An eldery Japanese man observes the area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the port town of Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, on Monday, April 11, 2011. Exactly a month ago today a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan's northeastern coastal region. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) ORG XMIT: XSP103
I’ve written several times about Merlin, the archive system that stores our pictures, but we also use Merlin to store images from the Associated Press. Over the weekend, there were pictures from news events submitted by photographers in places like Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Australia and Japan. Here’s a couple of images taken in the last few days. You can always see local images by following this link to The Oklahoman’s photo galleries.
Spanish bullfighter Francisco Pajares performs during a bullfight at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, Sunday, April 10, 2011. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez) ORG XMIT: AR116
A model coordinator asks models to line up before a show during the Wills Life Style India Fashion Week, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) ORG XMIT: DEL142
Bangladesh batsman Shahriar Nafees plays a shot in front of Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin during their second one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, April 11, 2011. Australia won the first match of the three-game series on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mir Farid) ORG XMIT: DEL109
An anti-government protestor kisses a Yemeni army soldier during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Taiz,Yemen, Thursday, April 7, 2011. The Yemeni opposition has welcomed an offer by Arab Gulf states to mediate between the president and opposition protesters who have demanded Ail Abdullah Saleh step down after 32 years in power. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) ORG XMIT: XMM110