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  • APTOPIX Vatican Albania
    Pope Francis is silhouetted as he leaves after his meeting with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and his wife Linda, at the Vatican, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
    Alessandra Tarantino | AP
  • APTOPIX Germany Exhibition
    A man watches a reprint of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the exhibition "The appearance of beauty" in the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP
  • APTOPIX India Elections
    An Indian woman leaves after casting her vote in a village near Sawai Madhopur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan,Thursday, April 24, 2014. With 814 million eligible voters, India is voting in phases over six weeks. Results are expected May 16.
    Manish Swarup | AP
  • APTOPIX Germany Zoo
    Baby gorilla Jengo play's with the hand of female adult gorilla Kumili at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The baby gorilla Jengo was born on Dec. 2, 2013.
    Jens Meyer | AP
  • APTOPIX Ukraine
    Black smoke billows from burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation."
    Mika Velikovskiy | AP
  • APTOPIX Royals Indians Baseball
    Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, is tagged out at the plate by Kansas City Royals catcher Brett Hayes in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Cleveland. The call was upheld after a crew challenge.
    Mark Duncan | AP
  • APTOPIX Reds Pirates Baseball
    Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) scores ahead of the tag by Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Thursday, April 24, 2014. Walker scored from third on a single by Pirates Pedro Alvarez.
    Gene J. Puskar | AP
  • APTOPIX Postal Worker Protest
    Postal workers and and their supporters demonstrate outside of a U.S. Postal Service facility Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Last year, Staples office supply stores began providing postal services under a pilot program that now includes some 80 stores. The American Postal Workers Union objects because the program replaces well-paid union workers with low-wage nonunion workers.
    Matt Rourke | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Palestinians Daily Life
    A Palestinian farmer harvests wheat on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin, early Thursday, April 24, 2014. Hundreds of Palestinian workers depend on the wheat harvest as a source of income in the face of rising unemployment.
    Mohammed Ballas | AP
  • APTOPIX Japan Obama Asia
    President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Showing solidarity with Japan, Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
    Carolyn Kaster | AP
  • APTOPIX Italy Pope Canonizations
    Pope Francis arrives outside at SantÕ Ignazio church to celebrate a mass of thanksgiving for the Canonization of St. Jose de Anchieta, a Spanish Jesuit Missionary to Brazil, in Rome Thursday, April 24, 2014.
    Gregorio Borgia | AP
  • APTOPIX Arena Grand Prix Swimming
    Caitlin Leverenz competes in the 200-meter breaststroke during the Arena Grand Prix Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz.
    Matt York | AP
  • Bee Shortage Ohio
    In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Barry Conrad inspects his honey bees at his Canal Winchester, Ohio, honey farm. Ohio beekeepers have suffered significant damage to their bees due to weather and other factors.
    Eric Albrecht | AP
  • APTOPIX Brazil Daily Life
    Brazilians and tourists play soccer on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. With the World Cup weeks away, Brazil has been struggling to get the country ready for the World Cup. Infrastructure work is far from completed and violent clashes continue to flare up in several cities.
    Hassan Ammar | AP
  • APTOPIX Colombia Ousted Mayor
    Bogota's mayor Gustavo Petro, center, is surrounded by supporters as he arrives to city hall in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos reinstated Petro following a court order. Petro was removed from office in March after President Juan Manuel Santos refused to heed the Inter-American Human Rights Commission's call for a stay on the Inspector General's ouster of the mayor months earlier for alleged administrative missteps.
    Fernando Vergara | AP
  • APTOPIX Diamondbacks Cubs Baseball
    Chicago Cubs right fielder Justin Ruggiano misses the catch on a triple by Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill, on which two runs scored during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Andrew Nelles | AP
  • Citrus Heights Police Department Chief Chris Boyd announced today a major seizure that included more than $2 million in marijuana, seven firearms and hundreds of thousands of dollars, all believed to be part of a large trafficking operation at a press conference on Wednesday April 23, 2014 in Citrus Heights, Calif.
    RenŽe C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • APTOPIX Venezuela Sad Malls
    In this April 10, 2014 photo, people ride the nearly empty escalators inside Sambil mall in the city in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with VenezuelaÕs shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor alike sought refuge from crime-ridden streets.
    Fernando Llano | AP
  • Phelps Comeback Swimming
    Michael Phelps stops for a drink during training Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Phelps is competing in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa on Thursday in an attempt to return to swimming.
    Matt York | AP
  • San Francisco Bay Old Shipwreck
    Fishermen converge on a pier near the site of a shipwreck discovery on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Francisco. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team has found the shipwreck of the City of Chester vessel in the area. The ship sunk in the San Francisco Bay in 1888 after a collision with a larger ship. The first images of the newly discovered wreckage were were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
    Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP
  • Bison Conservation
    This April 20, 2014, photo shows bison grazing along a state highway near West Yellowstone, Mont. Montana's top wildlife officials on Wednesday April 23, 2014, sought to scale back expectations for a state-wide bison conservation plan following a backlash from ranchers opposed to restoring the animals to their historical habitat.
    Matthew Brown | AP
  • US NEWS CAT-CAFE 1 LA
    A cat enjoys some attention inside a cat cafe in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in New York. The pop-up cafe will be open four days and is designed to encourage adoption and let humans hang out with friendly cats.
    Tina Susman | MCT
  • APTOPIX Ukraine
    Pro-Ukrainian supporters seen through a Ukrainian flag during a rally in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. UkraineÕs announcement that it was resuming operations against pro-Russia forces that have seized police stations and government buildings in the east hasnÕt produced any reported action on the ground, but brought forth foreboding words from Moscow on Wednesday.
    Evgeniy Maloletka | AP
  • APTOPIX Ukraine Soccer
    Supporters of Ukrainian soccer team Shakthar Donetsk chants pro-Ukrainian slogans during the soccer match between Shakthar Donetsk and Tavriya Sinferopol, played in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Manu Brabo | AP
  • APTOPIX Spain Soccer Champions League
    Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Paul White | AP
  • APTOPIX Spain Soccer Champions League
    Real's Xabi Alonso, left, and Bayern's Thomas Mueller challenge for the ball during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Paul White | AP
  • APTOPIX Justice Diversity
    Attorney General Eric Holder, left, shares a laugh with Associate Attorney General Tony West as they arrive to speak at the Justice Department's Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Great hall at the Justice Department in Washington.
    Susan Walsh | AP
  • APTOPIX Astros Mariners Baseball
    Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar leaps out of the way after forcing out Seattle Mariners' Corey Hart at second base and throwing the ball to first in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Seattle. Hart and Justin Smoak were out on the inning-ending double play.
    Elaine Thompson | AP
  • APTOPIX Argentina Mafalda
    A Statue of Mafalda, the main character of the comic strip by Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, sits on a bench in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The comic strip, about a sharp tongued 6 year old, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Mafalda became ArgentinaÕs most famous comic strip character, particularly renowned for her political satire. Quino will inaugurate the Buenos Aires 2014 Book Fair Thursday.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP
  • Giants Rockies Baseball
    San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, argues with home plate umpire Chris Conroy after Conroy ejected Bochy in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Bochy was ejected for arguing a called strike three on batter Brandon Hicks.
    David Zalubowski | AP
  • Diamondbacks Cubs 100th Anniversary Baseball
    Chicago Cubs right fielder Justin Ruggiano is tended to during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Andrew Nelles | AP
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