A youth plays with an empty camera as he takes a break from fishing in Lake Azuei, near the border with the Dominican Republic in Malpasse, Haiti, on April 1. Fish from Lake Azuei sell for 50 cents at local street markets. Jorge Saenz/AP
Villagers from the Dadinga tribe wait for World Food Program staff to distribute food in the village of Lauro in Budy County, south Sudan, on April 2. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Children look at a spherical sculpture made of Easter eggs on the day of its unveiling at Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine on April 2. The artwork, created by Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas, is made from 3,000 wooden Easter eggs painted in traditional Ukrainian style. Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
Penitents wait inside Madrid's Royal Palace to start the procession of the 'Santisimo Cristo de los Alabarderos' brotherhood during Holy Week, on April 2. Hundreds of Easter processions take place in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. Susana Vera/Reuters
Reflected in his teleprompter, President Barack Obama speaks about jobs and the economy during a visit to Celgard Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., on April 2. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
In this photo from April 1, paramilitary policemen stand watching while rescuers enter the Guomin Coal Mine in Yichuan county, in central China's Henan Province, after an explosion. The death toll from the explosion has risen to 19 people, with 24 still trapped underground, the government said Friday, in the second major mine disaster in the country this week. AP
A California Air National Guard Chinook helicopter returns to the Weed Airport after dropping off search and rescue personnel on a snowfield near the summit of Mt. Shasta. Rangers found the body of 26-year-old Thomas Bennett of Oakland in a snow cave where his friend had left him before going for help, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said. The rescuers had been trying to reach Bennett since his climbing partner, Mark Thomas, of Berkeley, called 911 Sunday to report that Bennett had collapsed near the summit. The two experienced climbers were trapped Saturday night by severe winds. Andreas Fuhrmann/Redding Record Searchlight/AP
In Indonesia, Roman Catholic worshipers ride in boats on the Larantuka Sea on April 2 following a procession accompanying a statue of Jesus as it is transferred to another church during Holy Week. The worshipers followed the procession to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the discovery of the statue of Mary. They believe the Tuan Ma statue, which was found in Flores in 1510, is the basis of a new religion that has replaced animism on the island. Government data in 2008 showed that more than 80 percent of residents on Flores Island are Roman Catholic in a predominantly Muslim country. Beawiharta/Reuters
Penitents take part in a procession of the 'Los Dolores' brotherhood inside the Mosque of Cordoba during Holy Week in Cordoba, southern Spain. Javier Barbancho/Reuters
People gather to watch the procession of the 'La O' brotherhood on the Triana bridge during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, on April 2. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
A bee lands on a daisy fleabane flower on April 1, in River Ridge, La., a suburb of New Orleans. Judi Bottoni/AP
Bradley's Chris Roberts dunks during the slam dunk basketball championship in Indianapolis on April 1. Darron Cummings/AP
Investigators stand at the site of a terrorist bombing in Kizlyar, a town in the southern Russian region of Dagestan. AP
A member of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad enters the National Exchange Bank in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on April 1 to investigate a suspicious package that was left behind by a robbery suspect. Bruce Halmo/The Sheboygan Press/AP
Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt – a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere. Part 2 of our series on famine resilience.
Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening community resilience. Our reporters traveled to Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland to investigate the daunting challenges as well as the long-term efforts that are saving lives.