President Obama makes a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial and shakes hands with tourists a day after budget negotiations with Congress prevented a government shutdown in Washington, DC, on 9 April, 2011.
Member of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force and Member of U.S. Marines "CBIRF" (Chemical Biological Incident Response Force) attend a decontamination exercise at the Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan
Egyptian demonstrators clashed with the Egyptian military in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on April 13, 2011. Egyptian soldiers and police moved into Cairo's main square on Tuesday to end a five-day sit-in by protesters demanding civilian rule and swifter prosecution of disgraced former officials. Former Egyptian President Mubarak, 82, entered a hospital on April 12, 2011, two days after he was summoned to take part in a probe by the public prosecutor.
An Israeli air strike targeted tunnels used to smuggle fuel into Gaza from Egypt. The strikes began shortly after an anti-tank rocket hit a bus in western Negev, critically injuring a 16-year-old Israeli boy. Five Palestinians were killed and at at least 40 were injured in the attacks.
Actors Ed Harris and Amy Madigan were among the many to attend the rally demonstrating against Republican budget proposals which would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, an organization which provides abortion services in addition to other women's health services like family planning and cancer screening.
U.S. budget negotiators announced agreement late Friday on funding federal government operations, averting a government shutdown. The following collection chronicles the events leading up to the agreement.
With the reveal of a wax figure at the legendary Madame Tussauds' museum, Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos took a look for themselves. The real Regis Philbin, however, must have been feeling too grumpy to arrive.
Clashes between protesters and security forces in Taez, Yemen, Monday left at least 16 people dead and hundreds injured. The deadly violence followed weeks of anti-government demonstrations, with protesters calling to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Running counter to previous policy, the Tunisian interior ministry announced that women will be allowed to wear headscarves in their official identification papers. The protests, attended by a large number of Islamists, contributed to the change.
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