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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.

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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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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Why fight smog when you can bring in bags of fresh mountain air?

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The air was reportedly brought in from 190 kilometers away by a Henan-based travel company as part of a promotional event.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Russia and the United States may be entering a cooler phase in their relations, but their joint space mission went forward anyway... giving us these gorgeous pictures.

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The new crew of Russian cosmonauts and US astronaut will stay on the ISS for six months.

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Monday, March 24th, 2014

Pharaoh Amenhotep III rises again in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Nowruz is celebrated across continents and cultures, from Afghanistan and Albania to Iran, Turkey and India.

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Afghan boys watch adult men struggle to reach the holy mace to kiss it in front of the Sakhi shrine during Nowruz festivities which marks the Afghan New Year in Kabul on March 21, 2014.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

From the Philippines to Pakistan, people are writing messages, saying prayers and holding candlelight vigils as the search goes on for the missing flight. 

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A visitor writes on a poster carrying messages for passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 10, 2014.

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Break out the beads and green beer! It's time to celebrate all things Irish.

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People stand along the River Vilnele to watch as it is colored green to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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