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Cherry blossoms suround cats sitting on a branch of a cherry tree in a park in Tokyo.

Shuji Kajiyama/AP

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A Palestinian boy stands on a bed of nails during a class at the Red Dragon martial arts club in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Dozens of boys from eight to 15 years of age are part of the club.

Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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North Korean army officers punch the air as they chant slogans during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms.

Jon Chol Jin/AP

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Villagers hold crosses made out of bamboo as they celebrate Holy week at Gantang Village, in the province of Central Java, Indonesia.

Dwi Oblo/Reuters

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Pope Francis prays during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Osservatore Romano/Reuters

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Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh shout slogans as they take part in a grand rally in Dhaka. Islami Andolan Bangladesh organised the grand rally to demand the introduction of a blasphemy law and the restoration of a caretaker government system to conduct the upcoming general elections.

Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Catholic worshippers celebrate Good Friday inside the Our Lady of Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida do Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A man looks inside a sinkhole that opened up at a parking lot at Montreal Airport, Friday, after two partially-submerged cars were pulled from the hole.

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

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Two Aymara women fight for the ball in a pick-up game of soccer during Holy Week celebrations in Arenal de Cochiraya, on the outskirts of Oruro, Bolivia.

Juan Karita/AP

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One of five Jesus reenactors, Giuseppi Rauti, 74, has make-up applied during preparations for the annual Good Friday Passion Procession. Good Friday mass is followed by the procession that begins and ends at St. Francis of Assisi Church after winding its way through Toronto's Little Italy. This is his 45th year as Jesus.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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The flags of Alberta and Canada fly at half-mast in front of McDougall Centre in Calgary, where former premier Ralph Klein had his office. Klein died Friday at the age of 70.

Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

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