Day in Pics

April 2, 2012

A giant chocolate Easter egg in Berlin
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A giant chocolate Easter egg in Berlin
A member of staff places a sign in front of a giant chocolate Easter egg at the Fassbender and Rausch chocolatier in Berlin April 2, 2012. Some 50 kg of chocolate were used in the production of the Easter egg. REUTERS
Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria
In this photo, Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Government and opposition forces clashed across Syria Monday as international envoy Kofi Annan prepared to brief the U.N. Security Council on the progress of his mission to ease the Syrian crisis. AP
US model Decker attends news conference to promote 'Battleship'
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US model Decker attends news conference to promote 'Battleship'
Actress and US model Brooklyn Decker attends a news conference to promote the film 'Battleship' atop a flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George Washington at Yokosuka port, south of Tokyo April 2, 2012. REUTERS
European Union flag flies above cupola of Reichstag building in Berlin
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European Union flag flies above cupola of Reichstag building in Berlin
A European Union flag flies above the cupola of the Reichstag building, the seat of the Bundestag, the German lower house of parliament, as tourists visit the dome of the building, in Berlin April 2, 2012. The Reichstag dome, designed by architect Norman Foster, has a 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape. A mirrored cone in the center of the dome directs sunlight into the building, and allows visitors to see the working of the debating chamber of the Bundestag below. REUTERS
Pope Benedict XVI arrives for an audience with youths of Madrid archidiocese
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Pope Benedict XVI arrives for an audience with youths of Madrid archidiocese
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives for an audience with youths of Madrid archidiocese who took part in the 2011 World Youth Day celebration in the Spanish capital on April 2, 2012 at Paul VI hall at the Vatican. AFP
Heavy snowfall in central Minsk
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Heavy snowfall in central Minsk
A woman walks through a parking lot during heavy snowfall in central Minsk April 2, 2012. REUTERS
Heavy snowfall in central Minsk, Belarus
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Heavy snowfall in central Minsk, Belarus
Cadets walk during heavy snowfall in central Minsk April 2, 2012. REUTERS
Rihanna wears a cap during a news conference to promote the film 'Battleship'
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Rihanna wears a cap during a news conference to promote the film 'Battleship'
Singer Rihanna wears a cap during a news conference to promote the film 'Battleship' atop a flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George Washington at Yokosuka port, south of Tokyo April 2, 2012. REUTERS
Colored chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman
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Colored chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman
Colored chicks are sold during the run-up to Easter in downtown Amman April 2, 2012. REUTERS
Army Chief with Malaysian counterpart
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Army Chief with Malaysian counterpart
Army Chief V K Singh with his Malaysian counterpart General Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin after a guard of honour to the latter at South Block in New Delhi. (PTI)
ATR-72 passenger plane crash
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ATR-72 passenger plane crash
A handout photo provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Tyumen Regional Department shows rescuers and investigators working at the crash site of a French-Italian made ATR-72 passenger plane of private Russian airline UTair, some 45 km (28 miles) from the western Siberian city of Tyumen. Thirty-one people were killed today when a passenger plane crashed moments after take-off in an oil-rich Siberian region in the latest accident to hit Russia's crisis-prone aviation industry. (AFP)
Cruise ship Azamara Quest in Malaysia
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Cruise ship Azamara Quest in Malaysia
The stricken cruise ship Azamara Quest is tied up at the port in Sandakan, Malaysia. The Azamara Quest was stranded off the southern Philippines with 1,000 people aboard after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms Friday, injuring five crew members. It restored propulsion the next night and reached the harbor of Sandakan city in Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island late Sunday. (AP)
India-UK Economic & Financial Dialogue
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India-UK Economic & Financial Dialogue
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with Chancellor of Exchequer, UK, George Osborne prior to a bilateral meeting of the Fifth Ministerial Level India-UK Economic & Financial Dialogue (EFD) in New Delhi. (PTI)
Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012
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Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012
Leaders pose for a group photograph ahead of the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2012 in Boao, Hainan province. (From L-R) Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Kittirat Na Ranong, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti, China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Masimov, Iran's Vice President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai . (Reuters)
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to address journalists and supporters at her National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon. Suu Kyi hailed a 'new era' for Myanmar and called for a show of political unity after her party claimed a major victory in landmark by-elections. (AFP)
Patrolling near Taloqan
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Patrolling near Taloqan
A German soldier keeps watch during a patrol near Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province. Germany is the third biggest supplier of troops to the 130,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) after the US and Britain. (AFP)
Annual Gandhi Walk
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Annual Gandhi Walk
Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, cutting the ribbon to set off the annual Gandhi Walk in Lenasia. Acting Indian Consul-General in Johannesburg Nandan Bhaisora; Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Parks Tau, Gauteng Province Transport Minister Ismail Vadi and Mahendra Modi of the Gandhi Walk Committee are also seen. (PTI)
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
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47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Presenters the Eli Young Band and Grace Potter announce the album of the year at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Reuters)
Palm Sunday procession in Malaga
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Palm Sunday procession in Malaga
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas (C) shouts, 'A viva Malaga' (Long live Malaga!) to penitents of the Lagrimas and Favores brotherhood inside a church before they take part in a Palm Sunday procession at the start of Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (Reuters)
Demanding justice for Trayvon Martin
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Demanding justice for Trayvon Martin
A man, who identified himself as Mohawk Gaz, sports the name of black teenager Trayvon Martin on his hair during a rally demanding justice for his killing in Miami, Florida. Thousands of protesters gathered in a downtown bayfront park on Sunday demanding the arrest of the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in central Florida a month ago. (Reuters)
Banners depicting hostages to be handed over by FARC rebels
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Banners depicting hostages to be handed over by FARC rebels
Banners depicting the 10 hostages who are due to be handed over by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, after being held for over 12 years, are hung on the outside of a cathedral where relatives of these hostages are attending a mass, in Villavicencio. Colombian former Senator Piedad Cordoba has been appointed to receive the group of 10 hostages, in the first of two handovers. The two groups of hostages, whom are made up of members of the military and police, are due to be released by the rebels on April 2 and 4, according to local media. (Reuters)
Fire at a luxury cruise ship
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Fire at a luxury cruise ship
The Azamara Quest is seen docked at the Sandakan Port in Sandakan, in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. A fire-damaged luxury cruise ship carrying hundreds of US, European and Australian passengers arrived at a Malaysian port after engine repairs. The US-based Azamara Quest had been adrift after an engine room caught blaze. (AFP Photo)
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