Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday the league office is assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the wake of a report team owner Frank McCourt is struggling to pay bills.
Tourists and fishermen have begun to return to Grand Isle a year after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. This collection takes a look at Louisiana today, and some of the most moving images following the BP oil spill disaster.
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.
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