An angora goat reaches up to kiss her mother in a pen alongside Kircher Creek Road, just northeast of Miles City, Mont. Angoras are raised primarily for their fleece, called mohair. Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale/Miles City Star/AP
Bihroz, a Dutch citizen who has been waiting to fly back home for three days, rests on the floor at the El Prat del Llobregat Airport in Barcelona, Spain, on April 19. Spain has offered to let Britain and other European countries use its airports as stopovers to get passengers stranded by the volcanic ash cloud traveling again, a minister said Monday. Passengers who arrive in Spain can take trains, buses, and ferries to their destinations. Emilio Morenatti/AP
Members of the US military cross the finish line at the 114th running of the Boston Marathon on April 19. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP
An Israeli girl walks with flags during Israel's 62nd Independence Day celebrations in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 19. Ariel Schalit/AP
In this April 17 photo, recruits of the Kachin Independence Army, one of Burma's largest armed ethnic groups, march to their barracks after battle drills at a training camp near Laiza in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The possibility of armed conflict in the country is rising because a series of cease-fire agreements between the military government and more than a dozen armed ethnic groups are dissolving as the regime seeks to press those groups into becoming a border militia under government control. Ng Han Guan/AP
Jeff Gordon (24), AJ Almendinger (43), and other cars crash late in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 19. The drivers were unhurt. Ralph Lauer/AP
A Boeoegg, a 'snowman' made of wadding whose head is filled with explosives, is seen burning atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich, Switzerland, in this combination picture taken on April 19. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the Boeoegg is set alight. Then, mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. According to tradition, the faster the head of the Boeoegg catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
A 1952 Dodge car is reflected in a puddle in Havana, Cuba, on April 19. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
Homer, owned by Shawn Poppler, of Savage, Minn., waits to walk on stage during the 31st annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, on April 19, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University, whose mascot is a bulldog. Charlie Neibergall/AP
A woman looks at the Botnia Finnish pulp mill set on the Uruguayan side of the Uruguay River, as she refreshes herself near Gualeguaychu, Argentina, on April 19. The International Court of Justice in The Hague will rule on Tuesday on a border dispute between Uruguay and Argentina over the construction of the pulp mill. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Spanish matador Cayetano stands during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville on April 19. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
In this April 18 photo, Elvis impersonators dive into the 59-degree Lewis and Clark Lake for the second annual 'Polar Plunge' for the Special Olympics, west of Yankton, S.D. The event drew 49 teams consisting of 108 plungers who jumped from the East Midway boat ramp. The event raised more than $24,000 from the participants and sponsors alone. Randy Dockendorf/Yankton Press & Dakotan/AP
Israeli officials say a joint US-Israeli missile-defense system known as 'David's Sling' will be fully operational next year. The system is meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by enemies throughout the region.
ByJosef Federman, Associated Press
Israeli officials announced Wednesday that a joint U.S.-Israeli missile-defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year — a development that would provide an important tool in protecting the country against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.