Indians celebrate after their team won the ICC World Cup cricket semifinal match against Pakistan, in Mumbai, India. India upstaged archrival Pakistan by 29 runs in the so-called 'mother of all World Cup matches' to progress to the final against Sri Lanka, giving Sachin Tendulkar another chance to reach his 100th hundred after his charmed innings fell just short on Wednesday.
Two women and a pet dog pass by a ship that was washed into their neighborhood by the March 11 tsunami as they search for their destroyed home in Kesennuma, Japan, on March 17.
Tens of thousands of Japan earthquake evacuees survived for days on very little. Now supplies are getting through, but Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned that "life in the emergency refuge centers will continue for some time."
On March 22, pet shop owner Ryo Taira (l.) and his colleague Takeshi Hana prepare to release into the sea a baby porpoise that was found stranded in a paddy field after being washed away by the March 11 tsunami in Sendai, Japan. The little dolphin now is back in the ocean.
Demi Heranne (l.) and Melanie Aparitio kiss a wax figure of singer Justin Bieber after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds museum in New York.
Some 30,000 people have been rescued as search operations continue following Japan's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11. Amazing stories of survival and hope are still emerging. Here are just a few examples:
A woman looks for her father-in-law's 'ihai' spirit tablet, a placard to designate his seat in a house, in Ofunato, Japan, on March 14, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast.
These false-color images taken by NASA’s Terra satellite show the city of Ishinomaki, northern Japan on August 8, 2008 (top) and March 14, 2011. Ishinomaki is one of several coastal cities brutalized by the swirling wall of waves from the tsunami caused by the earthquake that devastated northern Japan on March 11. Water is dark blue in this false-color image. Plant-covered land is red, exposed earth is tan, and the city is silver.