Two commercial airliners appear to fly close together as the pass over London on March 12, 2012 in London, England.
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Israeli school girls take cover next to a bus during a rocket attack from the nearby Gaza Strip, on March 12, 2012 in Ashdod, Israel. The UN and EU have appealed for calm as cross border rocket strikes continued into a fourth day between the Gaza Strip and Israel, which have so far resulted in 23 Palestinian deaths.
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A competitor in action during the Mens Wakeboard event in the Moomba Masters Water Ski International Invitational Championships during the Moomba Festival on March 12, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The 2012 Moomba Parade is themed ‘Melbourne is delicious,’ with floats, music, local community groups and performers taking part.
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Willie Mullins string during exercise prior to tomorow's festival meeting at Cheltenham racecourse on March12, 2012 in Cheltenham, England.
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An Israeli missile is launched from the Iron Dome missile system in response to a rocket launch from the nearby Palestinian Gaza Strip, on March 12, 2012 near Ashdod, Israel. According to the IDF, four rocket-launching sites, militants and a weapons storage facility have been targetted overnight. The Iron Dome has shot down over 40 rockets launched into Israel as Israeli PM Netanyahu pledges to boost civilian defence. The death toll, following four days of conflict, has reached 21.
Credit: Uriel Sinai
17-year-old Mai Otomo, who lost her father by last year's tsunami, places a flower bunch and prays at Arahama beach on March 11, 2012 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year's March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,854 dead and 3,155 missing continue to struggle and more than 340,000 people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives.
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Sebastien Loeb of France and Daniel Elena of Monaco celebrate their victory during day three of the WRC Rally Mexico on March 11, 2012 in Leon, Mexico.