A child gets water splashed during Thai New Year celebrations in Prachinburi, east of Bangkok.
Petty Officer Third Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan from Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya.
Cargo containers are strewn about in Sendai, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12. Japan launched a massive military rescue operation Saturday after a giant, earthquake-fed tsunami killed hundreds of people and turned the northeastern coast into a swampy wasteland, while authorities braced for a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor.
Pang Qing, top, and Tong Jian of China perform during the pairs short program competition at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.
Spain's cycling federation cleared Alberto Contador of doping charges, but international officials seek a fresh review. At issue are Contador's intent and Spain's impartiality.
Alberto Contador was cleared of doping allegations by the Spanish cycling federation just weeks after it had proposed a one-year suspension for the three-time Tour champion.
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Qasim, a laborer, smiles as a camel nuzzles him near sacks of grain in a wholesale market in Karachi, Pakistan.
'I'm innocent,' cyclist Alberto Contador said at a press conference today, vowing to fight a proposal to suspend him and strip his 2010 Tour de France title.
Spain's cycling federation made a preliminary decision to strip Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France title and suspend him from cycling for one year.