March 23, 2012

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-4)
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"Egypt Gas Shortage"

1Vehicles, at left, line up in front of a gas station in Cairo, Egypt. An acute fuel shortage has disrupted Cairo's already congested traffic, with long lines of vehicles snaking around gas stations, and drivers spending the night in their cars. (AP)

"India Coal Scandal"

2Indian laborers load coal onto trucks at a coal depot on the outskirts of Jammu. India's scandal-plagued government lost around $200 billion over the past 18 months by selling coalfields to companies without competitive bidding, according to a leaked audit report that the auditor itself called misleading. (AP)

"Yemen Protesters"

3Anti-government protesters attend a rally to demand the prosecution of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh during their weekly Friday prayers in Sana'a. (Reuters)

"France Terror Suspect"

4A masked police officer searches for clues at Mohamed Merah's apartment building in Toulouse, France. Mohamed Merah, who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died on March 22, 2012, after being shot in the head by police as he jumped out of his apartment, authorities said. (AP)

"Indonesia Bali"

5A Balinese man hits another with fire during a ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, where people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel nor enjoy entertainment. (Reuters)

"Somalia Arrest"

6A Somali police officer (R) arrests a suspected rebel member (L) of the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabaab among beach goers at the Lido beach north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)

"Germany Weather Spring"

7A farmer checks a plastic film that covers an asparagus field at a farm near Kutzleben, central Germany. (AP)

"Hong Kong Rugby"

8South Africa's Cecil Afrika is tackled in the game against Wales during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament. (AFP)

"China Sport"

9A performer falls with a bicycle after riding it off the 10-meter platform during a break in competition at the FINA Diving World Series being held at the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, in Beijing, Chian. (Reuters)

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