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Indian army soldiers spit fire as they perform the mallakhamb, a traditional Indian gymnastic sport, during a display of skills at Officers Training Academy in Chennai, India.

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Afghan boys peer out from the trunk of a car as they get a ride through the center of Kabul.

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez to a hearse prior to a funeral parade in Caracas. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans were on the streets again on Friday at a funeral parade for Hugo Chavez amid opposition protests that the government was exploiting his death for election purposes. Chavez's remains were being transported for about 20 km through Caracas from an army academy to a military museum on a hillside where the former soldier launched his political career with a failed coup in 1992.

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Early morning joggers (R) run next to the Reflecting Pool in Washington. The Washington Monument (L), which is undergoing repair and scaffolding being installed, and the U.S. Capitol (C), are seen in the water of the Reflecting Pool.


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Journalists stand inside the latest work of art 'Big Air Package' by artist Christo, during a preview at the Gasometer in Oberhausen. The indoor installation 'Big Air Package' which was created for the former gas holder, is 90 metres high, with a diameter of 50 metres and a volume of 177,000 cubic metres. The artwork is the largest ever inflated frameless envelope and the largest indoor sculpture ever made. 'Big Air Package' was conceived in 2010 by Christo and is on view from March 16 to December 30, 2013.


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A child dressed as a police officer (L) pretends to arrest a child dressed as a Central American immigrant (C) during the Via Crucis del Migrante (Migrant's Way of the Cross), which compares Christ's journey carrying the cross to his crucifixion to the journey taken by Central American migrants on their way to the United States, in the Central Place in Guatemala City.


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A polar bear shakes off the water while he swims in the pool of its enclosure in the zoo of Hannover, northern Germany.

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Security personnel stand guard ahead of the fifth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


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Rescuers search the Big Sioux River for two adults who went underwater after rescuing a boy who had fallen into the strong current, authorities said in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Wenjing Sui and Cong Han perform in the pairs free skate at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 in London, Ont..

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