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Pictures april 30th


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Pictures april 30th

  1. 1. Clouded view A cloud of ash from Iceland's spewing volcano grounded all U.K. flights and closed all airports in an unprecedented move that left hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded. This picture of the volcano eruption was taken by a farmer in Iceland on April 14. Smoke on the water Fireboats battle the blazing remnants of a Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana on April 21. The rig burned for 36 hours before sinking in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing and presumed dead. Raining eggs Guards cover Ukraine parliament speaker Volodymr Lytvyn with an umbrella from eggs thrown by opposition lawmakers during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 27. Ukrainian prosecutors are considering filing charges against parliament members who hurled the eggs and set off smoke bombs in the chamber in protest of the deal.
  2. 2. After the fall Riders lie on the ground after falling during the Fleche Wallonne cycling race in Huy, Belgium, on April 21. BMC Racing team rider Cadel Evans of Australia won the 124-mile race. Katusha team rider Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain was second and Astana team rider Alberto Contador of Spain finished third. Frog hoppers Frogs in Hrase, Slovenia, get help in crossing the road from volunteers on March 25. The group organizes events throughout the year to help frogs and says 15,000 frogs were helped across roads over the previous three days. A Samsung 10-inch e-reader on display at the Samsung exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Saturday. The tablet uses a stylus to allow users to write on the tablet rather than type.
  3. 3. A fashionable partnership At CES, Lady Gaga is announced as Polaroid's creative director of a specialty brand of imaging products. The singer and her team are developing prototypes in the "vein of fashion/technology/photography innovation." Can it get any thinner? A worker holds a pencil up to the side of Samsung's new LED 9000 television to show its thickness during a press event on Jan. 6. The TV has built-in 3-D and has a processor that can convert 2-D to 3-D on the fly.