April 13, 2012

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)

Italy Financial Crisis

1Workers march in downtown Rome. Tens of thousands of workers of the three main unions protested against the labor and pension reforms recently approved by the government of premier Mario Monti, backed by the three main political parties. (AP)


North Korea ceremony

2North Koreans hold up plastic flowers during an unveiling ceremony of two statues of former leaders Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un led a mass rally for his late father and grandfather following the country's failed rocket launch. (AFP)


Egypt Tahrir Prayers

3An Egyptian woman attends Friday prayers before a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo to denounce presidential candidacies of Mubarak-era officials, including the former spy chief. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with ultraconservative Salafis, other Islamists packed the square, the epicenter of the uprising that ousted Mubarak a year ago. (AP)


India Hinduism Festival

4Indian Hindu devotees take part in a procession after piercing their face with a metal trident to show devotion to Hindu God Shiva during the festival of Shiva Gajan in Bainan, west of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern state of West Bengal. (AP)


Sanaa Yemen Graffiti

5A boy rides his bicycle past graffiti in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters)


Orthodox Easter Jerusalem

6Christian worshippers carry crosses as the Eastern and Orthodox Church's Good Friday procession in the Old City of Jerusalem. Thousands of worshippers retraced the route Jesus took along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (Reuters)


Thailand New Year

7Women try to dodge water as they celebrate the Songkran water festival, the Thai New Year, in Bangkok. (AP)


Allahabad India Bridge

8Indian laborers work to construct a temporary bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India. The month-long festival will begin in Allahabad on Jan. 14. (AP)


China Formula One

9Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil looks out at his rear vision mirror as his team works on his car in a pit lane during practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. (AP)



10Lightning is seen over Lahore, Pakistan, during a thunderstorm. (AFP)

Germany Weather Flower

11A bumblebee above a tulip bloom (Tulipa fosteriana Pirand) at the horticultural exhibition 'ega' (Erfurt Garden Construction Exhibition) in Erfurt, Germany. (AP)


Boston Red Sox

12Members of the Boston Red Sox line up and salute the flag before the start of the first inning of American League MLB baseball action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Reuters)


2 responses to “April 13, 2012”

  1. poparov says:

    thank you for your service
    please go on
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  2. So wonderful pictures here VOA thanks very much and keep giving us such nice pictures of wisdom. may good Lord bless you abundantly

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