Residents of a nearby apartment complex evacuate the area near the place where a natural gas line exploded in south Minneapolis on Thursday, March 17, 2011.
In this photo taken on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2011 and released on Thursday, March 17, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., the top part of the badly damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, is shown. A nearly completed new power line could restore cooling systems in Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant, its operator said Thursday, raising some hope of easing the crisis that has threatened a meltdown and already spawned dangerous radiation surges.
Katsuo Maiya, 73, cries in front of the rubble where his sister-in-law's house stood in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Maiya's sister-in-law and her husband were killed in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
A Shiite Bahraini youth, his face masked, stands with a group of women watching clashes between residents and riot police in the streets of Jidhafs, Bahrain, on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Security forces are moving through Shiite villages, cracking down and making arrests.
Shiite Bahraini's buy groceries Thursday, March 17, 2011, in the eastern village of Sitra, Bahrain, where residents stocked up on food at one of the few grocers open. Security forces are moving through Shiite villages, cracking down and making arrests.
A Bahraini Shiite cleric, chants slogans, in a protest against Saudi and Bahraini leaders in front of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, as Iranian police officers protect the Embassy, Iran, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Iran recalled its ambassador from Bahrain in protest to crackdowns on mainly Shiite protesters, state TV reported on Thursday. Also in Tehran, scores of foreign clerics and students angrily chanted against Saudi and Bahraini leaders after they gathered in protest at Bahrain and Saudi embassies on Thursday.
Lawmakers gather during a parliament session in Rome, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, to mark the 150 anniversary of Italy unification. Italy marks its 150th birthday Thursday with pomp-filled ceremony and cultural events meant to highlight Italian unity and identity. Top leaders paid homage at the tomb of Italy's first king and will attend a performance of Verdi's "Nabucco," which helped inspire the successful drive for unity in 1861.
Exile Tibetans participate in a candlelit vigil to honor 20-year-old monk Phuntsog, in Dharmsala, India, on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Phuntsog immolated himself Wednesday near the Kirti monastery in Aba town, in Sichuan province during a protest against Chinese rule, according to a report by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights in Democracy.
Demonstrators take part in an anti nuclear protest in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, March 17, 2011. The protesters gathered to demand the shutdown of Spanish nuclear power stations and to show support for the Japanese people devastated by Friday's earthquake and tsunami it spawned.
Men, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, play football in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, Thursday, on March 17, 2011. More than 250,000 migrant workers have left Libya for neighboring countries, primarily Tunisia and Egypt, in the past three weeks.
Table mountain is seen lit up in green, in a spectacular display to commemorate St. Patrick's Day in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday, March 17, 2011.