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  • Fix50 project in the works
    A construction worker assembles a scaffolding between the east and westbound lanes of the W-X freeway on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. where both the outer shoulder and medians will be widened by 2.5 feet along the W-X freeway as part of the Fix50 project which will have lane closures in both directions starting April 22nd.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • Quake Anniversary
    Joseph Amster, left, and Donna Huggins, right, watch as a rare period black lace gown and coat are unveiled during the annual anniversary luncheon of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire at John's Grill Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Francisco. On Friday it will be the 108th anniversary of the earthquake and fire that claimed over 3000 people and destroyed 80% of San Francisco. The pair were dressed as historical figures Emperor Norton and Lillie Coit. At the event a call was made to find and preserve historic clothing from the city's Gilded Age.
    Eric Risberg | AP
  • APTOPIX Netherlands Easter Tourism
    A girl poses in a sea of tulips at Keukenhof , in Lisse, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Keukenhof, one of the best known international attractions, is a showcase of the Dutch floricultural industry, with a special emphasis on flowering bulbs. Keukenhof is open from March 20 till May 18 2014, and is expected to attract over 800,000 visitors, admiring over 7 millions flowers.
    Peter Dejong | AP
  • Peru Holy Week
    Actors reenact the baptism of Jesus during Holy Week celebrations in the Rimac River in Lima, Peru, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP
  • 49ers Stadium Football
    In this photo released by the San Francisco 49ers, the first pieces of turf are installed at the new Levi's Stadium Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. The installation of 2.5 acres of sod will take two days. The turf will come out in rolls 42 inches wide and will be approximately 100 feet long. The team selected West Coast Turf's Bandera Bermuda for the playing field. The stadium opens in August. The installation began in the north end of the stadium and work its way south.
    Terrell Lloyd | AP
  • Obit Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (
    Eduardo Verdugo | AP
  • Milwaukee Zoo Baby Gorilla
    In this photo taken March 26, 2014 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Kassiu is held by her mother Naku Milwaukee. The baby gorilla born less than a month ago has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday, April 17, 2014. The western lowland gorilla, named Kassiu, was born March 19 to 13-year-old mother Naku and 27-year-old father Cassius. Zookeepers reported the baby and mother appeared normal Wednesday morning. But by the afternoon, Kassiu appeared weak and stopped holding onto her mother, as newborn gorillas do, the zoo said in a statement.
    Scott Engel | AP
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian riot police officers leave following a rally in support of a united Ukraine, where they protected pro-Ukrainian supporters from pro-Russian supporters, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks in Switzerland Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
    Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP
  • Stratocaster Anniversary Photo Essay
    An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster head stock, left, is shown next to a 2014 model, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. April 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Stratocaster ever sold.
    Matt York | AP
  • Pioneering Pilot
    Raul Mock, 42, from Grand Rapids, Michigan and the grandson of Jerrie Mock at the Port Columbus International Airport April 17, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. A bronze statue was unveiled there today of Mock celebrating her solo flight around the world 50 years ago landing in Columbus.
    Tom Dodge | AP
  • Pennsylvania Daily Life
    Women walk on a spring afternoon beneath blossoming trees Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Fairmont Horticultural Center in Philadelphia.
    Matt Rourke | AP
  • US NEWS MIAMIZOO-FLAMINGOS 5 MI
    Zoo Miami officials help corral some of the 38 birds from their flamingo exhibit in Miami on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The zoo is relocating the birds with plans for a new, state-of-the-art facility.
    PATRICK FARRELL | MCT
  • US NEWS MIAMIZOO-FLAMINGOS 4 MI
    Zoo Miami officials relocate some of the 38 birds from their old flamingo exhibit in Miami on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The zoo plans a new, state-of-the-art home for the birds.
    PATRICK FARRELL | MCT
  • Guantanamo Sept. 11 Pretrail Hearings
    In this Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, Sept. 11 accused conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammad confers with defense attorney Cheryl Bormann, in black abaya prior to hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Thursday April 17, 2014. An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.
    Janet Hamlin | AP
  • Former Giants relief pitcher, Brian Wilson pitched the eighth inning for the Dodgers on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
  • San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is unable to come up with the ground ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers hitter Juan Uribe, that went for an infield hit in the second inning on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.
    Jose Luis Villegas | jvillegas@sacbee.com
  • RB Train Bill
    Assembly member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) speaks to members of the press during a news conference at the rail station in Sacramento on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Assembly member Roger Dickinson, along with local elected officials and fire chiefs, announced legislation to help protect communities from rail accidents involving crude oil. According to their press release: "With the increase in crude oil shipments by rail statewide and locally, more needs to be done to ensure that state and local emergency responders are provided with sufficient information to prepare for potential accidents and respond as rapidly as possible. On July 6, 2013, a Bakken crude train exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Currently, very little information on rail shipments is given to local emergency personnel. Railroads plan to increase their shipments of crude oil throughout California by train, with many running through Sacramento and West Sacramento. By 2016, it is estimated that California could receive a quarter of its oil by rail, meaning at least six trains of 100 tank cars per day passing through Sacramento." Assembly member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna Sacramento City Council member Steve Cohn Sacramento
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • Ukraine
    A girl and her mother ride on a swing in front of police line as Ukrainians with Ukrainian national flags gather in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
    Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Iran Forgiven Killer
    This picture provided by ISNA, a semi-official news agency, taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 shows Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, removing the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim's family moments before being executed.
    Arash Khamoushi | AP
  • South Korea Ship Sinking
    Danwon High School students hold papers with messages such as "come back," "miss you," "love you" and "don't loose your hope" for their friends who are missing after Wednesday's ferry disaster during a candlelight vigil at the school yard in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
    Woohae Cho | AP
  • NYC Carriage Horses
    A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. A prototype of the old-timey electric cars that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to take the place of horse-drawn carriages on New York City streets will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Thursday.
    Seth Wenig | AP
  • APTOPIX Spain Holy Week
    Devotees carry candles as they take part in the procession of the ''Las Cinco Llagas'' brotherhood, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
    Alvaro Barrientos | AP
  • APTOPIX Spain Holy Week
    A masked penitent prepares to take part in the procession of the "Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy Week in Calahorra, northern Spain, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
    Alvaro Barrientos | AP
  • APTOPIX South Korea Ship Sinking
    A relative of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weeps at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.
    Ahn Young-joon | AP
  • APTOPIX South Korea Ship Sinking
    A woman offers prayers during a candlelight vigil for the missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
    Woohae Cho | AP
  • APTOPIX Singapore Underwater Easter Bunny
    A diver dressed as the Easter Bunny swims among sharks, rays and other species of fish in the Shipwreck habitat, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the South East Asia Aquarium of Resorts World Sentosa, a popular tourist attraction in Singapore. The performance is part of the Easter celebrations.(AP Photo/ Wong Maye-E)
    Wong Maye-E | AP
  • APTOPIX Philippines Holy Week
    A hooded Filipino penitent has two pointed wooden sticks tied to his arms as he joins others in Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on April 17, 2014 in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The bizarre ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
    Aaron Favila | AP
  • APTOPIX Australia Royals
    Britain's Prince William, third left, looks over the cliff edge as he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, observe abseiling and team building exercises at Narrow Neck Lookout near Katoomba, Australia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.
    Ryan Pierse | AP
  • APTOPIX Art Gallery
    Contrails from jet planes passing overhead intersect the National Museum of Art in Washington, Thursday morning, April 17, 2014.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP
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