Supporters of Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) rally in support of South Sudan taking control of the Heglig oil field.
A tornado makes its way through farmlands in Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings after a spate of tornadoes also tore through parts of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa, causing widespread damage.
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An Afghan Army soldier is armed with a rocket-propelled grenade during the attacks in the city of Kabul. Explosions and gunfire rocked the Afghan capital as suicide bombers struck in coordinated attacks claimed by Taliban insurgents.
Clothing dries on a rock wall outside the entrance of a gold-and-copper mine where some miners were trapped and ultimately released after spending six days underground.
The mood returned to normal after an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a tsunami warning across the Indian Office, leading many people to flee low-lying areas and causing panic.
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North Korean soldiers march during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un delivered his first public speech this week despite a failed rocket.
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US President Barack Obama arrives in Colombia to take part in the VI Summit of the Americas. Leaders of the 34 member states attended the summit to discuss the scourge of drugs, the Falklands-Malvinas issue and regional integration, among other topics.
Soldiers stand guard in front of the Army Sporting Club building after a military junta seized power in the latest coup to shake the notoriously unstable west African country.
Protesters perform prayers in Tahrir Square during a rally to denounce the presidential candidacies of Hosni Mubarak-era officials. Later in the week, 10 candidates were declared ineligible from running in the election slated to take place later this year.
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Distant relatives of Titanic victims gather to see a plaque with the 1,512 names of those who died as it is unveiled for the 100th anniversary commemorations and memorial dedication.