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    MARCH 23: A Swallowtail butterfly prepares to land on some wisteria in Spring, Texas, near Houston, where temperatures were near 80.

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    MARCH 23: This aerial view shows a cargo ship sailing through the Culebra Cut, during a media tour organized by Salini Impregilo, subcontractor of the canal expansion project, in Panama City, Panama. The Panama Canal is undergoing the biggest expansion since it opened in 1914, which will allow larger Post-Panamax ships to cross the canal.

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    MARCH 23: This aerial view shows an alligator swimming in the waters of the Panama Canal, near Gatun, Panama. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 23: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani waves from an enclosed cart during his arrival with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for diplomatic meetings at Camp David, Maryland.

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    MARCH 24: South Africa's Francois Du Plessis dives to make his ground while batting against New Zealand during their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Auckland, New Zealand.

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    MARCH 24: Residents remove mud and rocks from their house after a massive landslide in Chosica, Peru. Seven people were killed and more feared dead after the landslide buried parts of the town about 18 miles east of Lima, said the head of the National Civil Defense Institute,

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    MARCH 24: In a publicity stunt, a Jaguar XF performs the world's longest high-wire water crossing in the heart of London's business district. Hollywood stunt driver Jim Dowdall drove the car almost 800 feet across two carbon wires suspended 60 feet above the water.

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    MARCH 25: Two visitors take an escalator after attending a press preview of the exhibit "The Oasis of Matisse" at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday. The exhibit with over 100 loaned pictures opened for the public on Friday March 27.

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    MARCH 25: A tornado develops in the sky over Keystone Lake, Oklahoma, one of at least three that were produced by a storm system on Wednesday in Oklahoma and Arkansas. One person was killed kand several others injured, officials said.

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    MARCH 25: A plume of ash and steam rises from the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano as seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, early Wednesday. During the last 24 hours, activity at the volcano had increased moderately.

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    MARCH 25: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, center, and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pay respects to the 150 victims a day after the Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed into the mountain in Seyne-les-Alpes, France. French investigators set up headquarters for search operations in a nearby ravine where the Airbus crashed.

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    MARCH 26: A girl reacts as President Barack Obama greets her and others in the crowd after speaking about payday lending at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.

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    MARCH 26: A trumpeter falls off his horse as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parades in Hyde Park in London. The regiment was undergoing their annual inspection to validate their ability to conduct state ceremonial duties for the year. 160 horses were paraded accompanied by the mounted Band of the Life Guards and Band of the Blues and Royals.

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    MARCH 26: A British bulldog called Frank walks alongside a soldier watching the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parade in Hyde Park in London Thursday.

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    MARCH 26: An aerial view of a public cemetery ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. The festival, which falls on April 5 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honor their ancestors.

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    MARCH 26: Lindsey Vonn skis the women's giant slalom skiing course as a forerunner before the second run of the women's giant slalom race at the U.S. Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

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    MARCH 26: Elena Radionova of Russia competes in the ladies short program during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai.

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    MARCH 26: Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the National Memorial to the Few in Folkestone, southern England.

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    MARCH 26: Students do morning exercises with soccer balls on a playground at a primary school in Linhai, Zhejiang province, China.

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    MARCH 26: Rescue workers sift debris from the Germanwings jet crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. The co-pilot of the jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the mountain, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane.

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    MARCH 26: Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands in a defendants' cage as she attends a hearing at the Basmanny district court in Moscow. Savchenko, 33, was captured by pro-Russian forces and handed over eight months ago to Russia, where she was imprisoned on charges of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine. At home, she has become a symbol of resistance to Russian aggression.

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    MARCH 26: Firefighters spray water on a collapsed building in New York's East Village on Thursday. An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, partially destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan, injuring at least 22 people. Police were still searching for at least two people who were unaccounted for. The Associated Press

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    MARCH 26: Locals cross a flooded river at Copiapo city, Chile. The death toll rose to four after rains battered the north and caused flooding, the government said. Twenty-two others were unaccounted for as the military rescued stranded villagers.

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    MARCH 26: Gerhard Lueck, CEO of ViennaFlight, shows the door locking system of an Airbus A320 inside a flight simulator in Vienna.

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    MARCH 26: The main street of Chanarai, Chile, is covered with debris as work began in Chile's northern desert region to dig out houses and reopen roads. The heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday swelled rivers and led to flash-flooding in over 40 communities hundreds of miles north of Santiago. Interior Sub-secretary Mahmud Aleuy said many communities did not have access to potable water or electricity.

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    MARCH 27: Residential buildings are seen in fog in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. China's property sales in the first two months of 2015 dropped by the most in three years amid a glut of housing supply, and real estate investment growth eased.

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    MARCH 27: A French rescue helicopter flies over the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps. A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. The pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received a sick note from doctors showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash, which he apparently hid from his employer, German prosecutors said.

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    MARCH 27: Bangladeshi Hindu devotee Sapna Das cries as she holds the body of her relative who was killed in a stampede Friday during a Hindu bathing ritual in Langalbandh, southeast of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Local police said the stampede took place in a Hindu pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra river during the annual ritual.

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    MARCH 27: Driver Roberto Merhi of Spain puts on his head cover at his team's garage as he prepares for the first practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia.

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    MARCH 27: The Big Ben clock tower is seen through blooming flowers in central London.

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