April 11, 2013

    Published April 11, 2013


    Hundreds of crosses, representing gun deaths since the Newtown, Connecticut elementary shootings, are placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Two U.S. senators have reached a compromise that would expand background checks for gun sales in what could result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994, an official said.


    A cellist plays music in the middle of a desert area of Mount Bromo, Indonesia. (Photo submitted by Alland Dharmawan to VOA Photo Contest)


    Little girls from a Mongolian herder family play on ice. (Photo submitted by Iderjargal to VOA Photo Contest)


    Belarussian schoolgirls attend an honor guard ceremony, which is part of the state patriotic education program and the preparation for the upcoming Victory Day celebrations, in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus.


    Workers on the roof of Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Itaquerao", which will host the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil


    A breeder covers his face as he sits behind his chickens, which according to the breeder are not infected with the H7N9 virus, in Yuxin township, Zhejiang province, China. According to chicken breeders, their businesses are strongly affected as all six local poultry markets in Yuxin are closed for preventing the transmission of the virus.


    Women pro-democracy protesters march on a road past the house of Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, during a demonstration to hail a military shake-up he carried out, in Sana'a. Hadi removed the commander of the elite Republican Guard, a powerful political foe, from the military, state television reported, in an apparent move to unify the divided armed forces under his own control.


    Justice civil servants of Baracaldo's court wearing penitents costumes and carrying wooden crosses take part in a protest against the government's spending cuts in justice services, outside the court in the Northern Spanish Basque city of Baracaldo, Spain.


    A man rests in a basket at a night market in Rangoon, Burma, Apr. 10, 2013.

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