March 12, 2014

Published March 12, 2014

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Emergency workers respond to the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York.

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Fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode behind riot policemen near central Taksim square in Istanbul. Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to push back thousands of demonstrators during a protest triggered by the death of a teenager who was wounded in street clashes last summer.

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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy arrive for the premiere of Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 11, 2014.

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Yao Ming, former NBA basketball star and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, looks at his phone during the closing ceremony of the CPPCC in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China.

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A woman whose family moved to Islamabad from Sargodha in Punjab Province to look for jobs carries goats near her makeshift shelter in Islamabad Pakistan.

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Afghan women wait in line to receive their voter registration cards in Kabul for the Afghan presidential elections scheduled for April 5.

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A racegoer looks through his binoculars covered with race passes at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England. The four-day Cheltenham Festival is a highlight of the annual jump racing calendar.

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Horses and riders clear the water jump during the RSA Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England.

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A staff member from Sotheby's presents the Meiyintang 'Chicken Cup' from the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) during the media preview for the auction of Fine Art Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sales in Hong Kong.

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A man clears bottles at a barricade near the entrance to the stadium of Dynamo Kyiv soccer club in Ukraine.

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A N. Korean soldier (top center) looks at the southern side as three S. Korean soldiers guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, S. Korea.

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Ukrainian sailors from naval ship Ternopil moor a boat to the pier in Sevastopol bay. Ukraine will not intervene militarily in the separatist peninsula of Crimea to avoid exposing its eastern border, Ukraine's acting president said in an interview.

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People look at an inflatable pig on display on Republic Square in Paris to protest against pig farming conditions.

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