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Palestinian children fly kites and sit watching the sunset n Khan Younis, a town and refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Hatem Moussa/AP

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Riot police secure an area as fake U.S. dollar notes with the image of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan are seen spread across a road leading to a building belonging to the ruling AK Party (AKP) during a protest against Erdogan and his government in Ankara February 28, 2014. A corruption scandal touching Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, a feud with an influential U.S.-based cleric and a tumbling currency have raised concern about Turkey's political and economic stability in the run-up to local and presidential elections this year.


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A pedestrian blocks the heavy winds with her umbrella in Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.

Damian Dovarganes/AP

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Workers try to help a woman to get her car unstuck from the mud brought by the rain along a hillside in Glendora, Calif., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.

Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

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Alvin Cooper, of Cotati, Calif., salvages what he can from a home that he built but was destroyed when a large eucalyptus tree uprooted by the latest winter storm to hit California early Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Sonoma County, Calif. The resident of the home, not pictured, was uninjured.

Kent Porter/AP

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Debbie Dingell (C) announces she is seeking to replace her husband Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich) in office as she launches her congressional campaign during a news conference at a coffee shop in Dearborn, Michigan February 28, 2014.


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Huge waves crash onto San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias, February 28, 2014.


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An indigenous Mapuche man is detained by riot policemen during clashes outside a court where Celestino Cordova, a 27-year-old indigenous Mapuche healer known as "Machi" attended to hear his sentence, in Temuco city, some 689 km (428 mile) south of Santiago, February 28, 2014. A court on Friday sentenced Cordova to 18 years in prison for his participation in the killing of a couple during an arson attack last year in a high-profile case that rekindled divisions over land rights in Chile.


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A man rides off with his bicycle outside a train station in Singapore February 28, 2014.


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Cornelia Bohn holds a sample of Preussischer Whisky in her distillery in a former horse stable in the village of Mark Landin, near Angermuender, some 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Berlin February 27, 2014. Following an old passion for single malt whisky, Bohn installed in late 1999 a 550 litre German-made fruit brandy facility into a former horse stable and began to explore the secrets of liquor making with the declared aim to produce a whisky that is distinctive for its region.


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Armed men patrol the street outside Simferopol’s airport in the Crimea region of Ukraine, Feb. 28, 2014. As the possibility of a showdown between Ukraine’s fledgling government and the Kremlin appeared to grow Friday, armed men whose uniforms bore no insignia took up positions at the Simferopol and Belbek airports as Interior Minister Arsen Avakov warned of a direct provocation, but there was no sign of any violence.


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A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft is silhouetted during search and rescue training by the Royal Canadian Air Force 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Comox-based squadron responded to a simulated plane crash as part of their four-day annual major search and rescue exercise.


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Dave Merklinger, head ice technician, prepares a sheet during a practice session at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops, B.C. on Friday, Feb. 28,2014. The Brier, the Canadian mens' curling championship, starts Saturday and runs to March 9.


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Demonstrators hold up posters with images of Venezuelans who were killed in the past two weeks during the recent unrest, at a rally with human rights activists in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death has not completely pulled demonstrators from the streets as the government apparently hoped.

Rodrigo Abd/AP

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