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FLOUR ON FRANÇOIS: A woman, unseen, threw flour on leading Socialist Party French presidential candidate François Hollande at an event in Paris Wednesday. Mr. Hollande was about to sign a ‘social contract’ in favor of housing for all. (Associated Press)

IN SENEGAL’S STREETS: Men tried to overturn a bus in Dakar, Senegal, Wednesday. Security forces used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse hundreds of rock-throwing youths in the capital a day after a student was killed in antigovernment protests. The clashes come as President Abdoulaye Wade seeks a third term. (Joe Penney/Reuters)

DRAGON DANCE: People participated in a ‘dragon dance’ Wednesday in Xianju, Zhejiang Province, China, as part of a festival. (Xu Yu/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

SHELTER FROM THE COLD: An angler sipped a hot drink in a small tent as he took a break from ice fishing on the frozen Dnipro River outside Cherkasy, Ukraine, Wednesday. The death toll from severe cold weather in Eastern Europe rose to at least 71 Wednesday. (Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press)

UNDERGROUND: Men worked underground on the North-South metro line in Amsterdam Wednesday. (Lex van Lieshout/European Pressphoto Agency)

READY TO DANCE: A dancer from the Congo stood in front of art that depicts a historic battle before she performed at the opening of the Surajkund Fair in Faridabad, India, Wednesday. The fair features cultural events and crafts from all of India’s states and other countries. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)

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GUITAR AND A GUN: U.S. Army Sgt. Larrison Manygats, from Coal Mine Mesa, Ariz., walked with his guitar and weapon near housing units at Camp Kalsu in Iskandariya, Iraq, Tuesday. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

SITTING PRETTY: A fruit vendor applied makeup near pumpkins at a market in Quezon, Philippines, Tuesday. (Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters)

FIERY RAGE: A protester threw a Molotov cocktail toward police officers at Greek Parliament in Athens Tuesday. Thousands of people protested to commemorate the third anniversary of the fatal police shooting of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos. (Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)

PAINFUL PRACTICE: Shiite boys practiced self-flagellation during Ashura in New Delhi Tuesday. Ashura is on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, when Muslims remember the killing of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

TIRE CHECK: An employee inspected tires at a Hankook Tire factory in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, Tuesday. (Reuters)

STEMMING BLOOD: Police officers carried a fellow officer after he was wounded during clashes with people who illegally occupied an area in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday. Hundreds of families were evicted from the municipality’s land. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)

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BY A NOSE: Christophe Lemaire, top, rode Dunaden to victory at the Melbourne Cup in Australia Tuesday. Mr. Lemaire beat Michael Rodd on Red Cadeaux. (Racing Victoria/Reuters)

SUN AND SEA: A Hindu woman prayed to the sun god in the Arabian Sea during the Chhath Festival in Mumbai Tuesday. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

BENEFITS BACKLASH: An elderly woman fought with a police officer during a protest in front of Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev Tuesday. About 1,000 people who assisted with the Chernobyl nuclear cleanup were outraged at planned benefit cuts. (Sergey Polezhaka/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

NO TREAT: Children dressed in Halloween costumes looked at a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday. A municipal police officer and his mother were shot dead at her house by hit men, according to local media. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

HELD BACK: Police detained a Tibetan protester who shouted anti-China slogans in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)

SHIPSHAPE: A welder stood on the unfinished hull of a ship in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Tuesday. (Jia Ce/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

AT A LOSS: Angolan asylum-seeker Mauro Manuel cried during a rally in The Hague Tuesday. The Dutch Parliament denied the asylum seeker’s request. His mother put him on a plane in 2003 for a better future. A Dutch family took him in. (Koen Van Weel/European Pressphoto Agency)

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TOMATO BATH: A reveler was covered with tomato pulp after the annual Tomatina tomato fight in the village of Bunol, Spain, on Wednesday. (Heino Kalis/Reuters)

CLEAN SWEEP: A volunteer removed mud and debris from a real estate office that was flooded in Tropical Storm Irene, on West Main Street in Wilmington, Vt., on Wednesday. The nearby Deerfield River overflowed its banks Sunday, inundating homes and businesses in the downtown area. (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

TIDAL WAVE: A crowd of Chinese tourists ran away as a tidal wave broke through a dam by the Qiangtang River in Haining, in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

PARTY DIVIDE: Supporters of Julius Malema, the president of the youth arm of the African National Congress, gathered during his hearing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Mr. Malema faces charges of sowing division and bringing the party into disrepute. (Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

EID RIDE: Emiratis enjoyed a ride at a fun fair in Dubai late Tuesday as Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

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WIDE-EYED: Sumayya, 8, whose uncle, Imran Ali, was injured by gunmen, looked at him in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a political party, called a strike to protest the deaths of at least 96 people killed in the city in the past week. (Athar Hussain/Reuters)

PINNED DOWN: Police officers arrested a protester on Market Street in San Francisco Monday. Dozens of people protested against the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency’s decision to shut down wireless service in its stations on Aug. 11 to quell a brewing protest that day. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

SANDSTORM: Soldiers shielded themselves from sand as a helicopter transported their wounded comrades to a hospital in Kandahar, Afghanisan, Tuesday. At least three soldiers were wounded by an improvised explosive devise. (Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

STATION STRESS: A mother held her daughter as people scrambled into the Pasar Senen train station Tuesday in Jakarta, Indonesia, to begin their journey back to their hometowns for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. (Beawiharta/Reuters)

FLOATING ALONG: Rattanaporn,13, floated on a street near her home Tuesday in Phinchit, Thailand, after the Yom River overflowed. Dozens of people have died in flooding. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

LOTUS SHADE: Girls rode their bicycles with lotus leaves keeping their heads cool in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China, Monday. (ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press)

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Weather around the world was the story of the past week. Flooding and major storms around the world caused problems for many. A neighborhood is submerged by flood water from the Souris River Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Minot, N.D. Officials in North Dakota’s fourth-largest city said Thursday they had done all they could to protect critical infrastructure from the rising Souris River as it headed toward a record flood.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) sits with former South African President Nelson Mandela at his home June 21, 2011 in Houghton, South Africa. The first lady, along with her daughters and mother, will be traveling in Africa from June 21 to the 26.

Rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket at the front line west of Misrata, Libya, Monday, June 20, 2011. Libya’s government said a NATO airstrike west of Tripoli early Monday destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Moammar Gadhafi, killing at least 15 people, including three children. The alliance said the strike hit a “command and control” center.

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A musician of Panama's Big Band orchestra, practices before a reenactment of a 1950 salsa hall as a tribute to famous late Puerto Rican musician Tito Puente in Panama City, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) #

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Christian Riguccini of Australia competes during the Shark Island Challenge at Shark Island, near Cronulla on June 17, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) #

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Belarusian school boys hold torches as they stand in front of one of the most important Soviet WWII war monuments marking the heroic resistance of the Red Army against the surprise German attack during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi invasion in the town of Brest, 360 kilometers (223 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, early Wednesday, June 22, 2011. When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, the Brest Fortress defenders contained Nazi troops for a month. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) #

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This combination of 10 pictures put together in photoshop and taken on June 15, 2011 in the National Park of the volcano Teide (3718m of altitude) shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse, on the Spanish canary island of Tenerife. Astronomers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia were hoping for clear skies on Wednesday to enjoy a total lunar eclipse, the first of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth casts its shadow over the Moon. The lunar face can sometimes turn reddish, coppery-brown or orange, tinged by light from the Sun that refracts as it passes through our atmosphere. AFP PHOTO/ DESIREE MARTIN #

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Children jump over concrete slabs of the Holocaust Memorial in central Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) #

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A rickshaw puller wades through a water-logged street due to heavy rain in Dimapur in northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Sorei Mahong) #

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People play in the sea against the backdrop of merchant ship MV Wisdom which ran aground at Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 17, 2011. The ship went adrift after breaking loose while being towed from Colombo to Alang in Gujarat, for being broken as scrap. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade) #

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David Gaviria (700) runs over Tomas Puerta (12) on the first lap of the Motorcycle SuperSport R1 race at Barber Motorsports Park, Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Bernard Troncale) #

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Heavy storm clouds darken the sky as rain and wind gusts blow over downtown Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver) #

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In this June 20, 2011 photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, people transfer livestocks in Nubu township of Lanxi city, east China's Zhejiang Province. More than 40 miles (70 kilometers) of dikes are in danger of overflowing in an eastern Chinese province where floods have caused $1.2 billion in losses, authorities said Monday as the country neared a critical point in battling seasonal rains. Heavy rains pounded Zhejiang province over the weekend, and the level of a river that passes through Lanxi city has risen sharply, said Zhao Fayuan, deputy director of the provincial flood control headquarters. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liang Zhen) #

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In this handout from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) sits with former South African President Nelson Mandela at his home June 21, 2011 in Houghton, South Africa. The first lady, along with her daughters and mother, will be traveling in Africa from June 21 to the 26. (Photo by Debbie Yazbek/Nelson Mandela Foundation via Getty Images) #

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The sun illuminates clouds early Thursday morning June 16, 2011, behind a barn east of Salina, Kansas. Later in the morning thunder storms dropped heavy rain in the area. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey) #

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In this photo taken Monday, June 20, 2011, children play on a swing n Haldia, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Allahabad, India. Young women and children rejoice the monsoon season by tying temporary rope swings on tree branches across many parts of India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) #

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People light candles near a church in memory of WW II victims, early morning, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago, outside St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) #

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Thai "Red Shirt" demonstrators gather during a "cursing" ceremony against the government and the rival party Wednesday June, 22, 2011 at the Erwan Shrine in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. The "Red Shirts" also gathered to remember those killed in last year's massive street protests against the government. (AP Photo/David Longstreath) #

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An opponent to gay marriage holds a sign outside the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Dozens of gay couples are planning to converge on Albany Thursday to witness what would be a historic vote to legalize gay marriage in New York (AP Photo/Mike Groll) #

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Hundreds of people take part in a synchronized mass exercise during a ceremony of a government campaign to promote physical exercises at Beijing's Olympic Forest Park in China, Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) #

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A neighborhood is submerged by flood water from the Souris River Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Minot, N.D. Officials in North Dakota's fourth-largest city said Thursday they had done all they could to protect critical infrastructure from the rising Souris River as it headed toward a record flood. (AP Photo/The Grand Forks Herald, Christian Randolph) #

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Indian weaver K. Saritha makes thread from silk yarn in a small scale factory at Gattuppal village, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hyderabad, in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. India faces a shortage of 10,000 tons of silk per year, as a result it imports more than 8,000 tons from China every year recently, while it domestically produces around 22,000 tons of the staple, according to local newspapers and textile industry. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) #

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A Filipino boy stands behind a vehicle to keep from the cold wind in a heavy downpour in Manila, Philippines on Thursday June 23, 2011. Tropical Storm Meari will be set to make its presence known as it strengthens into a Category 1 typhoon sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It will continue on its northwestward to the northeast of the Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) #

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Flood affected people queue up to collect relief material at a distribution center in Ghatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north west of Kolkata, India, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Monsoon storms in eastern India have damaged homes and flooded parts of Kolkata, killing at least seven people.(AP Photo/Bikas Das) #

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A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) #

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An Egyptian and Japanese team of scientists use a pulley system to lift the first of 41 16-ton limestone slabs to reveal fragments of the ancient ship of King Khufu next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Archaeologists have begun the excavation process of a 4,500-year old wooden boat encased underground next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egyptologists announced Thursday.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #

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Riot police huddle together after firing tear gas, as a lone man continues to hold up a sign protesting proposed constitutional changes, outside the National Assembly in central Dakar, Senegal Thursday, June 23, 2011. Senegalese police lobbed tear gas at thousands of protesters who amassed in the capital Thursday to oppose proposed changes to the constitution that critics said would benefit longtime president Abdoulaye Wade and his family. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) #

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Flames are seen over homes in Sierra Vista, Ariz., on Thursday June 16, 2011. The elements are coming together to create dangerous fire conditions in southern and southeastern Arizona. The biggest wildfire in state history is closing in on a half million acres burned. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Greg Bryan) #

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An Arab boy jumps into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre, northern Israel, Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) #

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Relatives of inmates of El Rodeo I and II penitentiaries cry outside the prisons compounds in Guatire, outskirts of Caracas, June 17, 2011. At least seven people were injured in a vast police operation aimed at taking control of El Rodeo I and II prisons, where in recent days, there were at least 22 killed in a gunbattle, government sources said. AFP Photo/Leo RAMIREZ #

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Flood waters cover highway 159, Wednesday June 22, 2011, in Big Lake, Mo. near Rulo Neb. Missouri river flooding forced residents from Big lake earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver) #

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is seen in silhouette as she speaks at Regina Mundi Church and addresses the Young African Women Leaders Forum in a Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool) #

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People ride bicycles on the banks of river Ganges as monsoon clouds dot the sky in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Monsoon rains that hits India usually from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) #

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Lightning streaks across the sky above a home Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in Saukville, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) #

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A reveler carries a woman on his back as she reacts while he walks on the burning embers during the night of San Juan in San Pedro Manrique, Spain, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) #

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Rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket at the front line west of Misrata, Libya, Monday, June 20, 2011. Libya's government said a NATO airstrike west of Tripoli early Monday destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Moammar Gadhafi, killing at least 15 people, including three children. The alliance said the strike hit a "command and control" center. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #

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A Eurofighter Typhoon performs its demonstration flight, on the first day of the Paris air show, at Le Bourget airport, Monday June 20, 2011.(AP Photo/Francois Mori) #

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A reveler takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco) #

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Some 140 creations by Japanese hat artist Akio Hirata are displayed by designer Oki Sato during a hat exhibition at a Tokyo hall Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) #

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The pier of Puerto Arauco at Nahuel Huapi Lake is seen covered by sand and volcanic ash from the Chilean Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Villa La Angostura, southern Argentina, Friday, June 17, 2011. The volcano started erupting on June 4 after remaining dormant for decades. (AP Photo/Federico Grosso) #

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Armed tribesmen loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, guard inside the destroyed house of al-Ahmar in Sanaa, Yemen Thursday, June 16, 2011. Yemen's leader of nearly 33 years Ali Abdullah Saleh has held onto power in the face of massive protests demanding his ouster since February, though some of his top aides, military commanders, Cabinet ministers and diplomats have defected to the protesters' side in recent months. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) #

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A tree stands in a field as rain clouds pass by near the eastern German city of Dresden on June 20.2011. Germany is experiencing very changeable weather of wet and sunny spells at the moment. AFP PHOTO / ARNO BURGI #

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DAZED: A survivor of the crash of a Russian passenger jet was carried from an ambulance into Moscow’s Vishnevskogo hospital Tuesday. The plane exploded into flames after crashing on a highway just short of its airport; 44 people died and eight survived, officials said. (Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency)

STARTING THEIR DAY: Siblings Imran and Asifah, right, paused for a photo in a Mumbai slum‘s narrow alleyway before heading to school Tuesday morning. (Vivek Prakash/Reuters)

AGAINST PENSION CHANGES: Members of Unison, the U.K.’s second-largest union, voted at a conference in Manchester, England, Tuesday. Union members are considering a strike over a proposed pension overhaul. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

IN THE STORM’S PATH: Two cars were pulled into the ocean from a beach at Acapulco, on Mexico’s west coast, Tuesday. Hurricane Beatriz, a category-one storm, is nearing the Mexican coast. (European Pressphoto Agency)

TUCKERED OUT: Chinese soldiers slept on the ground Tuesday during a break in their flood-rescue work in in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province. Heavy rains have brought high water across the region, leaving two people dead and one missing. (ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press)

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Firefighters sprayed foam over police officers during a protest at the Minister-President’s office in Brussels Friday. Members of Brussels’ fire brigade are demanding clearer rules for promotions. (Yves Herman/Reuters)

Jordanian police carried tents over their heads to protect protesters from stones thrown by government supporters during a demonstration for political reform in Amman Friday. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)

People marched down Broadway Street in New York City with shirts bearing the names of the 146 people who died on March 25, 1911, in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The fire, at a factory in the downtown New York, resulted in stronger workers’ rights and new fire safety laws. (Justin Lane/EPA)

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Lt. Corporal Richard Pittman donned his medal during the medal’s 150th anniversary ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Friday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A man warmed himself at a shelter for victims of a tsunami on the island of Oshima, Japan, Friday. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

A Libyan rebel guarded worshipers performing the Friday noon prayer in Benghazi Friday as coalition forces launched a seventh day of airstrikes against the regime of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

A red carpet was ready to be rolled out at Wanxiang Group’s electric automobile division in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Friday. Wanxiang is China’s biggest auto-parts maker. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Palestinians walked past the destroyed office of Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya in Gaza City Friday. Israeli aircraft attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip during the night, wounding three people, in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

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