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    MARCH 16: Spring Breakers are covered in foam at The City nightclub in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, Mexico. Cancun continues to be one of the top foreign destinations for U.S. college students to spend Spring Break.

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    MARCH 16: An 8-month-old cat learns to walk with the help of a two-wheel prosthetic device at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing, China. The cat lost the use of its rear legs after falling from the ninth to fifth floor of a building last November. It has since undergone four major surgeries that included removing parts of its organs, local media reported.

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    MARCH 16: A child waits to receive a polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad. The third three-day National Polio Campaign of 2015 started on Monday with the target to vaccinate 35.5 million children below the age of five, but 16,400 families refused to vaccinate their children because of community distrust and Taliban threats. Reuters

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    MARCH 16: Magnets for sale decorate a tourist shop, one showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama sniffing a cigar, at a market in Havana, Cuba. U.S. and Cuban officials were meeting Monday in last-minute closed door negotiations in Havana, in hopes of restoring full diplomatic relations before the Summit of the Americas conference in April. The magnet in the bottom row, second from left, reads in Spanish: "Here, nobody gives up," a popular quote attributed to Cuba's late revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos.

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    MARCH 16: Turns out U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry does things other than negotiate treaties and hopscotch from one Middle East hotspot to another. Kerry is pictured here, at left, cycling past the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Of course, he was there to do the nation's business and also spent four hours that day in nuclear negotiations with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. Reuters

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    MARCH 16: Molly Ringwald, right, and Ally Sheedy talk to the media on the red carpet for "The Breakfast Club" 30th Anniversary Restoration World Premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The movie about a group of high school students who have been assigned a day-long detention in which they grow willing to overcome stereotypes and talk to each other still resonates. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 17: Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison. Durst, 71, heir to a New York real estate fortune and the subject of the HBO documentary “The Jinx,” was arrested on March 14 in a New Orleans hotel at the behest of Los Angeles police who said they had uncovered new evidence linking Durst to the slaying in 2000 of writer and filmmaker Susan Berman. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 17: Chizzy Odimgbe keeps warm as she awaits the start of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. The St. Patrick’s Day tradition in Savannah dates back to the first parade on March 17, 1824. While Savannah has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for 191 years, there have been at least six years without a parade. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 17: An Israeli soldier casts his ballot in the parliamentary election behind a mobile voting booth in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Migdalim, near Ariel. Millions of Israelis voted on Tuesday in a tightly fought election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to defeat a strong campaign by the opposition to deny him a fourth term in office. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A Palestinian protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against what Palestinians say is land confiscation by Israel for Jewish settlements, near the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A Likud Party supporter celebrates after hearing exit poll results in Tel Aviv. At the time this photo was taken, exit polls showed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party had drawn even with Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union in the election. A last-minute surge was to give Netanyahu a decisive victory in the final vote count. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: Maysoon al-Badawi feeds her cats at her home in Amman, Jordan. Badawi began taking care of street cats 19 years ago after witnessing a neighbor throwing a cat and its kittens from a high place. She is currently taking care of about 100 cats, providing them with food and medical treatment before putting them up for adoption, charging $50 for each cat to cover the cost of vaccination. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A maintenance worker waters a rooftop garden on a building in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur's temperatures are ranging into the 90s now as the nation begins transitioning into one of its two annual monsoon seasons. During monsoon season, the rain tends to switch from the mornings to the late afternoon, and it will rain for an hour or so at a time. However, once the downpour has gone, it's gone, and it's not enough to disrupt daily life or to dampen tourism, according to World Weather Online. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 17: Roman Catholics in Kolkata, India, attend a prayer service to show solidarity witha nun who was raped during an armed assault on a convent school. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was "deeply concerned" about the rape of the elderly nun and the destruction of the church as protests for the better protection of women and religious minorities erupted across the country. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A woman holds her 3-year-old outside their damaged home as night falls after Cyclone Pam hit Tanna, about 150 miles from Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. International aid agencies began emergency flights on Tuesday to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they feared were devastated by the monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island nation. Disaster management officials and relief workers are still battling to get rescue teams on many of the islands that bore the brunt of Cyclone Pam's winds of more than 300 185 mph last Friday and Saturday. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: Two men walk along a path as waves crash into a wall along Lake Michigan in Chicago. Temperatures were in the upper 40s. Lake Michigan has warmed nearly 10 degrees in the past month but is still 28 percent covered by snow and ice. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A Kurdish boy jumps over a bonfire during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A member of the Iraqi security forces stands among captured Islamic State ammunition on display in al-Alam Salahuddin province. Iraq officials called for more air strikes against Islamic State militants, while an officer said Kurdish forces sustained two more chlorine gas attacks by insurgents in the battle for Tikrit. Reuters

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    MARCH 17: A man walks among headstones in a cemetery for Turkish soldiers a day before the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Canakkale, known by the Allies as the Gallipoli campaign. The battle was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during World War I and a major failure for the Allies – in this case, Britain, Russia and France. Reuters

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    MARCH 18: Tadjik women throw water on men from a rooftop in a local celebration of the coming of spring in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. Reuters

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    MARCH 18: The aurora borealis, or northern lights, is reflected in the water near Keswick, England. A severe geomagnetic storm whipped through Earth’s magnetosphere over a two-day period, causing fluctuations on power grids and spawning a beautiful aurora that stretched from the Arctic Circle to as far south as Oregon and Illinois in the States. The lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere and the charged particles released from the Sun.

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    MARCH 18: A soldier walks past graffiti depicting angel wings in Ciudad Juarez, where rival cartels have been battling for control of the area’s trafficking routes. The area is believed to be the smuggling corridor for as much as 70 percent of the cocaine entering the United States. Reuters

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    MARCH 18: Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts is reflected in teammate Hanley Ramirez's sunglasses before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla. The Sox beat the twins 3-2, with pitcher Rick Porcello allowing one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hitting his fifth spring training double. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 18: Serena Williams celebrates winning a point against Timea Bacsinszky, of Switzerland, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif. By Friday she had advanced to the semifinals, where she was to face Jelena Jankovic. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 18: Linebacker Taiwan Jones prepares to run a drill during Michigan State NFL football pro day in East Lansing, Michigan. Pro day is when NFL scouts are allowed to come to campus and watch players go through a set of athletic tests. Major college teams that produce a lot of NFL prospects generate huge interest from scouts and coaches at pro days. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 18: A young Kashmiri Bakarwal nomad girl looks out from her camp at Haal village, some 33 miles south of Srinagar, India, Wednesday. The Jammu-Srinagar highway, connecting the Kashmir valley to the rest of the country, remained closed for the fourth consecutive day following heavy rain and snowfall at some places. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 18: A woman wears a scarf over her face to protect herself from pollution as she strolls in a park in Beijing on Wednesday.

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    MARCH 18: A man looks at catfish that had fallen from a truck on a street in Kaili, Guizhou province, China, on Wednesday. The door of a truck carrying about 15,000 pounds of catfish opened by accident as it the truck traveled along a street. With the help of local firefighters and residents, most of the fish were cleared up in about two hours, local media reported.

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    MARCH 18: Four German police cars set on fire by anti-capitalist protesters burn near the European Central Bank building hours before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt Wednesday. The Blockupy alliance said activists were trying to blockade the new headquarters as a protest against government austerity and capitalism.

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    MARCH 18: A policeman stops a 'Blockupy' anti-capitalist protester near the European Central Bank building before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt.

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    MARCH 18: Joya Felton, a 17-year-old student at Conway High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, listens to Florida's former governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush as he addresses people gathered at a steakhouse.

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    MARCH 18: Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Larisa Dolina sing the national anthem at a rally marking the one-year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, just outside the Kremlin Wednesday. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters, Putin described Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots."

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    MARCH 19: A Filipino man uses a cloth to filter sediments from unused ink that he scrapes from open cans outside a newspaper printing facility in Manila, Philippines. He later sells the ink. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 19: Michelle Obama stumbles on a bump before shaking hands with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The first lady flew to Japan on Wednesday for a three-day visit as part of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative. Reuters

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    MARCH 20: An Indian farmer looks skyward as he sits in his field with a wheat crop that was damaged in unseasonable rains and a hailstorm at Darbeeji village, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Recent rainfall over large parts of northwest and central India has caused widespread damage to standing crops. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 20: In St.Petersburg, Russia, a halo encircles the solar eclipse – pictured here behind the Alexander Column at Dvortsovaya Palace Square. The halo is caused by the refraction of the sun shining through high thin cirrus clouds containing millions of tiny ice crystals drifting at an altitude of 20,000 feet or more. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 20: Svalbard, Norway, was among the locations that witnessed the full solar eclipse. The eclipse that darkened parts of Europe on Friday was a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 20: In Milan, Italy, the solar eclipse was only partial – yet still dramatic, as shown here behind a statue at the Duomo gothic cathedral. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 20: A dog wears protective glasses provided by its owner in London's Regent's Park Friday, in preparation for the expected solar eclipse. Alas, heavy cloud cover in London kept the eclipse obscured from view. The Associated Press

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