1) In Pictures – Animals

The late artist and wildlife photographer Jane Burton made this image of a kitten snuggling up to a rabbit in Birmingham, England. (Jane Burton/Newscom/File)

This is the saddest face I have seen on a dog, or any animal for that matter, in awhile.

Oriel the Weimaraner waits for his turn in the parade ring at the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England (Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A diver is dwarfed by a giant jellyfish that plagues the Sea of Japan. Giant jellyfish, thought to be from Chinese waters, have been floating into the Sea of Japan and wreaking havoc on the Japanese fishing industry, officials say Millions of the creatures, each weighing almost 450 pounds with a bell reaching almost 7 feet across and trailing a tangle of long, stinging tentacles, have moved into the Sea of Japan every summer since 2002, LiveScience.com reported Wednesday. (Photograph: Yomiuri Shimbun)

A Laysan albatross named Wisdom who is at least 60 years old has been spotted by wildlife officials raising a chick at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge in the Pacific Islands. The bird has worn out five bird bands since she was first banded in 1956 – she is the oldest US wild bird on record (Photograph: John Klavitter /USFWS)

What was your last interaction with a wild animal? Not counting teenagers.

2) In following the tragic events in Japan we can see how much the Internet has become an important tool for people to reach out to each other even when they are thousands of miles apart.

Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan. A girl who was left inside the building in the background being rescued on Saturday.

If you have lost contact with a loved one, or friend, in Japan Google’s People Finder is the place to go http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

I joined the online community for the first time the day I retired,14 years ago. I thought then how much the Internet could bring the people of the world together. It has and will continue to do so.

My faith isn’t in the institutions of man (politics, religion and nationalism). It’s in the cooperate spirit of people as we bring down these barriers that seperate us, and we will. People working together can solve any problem.

Students hold candles as they pray for Japan’s earthquake victims inside their school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 11. (Amit Dave/Reuters)