April 11, 2014

Published April 11, 2014


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A Palestinian man uses a slingshot to throw back a tear gas canister towards Israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad, north of Ramallah.

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Swimming instructors conduct lessons for children and adults donning mermaid costumes in the latest attraction at the country's largest oceanarium in Manila, Philippines.

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South Korean army soldiers man their K1 tank after a live firing drill at the U.S. Army's Rodriguez range in Pocheon, South Korea.

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Massive flames are seen devouring both vehicles just after the crash, and clouds of smoke billowed into the sky April 10, 2014 until firefighters had quenched the fire, leaving behind scorched black hulks of metal. The FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least 10 were killed in the fiery crash.

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A Sotheby's employee poses with the "Graff Vivid Yellow," at 100.09 carats - one of the rarest yellow diamonds of its size, in central London ahead of the forthcoming New York auctions of contemporary, impressionist and modern art.

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Thai Buddhist women take part in a blindfolded boxing bout as part of celebrations of the Songkran festival marking the Thai new year in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat. The Thai new year falls on April 13.

 

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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-story residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.

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Masked pro-Russian activists pass by a barricade as they guard a regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine.

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A South Korean army soldier looks at the mock target through a pair of binocular during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field in Pocheon, South Korea.

 

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A man runs while he carries two children during an eviction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Squatters in Rio de Janeiro are clashing with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings of a telecommunications company.

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Two coffee mugs featuring a picture of a stamp with Adolf Hitler's portrait on it can be seen in Herford, western Germany. A German furniture store chain has apologized for accidentally selling the coffee mugs it had ordered from a Chinese supplier.

12

Jimmel, an owl-faced monkey, protects her one-month-old baby at the zoo in Antwerp, Belgium on April 10, 2014.

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A Christie's employee poses with 'Jim Beam-J.B.Turner Train stainless steel and bourbon' by Jeff Koons on display at the auction rooms in London.

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With the Jefferson Memorial in the background, Steven Paska, 26, (r) of Arlington, Va., kneels as he asks Jessica Deegan, 27, his girlfriend of two years, to marry him, near cherry blossom trees in peak bloom along the tidal basin in Washington, April 10, 2014.

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