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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.