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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Protesters set fire to tires and hurled bottles in a Rio slum just two months before the World Cup begins in Brazil.

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Brazilian police patrol following shootings in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community, just blocks from Copacabana Beach, on April 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

The new record was set in Guatemala City this week when municipal employees and volunteers came together to make a 6,061-foot-long carpet of flowers and sawdust.

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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Millions of Jews around the world this week are celebrating Passover, known as Pesach in Hebrew, which is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish year. 

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jew prays as leavened products are burned on a fire in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak on April 14, 2014, before the start of Passover.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 cast a red hue over skies around the world.

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The moon over the El Salvador del Mundo Monument in San Salvador, El Salvador, on April 15, 2014 as a lunar eclipse begins across the Americas.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The protesters were given 48 hours on Wednesday to leave the occupied building. They wait as the deadline approaches.

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Activists and locals steel themselves as the Ukraine government's evacuation deadline approaches in the eastern city of Donetsk on April 10, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

More than 80 cities around the world saw floating feathers, as people hit each other with fluffy weapons.

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Revelers take part in a giant pillow fight on the north terrace of Trafalgar Square on International Pillow Fight Day in London.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

During the three-day festival, the boys have their heads shaved and put on makeup, jewelry, flower headpieces and costumes resembling those worn by a Yai Tai prince.

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Tai Yai boys are carried during a procession for Poy Sang Long in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand, on April 8, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Their main demand: A referendum on joining Russia — as the Ukrainian region of Crimea did in March.

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Pro-Russian activists in front of the Donetsk regional administration building on April 8 after taking it over on April 6. On April 7, they declared the creation of a ‘People’s Republic' of Donetsk, and demanded an independence referendum to be held no later than May 11.

(Ronny Roman Rozenberg - GlobalPost)
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Millions of Indians cast their votes Monday in the first wave of a five-week election to determine who will rule the world's largest democracy.

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Indian polling officials seal an electronic voting machine at a polling booth in Tezpur after the end of voting in the first phase of national elections.

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Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Nanuq the Polar Bear attempts to get a handle on her egg.

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