One World Trade Center emerges from the clouds in the night sky in a photo taken from a passing airplane on March 11, 2013 in New York. Construction continues on the office complex going up on the site of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on March 11.
An injured security official is carried from a police officers club in the upscale neighborhood of Zamalek, after protesters set fires following a court verdict in Cairo, Egypt, on March 9. Fans of Cairo’s Al-Ahly club stormed Egypt’s soccer federation headquarters and a nearby police club and set them ablaze after a court acquitted seven of nine police officials on trial for their alleged part in deadly stadium melee.
An aerial view of one of the homes on the Plum Island waterfront, near Newbury, Mass., that fell off its foundation after sustaining damage during a heavy winter storm, on March 9.
A woman walks on a snowy road, on March 12, in Caen, France, during a heavy snow storm.
Azra, 68, looks at her dead pet bird in a cage at her home, which was burned by a mob two days earlier, in Badami Bagh, Lahore, Pakistan, on March 11. Hundreds of Pakistani Christians took to the streets across the country on Sunday, demanding better protection after a Christian neighborhood was torched in Lahore a day earlier in connection with the country's controversial anti-blasphemy law.
A fresco of the Madonna is seen illuminated at the Vatican on March 9.
Workers clean the stairs at Sejong Centre for the Perfoming Arts in central Seoul, South Korea, on March 8.
People sunbathe along the wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 10.
A snorkeler swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, on March 1. Tan-awan used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Now, they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Editor's note: This image was received March 12.
People react in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope had been elected, on March 13.
The wrapped bodies of two dead people hang from an overpass as three more corpses lie on the ground in Saltillo, Mexico, on March 8. Three of the five males were hanging from the overpass while two others were lying on the ground when they were found early Friday, according to local media.
Faheema Titi, the sister of Palestinian Mahmoud Titi, is covered with the blood of her dead brother after embracing him during his funeral at the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, near the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 13. Israeli troops shot Mahmoud Titi on Tuesday after he and others hurled rocks and firebombs at them in the West Bank, the military said. The death was the latest in a new uptick in Palestinian casualties in the area, where protests in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails have led to violent clashes between the protesters and Israeli forces. The protests have largely subsided.
Visitors take photos and video of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on March 13. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.