The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, carrying Expedition 18 Cmdr. Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer Yury V. Lonchakov and American civilian Charles Simonyi, landed near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Mr. Fincke and Mr. Lonchakov returned after six months on the International Space Station, and Mr. Simonyi was returning after 12 days in space.
Laborers harvested wheat by hand in a field at Bharatpur village in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Indian government agencies are slowing wheat purchasing in many parts of the country, the second largest producer in the world after China, and that may cause prices to fall, senior traders said.
Michael Devarapria, a 28 year old Indonesian Christian art student prepares for his role as Jesus Christ in reenacting the stations of the cross during a Good Friday mass on April 10, 2009 at the Jakarta Cathedral, the center of Easter celebrations for minority Christians in predominantly Islamic country of Indonesia.
White House carpenter Charles Brandts, who is also a beekeeper, lends his skills to the White House after a swarm of Honey Bees nested near one of the front gates at the White House on April 9, 2009 in Washington, DC. Brandts, put the queen and the swarm into a cardboard box and removed them from the grounds.
President Barack Obama will return to White House in Washington after his European trip, with tulips in full bloom, seen in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The president will return later tonight after a quick stop in Baghdad, Iraq, after the conclusion of a long overseas trip that included economic and NATO summits in Europe and two days in Turkey.
US President Barack Obama returns to the White House after an overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East, on April 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Following his attendance at the G20 and NATO summits Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq.
Mike Gansler, Director of Core Technology with Segway Inc., drives a Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, or PUMA, project prototype vehicle in New York's Times Square on Sunday, April 5, 2009.
Segway Inc. and General Motors Corp. announced Tuesday that they are working together to develop the two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle designed to be a fast, efficient, inexpensive and clean alternative to traditional cars and trucks in an urban environment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is surrounded by reporters during a news conference at a Tokyo hotel, Japan, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Chavez applauded President Barack Obama's promise to lead the world into a future free of nuclear weapons, and said he was open to working with the new American president. "With this statement, it is as if an 'Obama missile' has landed," Chavez said of the U.S. president's call to eliminate nuclear bombs.
A handout picture released by the Iraqi president's office shows US President Barack Obama (L) meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani in Baghdad on April 7, 2009. Obama said on a surprise visit to Iraq that the next 18 months would be "critical," and told the war-torn country that it would soon have to look after itself. Obama, who has called for an end to US combat operations in Iraq by August next year, also pledged he would stick to a timetable for all US troops to leave the country by the end of 2011.
Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi waved to supporters from the back seat of her car as she made her way to file her nomination papers as a candidate at Rae Bareli, in northeastern India. General elections will be held in five phases, starting April 16.
Surprise....April Showers Of Snow In Toronto To Welcome Easter Joy April 6, 2009: Being Monday it was quite a surprise that we had mild snow. Ish Phaji reminded us that our dear friends Gulati's arrival from India brought calm bliss to the climate. More good news to lighten the weather our Gup Shup Group friends the Rajpal's were blessed with a grand daughter. Congratulations!! We would like to extend best wishes to our near and dear, families, friends, readers and viewers. EASTER BLESSINGS!!!!
India players wait for a decision on New Zealand's Ross Taylor from the third umpire after initially being given out to India's Harbhajan Singh during their third international cricket test match in Wellington, April 6, 2009.
US President Barack Obama (L) with his wife Michelle greets the crowd before his speech at Hradcansky square in Prague on April 5, 2009. Obama said today he would move forward with a planned missile defence shield in central Europe despite Russian objections, saying Iran remained a real threat. Obama said the project to install a radar system and 10 interceptor missiles in the Czech Republic and Poland could still be scrapped, but only if Iran was deemed no longer a danger.
US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with Polish President Lech Kaczynski (R) as they pose with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on April 5, 2009 during a bilateral meeting at the Prague Congress Center in Prague.
Seven babies sit in tummy tubs filled with water to cool down after a baby massage class held for young mothers in IJmuiden March 24, 2009. The "cooling down" segment is to simulate a womb-like environment for the infants to experience the warmth and comfort.
Pop diva Madonna with her adopted son at the Mphandula Child Care Centre -- built by Madonna's charity -- in Lilongwe, March 30. Madonna has left Malawi after a court rejected her application to adopt a second child from the southern African country, an airport official said.