April 13, 2014

Published April 13, 2014


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An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian priest holds a holy book for women to kiss at Deir El Sultan in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Palm Sunday services in Jerusalem's Old city.

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, smile after taking a ride on a jet boat along the Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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A Filipino boy participates in Palm Sunday rites outside the Holy Family Parish Church in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

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Iraqis walk past election campagin billboards in Kahramana Square in the capital Baghdad.

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A boy takes part in the celebration of Thingyan, the water festival which marks the country's new year in Rangoon, Burma.

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The pack rides through a cobblestoned section during the 112th edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic cycling race between Compiegne and Roubaix, northern France.

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A firefighter shines a flashlight as he stands with others near burning homes as a forest fire rages towards urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Nantes' French midfielder Jordan Veretout (L) falls as he vies with Guingamp's French midfielder Younousse Sankhare during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Guingamp at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France.

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A pro-Russian protester holds a shield at a check point, with black smoke from burning tires rising above, in Slaviansk. Ukraine's Interior Minister on Sunday urged residents in the eastern city of Slaviansk to stay indoors.

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The Jefferson Memorial can be seen through cherry blossoms in full bloom along the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. (Elizabeth Pfotzer/VOA)

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Devotees roll on thorny bushes laid on the ground to reach a temple as they perform a ritual during the "Danda" festival in Khurda district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

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Children take part in a religious procession to mark the Palm Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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A Minnie Mouse look-alike mascot waits to greet visitors to a park in Beijing, China.

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Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations on Silom Road in Bangkok, Thialand.

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A monster character from the game Evolve looms over gaming enthusiasts at the PAX East convention in Boston, Massachusetts, April 12, 2014.

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