March 17, 2014

Published March 17, 2014


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Snow is plowed behind a jogger running on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington. Snow fell in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute, just days before the start of spring.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) strokes the regimental mascot Irish Wolf Hound dog as she attends St Patrick's Day parade with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Mons Barracks in Aldershot.

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Students gather around a three dimensional artwork, based on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that was painted on a school ground in Makati city, metro Manila, Philippines.

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Green, white and red smoke in the colours of the Italian flag are left in the sky of Rome by the Italian Air Force aerobatic unit 'Frecce Tricolori' marking the anniversary of Italian national unification in Rome.

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South Korean soldiers wrap the remains of Chinese soldiers during rites of placing them in coffins at a South Korean Army base in Paju, north of Seoul.

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A combination of two pictures shows the leaning tower of Pisa at night (top) and the leaning tower of Pisa colored in green to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday on the eve of the St Patrick’s Day, March 16, 2014.

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A girl looks at planes through the window of the departure hall at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.

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National Guards advance on anti-government protesters during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas. Opponents of Venezuela's socialist government marched to protest against alleged Cuban interference in the armed forces, with clashes breaking out afterwards in a Caracas square, March 16, 2014.

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A Hindu woman prays while lying on the floor of a temple during Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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An Afghan woman receives her voter registration card from an employee of the Afghan Independent Election Commission at a women's voter registration center in Kabul.

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Picture shows cranes and part of the wreckage of the Spanish cargo ship 'Luno' in Anglet, southwestern France, during the dismantling of the ship which broke into three sections after a shipwreck in February 2014. The 20-year-old Spanish vessel split in two when winds and waves smashed it up against an artificial breakwater on February 5. The crew of 11 were rescued by helicopter in perilous conditions.

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A Ukrainian soldier stands atop an armored vehicle at a military camp near the village of Michurino, Ukraine.

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This handout image by the ESA and taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Monkey Head Nebula or NGC2174, celebrates its 24th year in orbit. NGC 2174 lies about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). Hubble prepreviously viewed this part of the sky back in 2011 — the colorful region is filled with young stars embedded within bright wisps of cosmic gas and dust.

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A performer poses in front of messages expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. An investigation into the pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 intensified after officials confirmed that the last words spoken from the cockpit came after a key signalling system was manually disabled.

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