Today in Pictures: Horse Race, Putin in 3-D, French Spiderman

Alain Robert, who has been dubbed the "French Spiderman", climbs 300 meters up The Torch hotel in Doha, April 12, 2012. Robert, who has been scaling tall buildings since the age of seven took 75 minutes to complete his first climb in Qatar of the hotel that was built for the 2006 Asian Games in the shape of an Olympic torch. (Faisal Al-Tamimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses during his visit to Moscow's Planetarium, April 12, 2012, the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin making the first manned space flight in 1961. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

A photographer captures images of the northern lights, April 12, 2012, near an observatory outside Fairbanks, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen/AP Photo)

A man rows a boat on Dal Lake during a windy and rainy day in Srinagar, April 12, 2012. Thousands of holiday goers have arrived over the past week in the Kashmir valley to enjoy the beauty of its landscape. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

Thai teenagers enjoy a water battle with foreign tourists during the Songkran Festival along the famous travelers' area of Khao San Road in Bangkok, April 12, 2012. Songkran is the Thai New Year which starts April 13 this year, during which people celebrate by splashing water at each other. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)

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