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  • 2014 Images of MARCH March 16 – March 31 April 2, 2014 1 Sources : time.com, reuters.com , boston.com , … pps: chieuquetoi , vinhbinh2011 Click to continue
  • April 2, 2014 2 Click to continue
  • Ukrainians living in Malaga stand while a compatriot (not pictured) talks to them during a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and in favour of unity and democratic freedom in Ukraine, in downtown Malaga, southern Spain, March 16, 2014. France on Sunday demanded Russia immediately take measures to reduce "pointless and dangerous" tensions in Ukraine, calling the secession referendum held in the Crimea region illegal. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS) April 2, 2014 3 Click to continue
  • People wave Crimean flags as they wait for the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 16, 2014. Crimeans voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Kiev accusing Moscow of pouring forces into the peninsula and warning separatist leaders "the ground will burn under their feet". REUTERS/Thomas Peter (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 4 Click to continue
  • Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer event at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris March 16, 2014. Pink Bra Bazaar is a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 5 Click to continue
  • A man inspects the damage at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) April 2, 2014 6 Click to continue
  • New York City emergency responders search through the rubble at the site of a building explosion in the Harlem section of New York, March 16, 2014. Emergency crews clearing debris from the site of two New York City apartment buildings levelled in a gas explosion four days ago said they expected to reach an underground area on Sunday where natural gas lines could reveal what caused the deadly blast. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 7 Click to continue
  • A man looks at messages of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 displayed in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. Police are combing through the personal, political and religious backgrounds of pilots and crew of the missing Malaysian jetliner, a senior officer said on Sunday, trying to work out why someone aboard flew the plane hundreds of miles off course. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MALAYSIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3H9MF April 2, 2014 8 Click to continue
  • People celebrate the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum in the Crimean city of Sevastopol March 16, 2014. Russian state media said Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to break with Ukraine and join Russia on Sunday, as Kiev accused Moscow of pouring forces into the peninsula and warned separatist leaders "the ground will burn under their feet". REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS) April 2, 2014 9 Click to continue
  • A security official and members of the Hindu community stand inside a temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, southern Pakistan's Sindh province, March 16, 2014. Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked the Hindu temple and set it on fire overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leaders said on Sunday. REUTERS/Faheem Soormro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)April 2, 2014 10 Click to continue
  • A TV presenter takes pictures with her mobile phone at Serbia's Progressive Party (SNS) headquarters in Belgrade March 16, 2014. Serbia's centre-right Progressives, a party of former ultra-nationalists converted to the cause of European Union membership, won an outright majority in parliament on Sunday promising deep economic reform. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 11
  • An Iraqi Kurd resident visits the cemetery for victims of the 1988 chemical attack in the Kurdish town of Halabja, near Sulaimaniya, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, March 16, 2014. Iraqi Kurds on Saturday marked the 26th anniversary of the chemical attack on the northern Iraqi city of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces. Up to 5,000 people may have been killed by chemical gas, villages were razed and thousands of Kurds were forced into camps during the 1988 Anfal genocidal campaign against Iraqi Kurds. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST) April 2, 2014 12
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS) April 2, 2014 13
  • National Guards detain anti-government protesters after a demonstration against Nicolas Maduro's government at Altamira square in Caracas March 16, 2014. Venezuelan troops stormed the Caracas square on Sunday to evict protesters who turned it into a stronghold during six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro. REUTERS/Marco Bello (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) April 2, 2014 14
  • A boy poses for a photograph as he is seen through a hole in a wall in Al-Maliha town, in the suburbs of Damascus March 16, 2014. Picture taken March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) April 2, 2014 15
  • Dancers perform at the St Patrick's Day parade in central London March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 16
  • Russian army MI-35 military helicopters patrol the area as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 16, 2014. Ukraine accused "Kremlin agents" on Saturday of fomenting deadly violence in Russian-speaking cities and urged people not to rise to provocations its new leaders fear Moscow may use to justify a further invasion after its takeover of Crimea. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) April 2, 2014 17
  • A man enters a voting booth during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. Crimeans decided on Sunday whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum that has alarmed the ex-Soviet republic and triggered the worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS) April 2, 2014 18
  • April 2, 2014 19 Students stood surrounded by a 3-dimensional work of art, based on missing flight MH370 Malaysia Airlines airline, painted on the school grounds in the city of Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 photo, Pakistani Syeda Aima Tanveer, 20, daughter of lawyer Tanveer Haider, 58, who was one of eleven victims that was killed by suicide bombers in an attack on a court complex on the 3rd of March 2014, sits on her father's bed embracing his photograph, at their home on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "My father, my hero, I miss you so much father," Aima said. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) April 2, 2014 20
  • Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan runs off the track after he crashed with Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil on the first lap of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Both Massa and Kobayashi walked away from the accident. (AP Photo/Ross Land) April 2, 2014 21
  • TOPSHOTS Bronze medalist Belarussia's Katsiaryna Halkina performs her exercise with ball at the individual final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary on March 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEKATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 22
  • Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass at the parish of Santa Maria dell'Orazione in Guidonia Montecelio near Rome on March 16, 2014. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 23
  • A member of the Hindu community holds a damaged statue inside a temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, southern Pakistan's Sindh province, March 16, 2014. Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked the Hindu temple and set it on fire overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leaders said on Sunday. REUTERS/Faheem Soormro (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)April 2, 2014 24
  • An Indian boy drags another on the floor of an apartment as they play with colors during the Holi festival in Chennai, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival also marks the advent of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K) April 2, 2014 25
  • April 2, 2014 26 People in Crimea celebrate referendum results Russian UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin voting against the draft Demonstrators protest in Moscow today 15-03 Russian interference in Ukraine
  • A woman registers before casting her vote from home in a mobile ballot box in a referendum in Dobroye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner An election official carries a mobile ballot box after a house visit during voting in a referendum in Dobroye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Crimea votes April 2, 2014 27 An official waits for voters during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in a predominantly Tatar district of the town of Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
  • People leave voting booths to cast their ballots in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko A woman casts her ballot during voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Filled in ballot papers are seen after they were cast in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter A man fills out registration papers before casting his vote in a mobile ballot box during voting in a referendum in the village of Pionerskoye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Crimea votes April 2, 2014 28
  • BACHCHISARAY, UKRAINE - MARCH 16: Solodkova Natalia who was too infirm to visit a polling station casts her vote at her home in a prodominantly Russian area of Bachchisaray on March 16, 2014 in Bachchisaray, Ukraine. Crimeans go to the polls today in a vote that which will decide whether the peninsular will break away from mainland Ukraine. The referendum, which has been dismissed as illegal by the West, follows the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist protesters. As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, world leaders are continuing to push for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation though many believe that there is every likelihood that thy vote will favour Crimea being incorporated into Russia. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 29
  • TOPSHOTS- A man exits a voting booth prior to cast his vote in a local school on March 16, 2014, in Simferopol. People in Crimea took to the polls on March 16 for a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern frontier. Some 1.5 million people are called to vote on the Black Sea peninsula, which is mostly inhabited by ethnic Russians and has been seized by Russian forces over the past month. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 30
  • Resident of Crimea, a breakaway region of Ukraine, vote in a referendum on their region's secession from Ukraine and annexation into Russia on March 16, 2014 April 2, 2014 31
  • Sergei Yurchenko, the leader of a pro-Russian paramilitary force in Crimea, a breakaway region of Ukraine votes in a referendum on their region's secession from Ukraine and annexation into Russia at the city of Bakhchysarai, his hometown on March 16, 2014 April 2, 2014 32
  • Members of the Cossack paramilitary force in Crimea, a breakaway region of Ukraine, guard a checkpoint on the highway leading to the city of Sevastopol, home of Russia's Black Sea naval fleet, on March 16, 2014, the day Crimea's residents voted in a disputed referendum to split from Ukraine and become a part of Russia. April 2, 2014 33
  • Parishioners gather for Sunday Mass at the main Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the region of Crimea, a breakaway region of Ukraine, on March 16, 2014, the day Crimean residents voted to secede from Ukraine and become a part of Russia. The leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church urged their congregations to boycott the referendum, which they condemned as an illegal act of separatism. April 2, 2014 34
  • A jubilant crowd in Crimea, a breakaway region of Ukraine, waits for the results of a referendum in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on March 16, 2014, the day the region voted to secede from Ukraine and become a part of Russia. In the foreground, a woman holds a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has supported the separatist government and Crimea and pledged to respect the will of the Crimean people to join the Russian Federation. April 2, 2014 35
  • A drone flies near spectators at the 4th Intergalactic Meeting of Phantom's Pilots in an open secure area in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris, March 16, 2014.REUTERS/Charles Platiau April 2, 2014 36
  • April 2, 2014 37 Click to continue
  • 17 Mar 2014, Malaysia --- Subang Jaya, Malaysia. 17th March 2014 -- A woman offers a prayer. -- The people of Subang Jaya offer prayer and words of support on a chalkboard in response to the disappearance of Malasyian Airlines flight MH370. The Boeing plane which was flying Kuala Lumpur to Beijing has been missing since March 8th. --- Image by © AHMAD ZIKRI MOHAMAD ZUKI/Demotix/Corbis April 2, 2014 38
  • Police officers control cars with even-numbered licence plates which are not allowed to drive today, near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris March 17, 2014. France deployed hundreds of police in Paris on Monday to enforce the most drastic curbs on car use in 20 years as authorities sought to reduce health-endangering pollution days before town hall elections. Amid concerns of a worsening air quality after a week when unseasonally balmy weather boosted pollution, public transport was free of charge while drivers with even-numbered licence plates were told to leave their cars at home of face fines. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT)ATTENTION EDITORS : FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT REGISTRATION PLATE CAN NOT BE PUBLISHED IN FRANCE - April 2, 2014 39
  • A South Korean soldier wraps the remains of a Chinese soldier during rites of placing them in a coffin at a South Korean Army base in Paju, north of Seoul, March 17, 2014. The remains of more than 400 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War were placed in coffins on Monday during the rites, ahead of their return to China from South Korea next week for a permanent burial. REUTERS/Jung Yeon- je/Pool (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY SOCIETY CONFLICT) April 2, 2014 40
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  • April 2, 2014 42 A Ukrainian soldier stands on top of an armored vehicle at a military camp near the village of Michurino, Ukraine, on March 17.
  • Defending Ukraine Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich April 2, 2014 43
  • Defending Ukraine Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Maks Levin Members of a "Maidan" self- defense battalion take part in weapons training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Members of a "Maidan" self-defense unit stand guard in front of a Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin Members of a "Maidan" self- defense battalion take part in training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. The first 500 volunteers arrived at the base for training to qualify for service in the newly created National Guard. Ukraine's parliament, seeking to boost the country's military force in the face of Russia's takeover of the Crimea peninsula, endorsed a presidential decree to carry out a partial mobilization involving 40,000 reservists. REUTERS/Gleb GaranichApril 2, 2014 44
  • Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in a training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. The first 500 volunteers arrived at the base for training to qualify for service in the newly-created National Guard. Ukraine's parliament, seeking to boost the country's military force in the face of Russia's takeover of the Crimea peninsula, endorsed a presidential decree on Monday to carry out a partial mobilisation involving 40,000 reservists. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - April 2, 2014 45
  • A Crimean Tartar piles up wood in his garden in Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Crimean Tatars deliver groceries to a store in the predominantly Tartar settlement of Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Mustafa Asaba, a regional leader of Crimean Tatars, speaks during an interview in the living room of a friend's home in Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Crimean Tartars Aliye (L) and Suzanna play with their children at their father's home in Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Crimea's Tatars in the minority April 2, 2014 46
  • A Crimean Tartar woman stands outside her home in Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Crimean Tartar Dzhanie Tyuleiki prepares coffee at her home in Belogorsk near the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Crimea's Tatars in the minority April 2, 2014 47
  • The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is seen against the night sky with the Milky Way in this National Science Foundation picture taken in August, 2008. Astronomers announced on Monday that they had discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang. The gravitational waves were detected by the BICEP telescope. REUTERS/Keith Vanderlinde/National Science Foundation/Handout (ANTARCTICA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS - IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS April 2, 2014 48
  • A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli soldiers as he jumps over burning tyres during clashes that followed a rally to support President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Hebron March 17, 2014. Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets on Monday to show their support for Abbas, who is under heavy pressure as he prepares to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 49
  • Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight MH318 to Beijing sits on the tarmac as passengers are reflected on the glass at the boarding gate at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at approximately 12:20am March 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines flight number MH318 replaces the flight number of the missing airplane, MH370, that was retired as a mark of respect to the passengers and crew while the flight route remains unchanged. Reuters photographer Edgar Su boarded the flight in Kuala Lumpur on March 17 and documented the journey to Beijing. This is picture number 1 of 23 in this series. REUTERS/Edgar Su (MALAYSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 50
  • Hindu devotees raise their hands to receive coloured holy water from a priest (unseen) outside a temple during Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 17, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 51
  • Hindu priest Babulal jumps out of a fire to signify the burning of the demon Holika during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi spring festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, at village Phalen near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi April 2, 2014 52
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men wearing costumes celebrate the holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood March 17, 2014. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 53
  • Workers in the public sector scuffle with police during the arrival of a team of inspectors from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank at the Finance Ministry in Athens March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - April 2, 2014 54
  • A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17, 2014. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the "China Folk Painting Village". Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open the public in April, according to local media. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 55
  • An anti-government protester holds a stone in front of a burning bus during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 17, 2014. Since early February, students and hardline opposition leaders have been calling supporters onto the streets to protest against Maduro and his socialist government. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 56
  • Iraqi security forces fire an artillery during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani (IRAQ - Tags - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 57
  • President Barack Obama leaves after speaking to reporters at the White House in Washington, March 17, 2014. The U.S., working in coordination with Europe, imposed a new round of sanctions on prominent Russian officials on Monday as the showdown over Ukraine reached a new stage of confrontation between East and West. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times) April 2, 2014 58
  • Ultra Orthodox Jews from the Belz Hasidic group are taking part in a "Tisch", which is a public gathering of Hasidim around their Rabbi, during the Holiday celebration of Purim on March 17, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jews living with in the borders of the anchaint Persian Empire.Purim customs include food gifts, charity, wearing costumes and drinking heavily. (Photo by Omer Messinger/NurPhoto/Sipa USA) April 2, 2014 59
  • Indian devotees covered in coloured powder dance during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan on March 17, 2014. Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. AFP PHOTO/Chandan KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 60
  • The 100-metre (300-foot), sword-wielding statue of "The Motherland" is seen in the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev March 17, 2014. On a blustery day on the banks of the Dnieper, the statue of "The Motherland", a Soviet hammer and sickle on her shield, towered overhead, a reminder of the common cause Ukrainians and Russians died for side by side in their millions in World War Two and which Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks Ukraine has betrayed by turning to "fascism" and the West. To match story UKRAINE- CRISIS/WAR REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin (UKRAINE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 61
  • Locals search for rubies in waste waters produced from a nearby ruby mine in Mogok February 28, 2014. Mogok, also known as the Ruby Land, is home to the world-famous Myanmar ruby. Residents from Mogok and nearby areas used to do ruby mining for generations, usually on a manageable scale by traditional manual methods, until it was restricted due to joint-ventures between the ruling government and its close business associates about 20 years ago. Unscrupulous mining by joint-ventures, using heavy machinery, has left the town with dumps and craters. According to official data compiled by the State-run Central Statistical Organisation, total ruby production in the country were over 19 million kilograms in 2012-2013 (April/March) fiscal and over 43 million kilograms in 2011-2012 fiscal year. Picture taken February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) April 2, 2014 62
  • Marine One blows up a cloud of snow as it lands at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland March 17, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama, who took Marine One back to the White House, visited Walter Reed to meet with Wounded Warriors who are being treated at the hospital and their families. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)April 2, 2014 63
  • Muppet Kermit the Frog rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange March 17, 2014. Kermit rang the bell to celebrate Disney's new movie "Muppets Most Wanted." REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)April 2, 2014 64
  • April 2, 2014 65 A Cambodian man went on a 5-meter long bamboo stick laid across two tall palm trees for palm country road in the village harvests Samroang, Kampong Chhnang province, west of Phnom Penh.
  • April 2, 2014 66 The pro-democracy protesters in Yemen and prayers as they stood around the coffin to remember assume people were killed on March 18, 2011 during a demonstration in the capital Sana'a against the rule of President Saleh.
  • April 2, 2014 67 The Egyptian conservationists cleaning a female mummy from the Pharaoh (712-323 BC) at the conservation center University Egyptian Museum is under construction, outside Cairo, on March 17, 2014.
  • April 2, 2014 68 People stood along 5th Avenue in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York, March 17, 2014.
  • A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak A Ukrainian serviceman digs a trench at a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukraine military on guard April 2, 2014 69
  • Stone crosses and gravestones are silhouetted against the sky at Invaliden cemetery in Berlin March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz April 2, 2014 70
  • April 2, 2014 71 Click to continue
  • Ukraine military on guard A Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier (APC) at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukrainian armored personnel carriers and a MI-24 military helicopter are seen near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region, adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko A Ukrainian soldier stands on top of an armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Obstacles are seen at the Ukrainian-Russian border crossing of Novoazovsk March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Fedja Grulovic April 2, 2014 72
  • A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukrainian soldiers and military helicopters are seen near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak A Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier (APC) at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukrainian soldiers and an armored personnel carrier (APC) are seen near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukraine military on guard April 2, 2014 73
  • An Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014. The words on his arm read as: "If you want peace, prepare for war". REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak April 2, 2014 74
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience during a rally and concert called "We are together" to support the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea to Russia, at the Red Square in central Moscow, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov People attend a rally called "We are together" to support the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea to Russia in Red Square in central Moscow, March 18, 2014. The flags display portraits of Putin and read "We are together!" REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov A woman jumps for joy during a broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Assembly in Sevastopol, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Putin signs Crimea treaty April 2, 2014 75
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimea's Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov, Crimean parliamentary speaker Vladimir Konstantinov and Sevastopol Mayor Alexei Chaliy shake hands after a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool April 2, 2014 76
  • People hold a Crimean flag in front of Lenin's statue in the center of Simferopol, Ukraine March 18, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili April 2, 2014 77
  • Crimean Tatars gather at a cemetery for the funeral of Reshat Ametov outside the town of Simferopol, Ukraine March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko April 2, 2014 78
  • People rally in support of Crimea joining Russia, with banners and portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reading "We are together," in Red Square in Moscow, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) April 2, 2014 79
  • Afghan security personnel present a burqa-clad resident they say is a Taliban fighter to the media at the Afghan National Army headquarters in Khogyani District near Jalalabad on March 18,2014. Three Taliban insurgents have been arrested in possession of heroin by Afghan Joint Forces during an operation in the Khogyani District of Nangarhar province. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty ImagesApril 2, 2014 80
  • A woman presents a performance about Venezuela's crisis during a protest at Altamira Square in Caracas, Venezuela, 18 March 2014. Since mid February, 27 people including opposition activists, pro- government supporters and at least one police officer have died across the country in anti-government protests. Venezuelan President Maduro blamed sharp shooters in two of the cases and announced a meeting of his security cabinet in light of the renewed violence. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ April 2, 2014 81
  • KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 18: A soldier with the Afghan National Army's (ANA) National Engineer Brigade tries to make dry land after leaping from the top of a Mabey-Johnson portable pre-fabricated bridge which his unit was learning to construct with the help of U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB) 28 at the ANA's combined Fielding Center on March 18, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Seabees are attached to the U.S. Army's 130th Engineer Brigade are responsible for training ANA soldiers various engineering tasks at the facility. In a recent speech to his country's parliament, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said U.S. troops can leave Afghanistan at the end of the year because his military was ready to take over responsibility for the nation's security. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 82
  • Women dance during "Huranga" at Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi April 2, 2014 83
  • Fishermen arrange their fishing net as the sun sets on Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Babu April 2, 2014 84
  • April 2, 2014 85 An Iranian man playing with fireworks in the park Pardisan in Tehran, on March 18, 2014, during the festival Chaharshanbe Souri (Fire Festival). Iranians jump over the fire that burned and threw firecrackers to celebrate spring, coinciding with celebrations of their traditional New Year, called Nowruz, starting March 21.
  • A suspect, seen walking next to a dummy of former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau, is taken away by the police after the reconstruction of a crime scene at Sai Wan Ho in Hong Kong, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu April 2, 2014 86
  • Restoration workers peel off loose gold foil as part of a restoration project for an 800-year-old Thousand-Hand Guanyin Buddhist statue on Mount Baoding in Chongqing municipality, China March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer April 2, 2014 87
  • A man carries an injured anti-government protester during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez April 2, 2014 88
  • A boy comforts a crying girl during a special prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 18, 2014.REUTERS/Damir Sagolj April 2, 2014 89
  • An Israeli army officer listens to a soldier who was wounded during an explosion as he is evacuated to a hospital, in the northern city of Haifa, Israel March 18, 2014.REUTERS/Moran Mayan/Jinipix April 2, 2014 90
  • A man walks as he holds a baby at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Sad Al-Lawz in Aleppo, Syria March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan April 2, 2014 91
  • Men talk as they are seen reflected in a window of a building at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria April 2, 2014 92
  • Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives on a wheelchair at the Royal Police Cadet Academy in Nakorn Pathom province, Thailand March 18, 2014.REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha April 2, 2014 93
  • A zookeeper walks with Marjan, a male lion, inside his cage in Kabul's zoo in Kabul, Afghanistan March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani April 2, 2014 94
  • Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a plane window after landing in Vilnius, Lithuania March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins April 2, 2014 95
  • SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 18: Workmen change the lettering on the Parliament building to a sign that reads 'Crimean Autonomous Council' on March 18, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Crimea as a part of Russia and said that Crimea would have three equal languages, Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar. Voters on the autonomous Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from their country and join Russia. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 96
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18: Artists Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger's installation 'Bush Power' is displayed during a media preview as part of the 19th Beinnale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island on March 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 97
  • A humanoid robot from Pal Robotics walks during the Innorobo 2014 fair (Innovation Robotics Summit) in Lyon, France March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Pratta April 2, 2014 98
  • April 2, 2014 99 Decorative lanterns to celebrate Vesak Day coming on June 5 at the Temple of the Jogye in Seoul, South Korea.
  • April 2, 2014 100 Easter eggs hanging garden of shade tree in her summerhouse Christa and Volker Kraft Germans he retired, in the eastern city of Saalfeld Germany. Every year since 1965 they spent two weeks decorating the tree with 10,000 collection of hand-painted Easter eggs colorful to celebrate Easter.
  • April 2, 2014 101 An Indian farmer lying on piles of watermelons at his fruit stall before being sold in the wholesale market for fruit Gaddiannaram outskirts of Hyderabad.
  • April 2, 2014 102 A humanoid robot IIT exhibited in 2014 Innorobo robot fair in Lyon, France, on March 18, 2014. Innorobo is an annual event for companies and research centers launch of its latest technology in manufacturing industrial robotics.
  • April 2, 2014 103 Riot police sought to break campus gate at al-Azhar University in clashes with female college students, supporters organized Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ousted in Nasr City area of ​​Cairo.
  • A man who recycles used materials watches television on his cart on a TV set which he says works with a solar energy panel, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 18, 2014.REUTERS/Jorge Silva April 2, 2014 104
  • Tibetan Buddhist monks holding ceremonial scarfs stand in a line to welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, fourth left, as he arrives at the Jhonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling monastery in Shimla, India, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tenzin Choejor) April 2, 2014 105
  • March 18, 2014 - Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - A girl prays during an event for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on March 18, 2014. A coalition of 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. (Credit Image: © Kamal Sellehuddin/ZUMAPRESS.com) April 2, 2014 106
  • In this picture taken on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, an Iranian woman lights fireworks during a celebration, known as ìChaharshanbe Souri,î or Wednesday Feast, marking the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year, in Pardisan park, Tehran, Iran. March 21, the first day of spring, marks Nowruz, the beginning of the year 1393 on the Persian calendar. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) April 2, 2014 107
  • Women have their lunch as they watch Russian President Vladimir Putin on the television addressing the Russian Federal Assembly on the Crimean referendum to reunify with Russia outside Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 18 March 2014. Putin and leaders of Crimea and its biggest city Sevastopol signed a treaty making the two entities new members of the Russian Federation. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV April 2, 2014 108
  • People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer April 2, 2014 109
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  • TOPSHOTS Students of Bagong Silangan Elementary school cover their head during an earthquake drill in Manila on March 19, 2014. The students participated in a national emergency earthquake drill that aims to generate awareness on disaster risk reduction and assess their capacity level to respond during a disaster. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 111
  • Egg boxes for storing Easter eggs are stacked in a room of German pensioners Christa and Volker Kraft's summerhouse in the eastern German town of Saalfeld, March 19, 2014. Each year since 1965 Volker and his wife Christa spend up to two weeks decorating the tree with their collection of 10,000 colourful hand-painted Easter eggs in time for Easter celebrations. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 112
  • A member of a Pro-Russian self-defense force takes down a Ukrainian Navy flag, left, as the other raises the Russian flag at the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. An Associated Press photographer said several hundred militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag in the square by the headquarters. The unarmed militia waited for an hour on the square before the move to storm the headquarters. Following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Crimeans took over the building. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov) April 2, 2014 113
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather under the Chords Bridge during a demonstration against military conscription held at the entrance to Jerusalem, 19 March 2014. Some 500 ultra- Orthodox people protested against police arresting Hassidic draft dogers and against the law that will make a certain amount of ultra-Orthodox join the army as other citizens a must. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER EPA/JIM HOLLANDER April 2, 2014 114
  • A pro-Russian man looks through a wall after breaking into the territory of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, Ukraine March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 115
  • Armed man stand at entrance of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner A Ukrainian naval officer passes by armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, as he leaves the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko A man, believed to be a Ukrainian serviceman, with belongings walks past armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, while leaving the territory of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, check documents of Russian navy officers who enter the territory of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily FedosenkoUkraine Navy HQ stormed April 2, 2014 116
  • April 2, 2014 117 Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai tried to grab the leaflets in one of his election campaign in the province of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan.
  • A man walks in a desert during an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 118 On the Afghan campaign trail
  • A supporter of Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Uzbek leader and a vice-presidential candidate, holds a picture of him after an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood On the Afghan campaign trail
  • On the Afghan campaign trail A helicopter carrying Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's team takes off after an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai jumps to cross a ditch after an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attend an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Afghan security personnel block a road as Habiba Sarabi, one of the running mates to Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul, leaves after a campaign in Kabul March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 120
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attend an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood A boy holding a toy pistol stands a cage containing chickens for sale near the venue of an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood A girl runs during an election campaign by Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attend an election campaign in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood On the Afghan campaign trail April 2, 2014 121
  • April 2, 2014 122 Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah to election campaigning in Charikar. The April 5 election of Afghanistan's presidential election Tuesday, with 11 candidates running for office since the fall of the Taliban.
  • Free Syrian Army fighters climb the stairs at the justice palace in the old city of Aleppo, after the FSA claimed to have taken control of it from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Rami Zayat April 2, 2014 123
  • Pro-Russian supporters walk after breaking into the territory of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 124
  • A Ukrainian naval officer passes by armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, as he leaves the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily FedosenkoApril 2, 2014 125
  • April 2, 2014 126 A British cavalry regiment march in Hyde Park in London. This regiment has just undergone an annual inspection to confirm their ability to perform the rituals in the state.
  • April 2, 2014 127 A woman writes a message to the passengers on the aircraft carrier Malaysia Airlines disappearance of the glass wall at a shopping center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Relatives of Palestinian youth Youssef Shawamra mourn outside his house in the West Bank village of Deir al-Asal near Hebron March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad April 2, 2014 128
  • A screen displays a news conference by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 19, 2014.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid April 2, 2014 129
  • Jerome Kerviel, former trader of French bank Societe Generale, walks while carrying his backpack in Modena, northern Italy March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi April 2, 2014 130
  • A Romanian special forces member disembarks from a helicopter to the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun during a joint military drill in the Black Sea, near Bulgaria and Romania, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov April 2, 2014 131
  • Peter Norbot and Kris Hamilton, dressed up as fictional comic book superhero Spider-Man, look through a magazine as they wait for their turn to audition to be a part of a promotional campaign for the upcoming release of the new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in Chicago March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young April 2, 2014 132
  • A Chinese family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 screams as she is being brought into a room outside the media conference area at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su April 2, 2014 133
  • April 2, 2014 134 Members of Iraq's security forces fired cannon in clashes with the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant linked to al-Qaida in Jurf al- SAKHAR, south of Baghdad, Iraq, March 19 , 2014.
  • Boys, carrying flags, sit on a tank in Benghazi, March 19, 2014, during the third anniversary of an attack by pro-Gaddafi forces on Benghazi. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori April 2, 2014 135
  • Visitors are greeted by an Orca killer whale as they attend a show featuring the whales during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, California March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake April 2, 2014 136
  • Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun April 2, 2014 137
  • Women prepare food next to their belongings near Kilometre 12 where internally displaced Muslims are stranded due to the ongoing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola April 2, 2014 138
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position behind piled sandbags as he aims his weapon near the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo A damaged car is seen at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Flames are seen after what Free Syrian Army fighters said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the compound of the justice palace in the old city of Aleppo, after the FSA claimed to have taken control of the justice palace, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail A man carries a survivor at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Sad Al-Lawz in Aleppo, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan A week in Aleppo April 2, 2014 139
  • A boy stands with Free Syrian Army fighters as they pray in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jalal Al-Mamo Residents inspect damage after what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad in Tariq Al Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan A view of damaged buildings in old Aleppo, March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo A woman reacts as she walks amid debris of damaged buildings at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan A week in Aleppo April 2, 2014 140
  • A civil defence member reacts as he takes part in an anti-government protest in Aleppo's Bustan al- Qasr, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan Abu Amara a 26-year-old fighter from the Free Syrian Army, holds his weapon in old Aleppo, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo A man carries a girl who survived what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad in Tariq Al Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan People search for belongings amid rubble of collapsed buildings in the al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo, March 12, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib A week in Aleppo April 2, 2014 141
  • A man rides his bicycle under almond blossoms in a park during a warm winter day in Madrid, March 19. (Sergio Perez/Reuters) # April 2, 2014 142
  • Vanessa Kennedy assumes a position during the Bold & Naked yoga class in New York March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton April 2, 2014 143
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  • The view from the apartment of Muriel Schneider in Paris's 7th arrondissement. March 20, 2014 Happy 125 Eiffel Tower
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  • An elderly Iranian woman looks at the graves of soldiers who were killed during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the eve of the Iranian New Year, or Nowruz. Nowruz which means "New Day" in Persian, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year on the Iranian calendar, which occurs exactly on the Spring Equinox, and usually begins on March 21 or the previous or following day. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) April 2, 2014 151
  • Russian forces in Crimea An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 152
  • Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard at the gate of a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, after taking control of parts of the base, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner A man believed to be a Russian serviceman walks as he carries two rocket-propelled grenade launchers while he and his comrades change shifts, near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner A Ukrainian soldier looks at armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, standing guard near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 153
  • A Ukrainian servicewoman carries her uniforms while leaving a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard after taking control of a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Armed men, believed to be a Russian servicemen, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Armed men, believed to be a Russian serviceman, walk as they change shifts near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 154
  • Armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, gather at a tire assembling shop outside the naval headquarters in Sevastopol, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Ukrainian servicemen walk past a gate at the military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 155
  • An Afghan police officer walks around inside the nearby state-run Afghan radio and television building badly damaged when a suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle near a police station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle near the police station in eastern Afghanistan while other Taliban insurgents stormed the building Thursday, killing nearly a dozen police officers and a civilian, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) April 2, 2014 156
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah hold posters of him during an election rally in Parwan province, northern Afghanistan March 20, 2014. Afghanistan's presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 157
  • An artist walks across the roof of his house while carrying paintings to be dried at Jelekong village near Bandung, in Indonesia's West Java province, March 20, 2014. The people of Jelekong village earn their living by selling their paintings. Around 300 painters live in the village, producing about 1,000 paintings a month, each priced between 50,000 rupiah to 11,000,000 rupiah ($4.50 to $1000), according to villager Asep Sancang, who works as a high school art teacher and painter. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 158
  • Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, near Dahuk, March 20, 2014. Newroz Day is also celebrated in other countries including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 2, 2014 159
  • An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard near a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 20, 2014.REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 160
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah wait for the start of an election rally in Parwan province, northern Afghanistan, March 20, 2014.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 161
  • April 2, 2014 162 Ballet dancer Vladimir Malakhov (right), Elisa Carrillio Cabrera (above) and Mikhail Kaniskin (left) Shakespeare "Clear" on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, in a ceremony rehearsal at the Schiller Theater in Berlin, Germany, 20 March, 2014
  • Blooming crocuses are seen at the Jasne Blonie park on a first day of the astronomical Spring in Szczecin, Poland, March 20. (MARCIN BIELECKI/EPA) # April 2, 2014 163
  • A Palestinian man and his daughter pick wild mustard flowers which grow in untilled fields across the Gaza Strip, on March 20, as the official start of spring is marked by the by the Vernal Equinox. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 164
  • Robins feed on staghorn sumac on a tree in North Adams, Mass., March, 20. While the sight of robins have often been linked to the beginning of spring as some travel south for the winter, many of the birds are actually seen throughout the winter in the Northeast. (Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via Associated Press) #April 2, 2014 165
  • A slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in a park at the river Rhine bank in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 20. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)# April 2, 2014 166
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  • Mar. 21, 2014. An Indian woman carries an empty bucket as she walks on dry mud against blowing sand, along the Brahmaputra river on the eve of World Water Day in Gauhati, India. (Anupam Nath—AP) April 2, 2014 169
  • Ukrainian troops leave Crimea Crew members of the blockaded Ukrainian naval landing vessel "Konstantin Olshansky" come ashore after leaving the ship in Donuzlav bay in Crimea March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner A woman kisses a Ukrainian marine in front of a Ukrainian marine base in the Crimean port city of Feodosia, March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard as a Ukrainian officer passes by at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov A Ukrainian serviceman holds a flag of Ukraine and smokes at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek, near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovApril 2, 2014 170
  • Members of pro-Russian self-defense units move in the direction of a military airbase as they attempt to take over in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Ukrainian servicemen carry their belongings as they leave their base in the village of Lyubimovka near Sevastopol March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Ukrainian soldiers walk inside a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov A Ukrainian serviceman closes a gate on a Ukrainian military base in the Crimean town of Belbek March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko April 2, 2014 171
  • A view shows the Crac des Chevaliers fortress and smoke rising from Husen village homes in Homs, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. Standing at the gate of the Crusader castle captured from insurgents, a Syrian army officer declared that forces loyal to Assad were now in control of the western half of Homs province. Picture taken during a tour organized by the government. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad are seen walking inside the Crac des Chevaliers fortress in Homs countryside, after soldiers loyal to Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri A view shows the damage inside the Crac des Chevaliers fortress in the Homs countryside, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and the media are seen in front of the Crac des Chevaliers fortress in Homs countryside, after soldiers loyal to Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri April 2, 2014 172 Ruins of war
  • A view shows the damage inside the Crac des Chevaliers fortress in Homs countryside, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri A view shows part of the Crac des Chevaliers fortress and smoke rising from Husen village homes in Homs, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri A view shows the damage inside the Crac des Chevaliers fortress in the Homs countryside, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri A view shows the Crac des Chevaliers fortress and smoke rising from Husen village homes in Homs, after soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad took control of it from rebel fighters, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri April 2, 2014 173 Ruins of war
  • Mar. 21, 2014. Military caps are thrown in the ocean by Ukrainian submariners as the surrendered Ukrainian submarine 'Zaporozhye' is towed to the Russian Black Sea Fleet base in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine. (Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA) April 2, 2014 174
  • Mar. 21, 2014. A solitary rower skims across the Potomac River past the Lincoln Memorial and under the Memorial Bridge at sunrise in Washington DC. (J. David Ake—AP) April 2, 2014 175
  • Migrants hold their identification numbers as they arrive at the Sicilian port of Augusta near Siracusa March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello April 2, 2014 176
  • April 2, 2014 177 These women and men in traditional costumes Kyrgyz celebrate Nowruz (New Year) on the outskirts of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Nowruz, the Farsi means "new year," is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring in Central Asia.
  • Spring flowers blossom on a meadow in Potsdam, Germany, March 21. (Ralf Hirschberger/EPA) # April 2, 2014 178
  • Crimea annexed People watch fireworks during celebrations on the main square of the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to sign documents to complete the process of absorbing Crimea into Russia during a ceremony in Moscow's Kremlin, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool People attend celebrations on the main square of the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov A military priest and a uniformed man, believed to be a Russian servicemen, march outside a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov April 2, 2014 179
  • A Ukrainian serviceman watches a TV broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin signing a law on ratification of a treaty making Crimea part of Russia, at a Ukrainian military base in the Crimean town of Belbek March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko April 2, 2014 180
  • Crimea annexed A woman brings provisions to a Ukrainian soldier at a checkpoint close to the Russian border near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer Ukrainian navy command ship Slavutych is blocked by two Russian ships at the Crimean port of Sevastopol, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Ukrainian soldiers fortify a military check point by a camp on a field the Ukrainian Army forces set up close to the Russian border in east Ukraine, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis Russian officers walk to meet Ukrainian colleagues on the ship Slavutich in Sevastopol, March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko April 2, 2014 181
  • Crimea annexed A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a military camp on a field the Ukrainian Army forces set up close to the Russian border in east Ukraine, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis Ukrainian servicemen stand guard at a Ukrainian military base in the Crimean town of Belbek, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Ukrainian servicemen dig trenches at a checkpoint near the town of Armyansk in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukrainian servicemen carry a washing machine to a van as they leave their base in the village of Lyubimovka near Sevastopol, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 182
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  • US First Lady Michelle Obama plays table tennis as she visit to the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad in Beijing on March 21, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven- day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO / POOLANDY WONG/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 185
  • TOPSHOTS Afghan men look on from tree branches while other revelers gather near the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine for Nowruz festivities which marks the Afghan new year in Mazari-i-Sharif on March 21, 2014. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is calculated according to a solar calendar, this coming year marking 1393. AFP PHOTO/FARSHAD USYANFARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images April 2, 2014 186
  • People ride a tram with a sign reading, ''Another view on life" in Daugavpils, Latvia March 21, 2014. In the former Soviet republics of Latvia and Estonia, there is unease over events in Crimea, which was formally annexed by Moscow last week on the pretext of safeguarding its Russian minorities. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins April 2, 2014 187
  • Mar. 21, 2014. Ukrainian border guards run to take their positions during training at a military camp in the village of Alekseyevka on the Ukrainian-Russian border. (Sergei Grits—AP) April 2, 2014 188
  • Mar. 21, 2014. A man waves a Russian flag as people look at fire works in the center of the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously voted on March 21 to ratify the treaty incorporating Crimea into Russian territory. (Viktor Drachev—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 189
  • A refugee Crimean Tatar child is seen in temporary housing near Kiev. (Sergii Kharchenko—NurPhoto) April 2, 2014 190
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  • Pro-Russian militia members remove a local resident as Russian troops assault the Belbek air base, outside Sevastopol, on Saturday, March 22. Following its annexation of Crimea, Russian forces have consolidated their control of the region.
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  • Mar. 22, 2014. A Russian sailor holding the Russian Navy's St. Andrew flag while standing on the on bow of the surrendered Ukrainian submarine 'Zaporozhye', is reflected in the waters of the harbor of Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine. (Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA April 2, 2014 195
  • Mar. 22, 2014. People attend the funeral ceremony of Ukrainian soldier Sergey Kokurin in Simferopol. Crimea held a joint funeral for an Ukrainian soldier and a pro- Moscow militiaman killed this week -- the first casualties since Russian forces seized the Black Sea peninsula. (Yuriy Lashov—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 196
  • A boy takes a bath along a pavement in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Babu April 2, 2014 197
  • A view of the hillside that gave way and collapsed near State Route 530 is seen in this Washington State Department of Transportation picture taken near Oso, Washington March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Washington State Department of Transportation/Handout via Reuters April 2, 2014 198
  • A barge loaded with marine fuel oil sits partially submerged in the Houston Ship Channel in this U.S. Coast Guard picture taken March 22, 2014. REUTERS/US Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters April 2, 2014 199
  • Anti-government protesters kiss during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Veron April 2, 2014 200
  • Opposition supporters hold a national flag during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Veron April 2, 2014 201
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  • Free Syrian Army fighters fire an artillery cannon towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar al-Bushy April 2, 2014 203
  • A landslide and structural debris blocks Highway 530 near Oso, Washington March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/Pool April 2, 2014 204
  • Palestinians watch a Hamas rally marking the anniversary of the death of its leaders killed by Israel, in Gaza City March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem April 2, 2014 205
  • France's President Francois Hollande is seen speaking in a bar after voting in the first round in the French mayoral elections in Tulle, center France, March 23, 2014.REUTERS/Regis Duvignau April 2, 2014 206
  • Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sits on a bench with his wife and singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after voting at a polling station in the first round in the French mayoral elections in Paris, March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier April 2, 2014 207
  • A young man takes photos of his girlfriend next to Ukrainian riot policemen guarding the regional administration building following a pro-Russian rally in central Donetsk, Ukraine March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis April 2, 2014 208
  • Boys walk on the ruins of their school which was bombed by Shi'ite militants of the Shi'ite al-Houthi group during recent conflicts against local tribes in the Hamdan area west of the Yemeni capital Sanaa March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi April 2, 2014 209
  • Afghans take part in a burial ceremony of Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad of Agence France-Presse in Kabul March 23, 2014. Sardar, his wife and two children were killed during an attack by gunmen at Serena Hotel. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 210
  • April 2, 2014 211 The bird hanging on the column tube in a contest birds in the Rueso of Narathiwat province, southern Thailand. Hundreds of bird owners from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to participate in the traditional contest is held every year, on March 23, 2014.
  • A girl looks out of a window after clashes in south Beirut, Lebanon March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir April 2, 2014 212
  • Mar. 23, 2014. Chinese Antarctic exploration team members aboard Chinese icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon), search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean. (Xinhua—Sipa USA) April 2, 2014 213
  • Mar. 23, 2014. A resident collects scrap metal from the rubble of burnt shanties after a fire gutted a residential area in Caloocan city, north of Manila, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan—NurPhoto) April 2, 2014 214
  • Mar. 23, 2014. A resident collects scrap metal from the rubble of burnt shanties after a fire gutted a residential area in Caloocan city, north of Manila, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan—NurPhoto) April 2, 2014 215
  • People watch Russian ships blockading the exit of Donuzlav bay in Crimea, where three Ukrainian navy ships have refused to surrender to Russian forces, March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 216
  • Crew members of the blockaded Ukrainian naval landing vessel "Konstantin Olshansky" come ashore after leaving the ship in Donuzlav bay in Crimea March 23, 2014.REUTERS/Baz Ratner April 2, 2014 217
  • People sing the Ukrainian national anthem during an anti- war rally at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich April 2, 2014 218
  • First lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughters Sasha and Malia as they visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, in Beijing March 23, 2014.REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic April 2, 2014 219
  • Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (Genna Martin/AP/The Herald) # April 2, 2014 220
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  • A view of the damage from Saturday's mudslide near Oso, Wash. At least eight people were killed in the 1- square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and about 30 homes were destroyed. (Washington State Dept. of Transportation/AP) # April 2, 2014 222
  • April 2, 2014 223 U.S. President Barack Obama smiles before his "The Guardian of the Night" by famous Dutch painter Rembrandt during a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • April 2, 2014 224 A Secret Service officer looked into a Chinese actress dressed as an ancient warrior while U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visits a nearby wall in Xi'an city, Shaanxi Province, northwest China
  • Mar. 23, 2014. Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters wait on a tree during a rally in Istanbul. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters on Sunday, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics. (Ozan Kose—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 225
  • Mar. 23, 2014. Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hold a giant Turkish flag during an election rally in Istanbul. Erdogan rallied hundreds of thousands of supporters on Sunday, dismissing accusations of intolerance by Western and domestic critics. (Bulent Kilic— AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 226
  • Mar. 23, 2014. Roma AK Party supporters sing and dance at a campaign rally in Istanbul on The AKP, Prime Minister Erdogan's Justice and Development Party organized the rally ahead of next week's municipal elections.(Jodi Hilton) April 2, 2014 227
  • The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan March 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov April 2, 2014 228
  • Mar. 23, 2014. The Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft is set on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome. The spacecraft will carry Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 26. (Maxim Shemetov—Reuters) April 2, 2014 229
  • Mar. 23, 2014. Members of the 'New Power Generation' perform their 'Zebralution' program during the 'enjoy your rhythm' gala at the 2014 GAZPROM World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.(Alex Grimm—Bongarts/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 230
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju watch a performance by the Moranbong Band at the April 25 House of Culture in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on March 24, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA April 2, 2014 232
  • Members of the pro- government "red shirt" movement attack a Buddhist monk outside the National Anti- Corruption Commission office in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom April 2, 2014 233
  • A member of the media films a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion plane arriving at the RAAF Base Pearce in Perth, Australia after flying over the southern Indian Ocean searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool April 2, 2014 234
  • President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel sit at a round at a meeting of the G7 in The Hague, Netherlands on March 24, 2014. April 2, 2014 235
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama point at each other as they participate in a G7 leaders meeting during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Pool April 2, 2014 236
  • April 2, 2014 237 German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles told Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in intimate session on the final day of the Conference of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands
  • U.S. Marine One and a decoy land at The Hague airport March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Michiel Wijnbergh/Pool April 2, 2014 238
  • Mar. 24, 2014. Marta Llorente, 28, poses backstage before taking part in a body paint pageant during Expobeauty Andalusia in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Marcelo del Pozo—REUTERS) April 2, 2014 239
  • Mar. 24, 2014. An Afghan refugee girl wraps herself and her younger brother with a shawl to shield from the rain.(Muhammed Muheisen—AP) April 2, 2014 240
  • Mar. 24, 2014. Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they walk along a trench in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor. Fighting with pro-regime fighters continues as more than 146,000 people have died in the three-years and millions more have been displaced. (Ahmad Aboud—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 241
  • A car drives with a Russian flag on a road outside the Crimean port city of Feodosia March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov April 2, 2014 242
  • Ruben Hidalgo, 25, a contestant, looks at his reflection in the mirror at a bathroom before taking part in a body paint pageant during Expobelleza Andalucia in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo April 2, 2014 243
  • First lady Michelle Obama kicks a shuttlecock with students as she visits the City Wall with her daughter Sasha, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China March 24, 2014.REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic April 2, 2014 244
  • An orthodox rabbi says a prayer at an Holocaust memorial at the Danube river, as Hungary marks the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, in Budapest, Hungary March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh April 2, 2014 245
  • A smoke screen created by crew members partially covers the blockaded Ukrainian naval landing vessel "Konstantin Olshansky" in Donuzlav bay in Crimea March 24, 2014.REUTERS/Oleksii Tamrazov April 2, 2014 246
  • Anti-government protesters take part in a rally in central of Bangkok March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha April 2, 2014 247
  • People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of the 528 victims of the "Katzbach" Nazi concentration camp, in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach April 2, 2014 248
  • A motorist checks his car next to a tank position close to the Russian border near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Neymyrok April 2, 2014 249
  • Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia stands in a metal cage during his trial in a court in Cairo March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper April 2, 2014 250
  • A picture of Bob Crow is reflected on his coffin as it arrives by horse and carriage at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in east London March 24, 2014.REUTERS/Luke MacGregor April 2, 2014 251
  • A Ukrainian soldier stands guard outside a Ukrainian Army military camp set up on a field close to the Russian border in east Ukraine March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis April 2, 2014 252
  • A search and rescue worker rides a boat along a flooded portion of Highway 530 after returning from the massive landslide near Darrington, Washington March 24, 2014.REUTERS/Jason Redmond April 2, 2014 253
  • A worker walks out of the Connaught Tunnels section of the Crossrail construction project in East London, March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning April 2, 2014 254
  • Girls stand inside a house that was burned down during an attack by rebels in Mellit town in North Darfur March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah April 2, 2014 255
  • April 2, 2014 256 Ms. Ulrike Kaiser, director of fund Leuchtenburg, wipe the porcelain bowl at the exhibition 'Porcelain Worlds' in Leuchtenburg castle near Kahla, Germany.
  • April 2, 2014 257 Visitors stand between rows of trees in Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, Japan.
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  • Mar. 25, 2014. People attend the funeral ceremony of Petro Mironovich, a maidan activist, at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Mironovich, an Afghan war veteran, was an anti-government protester who died in a hospital after gas poisoning. (Jakub Kaminski—EPA) April 2, 2014 259
  • Mar. 25, 2014. US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) performs Tai Chi with students from the Chengdu No.7 High School in China's southwest Sichuan province. (Peter Parks—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 260
  • Mar. 25, 2014. Police women rest after a military parade marking the Greek Independence Day in Athens. (Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 261
  • Mar. 25, 2014. Pupils at play time in the Ephatha Primary School in Juba. Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels resumed in Ethiopia on Tuesday, mediators said, urging both sides to return to a moribund ceasefire agreement. (Ivan Lieman—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 262
  • Mar. 25, 2014. Framed between makeshift clotheslines, a military police officer patrols during an operation in the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana— AP) April 2, 2014 263
  • Mar. 25, 2014. Construction continues at the Red Bull Ring race track in Spielberg, Austria, where The Formula 1 Austria Grand Prix is to be held on June 22. (Helmut Fohringer—EPA) April 2, 2014 264
  • Mar. 25, 2014. Bodies of suspected rebels killed in a shootout with police officers lie near their car in the town of Khasavyurt in Dagestan, Russia. (Bashir Aliev— AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 265
  • People visit the art exhibition 'A Dream I Dreamed' by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Shanghai, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria April 2, 2014 266
  • Afghan police hold onto each other as one of them points at the site of an attack in Kabul March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra April 2, 2014 267
  • Ukrainian marines wave as they leave a base in Feodosia, Crimea, on Tuesday, March 25. April 2, 2014 268
  • Thousands of juvenile salmon are dispatched into a holding tank in the Sacramento River in Rio Vista, California March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith April 2, 2014 269
  • April 2, 2014 270 Lavrov met his counterparts Ukraine-March 25
  • April 2, 2014 271 People fishing on a pier in the port of Mariupol, located north east of the Sea of ​​Azov in Ukraine.
  • April 2, 2014 272 Russian sailors stand on the deck of the corvette ship Suzdalets in the bay of Sevastopol, Crimea, on March 25.
  • People walk past a mural showing a map of Crimea in the Russian national colors on a street in Moscow March 25, 2014. The mural reads: "Crimea and Russia".REUTERS/Artur Bainozarov April 2, 2014 273
  • A woman holds Ukrainian passports as she waits to apply for Russian passports in the Crimean city of Simferopol March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov April 2, 2014 274
  • An Afghan policeman stands guard at an election commission office after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 275
  • April 2, 2014 276 First Lady Michelle Obama (left) and her mother Marian Robinson (right), raccoons eat apples to visit Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.
  • First lady Michelle Obama gestures as she watches students practice Taichi at Chengdu No. 7 High School during her visit in Chengdu, Sichuan province, March 25, 2014.REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic April 2, 2014 277
  • Residents observe a police officer take up position during an operation at the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes April 2, 2014 278
  • Um Fathy, 70-years-old, collects clothes that were left out to dry next to mausoleums in front of her home at the El'Arafa necropolis, a cemetery located in the City of the Dead, in Cairo, Egypt March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh April 2, 2014 279
  • April 2, 2014 280 Aircraft Pilatus PC-9 / A prepares to land at RAAF base Pearce in Perth, Australia. Pursuant to RAAF Pearce receiving aircraft from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Japan and South Korea participate in a search operation in the maritime largest in history, looking for fragments of flight MH370 Malaysia Airlines currently missing.
  • Middle school students hold candles as they pray for passengers aboard Malaysia Airline MH370 at campus in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China March 25, 2014.REUTERS/China Daily April 2, 2014 281
  • Member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat point to a section of the screen showing the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, at their headquarters in London March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning April 2, 2014 282
  • Visitors look at a sound and light show as part of the exhibition 'Klimt and Vienna, a Century of Gold and Colours', projected on the walls of the "Carrieres de Lumieres" site (Quarries of Lights) in Les Baux-de- Provence, France March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier April 2, 2014 283
  • A family member of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cries on a bus before heading to the Malaysian embassy, outside Lido Hotel in Beijing March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon April 2, 2014 284
  • Indians who are considered uncontacted by anthropologists react to a plane flying over their community in the Amazon basin near the Xinane river in Brazil's Acre State, near the border with Peru, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho April 2, 2014 285
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  • Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26 April 2, 2014 287
  • German shoemaker Georg Wessels helps Win Zaw Oo, who according to his medical team, at 7.5 ft, is Myanmar's tallest man, in Yangon March 26, 2014.REUTERS/Minzayar April 2, 2014 288
  • Riot police officers scuffle with visually- impaired protesters, threatening to set themselves on fire during a protest against a hiring freeze in the public sector, blocking a main street in Rabat, Morocco March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal April 2, 2014 289
  • Residents react as policemen take position during an operation in the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes April 2, 2014 290
  • People gather in front of a branch of Rural Commercial Bank of Huanghai in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, China March 26, 2014. A Chinese county official appealed for calm among bank depositors in the eastern city of Yancheng as lines formed outside the branches of two small banks rumored to be in financial trouble. REUTERS/Carlos Barria April 2, 2014 291
  • April 2, 2014 292 A Russian soldier (left) of Ukraine guidance tank go up a train in northern Crimea.
  • April 2, 2014 293 Tourists admire the fields of daffodils and tulips blooming near Lisse, western Netherlands.
  • April 2, 2014 294 Image comet C/2013 A1truoc and after filtration, the earth about 353 million miles, the wide-angle camera mounted Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope photographed by NASA.
  • Members of Saudi special forces aim their guns during a training session in Darma, west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser April 2, 2014 295
  • Girls make a selection from the Cupcake "ATM" at Sprinkles Cupcake Bakery at New York's Upper East Side in Manhattan, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar April 2, 2014 296
  • Russia's Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov compete during the pairs short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino April 2, 2014 297
  • Workers search the debris that flowed across Highway 530 in the mudslide near Oso, Washington as rescue efforts continue March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking April 2, 2014 298
  • Traders watch as a mascot dressed as a character from "Candy Crush Saga" walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid April 2, 2014 299
  • A girl smiles as she walks after visiting the Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra April 2, 2014 300
  • A family member of one of the deceased 46 navy sailors on the sunken naval ship Cheonan touches her son's portrait while crying after an event marking the fourth anniversary of the incident at the National Cemetery of South Korea in Daejeon, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji April 2, 2014 301
  • A masked student who is supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Mursi throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police and residents during clashes outside Cairo University March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh April 2, 2014 302
  • A rescue worker with a search and rescue dog looks for a 3-month-old baby lost in the mudslide near Oso, Washington as efforts continued to find victims March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking April 2, 2014 303
  • Smoke rises from across the Charles River above buildings on Beacon Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood as firefighters battle a fatal nine-alarm blaze in Boston, Massachusetts, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Neal HambergApril 2, 2014 304
  • April 2, 2014 305 A woman standing on rocks at the Giant's Causeway is located on the north coast of Northern Ireland
  • April 2, 2014 306 Wide-body cargo aircraft NASA's Super Guppy landed at the military airport near Redstone Huntsville, Alabama, USA with special items: a fuel tank mixes modern spacecraft, on March 26, 2014.
  • Kosovo Albanians mourn during a reburial ceremony of the remains of 19 Albanians who were killed during the Kosovo War and identified from a mass grave in the village of Krusha e Vogel March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Hazir Reka April 2, 2014 307
  • An eagle owl fluffs out its feathers as it sits on one foot on a branch in its enclosure at the Grugapark in Essen March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender April 2, 2014 308
  • Mar. 26, 2014. Friends, family and colleagues of slain Afghan AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad gather as they take part in a candle light vigil in his honour, on a hill overlooking Kabul , Afghanistan. (Roberto Schmidt—AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 309
  • Mar. 26, 2014. Peng Cheng and Zhang Hao of China perform their pairs free skating in the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, near Tokyo. (Koji Sasahara—AP) April 2, 2014 310
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  • Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama during a private audience at the Vatican City March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool April 2, 2014 312
  • Cows graze near a tank and servicemen, believed to be Russian, outside a military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 27, 2014.REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov April 2, 2014 313
  • A man looks down at an unexploded barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at a cemetery in the al-Qatanah neighbourhood of Aleppo March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo April 2, 2014 314
  • The entrance to a tunnel exposed by the Israeli military is seen on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen April 2, 2014 315
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul prepare to leave after an election rally in Mazar-i-Shariff, northern Afghanistan March 27, 2014.REUTERS/Ahmad Masood April 2, 2014 316
  • April 2, 2014 317 Ethnic women working in a tea leaf processing plant in Le Binh district, Guizhou Province, China.
  • April 2, 2014 318 A helicopter of India in place of an Air Force cargo plane crashed near Karauli village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. The C-130J Hercules aircraft was put into use just last year crashed in a training mission, killing all five crew members.
  • April 2, 2014 319 The ethnic women in traditional costume picking tea leaves in a ceremony to mark the beginning of time in the spring pick tea leaves at a tea plantation in Le Binh District, Guizhou Province, China.
  • April 2, 2014 320 Athletes of Lithuania Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas in quiz competition at championship figure skating ISU World in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Japan.
  • April 2, 2014 321 Foreigners were evacuated from local police occurred an attack in Kabul. Police said a group of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan stormed a guest house used to be a foreigner in a luxury residential area in the capital.
  • Mar. 27, 2014.Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys and gather to watch as men collect from a water tower to be used in the preparation of matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread, in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Ariel Schalit—AP) April 2, 2014 322
  • Mar. 27, 2014. Towed 155mm Howitzers fire during an artillery drill in Inje, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas in this picture provided by South Korean Army and released by Yonhap.(Yonhap/Reuters) April 2, 2014 323
  • Mar. 27, 2014. Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea. (Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA) April 2, 2014 324
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  • A picture of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is placed on a camel in Mazar-I-Shariff, northern Afghanistan, March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
  • A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul carries chairs as he prepares for an election rally in Panshir, northern Afghanistan, March 28, 2014.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
  • Mar. 28, 2014. Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrive to attend an election rally in Mazar-I-Shariff, northern Afghanistan. (Ahmad Masood—Reuters) April 2, 2014 328
  • Chinese honor guards lift caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during the handing over ceremony of the remains at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji April 2, 2014 329
  • Employees of the Bundelkhand Vikas Sena (BVS) use batons to hit a worker of India's ruling Congress party during a clash at a demonstration outside the Congress office in the northern Indian city of Lucknow March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer April 2, 2014 330
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  • Delegates dressed in traditional attire attend the Kurultai, the assembly of Crimea Tatars, in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Delegates pray during the Kurultai, the assembly of Crimea Tatars, in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Russia's Chief Mufti Rawil Gaynetdin (C) attends the Kurultai, the assembly of Crimea Tatars, in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Different types of hats worn by the Tatars are displayed on a wall in a shop in Bakhchisaray March 29, 2014. The leader of Crimean Tatars proposed that the 300,000-strong indigenous Muslim minority seek autonomy on the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Ukraine by Russia. Crimea's Tatars met in their historic capital Bakhchisaray to decide whether to hold a referendum among their people to determine their future. Such a vote would be a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin who incorporated the region into Russia after Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine following the overthrow in February of Ukraine's pro-Russian president. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
  • A baby looked up while trying to climb up the steps of the hall before Pope Paul VI Pope's meeting with members of the Franciscan opportunity to help the blind, deaf and dumb, in the Vatican.
  • Children in costumes throwing spiders 'silk' before launch environmental campaign Earth Hour on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan.
  • A boy carries identification papers while waiting in line to receive humanitarian aid in Duma, Damascus, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
  • A child refugee from Kvromh village poses inside a makeshift house in the Serjilla archaeological site of Jabal al- Zawiya March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
  • A male primary role of a young woman in a group show of amateur kabuki children in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, standing trial on charges of violence that broke out in Alexandria last year, react after two fellow supporters were sentenced to death, in a court in Alexandria, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper
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  • A flag flies at half-staff on a log with the slope of the massive mudslide that struck Oso in the background near Darrington, Washington March 30, 2014 REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rubs his eye while listening to a question during a news conference at the U.S. Ambassador to France's residence in Paris March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
  • Gear and weapons of victims are placed by the road as security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack on police in the troubled southern province of Narathiwat March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom
  • Riot police lift a comrade to fire tear gas during clashes in front of the Al-Azhar University's campus wall with students who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo's Nasr City district March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
  • People visit the site of recent clashes in Kiev March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Participants stage a performance demanding Ukrainians boycott Russian-made goods after the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea by Russia at a grocery store, in Odessa March 30, 2014. The placard (L) reads "Boycott the goods (produced) by the Kremlin. Don't give a Rouble on war". REUTERS/Stringer Pro-Russian demonstrators scuffle with police during a rally near a railway station in Donetsk, Ukraine, March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer A local woman sits on a bench atop a hill overlooking Russian Navy vessels anchored at a navy base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
  • A man reacts as he visits at the site of the recent clashes in central Ukrainian capital Kiev March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin
  • A woman reacts as she visits the site of the recent clashes in Kiev March 30, 2014. Ukrainians, in accordance with Orthodox church tradition, mark the 40th day since the killings of more than a hundred people in the capital during the pro-Europe 'Euromaidan' protests. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Ukrainian politicians Vitaly Klitschko (L) and Petro Poroshenko attend an UDAR (Punch) party meeting in Kiev March 29, 2014. Ukraine's presidential election effectively became a two-horse race after boxer-turned-politician Klitschko pulled out and threw his weight behind confectionery oligarch Petro Poroshenko. REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak People hold long lengths of cloth in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag as they take part in a rally against annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea by Russia, in Odessa March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin People celebrate the ceremonial change of time on the railway square in the Crimean city of Simferopol March 30, 2014. The hands of a clock on the main railway station in Simferopol jumped from 10 P.M. to midnight on Saturday as Crimea switched to Moscow time, symbolically finalizing the region's incorporation into Russia. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
  • Free Syrian Army fighters row a makeshift raft in the sea near the Armenian Christian town of Kasab, Syria, March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
  • An Afghan woman walks past a wall with graffiti encouraging public to vote in Kandahar province March 30, 2014. REUTERS/ Ahmad Nadeem
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  • Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
  • Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in a training at a base of Ukraine's National Guard near Kiev March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
  • A man takes a picture of a woman with cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
  • Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan turn on their mobile phones as they celebrate their election victory in front of the party headquarters in Ankara March 31, 2014.REUTERS/Umit Bektas
  • Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrives for an election campaign in Panjshir Province March 31, 2014. (Ahmad Masood/Reuters)
  • Afghan presidential candidate and hardline Islamist Abdul Rasul Sayyaf addresses an election campaign rally in Kandahar on March 31, 2014. Taliban gunmen abducted a provincial election candidate in northern Afghanistan, officials said, five days ahead of national polls Islamist militants have vowed to target. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images) #
  • A crowd prays as they start to gather in a field to see Abdullah before a campaign stop in Dashtak, Afghanistan on March 31, 2014. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images) #
  • An Afghan woman shows her voter registration card at a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, 31 March 2014. (S. Sabawoon/EPA) #
  • Afghan women gather to receive their voter registration cards in Herat, Afghanistan, 31 March 2014. Preparations for next week's presidential election were continuing, with 3.7 million Afghans having already received their voting cards. (Jalil Rezayee/EPA) #
  • Luxury toilet paper with 24 carat gold vignette is shown during a practice designed by Fritz Loibl toilet paper in Grafenau, Germany. Each roll of toilet paper gold embossed, owner Fritz Loibl handmade design options, cost 179 euro or 246 USD
  • A man with dried vermicelli in Cat Que village outside Hanoi.
  • A water cannon of the national police burns after being hit with Molotov cocktails thrown by anti-government protesters during riots in Chacao district in Caracas, Venezuela, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Veron
  • Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in a training at a base of Ukraine's National Guard near Kiev March 31, 2014. Volunteers arrived at the base for training to qualify for service in the newly created National Guard. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
  • Armed policemen stand in front of a hotel in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, March 31, 2014. Police hunted a suspect who shot and wounded three people in an incident off the city's Independence Square, Interfax news agency said. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
  • Russia's Interior Ministry officers detain opposition activists during a protest rally defending Article 31 of the Russian constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly, in St. Petersburg March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
  • A man and children look at Russian tanks on freight cars after their arrival in Crimea in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 31, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer
  • Boys play soccer as a policeman patrols one day after the occupation of the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
  • A fisherman carries a shark on his shoulders from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • Afghan women take part in a literacy class at the Organisation of Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities (OPAWC) center in Kabul March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attend an election campaign in Panjshir province March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
  • Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah hangs up a banner before an election campaign in Panjshir province March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
  • Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with children as he visits an upper secondary school in the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexander Astafyev/Pool Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with Crimea's Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov in Simferopol, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexander Astafyev/Pool Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits the 13th Ship-Repairing Yard of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Defense Ministry in Sevastopol, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexander Astafyev/Pool Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War Two Memorial to Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in Sevastopol, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Alexander Astafyev/Pool
  • A father cycles with his daughter at a train station next to Ukrainian tanks ready to depart from Crimea to Ukraine in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis A woman walks along a railway crossing near Ukrainian tanks on freight cars before the departure from Crimea to other regions of Ukraine in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 31, 2014. The honor guard are seen at a base of Ukraine's National Guard near Kiev March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
  • A female soccer player controls a ball during a training session at the Golab Trust Sport Complex in Kabul March 10, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl A couple walk hand-in-hand at a local bazaar in Kabul, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Afghan singer Matin (R) speaks to his girlfriend as they sit in a cafe in Kabul March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl A customer stands in an Apple computer store at Majid shopping mall in Kabul's business district March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Hip, young and in Kabul April 2, 2014 373
  • Women watch a local sport ceremony in a stadium in Kabul March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Afghan artist Shamsia Hassani poses for a photograph on the roof of her graffiti workshop in Kabul March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl A groom stands next to his car as he poses for a photograph just after leaving a barber shop in Kabul March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl A Bollywood film plays on a DVD player as a vehicle travels along a street in Kabul March 6, 2014. Afghanistan is preparing for an election on April 5 that should mark the first democratic transfer of power in the country's history, but it has been hit by a tide of violence as the Islamist Taliban movement has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote and threatened to kill anyone who participates. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Hip, young and in Kabul April 2, 2014 374
  • Members of an Afghan band Tanin play the guitar and sing as they travel back to their music studio after performing on a live TV program, in Kabul March 4, 2014.REUTERS/Morteza NikoubazlApril 2, 2014 375 Hip, young and in Kabul
  • Smoke rises from a building after it was hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the besieged area of Homs, January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya Smoke rises from buildings after what activists said was shelling from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad in the besieged area of Homs, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya A view of people at a damaged street in Deir al-Zor, August 30, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi A damaged building is seen in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo, August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman Syria in ruins April 2, 2014 376
  • Barrel bombs in Aleppo A woman holds a boy as she sits at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan Firefighters try to put out a fire at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan An injured survivor arrives at a hospital with the rescue team in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district, after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped at Aleppo's Haydariye district by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan A man reacts as he mourns the death of his four children who died in what activists were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al- Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam KatanApril 2, 2014 377
  • Men search for casualties amid rubble at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan A survivor sits on the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan People search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan People search for survivors under rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan Barrel bombs in Aleppo April 2, 2014 378
  • A Buddha statue is pictured at a marble mine at Zagyin (Marble) village in the Madaya township, Myanmar, February 26, 2014. Zagyin village is also known as the second birth place of Buddha because the village is the biggest location in the world that produces Buddha statue images of different sizes, with many exported to countries such as China and Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Workers labor at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun A woman carries marble stones to make Buddha statue images at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Boys walk past a Buddha sculpture at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun TheBuddhafactory April 2, 2014 379
  • A man sculpts marble stones into a Buddha statue at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun A man sculpts marble stones into a Buddha statue at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Workers polish a Buddha statue at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun A workers uses a pneumatic drill to to break rocks at a marble mine at Zagyin village February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun April 2, 2014 380
  • Opposition fighters help one of their wounded comrades during clashes with government forces in the Sheikh Najjar district on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 3. (Zein al-Rigai/AFP/Getty Images) # April 2, 2014 381 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • Syrian emergency personnel extinguish a fire following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on March 7 during the Friday prayer in the Sukkari neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of a March 2011 uprising against the Assad family's 40-year rule. (Baraa al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images) # April 2, 2014 382 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18 in Aleppo. Iran's foreign minister that Tehran is "ready to help any logical attempts" to end the Syrian conflict, during a visit by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. (Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images) April 2, 2014 383 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • An elderly Syrian man and a child walk amidst debris in a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18 in Aleppo. (Baraa al- Halabi/AFP/Getty Images) H # April 2, 2014 384 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • Smoke rises after the Free Syrian army fighters targeted buildings where forces loyal to the Syrian regime resided, activists said in Sheikh Najjar in Aleppo on March 20. (Houssam Abo Dabak/Reuters) # April 2, 2014 385 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter mans an anti- aircraft gun at the back of a pick-up truck during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the town of Morek in Hama province on March 21. (Badi Klif/Reuters) # April 2, 2014 386 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • Smoke rises as people run at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Arbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on March 22. (Ammar al-Bushy/Reuters) # April 2, 2014 387 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • A rebel fighter checks a launcher near the village of Kasab and the border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia, on March 23. Syrian rebels seized the village of Kasab and the border crossing with Turkey on March 24, an NGO said, as the regime launched fresh air strikes in a bid to halt the opposition advance. The crossing was the last functioning border post with Turkey to slip from regime control. (Amr Radwan al- Homsi/AFP/Getty Images) # April 2, 2014 388 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
  • Men search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Karam homad district in Aleppo on March 26. (Hosam Katan/Reuters) # April 2, 2014 389 Syrian conflict into its 4th year
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