April 11, 2012

E Mërkurë, 11 Prill 2012
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"Indonesia Quake"

Acehnese people run shortly after a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh. A massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. (AFP)

"Peru Trapped Miners"

Peru's President Ollanta Humala, center left wearing a white shirt, waves as he stands with nine rescued miners, wearing sunglasses, after they were freed from the Cabeza de Negro gold and copper mine in Yauca del Rosario. (AP)

"South Korea Election"

Yoo Bok-yeob (L), a village schoolmaster who leads a Confucian lifestyle, queues up to cast his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Nonsan, about 190 km (118 miles) south of Seoul. South Koreans voted in parliamentary elections. (Reuters)


A scavenger collates mahjong tiles on a street in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

"North Korea"

North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control center of the Korean Committee of Space Technology on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The launch is set to take place between April 12 and April 14 and has prompted neighbors such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic. (Reuters)

"Vatican Cardinals"

A gust of wind lifts the cardinals' mantles during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Reuters)

"Mali Unrest"

Malians, who fled unrest in the rebel-held northeastern cities of Gao and Timbuktu, arrive by bus in the capital Bamako. (Reuters)

"Pakistan IDPs"

Pashtun women, whose families  were displaced by a military operation last year against militants in Bara, line up to get supplies at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees supported Jalozai camp in Pakistan's northwest. (Reuters)

"Thailand New Year"

Elephants spray tourists with water during the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year. (Reuters)

"Burma New Year"

Punk guys gather to cerebrate Thingyan, a four-day water festival ushering in Burmese New Year, at Bogyoke market in Rangoon. (AP)

"Egypt Unrest"

A man, who claims that he was being persecuted by the Egyptian government, ties himself up in protest on a street lamp in Tahrir square, in Cairo. (Reuters)

"Italy Yachting"

Emirates Team New Zealand competes with their multihulls during the America's Cup World Series regatta in Naples, Italy. (Reuters)

"New York Wildfire"

Firefighters contain a wildfire that started in wood compost at the former Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York, April 10, 2012. (Reuters)

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