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A worker hand-picks Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. The flowers are sold for commercial purposes and the fields are a tourist attraction.


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A member of the "red shirt" movement joins her hands in prayer during a gathering near the Democracy Monument, the site of bloody clashes with Thai security forces, in Bangkok. Supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister, and members of the "red shirt" movement gathered on Wednesday in Bangkok to mark the third anniversary of bloody clashes and to commemorate their deceased comrades.


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A woman takes pictures of art installation "Alice" by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas in the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.

Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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Devotees pull the rope tied to the chariot of God Bhairab as they pull the chariot through the city centre of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu during the Bisket festival. The nine-day festival takes place over the Nepalese New Year, during which the devotees try to pull the chariot to their respective locations and the winners are believed to be blessed with good fortune for the coming year.


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Team Canada and Team USA players look on as the flag the United States is raised following the gold medal game at IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey championships in Ottawa. Team USA defeated Team Canada 3-2 to win the championship.


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Amish men fill-up the school house to listen to their children sing during the final day of class in Bergholz, Ohio.

Scott R. Galvin/AP

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Honour guard troops line up before a welcome ceremony for New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


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An apartment block stands among the buildings in central Pyongyang, North Korea at dusk.

David Guttenfelder/AP

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