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    APRIL 20: Students Melia Deters, top, and Skyler Noble, take advantage of the warm weather to study in their hammocks strung between pine trees on the Whitworth University campus in Spokane, Wash. “I like being in fellowship with people, and when you’re in hammocks, it makes it even cooler,” said Deters. The Spokesman-Review via AP

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    APRIL 20: A customs officer arranges confiscated elephant tusks for a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Customs officials seized 4 tons of ivory worth $6 million in what they say was the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history. The tusks were hidden in bags of dried beans that originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo and were bound for Laos. Reuters

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    APRIL 20: Chinese government officials look on as pirated DVDs, CDs and other media are placed on the ground before being destroyed during a campaign against piracy in Taiyuan, China.

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    APRIL 20: Palestinian students supporting Hamas flash three fingers to draw attention to their electoral number during an election campaign for student council at Palestine Polytechnic University in the West Bank city of Hebron. Reuters

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    APRIL 20: Caroline Rotich of Kenya lies on the pavement after beating Marae Dibaba of Ethiopia to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon. Reuters

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    APRIL 20: Tatyana McFadden gets a hug from Bill Richard, father of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, after McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the 119th Boston Marathon. Reuters

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    APRIL 20: Silvard Atajyan sits at home during an interview in Yerevan, Armenia. Now 103 years old, Atajyan remembers vividly when French soldiers saved her, her sister and their parents from the mass killings by Ottoman Turks that 100 years on has stoked tempers and political tensions once again. Reuters

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    APRIL 21: Comedian Amy Schumer takes a well-timed pratfall on the red carpet in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at a TIME gala celebrating the 100 people the magazine deems the most influential in the world. Invision photo via AP

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    APRIL 21: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California in the White House Rose Garden before President Barack Obama was to give remarks to a gathering of members of Congress. Obama thanked those who supported passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to improve the affordability and quality of health care for the youngest and oldest in the nation. The Associated Press

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    APRIL 21: Americans Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer sit in a prison bus in Denpasar, on the island of Bali, Indonesia, following their guilty verdicts for murdering Mack's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase while they were on vacation. Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years in prison for premeditated murder and Mack was sentenced to 10 years for being an accessory to murder. Their baby was born in prison.

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    APRIL 21: A member of the Barrio 18 gang waits to be admitted upon his arrival at the San Francisco Gotera penitentiary in El Salvador. Authorities transferred 1,177 inmates, all members of the Barrio 18 gang, from Izalco jail to the penitentiary in an effort to curb gang activity, according to local media. Reuters

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    APRIL 21: A tourist checks her smartphone after taking pictures of the Marina Bay Sands complex, pictured in the background, a popular tourist spot in Singapore. The Associated Press

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    APRIL 21: Instructor Jerry Kau shows Joanna Zuber how to hold a handgun during a Youth Handgun Safety Class geared toward children 7 to 14 years old at GAT Guns in East Dundee, Illinois. Reuters

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    APRIL 22: Members of the Oath Keepers provide security at the Sugar Pine Mine outside Grants Pass, Oregon. The owners of the gold mine are locked in a bitter land dispute with the U.S. government and have appealed a federal stop-work order. They called in the Oath Keepers to protect their claim. Reuters

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    APRIL 22: Boys chat as they arrive with migrants who made it across the Mediterranean Sea to the Sicilian harbor of Augusta. The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta and pledged ships, aircraft and equipment following the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks.

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    APRIL 22: An injured boy, accompanied by his father, waits inside a field hospital after what activists said were air strikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. Reuters

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    APRIL 22: Free Syrian Army fighters fire a mortar shell toward what they said was a checkpoint manned by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Al-Ghab plain in the Hama countryside. Reuters

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    APRIL 22: A photo released by the London Metropolitan Police of the scene where thieves media said could be the country's biggest-ever heist. made off with valuables worth millions in London's jewelry district.. Police are hunting for a gang that raided safety deposit boxes in London's major jewellery district, making off with cash and gems in what local media said could be the country's biggest-ever heist. REUTERS/Metropolitan Police/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO

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    APRIL 22: Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt. Calbuco erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several miles into the sky. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: A boat in the backyard of a house in Ensenada, Chile, is nearly buried in ash from the eruption of the Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas. An ash cloud blew over much of Chile and Argentina, forcing the cancellation of flights from cities in both countries. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: A woman walks past a piece of street art depicting a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in north London. The Duchess is due to give birth to her second child in the next few days. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: An Israeli boy looks through the sight of an Israeli Defense Forces weapon on display during a celebration of Israel's Independence Day in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. The celebration marked the 67th anniversary of the creation of the state. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: Demonstrators pretend to be arrested in front of s Baltimore police station to protest the death in police custody of Freddie Gray. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says it will independently investigate the death of a black Baltimore man because it lacks confidence in a police probe into the death. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: Former CIA director David Petraeus pushes aside a television videographer as he arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina. Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 for leaking secrets to a mistress who was writing his biography. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: A macaw flies over the city of Caracas, Venezuela, with the Avila Mountains in the background. Native to rainforests from Panama to Paraguay, macaws have adapted well to Caracas thanks to the lush tropical vegetation that surges among the skyscrapers. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: A tree stands in a field of blooming rapeseed on a spring morning in Vufflens-la-Ville near Lausanne, Switzerland.

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    APRIL 23: An attendee photographs chairs on a patio during the opening preview of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: Actor Bobby Cannavale delivers a pie in the face to filmmaker Paul Feig during The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. Reuters

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    APRIL 23: In this photo posted on Twitter by the New England Patriots, team members take selfies in the White House before a reception on the South Lawn with President Obama. The reception was honoring the team's Super Bowl win against the Seattle Seahawks.

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    APRIL 24: Armenian youth hold images to commemorate the 100th annivesary of the Armenian genocide during a demonstration in front of the Turkish consulate in Jerusalem. Historians estimate up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I, an event widely viewed by scholars as the first genocide of the 20th century. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll has been inflated and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest. The Associated Press

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    APRIL 24: A New York police helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty , which was evacuated after a report of a suspicious package Friday. Visitors posted photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists were taken off the ferries serving nearby Ellis Island and those vessels were used to evacuate Liberty Island. The Associated Press

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    APRIL 24: Actress Angelina Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, prepares to address a meeting of the Security Council regarding the refugee crisis in Syria at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. Reuters

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