Cherry blossoms are in bloom at sunrise across from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington on Wednesday March 26, 2008. The trees are predicted to be in peak bloom from March 27 through April 3, 2008, according to the park service's chief horticulturist, Rob DeFeo.
A Dirty Job ...
An Indian rag picker uses his bare hands to collect lubricant oil for recycling at an automobile yard on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Smoke On The Horizon
A horse trains in front of a backdrop of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower which is surrounded by smoke caused by an explosion at a fireworks factory, at Godolphin horse club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Happy To Be Free
Nasser Nafion, 40, left, who spent the past 4 months in jail, rejoices as he arrives near his home after being freed with other political prisoners from jail by Africa Union forces in Anjouan, Comoros, Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Most of the capital of the rebel-held island off the southeast coast of Africa was calm on Wednesday, a day after the Comoros government seized control of it.
Smoke billows from a fire in a propane tank in a collapsed building, center, in Aalesund, Norway, Wednesday March 26, 2008. A rock slide wrecked the six-story apartment building in the Norwegian coastal city early Wednesday and rescuers feared five missing people have been killed. The search for survivors was hampered by two later rock slides that hit the crumpled structure, partly built into a steep hillside.
Veiled Palestinian women participate in a demonstration calling for reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas factions, in Gaza City, Wednesday, March 26, 2008. The Arab country of Yemen hosted reconciliation talks between Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. However, those talks unraveled amid fresh recriminations between the Palestinian rivals.
Round And Round
Competitors warm up between sessions during the World Track Cycling Championships at the Manchester Velodrome, Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
Assessing The Damage
A for sale sign sits in front of a flooded house, Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in a small community near Clarendon, Ark. Water continued to rise Wednesday in Arkansas, where federal officials have begun to gather their first damage assessments in the week-long floods that have displaced residents and soaked homes and businesses in nearly half the state.