* Syria: Security forces reportedly killed at least 49 people during nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
* Vatican: Pope Benedict XVI took on questions related to faith, mortality, and other subjects in a televised interview that aired on Good Friday.
* World: People in nearly 200 countries observed Earth Day, which was created in reaction to a 1969 oil spill off the California coast.
* Asia: Tensions rose between neighboring countries Thailand and Cambodia after four soldiers were killed in a disputed border region.
Image – AP via CSMonitor.com (“Syrian antigovernment protesters march during a demonstration following Friday prayers near Damascus, Syria, on April 22. Security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday at tens of thousands of people shouting for freedom and democracy in several areas across the country.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, Voice of America, The Telegraph, Bloomberg