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March 13, 2013. Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.Alessandra Tarantino—AP
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Japan Marks 2nd Anniversary Of Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake And Tsunami
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Boy joining protesters, who oppose Egyptian President Mursi, sets fire to a tree to help dissipate the teargas fired by riot police during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square in Cairo
U.S. Border Patrol "Ranch Liaisons" Meet With Arizona Ranchers to Discuss Border Issues
Hot air balloon shaped like Darth Vader's head lands after a sunrise flight in Canberra
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Palestinians react to tear gas fired by Israeli police during clashes after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City
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SA supporter of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez holds a doll of him in Caracas
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pays tribute to late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas
A procession of sailors at Arlington National Cemetery to bury a pair of Civil War Navy predecessors.
National celebrations public virtue in the massacre of Port Said
A demonstrator burns a cross during a protest in the Badami Bagh area of Lahore
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A sadhu asks for money from devotees on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu
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Japan To Mark 2nd Anniversary Of Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake And Tsunami
Cross-country skiers start during the Engadin Ski Marathon on the frozen Lake Sils near the village of Maloja
People sunbathe by the wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his comrade in a public park that has been converted into a makeshift graveyard in Deir el-Zor
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un waves while in a boat during his visit to the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment in the western sector of the front line, which is near Baengnyeong Island of South Korea
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North Korean soldiers with weapons attend military training in an undisclosed location
Local resident and a dog walk near a ship brought ashore by the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture
A woman lies down in front of the grave of her brother at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington
Locusts swarm in southern Israel continues near Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev Desert
Photographer Alexander James submerges a preserved Hamadryas laodamia butterfly during a demonstration of his work at his studio in London
Balinese hit each other with fire during the "Perang Api" ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Gianyar, Bali
A woman looks at her dead pet bird in a cage at her home, which was burnt by a mob two days earlier, in Badami Bagh, Lahore
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A Swarm Of Locusts Arrives In Israel
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St. Peters Square,  After Morning and the start of the Convlave by the Cardinals to choose the New Pope.
St. Peters Square,  After Morning and the start of the Convlave by the Cardinals to choose the New Pope.
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St. Peters Square,  After Morning and the start of the Convlave by the Cardinals to choose the New Pope.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Pope Francis - Vatican
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Palestinian militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine climb a rope ladder as another shoots at a demonstration during a military graduation ceremony in Khan Younis
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REINDEER FARM IN NORTH-WEST RUSSIA
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas takes part in a wreath laying ceremony under a heavy snowfall at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the walls of Moscow's Kremlin
North Korea's artillery sub-units, whose mission is to strike Daeyeonpyeong island and Baengnyeong island of South Korea, conduct a live shell firing drill in the western sector of the front line
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A Christian worshipper touches the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City
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March 13, 2013. Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Alessandra Tarantino—AP
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