US space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Cape Canaveral,
Fla., in what was probably the shuttle program’s final nighttime launch. Stephane Corvaja/ESA/Reuters
Ice coats a bicycle left too long near Stockholm, Sweden. Leif R. Jansson/AP
Two Afghan girls walk past a taxi in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
A small fishing boat pulls up to a larger one in Matosinhos,
Portugal. Portugal is the first European Union nation to issue a
sustainability certificate for the 60,000 tons of sardines caught here. Nacho Doce/Reuters
A man cleans a wheeled boat in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A monkey climbs a car in Nadani, along the
Jammu-Srinagar Highway in northern India. The animals approach vehicles to
try to get food and have caused accidents. Devout Hindus feed them,
believing they are manifestations of the god Hanuman. Channi Anand/AP
An entrepreneur in Colombo, Sri Lanka, waits for customers to
ride his horse. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Reuters
Snow fell in Falls Church, Va., where this man struggled to free his car
after it got stuck. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
A student rides a cable-car system in Caracas,
Venezuela, that was inaugurated last month. The system was designed to help
those living in the city’s slums. The sign on the car reads ‘equality.’ Fernando Vergara/AP
President Bashar al-Assad has not declared his candidacy yet, but he is expected to run - and win. His once-tenuous hold on power has tightened again after a string of regime victories.
Albert Aji, Associated Press,
Diaa Hadid, Associated Press /
April 21, 2014
Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar al-Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.