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A female Rothschild giraffe, named Sandy Hope, stands next to it's mother at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. The giraffe was named Sandy Hope in remembrance of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members.


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Devotees roll on hot sand during the beginning of the Danda festival or the festival of self-punishments at Kulagarh in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India. Only males participate, in the 21-day long festival, which began Tuesday.

Biswaranjan Rout/AP

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People carry a coffin during the funeral for victims of a fire at Yaeway cemetery in Yangon. Thousands of Muslims attended the funeral for the 13 victims of the fire that broke out in a dormitory of an Islamic school in the central, multi-ethnic Botataung district of the former capital. The fire caused by faulty electrical equipment killed 13 boys at the school in Yangon on Tuesday, the fire service said.


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An Iranian woman smokes a water pipe during the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, or public picnic day,in a park in western Tehran, Iran. Sizdah is the Persian word for thirteen and leaving the house on the thirteenth day of Farvardin, the first month of Iranian calendar, and spending the day outdoors with family has been a national tradition since ancient times in Iran.

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

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A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron, after Maysara Abu Hamdeya, a Palestinian inmate died from cancer in an Israeli hospital.


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A man stands at a corner of a street in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.

Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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An elephant plays with a block of ice given to beat the heat at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. The weather turns warmer in Thailand as the country enters its summer season.

Sakchai Lalit/AP

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey throws a pitch during the season at the Jays home opener versus the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Center in Toronto.

Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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Residents sit on a bench at a flooded public square after a rainstorm in Buenos Aires. Thunderstorms damaged property and vehicles, cut power and caused delays on flights in Buenos Aires and its suburbs.


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