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A man reacts to coloured water being splashed over him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 17, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.


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Brick chimney stacks stand on the tiled rooftops of houses on a residential street in London, U.K., on Monday, March 17, 2014. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne plans to spur construction in his budget by extending the Help-to-Buy program for new homes to 2020 and fostering the expansion of a commuter town southeast of London.

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A model wears a prosthesis as she shows a creation from VAWK while walking the runway during Toronto Fashion Week in Toronto on Wednesday March 17, 2014.


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Marine One helicopter carrying President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House min Washington, after Obama visited wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday, March 17, 2014.

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Snow is plowed behind a jogger running on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, Monday, March 17, 2014. Snow has been falling in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute Monday morning, just days before the start of spring.

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A man smears the face of a woman with colors during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Mumbai, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

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Members of a "Maidan" self-defense battalion take part in a training at a Ukrainian Interior Ministry base near Kiev March 17, 2014. The first 500 volunteers arrived at the base for training to qualify for service in the newly-created National Guard. Ukraine's parliament, seeking to boost the country's military force in the face of Russia's takeover of the Crimea peninsula, endorsed a presidential decree on Monday to carry out a partial mobilisation involving 40,000 reservists.


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A cadet from the Benedictine Military School gets kissed by a young lady during Savannah's 190-year-old St. Patricks Day parade, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. Kissing men in uniform is a tradition during the celebration in Georgia's first city.

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Siberian tiger Jegor peers out of his compound at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, March 17, 2014.

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A light coating of snow covers a fence and the roof of a farm building Monday, March 17, 2014, in Upper Freehold, N.J. Some parts of the New Jersey shore have 7 inches of fresh snow on the ground from a late-winter storm. By midmorning, skies were clearing and the winter weather warning that had covered the central part of the state was canceled. A warning remained in effect in five southern New Jersey Counties. Totals ranged from about 5 inches in some far-flung Philadelphia suburbs to less than 2 inches in Freehold.

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The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is seen against the night sky with the Milky Way in this National Science Foundation picture taken in August, 2008. Astronomers announced on Monday that they had discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang. The gravitational waves were detected by the BICEP telescope.


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Urij Alexejchuk, a member of the Ukrainian air force, kisses his wife, Sveta, through the perimeter fence of a Ukrainian air force base, which is blockaded by pro-Russian forces, at in Lubimovka, a town in the Crimean region of Ukraine, March 17, 2014. On Monday, the parliament of the breakaway republic of Crimea declared independence, formally asking Russia to annex it and moving swiftly to cement the rupture with the central government in Kiev.


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An unidentified woman wearing a mask depicting the flight of the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370, poses in front of the "wall of hope" at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, March 17, 2014. The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia's call for help in the unprecedented hunt.

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