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    MARCH 9: Joseph Vitale, at back, and his husband Robert Talmas play with their adopted son Cooper near their New York City apartment on Monday. The couple, who are legally married in New York State, sued the state of Ohio after the state refused to name both men on their son's birth certificate after legally adopting Cooper in Ohio. Their case is part of a consolidated lawsuit spanning four states that is heading to the United States Supreme Court in April in a case many say could make same-sex marriage legal in all of the United States. Reuters

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    MARCH 9: Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, talks about the new Apple MacBook during an Apple event on Monday in San Francisco. At its annual shareholder meeting, the company touted an "unbelievable" year, including selling a record 200 million iPhones and posting $200 billion in revenue. The company also unveiled a new smartwatch that it predicts will change the way people use the Internet, as previous Apple products including the iPhone and iPad have done.

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    MARCH 9: Palestinian fishermen pull in their fishnet along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, on Monday. Israeli naval forces shot a Palestinian fisherman dead Saturday off the coast of Gaza and two other Gaza fishermen were arrested, a Palestinian health official said. Following last summer's 50-day war in Gaza, Israel agreed to double the permitted fishing zone for Gazans to six nautical miles and loosened restrictions to allow Gaza fishermen to export their catch to the West Bank for the first time since 2007.

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    MARCH 10: Jockey Ruby Walsh, riding Annie Power, falls at the last hurdle after appearing to be set for a comfortable victory in a race at the Cheltenham Festival in England. Trainer Willie Mullins said that neither Walsh nor the horse were hurt by the fall. "Annie is up all right and Ruby is up all right, so everyone is fine," Mullins said. "I thought Annie just stood off – she was probably going too well." Mullins and Walsh combined to win three out of four races at the festival on Tuesday, including the Champion Hurdle, the opening day's signature event.

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    MARCH 10: A health worker fumigates for mosquitoes at the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, Tuesday. More than 40 percent of households in Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city with 19 million people, are located in overcrowded shantytowns where most residents are squatting illegally and many have little access to basic sanitation.

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    MARCH 10: The mother and father of Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab who was being held by Islamic State militants in Syria as an alleged spy for the Israeli Mossad, hold a picture of him in their East Jerusalem home on Tuesday. A video posted online by the Islamic State on Tuesday showed a child shooting Musallam in the head. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage, which also appeared on Twitter feeds used by Islamic State supporters. Israeli security officials said they were aware of the video but could not confirm that it was authentic.

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    MARCH 10: Solar Impulse 2, the world's first airplane flying on solar energy, lands in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday. The Swiss-built solar aircraft took off from Muscat in Oman earlier on Tuesday to begin the second leg of an unprecedented attempt to fly around the world without using fossil fuel. On its five-month journey of 22,000 miles, the engines will be powered only by solar energy. Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Boschberg, will take turns at the controls in the tiny cabin for five consecutive days and nights in the air.

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    MARCH 10: Richie Diehl and his team mush into the Tanana, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday. Tanana is a new checkpoint in this year's race. There were 75 mushers remaining in this year's race, a 1,000-mile contest to reach Alaska's western coast. The winner is expected early next week in Nome. The top prize is $70,000 and a new pickup.

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    MARCH 10: A member of militias known as Hashid Shaabi carries his weapon in the town of al-Alam Tuesday. Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State insurgents out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, clearing a final hurdle before a planned assault on Saddam Hussein's home city of Tikrit in their biggest offensive yet against the ultra-radical group.

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    MARCH 10: Palestinian girls play at their family's house that was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. A Qatari official visiting the Gaza neighbourhood said on Tuesday the Gulf Arab state had begun a project to rebuild 1,000 homes as part of a $1 billion aid pledge.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday to address criticism that used only a private email server for work-related correspondence as secretary of state. She said it “might have been smarter” to use a separate government account to conduct her State Department business. She said she sent more than 60,000 emails from her private account in a four-year span but none contained classified material.

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    MARCH 10: Tibetan exiles, their faces painted in the colors of the Tibetan flag, jump over a flower bed as they make their way toward the Chinese Embassy during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday. Indian police detained about 100 Tibetans who were protesting outside the embassy on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China's rule in Tibet. The protest was to mark the 56th anniversary of the uprising, which led to the flight of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' spiritual leader, and the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile in a north Indian town.

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    MARCH 10: A man watches the sun setting against the skyline of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday.

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    MARCH 10: The prosecution presented this photo as evidence in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday. The undated photo made by the FBI and provided by the U.S. Attorney's office shows the handwritten message on the bullet-riddled, blood-stained wall inside the boat where Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Massachusetts, four days after the bombing.

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    MARCH 10: A German Bundeswehr armed forces photographer takes pictures of soldiers with the 371st armoured infantry battalion next to Marder armoured infantry vehicles during a media day at the barracks in Marienberg, Germany, on Tuesday. The 371st is part of the NATO Response Force and Very High Readiness Joint Task Force.

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    MARCH 10: A fisherman smokes a cigarette as he waits near his rod under the April 25th Bridge on the Tagus riverbank during a foggy morning, in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday. The bridge commemorates the Carnations revolution that restored democracy in Portugal in April 1974.

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    MARCH 11: Japan marks four years since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster struck the nation, killing thousands. This March 20, 2011, photo of Japanese soldiers looking at a ship blocking a road in the tsunami destroyed town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, captures some of the power and scale of the catastrophe.

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    MARCH 11: Schoolchildren wearing padded hoods designed to protect them from falling debris sit on a running track during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo on Wednesday. The school in one of the central wards in Tokyo held the evacuation drill on the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands in Japan.

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    MARCH 11: People observe a moment of silence in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, on the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off Japan's coast in 2011, triggering a tsunami that killed thousands along the coast and set off a nuclear crisis.

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    MARCH 11: A member of "Laughter Doctors of Ciudad Juarez" performs at a children's hospital in Ciudad Juarez Wednesday. Through clown performances, music and interactive activities, the group of doctors visits different hospitals throughout the border city, using laughter to aid the recovery of young and elderly patients suffering from serious illness or injury, as well as provide hope for the hospitalized patients and their families.

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    MARCH 11: Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Wednesday.

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    MARCH 11: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, looks at artist Jeremy Millar's "Self Portrait as a Drowned Man," by Jeremy Millar, during a tour of the Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent, on Wednesday. According to the website KentOnline.com, one onlooker described the duchess's face as "a picture" when she was confronted with the piece that is designed to look like a washed-up dead body.

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    MARCH 12: Sean Penn and Charlize Theron arrived hand-in-hand at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Gunman" on Thursday. Penn talked about his extensive fight scenes in the movie and how it felt directing Theron in his upcoming film, "The Last Face."

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    MARCH 11: Police arrest a protester outside the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday. The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, resigned on Wednesday, following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that found widespread racially biased abuses in the city's police department and municipal court. Protesters had called for Chief Thomas Jackson's removal since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. The killing triggered nationwide protests and drew scrutiny to police use of deadly force, especially against black men.

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    MARCH 12: Police scramble to take cover after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday.

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    MARCH 12: President Barack Obama laughs with show host Jimmy Kimmel during a commercial break in a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles. After enduring the "Mean Tweets" routine — in which celebrities read hostile Twitter comments about themselves — Obama told Kimmel, "You should see what the Senate says about me." The president also joked about the perks and restrictions he faces, revealing that he's not allowed to use cellphones that have recorders in them. (Hence his ever-present BlackBerry.) He also noted that he can visit the dentist in the White House basement but doesn't text and can't drive. Kimmel asked if that was because you have to have a birth certificate to get a driver's license. Obama — whom Kimmel introduced as the "first Kenyan-born Muslim Socialist ever elected president" — deadpanned that Kenyans "drive on the other side" of the road.

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    MARCH 12: A new South Korean military officer runs into an echelon as they attend a joint commissioning ceremony for 6,478 new officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong on Thursday. Reuters

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    MARCH 13: Britain's Prince William is offered a piece of chocolate by Logan Prior who sits with mother Emily at a reception for veterans and families of the Afghan conflict at St Paul's Cathedral, in London, Friday. Emily's husband, Pte Daniel Prior, was mortally wounded in Afghanistan on March 16, 2011.

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    MARCH 13: Maria, the mother of 18-year-old Ismael who was arrested in Piera, in northeastern Spain, on suspicion of having links to Islamic militant activities, weeps at their home in Piera on Friday. Spanish police arrested eight suspected Islamic militants in a dawn raid on Friday who were planning attacks in Spain and were recruiting fighters to send to Syria and Iraq, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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    MARCH 13: A woman cries as she walks past destroyed houses in the town of Debaltseve, northeast of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Friday. The conflict that erupted in Ukraine last year between government troops and Russian-backed separatists has claimed at least 6,000 lives and displaced nearly 1.8 million people. The United Nations Children's Fund estimates that 1.7 million children on both sides of the front line have been harmed through lack of proper shelter, nutrition, medicine or schooling.

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    MARCH 13: Malaysia's Ann Osman checks her hair before her mixed martial arts championship fight against Egypt's Walaa Abbas in Kuala Lumpur, on Friday. Osman is the first female Muslim MMA fighter to compete at the top level of the sport.

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    MARCH 13: Driver Sergio Perez of Mexico steers his Force India car during the second practice session for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Friday.

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    FRIDAY: A lighting technician puts the finishing touches on "Temple," a community arts project that aims to demonstrate the transformative power of the arts in Londonderry, northern Ireland. The structure was built and raised by more than 100 individuals drawn from communities across the city, working together with California artist David Best. It will be burned to the ground in a special ceremony on Saturday night, March 21.

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    MARCH 13: Palestinian protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks rest after clashes with Israeli troops at a protest near Israel's Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Friday.

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    MARCH 13: Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, on Friday. Britain braced for more snow as temperatures turned markedly colder and a chilly blast from Scandinavia swept in from the east.

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