April 13, 2013

    Published April 13, 2013


    People fly kites during the international kite festival in Berck-sur-Mer, northern France.


    Revelers on a vehicle are sprayed with water during the traditional Thingyan celebrations in Rangoon, Burma. Burma celebrated its annual water festival, known as Thingyan, marking the start of the New Year according to the traditional Buddhist calendar.


    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car during qualifying for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, China.


    In this photo released by Indonesian Police, the wreckage of a crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia. The plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the resort island of Bali and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said.


    A heavily armed Afghan policeman destroys an opium poppy field in Noorgal district of Kunar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.


    A children's choir takes part in the unveiling ceremony of the statue of the late Pope John Paul II in Czestochowa, Poland. Archbishop Waclaw Depo unveiled the 13.8-meter (45.3-foot) white fiberglass figure that was funded by a businessman, Leszek Lyson, in gratitude for what he believes was an intervention by the late pontiff in saving his drowning son.


    Everton's Sylvain Distin, left, fights for the ball against Queens Park Rangers' Loic Remy during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England.


    A demonstrator with painted face looks out of her costume, during a demonstration against taxes and social cuts in Berlin, Germany.


    An atmospheric phenomenon known as a "sun dog" is seen in the sky over Havana, Cuba, Apr. 12, 2013. The rare halo around the sun is caused by the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals in the atmosphere.


    Fireworks are seen during the official opening of the renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Rijksmuseum, home of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" and other national treasures reopened its doors to the public after a decade-long renovation.

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