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    APRIL 6: Afghan boys play on a warm day on the outskirts of Jalalabad.

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    APRIL 6: A woman soaks up the sun on the bank of the Yenisei River in the outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The air temperature that day was about 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    APRIL 6: A member of the Oxford Men's Rowing team throws a Wellington boot to shore as the team has a training session on the Thames River in London.

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    APRIL 6: Duke's Quinn Cook and head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrate their 68-63 victory with the championship trophy over Wisconsin in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Indianapolis.

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    APRIL 6: Wisconsin's Sam Dekker, left, and Traevon Jackson sit in the locker room after their team's 68-63 loss to Duke in the NCAA college basketball championship game.

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    APRIL 6: Members of a band rest before the procession of "Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem" in Constancia, Portugal. This benediction has been held annually for about 200 years. In the past, goods were transported by the Tagus river in small boats to Lisbon, about 60 miles to the south. The navigation was dangerous, so sailors blessed their boats during the festival before departing.

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    APRIL 6: President Barack Obama high-fives kids who listened to him read the storybook "Where the Wild Things Are," during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

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    APRIL 6: Pilgrims dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes attend the traditional Georgi horse riding procession on Easter Monday in heavy snowfall, in the southern Bavarian town of Traunstein. Since the early 16th century, farmers have taken part in the pilgrimage to bless their horses. This tradition, the "Georgiritt," goes back to the legend of Saint George, the horsemen's patron saint.

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    APRIL 6: A protester flees from riot police during a torch rally in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to local media , Maoist parties rallied against a Supreme Court verdict that disallowed mass amnesty for people accused of crimes during the civil war. Almost a decade has passed since the end of the civil war that pitted Maoist guerrillas against the state and killed more than 17,000 people. Nepal's political parties have repeatedly missed deadlines to write the new republic's first constitution. At the heart of the dispute is disagreement over creating new provinces based on ethnicity, a move backed by the former rebels.

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    APRIL 7: Snow is still very much part of the scenery on this sunny spring day in the western Austrian village of Absam.

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    APRIL 7: Lightning strikes in the distance after an exhibition game between the Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers is rained out in Bowling Green, Ky.

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    APRIL 7: The feet of a child are covered in mud in the town Los Loros, Chile. The death toll from heavy rains and flooding that battered Chile last week has risen to 29, with another 150 still missing, according to authorities.

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    APRIL 7: Girls who survived what witnesses said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad hold hands at Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district.

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    APRIL 7: This still image from a bystander's video shows North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as he runs away. Slager was charged with murder on April 7 after state investigators viewed the video of the incident, which followed a traffic stop on the morning of Saturday, April 4. The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have begun a separate investigation.

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    APRIL 7: A girl runs past symbolic coffins that commemorate the 617 people that have been killed by a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles County since 2000. Organized by the Youth Justice Coalition, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles, each holding a coffin with the name of someone killed in officer-involved shooting.

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    APRIL 7: A woman prays during a memorial vigil in Nairobi for the victims of an attack by gunmen at Garissa University College. Kenyan university students marched in the capital to demand more security from the government after gunmen killed nearly 150 people on the campus in the eastern town of Garissa last week. Shabaab Islamists based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack.

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    APRIL 7: A construction worker holds a turtle for sale on a street near a construction site in Beijing. In China, turtles are raised as pets, as well as food.

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    APRIL 7: The James R Barker lake freighter sits trapped in ice near Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The biggest ice cover on the Great Lakes in decades is backing up shipments of everything from Canadian grain to U.S. iron and steel in one of North America's most important economic regions.

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    APRIL 8: Pakistani men bathe in a stream to beat the heat on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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    APRIL 7: Villagers watch as a homemade armored "UN" vehicle, built by local 35-year-old farmer Liu Shijie (in the vehicle), drives on a road in Huaibei, China. It took Liu about six months and over 30,000 yuan ($4,850) to make the 16-foot-long, 10-foot-high vehicle from steel plates he purchased and pieces of a dismantled agricultural car, local media reported.

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    APRIL 8: Scrapped high-emission vehicles are piled at a recycling center waiting to be dismantled, in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China. According to local media, the city of Yiwu is planning to get rid of approximately 22,000 highly polluting vehicles by the end of this year.

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    APRIL 8: A replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in the middle of the Tianducheng residential development in Hangzhou, China.

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    APRIL 8: Zar Aslam, president of Pakistan's nonprofit Environment Protection Fund, drives a Pink Rickshaw in Lahore. Aslam, a Pakistani environmentalist, fed up with being groped and harassed by male auto-rickshaw drivers, has launched her own service exclusively for women passengers and drivers in her home city, with just the one rickshaw on the road so far.

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    APRIL 8: Japan's Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko get out of their car before boarding a flight at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. The emperor was heading for the Pacific island nation of Palau where he was to visit a World War II battlefield in an ongoing effort to soothe the wounds of a conflict that haunts Asia 70 years after its end.

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    APRIL 8: Cleaners slowly lower themselves on ropes as they wash the facade of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

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    APRIL 9: Muhiyidin Moye D'Baha of the Black Lives Matter movement leads his group in prayer before a news conference demanding a citizen review board in North Charleston, South Carolina. For the dozens of protesters who descended on the working-class South Carolina city of North Charleston, a bystander's video of a white police officer gunning down Scott is confirmation of what many residents had been saying for years. Activists said the footage, showing Officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back, is chilling evidence of what they portray as "an atmosphere of racism" that allows African-Americans to be targeted in North Charleston and across the state.

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    APRIL 9: A Christian pilgrim dips in the water during her visit to the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho. A day ahead of Orthodox Good Friday, the Easter period draws many Christian tourists to visit well-known religious sites, including Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

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    APRIL 9: A member of the Afghan security force rescues a woman from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif. Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons stormed a court in the northern city, killing the district police chief and two other officers, authorities said.

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    APRIL 9: A sculpture of a llama stands among debris in an area of Chanaral, a town in Chile, that was hit by heavy rains and floods at the end of March.

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    APRIL 9: Bodybuilder Jens Dalsgaard from Denmark shows his muscles to visitors at FIBO Power, a bodybuilding fair in Cologne, Germany.

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    APRIL 9: Devastation in the aftermath of a tornado that struck the small town of Fairdale Illinois, Thursday night. Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing at least one person and injuring at least seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest. Every home in the town was damaged, authorities said, and 15 to 20 were totally destroyed.

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    APRIL 10: A house sits in shambles after an early morning tornado passed through the area of Fairdale, Ill. The National Weather Service said at least two tornadoes churned through six north-central Illinois counties.

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    APRIL 10: Amateur Bradley Neil, of Scotland, looks at his shot out of the rough on the first fairway during the second round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The tournament on Friday continued to be dominated by Jordan Spieth. The 21-year-old Texan posted the lowest 36-hole score in Masters history, going into the weekend at 14-under 130. That broke the mark of 131, set by Raymond Floyd in 1976.

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    APRIL 10: Jerome Flood, of James Island, S.C., pauses for a moment at the scene of the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer. Scott was best man at Flood's wedding and Flood said he wanted to see where it happened. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder.

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