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LightBox has just learned that William Daniels, who was on assignment in Syria for TIME, safely crossed the border with wounded Le Figaro journalist Edith Bouvier into Lebanon Thursday. Daniels was present in the war-torn city of Homs during a bombardment by Syrian forces that killed journalists Rémi Ochlik and Marie Colvin on Feb. 22, just one day after Daniels had arrived in the country. He was unharmed but Bouvier suffered serious fractures to her leg; the two appeared together in an online video the following day, pleading for safe transport so that Bouvier could receive medical attention. Today, more than a week later, they have finally made it out of danger. French President Nicholas Sarkozy announced publicly that the two, who are French, would be escorted to their embassy in Beirut—and TIME received a more personal confirmation of the good news: Patrick Witty, TIME’s International Picture Editor, got a text message from Daniels. “We are out,” he wrote, “and Edith is safe!”

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SEARCH AND RESCUE: A National Disaster Response Force member climbed out of a damaged school’s window in Chungthang, India, Thursday. Rescuers are trying to reach victims of Sunday’s 6.9-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 100 people in India, Nepal and Tibet. (Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

SENIORS AT A STOCK EXCHANGE: Pensioners received a guided tour of the Madrid Stock Exchange as stocks skidded Thursday. (Paul White/Associated Press)

BUTTON PUSHERS: Deputies voted during the last session of the term in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid Thursday. The Parliament restored a deficit-reducing wealth tax before dissolving to make way for a Nov. 20 general election that opposition conservatives are favored to win. (Sergio Barrenechea/European Pressphoto Agency)

ADAPTING: Fernando Cruz Vega, 3 years old, played cards in a shanty in Comas, Peru, Wednesday. Fernando’s mother traveled from rural Peru to seek therapy for her son, who was born without arms. (Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

CLOSE SHAVE: Haji, a baker, got a shave from a roadside barber in a Mumbai slum Thursday. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

AT THE PODIUM: French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke during a high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security at the U.N. headquarters in New York Thursday. Mr. Sarkozy also visited the Statue of Liberty, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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