Iran celebrated National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2011. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the occasion to accuse the United States for sowing discord in the Middle East.
Libyan relatives and colleagues mourn the death of rebel fighter Abdelsalam Ertel in Ajdabiya, Libya. Ertel was killed on Saturday April 16 in fighting between the Libyan rebels fighters and the pro-Kadhafi forces. UPI\Tarek Alhuony.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened products before the start at sundown of the Passover festival. The Passover holiday commemorates the story of the ancient Israelites exodus from Egypt. All leavened food is forbidden during the week-long holiday.
Christian Egyptian Coptics attend the first Mass in Two Martyrs Church on Sunday April 17, after it was completely rebuilt by the Egyptian army after it was torched on March 4 by angry Muslims in Helwan.
Leader of the Liberal opposition Michael Ignatieff greets supporters at a town hall meeting in a swing riding on a 2011 Federal Election Campaign stop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, April 17, 2011.
Demonstrations in Syria continue despite promises by Assad to end the widely despised state of emergency rule, and implement other reforms following more than a month of unprecedented, and growing, demonstrations.
Christian pilgrims carry palm branches during the Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel. The traditional Palm Sunday procession follows the route believed to be the path that Jesus Christ took when he entered Jerusalem riding a donkey and was greeted with crowds of people waving palm branches.
A barrage of aftershocks from the March 11 disaster in Japan continue to impact the already rattled victims, while members of the Ground Self-Defense Force continue recovery efforts in Miyagi prefecture.
Alexander Semin scored with 1:36 to go in overtime Wednesday, giving Washington a 2-1, playoff-opening win over the New York Rangers. The second game in the best-of-seven series will be hosted by Washington Friday, April 15, 2011.
A federal jury Wednesday convicted former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds of one count of obstruction of justice. Jurors had deadlocked 11-1 in favor of convicting Bonds on a count charging him with lying about whether he had been injected by Greg Anderson, his personal trainer.
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