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Menstruating devotees, considered by believers to be impure due to their monthly cycle, sit apart from other devotees while performing rituals and prayers, during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival at the woods of Changu Narayan in Bhaktapur February 11, 2014. The month-long festival, dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by them in many Hindu households.


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Toronto Raptor's All-StarDeMar DeRozen signs an autograph for a student during a photo op. He and his fiancÈ Kiara Morrison had their nine-month old daughter Diar with them when they attended the launch of a new literacy program at Indigo Eaton Centre in Toronto on Feb. 11, 2014.The All Star Book Program, in partnership with The BIGA Picture, First Book Canada, and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will donate over 3,000books to ten grade five classes from schools across the GTA. Two children from seven of the ten schools were in attendance to meet DeRozen and receive a book from him before a photo op.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

Paul Sancya/AP

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Residents stand on a bridge which collapsed in el-Marg, a suburb northeast of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Egyptís state news agency says one policeman killed when an overpass crumbled after a fire broke in slums underneath in eastern Cairo. Egyptís state news agency says an overpass in eastern Cairo collapsed after a fire broke out in a slum settlement underneath it. The collapse killed a policeman.

Aly Hazzaa/AP

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An explosion backs up the Cascade, Iowa, fire and rescue workers trying to contain a machine shed fire on the Richard and Jerald Reiter farm on Reiter Road, just off U.S. 151 and near North Cascade Road, Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2014. Fire crews from Monticello and Bernard, Iowa, have been working to make sure adequate water is on site to fight the blaze.

Dave Kettering/AP

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Centre Block is shown through the gates of Parliament Hill as Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to table the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.


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A fisherman checks his nets in a motorboat on the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at around minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, February 11, 2014.


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Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, receives kisses on a grooming table in the benching area before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.

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Japan's Sara Takanashi makes her first attempt during the women's normal hill ski jumping final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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A tiger clutches a stack of bamboo in the snow at a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, February 9, 2014. Picture taken February 9, 2014.


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A U.S. coach sits on a makeshift seat in a tree during the downhill run of the men's alpine skiing super combined training session at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 11, 2014.


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A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2744, the deepest ever made image of any cluster of galaxies, is seen in an undated NASA handout. It shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space. Abell 2744, located in the constellation Sculptor, appears in the foreground of this image. It contains several hundred galaxies as they looked 3.5 billion years ago.


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Bahraini girls, with their faces painted in national colors, participate in a march for democracy in Manama, Bahrain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Protesters chanted anti-government slogans during one of several protests organized in the run-up to Friday's third anniversary of an uprising demanding democracy in the Gulf island kingdom. Writing on the girl's face at right reads, "Bahrain, the revolution continues," and on the face of the girl at left: "Bahrain, revolution until victory."

Hasan Jamali/AP

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford goes down in a football stance after a meeting with Denver Broncos' offensive lineman Orlando Franklin on Feb. 11 2014. The Mayor had earlier presented Franklin with a plaque for representing Toronto in the recent Superbowl football championship game.

Fred Lum/Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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