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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

From turmoil in Ukraine to grief in South Korea to a chipper Playmobil celebration, it's been another intense, colorful week of news. Here's a selection of top pics from around the world.

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A Palestinian child plays under a tarp at the harbor in Gaza City on April 28.

(Mohammed Abed - AFP/Getty Images)
Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Yesterday, GlobalPost's Meanwhile, in Syria blog mentioned the opening of a new camp for Syrian refugees, built to relieve pressure on the Zaatari camp, which is now the fourth-largest city in Jordan. The Azraq camp is at points 9 miles across and is 5.7 square miles in area.

Erecting a refugee camp of this size involves, essentially, building a mini city in the middle of the Jordanian desert. The camp requires a hospital, food sources, and access points and emergency exits through nearby roads. Here are some photos of Azraq's opening yesterday to give you a sense of the scale. 

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Vehicles with officials arrive for the opening of the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in the Jordanian desert.

(Khalil Mazraawi - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Scuffles broke out, and some were reportedly injured. No one was arrested.

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Pro-Kyiv activists face off with unknown ultra-nationalists in an attempt to stop their march through Independence Square in Kyiv on April 29, 2014.

(Sergei Supinsky - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(Mario Tama - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(JOSE CABEZAS - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(Ronny Roman Rozenberg - GlobalPost)
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.

(Rob Stothard - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(Taylor Weidman - Getty Images)