Day in Photos, March 16, 2013

Published March 17, 2013


Workers climb scaffolding as they put the final touches to a large religious statue at the Buddhist temple near Amphawa floating market at Samut Songkhram province, Thailand.

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Workers climb scaffolding as they put the final touches to a large religious statue at the Buddhist temple near Amphawa floating market at Samut Songkhram province, Thailand.

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A girl places a flower on a railway track at the old train station of Thessaloniki during the 70th anniversary of the first deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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A sculpture of a man riding a tshukudu, wooden scooters used to transport goods in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma.

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A locust rests on a corn stalk in Beirut. Lebanon woke up to news that swarms of locusts, which can consume about 100 thousand tons of green vegetation a day have been spotted.

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Pope Francis prays in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary at the Vatican.

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Aero Albatros jets of the Breitling Jet Team perform during an aerobatics display at the Subang Skypark near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Balinese Hindu devotee bathes in the Sebatu waterfall during a "Melukat" purification ritual in Gianyar District in Bali, Indonesia.

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Participants ride horses across sand dunes during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan International Equestrian festival in the Boudthib Endurance Village near the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

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An elderly Anganwadi, or government sponsored child and mother care, worker participates in a protest in New Delhi, India.

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A Nitro Circus member performs above the crowd ahead of the third practice session of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

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Men play on slot machines during the opening of Solaire Casino-Resort in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Picture taken with a fisheye lens shows trees reaching into a blue sky on a wintry day in Muenster, western Germany.

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A combination picture shows the new bridge named Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas moving upwards (top) and downwards (below) in Bordeaux, Southwestern France.