A woman looks out of the bus window at a man climbing on the outside, in Sevare, Mali. Eric Gaillard/Reuters
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham shouts during heavy fighting in the Mleha suburb of Damascus, Syria. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Arctic wolves stand in an enclosure at Wolfspark Werner Freund, in Merzig, Germany. The wolves, acquired as cubs from zoos or animal parks, were mostly hand-reared. Spread over 25 acres, Wolfspark is currently home to 29 wolves forming six packs from European, Siberian, Canadian, Arctic and Mongolian regions. Lisi Niesner/Reuters
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gestures at riot police during clashes along Mohamed Mahmoud street which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Bill Demong of the USA soars through the air during the individual Gundersen competition at the Nordic Combined FIS World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany. Jens Meyer/AP
Horses running through a forest path covered with snow near Bosnian town of Banovici, about 60 miles north of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Amel Emric/AP
A reveller dressed as a character from the science fiction film Avatar holds his ripped drum at the 'Desliga da Justica' carnival block parade, a pre-Carnival celebration, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP
Camels rest before a weekly camel race ridden by robot jockeys at the Kuwait Camel Racing club in Kebd. The robots are controlled by trainers, who follow in their vehicles around the track. Stephanie McGehee/Reuters
Swimmers in fancy dresses take a bath in the Danube river near Neugurg, southern Germany, during the annual Danube fun swimming event. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/AP
Foreign devotees carry a female friend at the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: The assault appeared to be a significant escalation in the US and Yemeni campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's powerful branch in the southern Arabian nation.
Ahmed al-Haj, Associated Press /
April 21, 2014
Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by US drone strikes, hit al-Qaeda militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.