLLING AROUND: Barcelona’s Bojan Krkic, right, covered his face as Inter Milan players celebrated their win in Barcelona Wednesday. The victory qualified Inter Milan for the European Champions League final for the first time in 38 years. (Albert Gea/Reuters)

HOPING FOR RECOVERY: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn attended a news conference in Berlin Wednesday. He said he doesn’t see a double-dip recession in the future, but warned the economic crisis is not yet over. (Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

DON’T MAKE HIM ANGRY: A sculptor put the finishing touches on the Hulk’s head in London Thursday. The figure will join other Marvel comic book heroes at Madame Tussauds. (National News/ZUMA Press)

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE: A young man fell to the ground as garment workers attacked others who refused to join their protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday. The protesters clashed with police, a day after the government vowed to introduce a new industry pay scale. (Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

GHASTLY REACTION: Shocked women took pictures of the body of Egyptian Mohammed Msallem, who was stabbed and hanged to death by a mob in Ketermaya, Lebanon, Thursday. Mr. Msallem was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of fatally shooting four members of a local family. (Mohammed Zaatari/Associated Press)

A NEW LIMB: A patient waited to be seen Wednesday at the Handicap International clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where amputees are fitted with prostheses and taught how to walk again. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, not shown, visited the clinic Wednesday. (UPPA/ZUMA Press)

CONTROVERSIAL CLIMB: South Korean mountaineer Oh Eun-Sun waved upon her arrival at a base camp on Mount Annapurna in Nepal Thursday. Her claims of being the first women to scale the world’s 14 highest peaks have come under fire. (Yonhap/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

ERUPTION: The Santiaguito volcano, near El Palmar, Guatemala, spewed ash into the air during an eruption Wednesday. Officials say the volcano, which has thrown ash up to 27,300 feet, has calmed since the eruption began Monday. (Daniel LeClair/Reuters)


SUNBATHING BY THE SEINE: A woman sunbathed beside the Seine River in Paris Wednesday. (Thibault Camus/Associated Press)

SPRING STORM: Snow from a spring storm blanketed a neighborhood in Littleton, N.H., Wednesday. The storm dumped up to two feet of snow across New Hampshire, Vermont and northern New York. (Jim Cole/Associated Press)

IN FINE FORM: A man dove into a swimming pool on a sunny day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. (Mauricio Lima/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

ALWAYS ON STAGE: Actor Dustin Hoffman attended a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday. The Lakers won 111-87 to take a 3-2 series lead. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

FRIENDLY FIRE: Troops were unsuccessful in their attempts to save a solider hit by friendly fire during a clash with antigovernment protesters in Bangkok Wednesday. About 18 people were injured as troops fired rifles and threw tear gas. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

SNACK TIME: A horse nibbled on a groomer’s cap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday. The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. (Morry Gash/Associated Press)

WARM WELCOME: Children danced and waved as they lined up to welcome Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday for the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation summit. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

GORDON’S GAFFE: Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke to Gillian Duffy while he campaigned in Rochdale, England, Wednesday. Mr. Brown, who forgot his microphone was still on, called the Labour voter a “bigoted woman” for her questions about immigration. He later apologized for the incident. (Lewis Whyld/Associated Press)

BUFF BODIES: Palestinians prepared for a bodybuilding competition at Al-Aqsa University in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Tuesday. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

SINGLE FILE: The Mexican army freed a group of people who had been kidnapped by alleged drug traffickers in Sabinas Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday. Sixteen people were rescued during the operation. (Dario Leon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

A SOCCER LOSS: Soccer fans watched a TV screen Tuesday in Lyon, France, as Olympique Lyonnais and Bayern Munich competed. Munich beat Lyon 3-0 to head to the European Champions League final for the first time in nine years. (Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

CAGED IN: Two of the 26 Hezbollah members accused of plotting attacks in Egypt shouted from a prison vehicle as they arrived at court in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. All of the men were convicted and given prison terms ranging from six months to life. (Amr Nabil/Associated Press)

CAPTIVE CLASS: A detainee’s feet were shackled to the floor as he attended a “Life Skills” class Tuesday at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. (Michelle Shephard/Reuters)

WOUNDED WARRIORS: U.S. soldiers wounded in combat gathered for the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride at the White House Wednesday. Riders proceeded to cycle through Washington, Baltimore and Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SPECIAL PATIENT: Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Danielle O’Neil examined a 185-pound female sea turtle in Clearwater, Fla., Tuesday. The loggerhead turtle, found listless on a beach, was given fluids and supplements. (Jim Damaske/St. Petersburg Times via ZUMA Press)

OUCH: Dr. Jimmy Shern and assistant Dianna Yang extracted a tooth from Matthew Hucko at a Remote Area Medical clinic event at the Los Angeles Sports Arena Tuesday. RAM was providing services to the uninsured and underinsured. (Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMA Press)


PRETTY IN PINK: Queen Elizabeth II left Cymru Arena in Llandudno, Wales, Tuesday. The queen and duke of Edinburgh are visiting North Wales. (Chris Jackson/WPA/Getty Images)

OPEN WIDE: Grace Jones performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London Monday. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

IN THE HOT SEAT: During testimony in Washington Tuesday, Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre denied wrongdoing in fraud allegations against his firm and told a Senate panel, “I will defend myself in court against this false claim.” (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

MANHANDLED: Ukrainian opposition and pro-presidential lawmakers fought in parliament in Kiev Tuesday over ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia. Parliament voted to extend Russia’s lease of a naval port. (Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press)

SEE SPOTS RUN: A girl ran in between empty seats during a Russian Cup soccer match between Dinamo Stavropol and Krasnodar in Stavropol, Russia, Monday. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)

VANDALISM: A municipal worker cleaned swastikas and Adolf Hitler quotes from a wall at the historic Pavlovsk Palace and Park complex near St. Petersburg Tuesday. Police arrested several youths. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

UNITED BY TRAGEDY: A woman from Nagasaki, Japan, a city devastated by the U.S. atomic bombing in 1945, wept during a ceremony Monday in Guernica, Spain, for hundreds of people killed in Nazi Germany’s aerial bombardment of the Basque town. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press)

WE HAVE LIFTOFF: The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Flying Fortress ”Aluminum Overcast” took off as part of the group’s 2010 ”Salute to Veterans” tour Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. (Michael Fagans/The Californian/ZUMA Press)

CONFETTI SHOWER: The Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings relaxed after leading his team with 23 points to a 111-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of a playoff series Monday in Milwaukee. (Jeffrey Phelps/Associated Press)

PRICE PROTEST: Police detained a woman demonstrating against the rising costs of essential goods in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday. Opposition leaders have called a strike to protest food prices that have jumped nearly 20% from 2009. (Mahesh Kumar A./Associated Press)

ROUND AND ROUND: A dancer rehearsed Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico, before leaving for the Shanghai World Expo. The Mexican delegation will perform traditional folk dance at the expo. (Bao Feifei/Xinhua/ZUMPA Press)

OFFICER SLAIN: Relatives of municipal policewoman Anagustina Nevarez Soto grieved over her coffin at a police station in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday. The officer was killed last week during an ambush of federal and local police. (Associated Press)

LEAN TIMES: A student wearing makeup to resemble a skeleton joined a rally near a police blockade at the main entrance to the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan Monday. The school closed as students protested proposed budget cuts, tuition increases and academic changes. (Ricardo Arduengo/Associated Press)

FIRE AND ICE: A young hockey player wore the mask of former Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden while holding a torch on the ice during opening ceremonies before the Canadiens’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals game against the Washington Capitals in Montreal Monday. Montreal won 4-1. (Shaun Best/Reuters)

UP IN SMOKE: Firefighters battled a blaze in Rio de Janeiro Monday. According to local media, a market, nearby train and bus station caught fire when a gas container exploded at a bakery. No deaths or injuries were immediately reported. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

LOOKING FOR FOOD: A woman searched for food Monday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a fire destroyed a market. (Thony Belizaire/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)