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  • 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
  • APTOPIX Brazil Rio Violence
    Friends and neighbors of the late Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira pray before playing soccer in a plaza near the spot where Silva Pereira's body was found in the Pavao Pavaozinho slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. On Tuesday night, angry residents who blame police for his death set fires and showered homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone following the killing of the popular local figure.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Palestinians Daily Life
    Palestinian farmers gather harvested green wheat to be roasted outside the West Bank city of Jenin, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Roasted green wheat is used to make a popular local soup call Freekeh.
    Mohammed Ballas | AP
  • APTOPIX China Auto Show
    A saleswoman walks past decorative glass blocks near a Citroen DS 5LS R concept car at the China Auto show in Beijing, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Alexander F. Yuan | AP
  • APTOPIX Vatican Pope
    Pope Francis waves to faithful as he is driven through the crowd for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Andrew Medichini | 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 Spain Soccer Champions League
    Real's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a first leg semifinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Andres Kudacki | AP
  • APTOPIX Peru Fujimori Trial
    Jailed former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, photographed through a glass window, attends his trial at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Fujimori, who is already serving 25 years following previous convictions, is now being tried for allegedly diverting government funds to finance newspapers that backed his successful run for a third term.
    Martin Mejia | AP
  • APTOPIX Diamondbacks Cubs 100th Anniversary Baseball
    Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago.
    Charles Rex Arbogast | AP
  • APTOPIX Angels Nationals Baseball
    Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols connects for a two-run homer against Washington Nationals Taylor Jordan in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. This was Pujols 500th career home run.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
  • APTOPIX Ukraine
    Women read a leaflet distributed by pro-Russian activists behind barricades in front of a regional administration building that was seized by pro-Russian activists earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east.
    Alexander Zemlianichenko | AP
  • APTOPIX Ukraine
    Pro Russia militia carry a casket bearing Pavel Pavelko, 42, one of three pro Russia militamen killed last Sunday in a shooting by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint, during his funeral procession in Alexandrovska village, 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Sloviansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
    Manu Brabo | AP
  • APTOPIX Philippines Anti Obama Protest
    Police train their fire hose at protesters as the latter try to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week's visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose have clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines.
    Bullit Marquez | AP
  • APTOPIX Myanmar Win Tin
    A woman weeps as she carries a flower wreath while attending the funeral of Win Tin, a senior leader of the National League for Democracy, in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Win Tin, a prominent journalist and a giant of Myanmar's democracy movement who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the NLD died on Monday, April 21, 2014.
    Gemunu Amarasinghe | 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
  • APTOPIX Mideast Syria Hiking To Safety Photo Essay
    In this picture taken early Sunday, April 20, 2014, Samira Asrawi 45, right, and her daughter Marwa, 19, left, sit on the ground weeping next to their belongings as they wait to be vetted by Lebanese soldiers at an army check point after descending from 2,814-meter (9,232-foot) high Mount Hermon (Jabal el-Sheikh) and reached the town of Chebaa in southeast Lebanon. They were part of a group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their countryÕs bloody civil war who fled their home in the village of Beit Jinn, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. They took part in a treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon.
    Hussein Malla | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Palestinians
    Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, left, Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, center, and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, who is based in Egypt, after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, at Haniyeh's residence in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Rivals Hamas and Fatah made a new attempt Wednesday to overcome the Palestinians' political split, saying they would seek to form an interim unity government within five weeks, followed by general elections by December at the earliest.
    Adel Hana | AP
  • APTOPIX  Mideast Egypt
    Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students block a road with burning tires and chant slogan against the police and army, outside the main campus of Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The interior ministry blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hails and which the government has declared a terrorist group, for two deadly attacks on policemen on Wednesday. The group denies it is behind the violent campaign, and insists it is pursuing a peaceful protest strategy.
    Aly Hazzaa | AP
  • APTOPIX Indonesia Daily Life
    A vendor waits for customers at his stall in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    Tatan Syuflana | AP
  • APTOPIX India Kashmir Villagers Killed
    Unidentified women try to comfort a wailing relative, center, of Ghulam Nabi, a rural body head of a pro-Indian party, during a joint funeral procession of Ghulam and his son Firdous Ahmad at Batgund village, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2013. Police say suspected rebels have killed three men in Indian Kashmir ahead of voting in general elections this week.More than a dozen rebel groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or merger with Pakistan since 1989.
    Mukhtar Khan | AP
  • APTOPIX Greece Easter
    Rockets fly over the bell towel of Panagia Erithiani church, during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late Saturday, April 19, 2014. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is 125 years old, but locals say it could be even older.
    Petros Giannakouris | AP
  • APTOPIX Georgia Gun Bill
    Kathryn Grant, with The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, speaks during a rally protesting a gun bill the governor is signing today expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia, at Central Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Atlanta. The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship. And school districts would now be able, if they want, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.
    David Goldman | 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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