Rescue workers arrive at the site of a flooding accident at Wangjialing Coal Mine, located across both Xiangning county and Hejin city, in northern China's Shanxi Province on April 1. Over 1,000 rescuers fought against the clock at a Chinese coal mine where 153 workers were trapped by flooding in what could be one of the worst disasters to hit the dangerous industry in recent years. Jason Lee/Reuters
Israeli men play in a mud pool during the Boombamela new-age festival at Nitzanim beach near the southern city of Ashdod on April 1. Amir Cohen/Reuters
Workers harvest soy on a farm in Correntina, Bahia, Brazil, on April 1. Brazil's 2009-10 soybean production is estimated to be 67.5 million tons. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
Robots from Android FC, a three-robot soccer team from the School of Infomatics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, recreate a sending-off incident during a photo call for their upcoming show in the Edinburgh International Science Festival on April 1. The robot soccer players are fully autonomous and have embedded processors that enable them to make sense of their surroundings and react to the movements of other players. David Moir/Reuters
A chimpanzee plays with a mock Easter bunny stuffed with food at its enclosure in the Buenos Aires Zoo on April 1. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
Santisuk (English: peace) a 5-year-old pig-tailed macaque monkey, wears a police shirt as he rides atop a patrolling vehicle in the Saiburi district in Yala Province, southern Thailand, on April 1. The monkey, who was found injured and adopted by local policemen, goes on patrol dressed in uniform every day to help improve force's image and relations with population in the troubled, predominantly Muslim province. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
A villager waits to collect water distributed by the local government in the drought-ravaged town of Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, on March 31. The worst drought in a century has been ravaging China's southwest provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou and the region of Guangxi, leaving 20.5 million residents and 12.6 million heads of livestock with insufficient drinking water. China Daily/Reuters
A labourer takes a nap inside a steel factory in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri on April 1. Manufacturing growth slowed down in March, dropping from a 20-month record in February, as mounting cost pressures took a toll, a survey showed. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
In this image, provided by the US Navy, an F/A-18 Super Hornet from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson slips through the sound barrier during a flight demonstration for Peruvian visitors on March 27. The Carl Vinson is currently off the coast of Peru. Adrian White/US Navy/AP
A male stork feeds his mate in their nest on the roof of a house in the town of Wijk Bij Duurstede in central Netherlands on April 1. Breeding season for storks has commenced, with storks usually laying two eggs per nest. Young storks are expected in early May. Michael Kooren/Reuters
Spanish legionnaires line up during the procession of the Christ of Mena during Holy Week in the Andalusian city of Malaga, southern Spain, on April 1. Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. Jon Nazca/Reuters
A boy jumps with his bicycle in front of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 1. Johannes Eisele/Reuters
Actress Susan Sarandon jokes with Quechua children in front of the Machu Picchu ruins in Peru on April 1. Sarandon is in Peru to attend the reopening of the Inca citadel after heavy rains cut off tourist access to the ruins for two months. Mariana Bazo/Reuters
The Free Syrian Army has received US patronage in its fight against Syria's dictatorship. But the rise of Islamist militias in the rebels' ranks has led Jordan, a US ally, to switch its focus to counter-terrorism.
ByTaylor Luck, Correspondent
For much of Syria’s civil war, Jordan has quietly supported the rebels fighting to topple the regime. In recent months, various coalitions of rebel forces have scored major battlefield gains, seizing towns and villages from the regime in the north and south of Syria.