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BOX OF BALLOTS
BOX OF BALLOTS: Workers counted ballots in Seoul after parliamentary elections Wednesday. South Korea’s ruling conservative Saenuri Party claimed a majority. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

MISSION CONTROL
MISSION CONTROL: Technicians worked in a satellite control room at a space center on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday. North Korea said the fueling of a long-range rocket is under way, ahead of a launch expected later this week. (Pedro Ugarte/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

A MOTHER’S SORROW
A MOTHER’S SORROW: Reshma Banu cried as she held the body of her 3-month-old daughter, Neha Afreen, outside a hospital morgue in Bangalore, India, Wednesday. The baby was admitted to a hospital after being battered, allegedly by her father, for being born a girl. (Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press)

MARTYR TO THE CAUSE
MARTYR TO THE CAUSE: A man tied himself to a cross on a light pole Wednesday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest against the candidacy of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman, in Egypt’s coming presidential election. (Nasser Nasser/Associated Press)

CAPSIZED CREW
CAPSIZED CREW: Artemis Racing team members struggled to recover after their vessel capsized during an America’s Cup World Series race off Naples, Italy, Wednesday. (Mario Laporta/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

FAMILY FLEES
FAMILY FLEES: A Syrian woman and child huddled together in a car at the border with Turkey after their successful escape from their country Wednesday. (Action Press/Zuma Press)

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GETTING HIS SAY
GETTING HIS SAY: Bolivian President Evo Morales talked on his cellphone at the New York United Nations headquarters in New York Wednesday, during the U.N. General Assembly. Days earlier, he criticized the U.S. for its counter-narcotics efforts. (Peter Foley/European Pressphoto Agency)

ON THE STREET
ON THE STREET: A homeless family sat on a sidewalk in Kolkata Wednesday. India’s Planning Commission told the Indian Supreme Court Tuesday that villagers earning more than 50 cents a day shouldn’t qualify for welfare. Activists condemn the figure. (Piyal Adhikary/European Pressphoto Agency)

FROM THE FRONT LINE
FROM THE FRONT LINE: People looked inside a vehicle as a casualty form the front lines was brought to a hospital in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday. (Ricardo Garcia Vilanova/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

PHOTO PROOF
PHOTO PROOF: Villagers displaced by flooding held up their identification cards in order to obtain permits that will enable them to get relief in Badin, Pakistan, Wednesday. (Fareed Khan/Associated Press)

BANK RUN
BANK RUN: Customers waited to get their deposits back from Tomato Savings Bank in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday. The country’s financial regulator ordered seven banks, including Tomato Savings, to temporarily close due to their weak finances. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

TIRED PASSENGERS
TIRED PASSENGERS: Commuters waited for train service to resume in Tokyo Wednesday. Typhoon Roke brought travel to a standstill, ripped roofs from homes, triggered landslides and killed at least five people. More than one million residents evacuated some areas. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Dwi Oblo's picture, draws you in through the light and the smoke, to evoke a real feeing of people humbling themselves as they pay respects to their dead relatives as they also prepare for Ramadan.

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SEAT WITH A VIEW
SEAT WITH A VIEW: Central American migrants traveled on the roof of a train in Veracruz, Mexico, Monday. Masked gunmen on Friday stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 80 migrants presumably bound for the United States, a priest who runs a migrant shelter said Monday. (European Pressphoto Agency)

I DECLARE
I DECLARE: Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R., Minn.), left, greeted Florence Redig, a longtime family friend, in Waterloo, Iowa, Monday before officially launching her White House bid. (Getty Images)

TRAIN CLASH
TRAIN CLASH: Italian police officers in riot gear clashed Monday in Chiomonte, Italy, with demonstrators protesting plans to build the Turin-Lyon high-speed train line and a tunnel in a valley, Val di Susa. (Associated Press)

TAKING A LOAD OFF
TAKING A LOAD OFF: A man cooled off by a fountain in Seville Monday. Temperatures were high across Spain and France. (Cristina Quicler/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

WORKERS TUSSLE
WORKERS TUSSLE: Temporary workers, left, acted on a court order to remove striking Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction workers from a vessel crane at the company’s Busan, Korea, shipyards Monday. The workers had been holding a sit-in against the company’s mass dismissal. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

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Do images of theatrical demonstrations of extreme violence take away from the potency of real images of violence? A carefully choreographed scene with good make up has the potential to provide a far...

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Thousands of people are still unaccounted for, industry crippled and the weather poor. Next week a school will reopen at a temporary site, 80% of the children are either dead or missing. It is under...

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Continued aftershocks and new earthquakes bring new fears to the survivors of the tragedy. Residents prepare for radiation leaks as the Prime Minister asks everyone to remain indoors - in their homes, their offices and shelters. Ninety one countries have offered help to Japan. Search and rescue and recovery continue in the devastated landscape. The death toll rises, but some hope is realized in the reunions of family and friends. -- Paula Nelson (52 photos total)
Evacuees are screened for radiation contamination at a testing center, March 15, 2011, in Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan. (Wally Santana/Associated Press)

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The vast devastation wrought by the earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, may only be matched by the destroyed lives left in their wake. Few survivors have been found, but families continue to search for their sons, daughters, wives, husbands and friends. Threats of a nuclear reactor meltdown and resulting disaster loom. -- Paula Nelson (51 photos total)
The rubble caused by an earthquake and tsunami fill the landscape in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after northeastern coastal towns were devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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Japan raced to avert a nuclear meltdown today by flooding a nuclear reactor with seawater after Friday's massive earthquake left more than 600 people dead and thousands more missing. Towns in the country's northeast coast were literally wiped away by an ensuing tsunami, leaving countless people seeking shelter in the aftermath of the quake, which measured 8.9 on the Richter scale and was the country's strongest recorded quake. -- Lloyd Young 44 photos total)
A resident is rescued from debris in Natori, Miyagi, northern Japan March 12 after one of the country's strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit its eastern coast March 11. (Asahi Shimbun, Noboru Tomura/Associated Press)

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