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Through The Lens: Today in Pictures, May 16, 2014

Published on May 16, 2014 7:38 PM
 
Bangladeshi residents gather near to the site where a ferry capsized and sank in bad weather on the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on May 15, 2014. A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said. Survivors of what is the latest in a string of ferry disasters to blight Bangladesh said the vessel had gone down in a matter of minutes, giving passengers little time to leap to safety. The exact number of passengers was not immediately known. It is common for ferries to carry many more than their official limit. "We are receiving confusing figures on how many passengers were on board when it sank, but the number could range from 200 to 350," district government administrator Saiful Hasan told AFP. -- PHOTO: AFP

Palestinian protesters near Gaza City, capsized ferry in Bangladesh, silhouette of a jetliner against the moon seen from San Francisco. These, and more pictures from around the world. 

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