Today in Pictures: April 11

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France's Gael Monfils hits a return to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg during their Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament tennis match in Monaco on April 11, 2016.

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A devotee with his body painted poses as he waits to perform during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Sona Palasi village, in West Bengal, India. Devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favor of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year.


A schoolgirl is soaked with water thrown by an elephant in a preview of the upcoming Songkran Festival celebration, the Thai traditional New Year, also known as the water festival in the ancient world heritage city of Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The annual elephant Songkran is held to promote the tourism industry ahead of the three-day Songkran Festival which starts on April 13-15 and is celebrated with splashing water and putting powder on faces as a symbolic sign of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year.


Secretary of State John Kerry puts his arm around Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after they and fellow G7 foreign ministers laid wreaths at the Memorial Cenotaph for the 1945 atomic bombing victims in the Peace Memorial Park, on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima. Kerry and other G7 foreign ministers made the landmark visit on April 11 to the memorial site for the world's first nuclear attack in Hiroshima.


A boy looks out of a bus window as refugees from Syria and Iraq board a bus transferring them to a new organized hosting facility in Attica from the port of Piraeus, Greece, where almost 5,000 migrants and refugees have been staying for more than a month. Approximately 180 persons, mostly families from Syria, were transferred from Piraeus port to the new facility in Skaramangas. The buses that transferred the refugees will return to Pireaus to collect more refugees and migrants in order to evacuate the port.


Spanish sailors Nahuel Rodriguez Perez and Nicolas Rodriguez Garcia-Paz (front) participate in the 2016 Open 470 European Championships off the Arenal yatch club in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic islands, Spain. The sailing event runs from April 5 -12.


Britain's Prince William, signs a visitor's book as his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge looks on after paying their tributes at the India Gate war memorial, in the memory of the soldiers from Indian regiments who served in World War I, in New Delhi, India.

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A man sleeps on a girder between the two pillars of a bridge on the Sabarmati river during a hot day in Ahmedabad, India.

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A Pakistan Navy soldier stands guard at a hilltop position near Gwadar port, Pakistan. Gwadar Port is a deep-sea port developed jointly by the Pakistan and China at a cost of USD $248 million.

In 2013, Gwadar Port operations were officially handed over to China. Gwadar is the key to the trade portion of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a $46 billion program in which Beijing will also build power plants in Pakistan to plug an energy shortage.

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