March 27, 2013

Published March 27, 2013


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A giant 10 meter (32.8 feet) wide stainless steel disc titled "Sky Mirror", a work of art by British artist Anish Kapoor, is displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. The mirror has convex and concave surfaces creating constantly changing images as the sun and clouds in the sky move as well as people passing by.

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A guard of honor contingent marches during a parade to mark the 68th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Burma.

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A worker puts the finishing touches to a five-meter (16-feet) tall bust of the late Hong Kong singer and actor Leslie Cheung as origami cranes, folded by fans from around the world in their attempt to set a Guinness world record for the largest number of origami cranes exhibited, are counted at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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A vendor waits for customers in a market near Barkhor street in Ihasa, Tibet, Mar. 26, 2013. (Photo by Tongqi Huang/Tibet/VOA reader)

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A boy looks inside of a burned bus after it was set fire by alleged activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during a strike in Dhaka. Bangladesh opposition supporters called a nation-wide, 36-hour strike to demand the release of leaders and activists detained in a recent police raid on its headquarters, local media reported.

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Supporters of gay marriage hold a banner as they rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. For the second day, the Supreme Court convened to tackle the issue of gay marriage, this time to hear arguments over a U.S. law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

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People look at a rabbit jumping over an obstacle at the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A woman pushes her bicycle through a checkpoint manned by Thai security forces in the troubled southern province of Yala, Thailand.

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Artists perform in a street of Rome, Italy.

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A homeless Khmer woman sits in front of the gate of Khmer temple in Bac Lieu VN, southern part of Vietnam. (Photo by Hillary Tran/VOA reader)

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Christie's specialist James Hyslop holds a pre-17th century, sub-fossilized Elephant Bird egg in London. The rare egg is expected to sell for 20,000-30,000 GB pounds (U.S. $30,000-45,000) when it is auctioned in London on April 24. The extinct Elephant Bird, a native of Madagascar, was a large bird measuring around 11 feet in height.

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A model presents a creation of the MGPIN Collection during China fashion week in Beijing.

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An Indian reveler sports a special hairstyle created for Holi celebrations in Mumbai.

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Penitents of "San Esteban" brotherhood embrace next to a poster for a church event which reads "Good death" during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, Mar. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.

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