The Big Picture, Part 2

A Jewish boy runs next to bonfires May 21 during Lag Ba’Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times in Bnei Brak, Israel. (Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)

Canadian Forces soldier, Cpl. Ben Vandandaigue, plays on a drum kit on Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar June 24 overlooking the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

Divers search the wreckage at a crash site near Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow. Investigators searched for flight recorders in the shattered remains of an airliner that crashed, killing 43 people including most of one of Russia’s premier hockey teams. (Maxim Shipenkov/Associated Press)

hai motorists travel through a flooded street during a heavy monsoon downpour in Bangkok. Dozens of people have died in northern Thailand over the past few weeks in floods that have also affected over a million people, Sept. 3, 2011. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

Evansville, Indiana fire Capt., Don Spindler, carries a young girl out of a burning apartment. (Jason Clark/The Evansville Courier & Press, Jason Clark)

Joseph Mwangi, 34, sits in a state of shock after discovering the charred remains of two of his children, at the scene of a fuel explosion in Nairobi, Kenya. A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya’s capital exploded, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which scores of people were killed and more than 100 hurt, Sept. 12, 2001. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

Some 14,345 Chinese participants attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as they gather for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China’s Hubei province. (AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean farmers work in a field along a highway outside the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea. North Korea allowed foreign journalists into the country this year, giving the west a glimpse of what has been a very secret society. (David Guttenfelder/Associated Press)

People search for scrap metal in contaminated water at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city, known as “The Mine,” in Guatemala City. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press)

An Egyptian riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protesters near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 20, 2011. (Khalil Hamra/Associated Press

A man lifts an elderly woman after she deboarded a passenger bus on a flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s worst floods in more than half a century continued to creep into Bangkok, Nov. 3, 2011. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)

National Transitional Council fighters fire against Muammar Khadafi troops in the town of Sirte, Oct. 10, 2011, as they move in against the strongman’s remaining diehards. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

A Thai boy holds aloft banknotes while he swims in the floodwaters in Nonthaburi province, suburban Bangkok, Oct. 15, 2011. Thailand fought to hold back floodwaters flowing toward Bangkok as a spring tide hindered efforts to protect the city of 12 million people from the kingdom’s worst inundation in decades. (Parnchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)

An LOT Polish airlines Boeing 767 flying from New York with 227 people on board makes an emergency landing at Warsaw’s airport, Nov. 1, 2011 after having problems lowering its landing gear. The plane had dropped fuel and circled above Warsaw for some time and a landing strip was specially prepared at the airport for the crash landing. No one was injured during the emergency landing according to an LOT spokesman. (Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

North Carolina forward John Henson (31) tries to block a shot by Michigan State center Adreian Payne (5) during the first half of the Carrier Classic NCAA college basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson in Coronado, CA, Nov. 11, 2011. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)


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