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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.

(ROBERTO SCHMIDT - AFP/Getty Images)
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.

(PETRAS MALUKAS - AFP/Getty Images)
Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Officials say there was high turnout for a vote the opposition says was fixed from the beginning.

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A resident of Crimea casts her vote in Simferopol, Crimea's capital. The pro-Russia authorities in Crimea organized the referendum on March 16, 2014 to decide whether or not the region leaves Ukraine and joins Russia.

(Ronny Rozenberg - GlobalPost)
Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Photo taken on March 11, 2014 shows the Eiffel tower and Paris' roofs through a haze of pollution.

(PATRICK KOVARIK - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The photos are brutal.

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Riot police used tear gas to disperse protestors during Berkin Elvan's funeral on March 12, 2014 in Istanbul.

(OZAN KOSE - AFP/Getty Images)
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Three years after a 9.0-magnitude quake struck off Japan, triggering a towering tsunami that swept away more than 18,000 people, the search for victims continues.

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An elderly man uses a magnifying glass to look at photographs on display at a gymnasium in Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan, on the eve of the third anniversary of the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The photos were swept away by the wall of water, but were later recovered and repaired.

(Yuriko Nakao - Getty Images)
Friday, March 7th, 2014

Only one Ukrainian athlete entered Fisht Stadium during the atheletes march at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Cross-country skier and biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko of Ukraine bears the flag as he enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

(Tom Pennington - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Hugo Chavez's would-be successor Nicolas Maduro struggles to contain violent protests as the country marks the first anniversary of Chavez's death.

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An opposition activist hurls a molotov cocktail at National Guard troops during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas.

(LEO RAMIREZ - AFP/Getty Images)
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Prepare to be blown away. NASA has released a stunning collection of photos taken from the International Space Station. 

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This photo taken on May 11, 2013, shows Expedition 35 flight engineer Chris Cassidy carrying out repairs on the International Space Station during a spacewalk. Photo courtesy of NASA.

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