An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as a monkey participates in a religious procession during Hanuman Jayanti in New Delhi, India. Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hindu monkey God Hanuman. Tsering Topgyal/AP
US President Barack Obama laughs alongside former first lady Barbara Bush during the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Obama is in Texas to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with former president George W. Bush in what could serve as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against terrorism, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the Boston Marathon bombings. Jason Reed/Reuters
North Korean soldiers and civilians pose for souvenir photos in front of a fountain as they tour the grounds of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, in Pyongyang. North Korea marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of its military, which began as an anti-Japanese militia and now has an estimated 1.2-million troops. David Guttenfelder/AP
Meg Zimbeck, US Cooking journalist, sniffs a baguette, French bread, in competition for the 'Grand Prix de la Baguette de la Ville de Paris' (Best Baguette of Paris 2013) annual prize at the Chambre Professionnelle des Artisans Boulangers Patissiers in Paris. The baguette is a French cultural symbol par excellence and the competition saw 203 Parisian bakers who compete for recognition as finest purveyor of one of France's most iconic staples. Charles Platiau/Reuters
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (c.) is pictured as a translator repeats remarks by former US president George W. Bush at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Jason Reed/Reuters
A man plays the bagpipes in a cemetery during the dawn service to mark the 98th ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) commemoration ceremony at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France. Benoit Tessier/Reuters
South Korean Marine Corps take part in a practice for a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang, about 230 miles southeast of Seoul. The landing operation drill, which will be held on Friday is a part of the two countries' annual military training called Foal Eagle which began on March 1 and runs until April 30. Lee Jae-Won/Reuters
A breeder, whose business has been affected by the H7N9 bird flu virus, walks his ducks along a road in Changzhou county, Shandong province. A dropoff in Chinese demand for soybeans used to feed poultry and livestock could last for months, as consumers lose their appetite for poultry in response to a deadly bird flu virus outbreak and amid lingering images of rotting pig carcasses floating in a river. Reuters
A massive explosion on one of the two barges still ablaze in the Mobile River in Mobile, Ala. Three people were injured in the blast. Fire officials have pulled units back from fighting the fire due to the explosions and no immediate threat to lives. John David Mercer/AP
A boy somersaults at the beach during sunset, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Bangladeshis watch the rescue operations at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete. Kevin Frayer/AP
Messages at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are seen in Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
People use a flashlight to search for survivors among the rubble of an area, damaged by what activists say was a missile attack from the Syrian regime, in Raqqa province, east Syria. Hamid Khatib/Reuters
On Friday Spain's Catalonia region voted to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum. Inspired by Scotland's vote on indpendence, European separatists are seeking the same chance.
ByAlan Clendenning and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press
Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.