Tuesday, April 26, 2011

20 Amazing Events In Pictures - April 2011

Pope Benedict XVI leads the CenaDomini mass in Saint John In Lateran Basilic in Rome

War photographer Tim Hetherington isassisted by Libyan rebels as he climbs down a building after gunshots rang outfrom inside in the besieged city of Misurata, hours before he was killed in thecity while covering the conflict. Anti-Gaddafi protesters also held a march tothe newly rechristened Tim Hetherington Square in his honor. "We have named thesquare after this hero and I now consider Tim as one of our martyrs," AlJazeera quoted a Libyan surgeon in the city as saying.

An Irish Guardsmen is helped from the parade ground after feeling faint during an inspection at Victoria Barracks inLondon. The Irish Guards returned from active duty in Afghanistan at thebeginning of April, and are now preparing for ceremonial duties. Prince Williamis the Colonel of the Regiment and the Irish Guards will be on duty at the RoyalWedding on April 29, 2011

The King's Troop perform a Royal gunsalute at Hyde Park in honour of Queen Elizabeth's 85th birthday in London.

A lady learns to breathe fire for the first time in New Haven, Connecticut

Pizza Express have recreated the facesof Prince William and Kate Middleton made from pizza ingredients to mark the royal wedding

The words 'Don't Hate on Kate' are pictured on a wall in east London

A golden couple install a 'royal proposal stool' in the Clogau Gold store at McArthurGlen's Bridgend Designer Outlet to announce the launch of the 'Bridgend Gold Rush'. On Friday April 29th,couples stand a chance of winning a pair of wedding rings containing a touch of Welsh gold, the same gold as Kate Middleton's marriage band. The first man or woman to kneel on the royal proposal stool and ask for their partner's hand inmarriage will be named the winner and given the opportunity to choose two regal wedding bands for their big day.

A blue tit photographed by Paul Saweruses its wings and tail to balance on a branch while it has a drink

St. Paul's Cathedral and the Londonskyline appears through the smog. The combination of hot weather and stillconditions brought on by the current high pressure system means levels of ozoneand polluting particles known as PM10s, which can affect people's health, areexpected to increase

A woman and her daughter touch a model of the earth's core at Nanjing Geological Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province,China

A bus trailing colorful balloons travels along a street on Maundy Thursday in Boac, Marinduque island, the Philippines

Christian Orthodox pilgrims attend abaptism ritual in the Jordan River during their visit to the Holy Land

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade warms up withsome pull-ups on the basket prior to Game 3 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A boy jumps over a fire during a folkfestival called Chiakokonoba in Tbilisi, Georgia. According to tradition,jumping over the fire once purifies the soul and gets rid of evil spirits.

A tuba player in the Cold stream Guards Band holds his instrument in Wellington Barracks before taking part in Changing the Guard outside Buckingham Palace

Corporal Andrew Skinner from 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment shows ram Derby to former England women's cricket captain Baroness Rachel Heyhoe-Flint after she was awarded the freedom of Wolverhampton

A crucifix is seen in the desertedcity of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. 47,000 residents of the city of Pripyat were evacuated after the explosion on 26 April 1986.

A police officer from Pozzuoli climbsa ladder where an ancient Roman mausoleum has been found under an illegal toxic waste dump near Naples

An organiser of the annual 420 marijuana rally gives away handfuls of free cannabis to the crowd at the Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. The event was held to promote the legalisation of the drug.