April 1: A vintage car drives past elephant sculptures made of metal displayed along Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon. Cuban artist Fonseca has been placing the elephants in different places around Havana as part of the 10th Havana Biennial of Contemporary Art.
April 1: U Thit, age 8, waits for the Buddhist novice ordination ceremony to start at the Mahamyat Muni monastery in Tachilek, Myanmar. Young boys going into the monastery between the ages of 7 to 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines. In the country, monks are the most respected order both on the spiritual and political level.
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April 1: A young boy gets help with his robe just before the start of the Buddhist novice ordination ceremony to start at the Mahamyat Muni monastery in Tachilek, Myanmar. Tachilekk, a busy trading town, sits on the Thai-Burmese border in Shan State. Many Burmese work in Thailand to make a better wage, but live across the border.
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April 1: Two clowns perform during a parade in central Kiev.
April 1: A climate change protester wearing a horse mask reads a fake copy of the Financial Times newspaper during a demonstration in London. World leaders debated Wednesday about how to fix the global economy, as anti-capitalist protesters attacked a bank in central London on the eve of the G20 summit.
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April 1: A police line marches through a fire started by anti-capitalist and climate change activists demonstrating in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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April 1: Police charge into a crowd of anti capitalist and climate change activists as they demonstrate in front of the Climate Exchange building in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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April 1: Bloodied protesters shout at police near the Bank of England in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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April 1: U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle meet with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London. Obama and wife Michelle were hosted by the queen for a meeting, the day before the crunch summit on tackling the world economic crisis.
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April 1: Protesters and members of The Stop the War Coalition gather at the U.S. Embassy to march to Trafalgar Square in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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April 1: Souad Sbai, a lawmaker from the People of Freedom party, shows a banner with a slogan that says "Stop the death sentence in Afghanistan" during a demonstration for Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, an Afghan journalist who was arrested in 2007 after downloading material from the internet relating to the role of women in Islamic societies and given the death sentence for blasphemy, in Rome. Souad Sbai spent years in Italy defending battered women in the Moroccan immigrant community before she started receiving death threats.
April 1: Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, along with Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy; and Admiral Eric T. Olson, Commander United States Special Operations Command, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee concerning the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Capitol Hill. Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy listens to Gen. Petraeus testify.
April 1: U.S. Marines patrol through the mud in Now Zad, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Taliban have buried IEDs throughout the abandoned city, and U.S. forces there patrol through unpaved areas behind a mine sweeper in single file or "Ranger file" to avoid stepping on them. The military says the civilian population fled the city during previous fighting, leaving behind a ghost town which now serves as a battle ground between Taliban fighters and U.S. Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
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April 1: A crew member of the USS Klakring frigate arm wrestles with a Georgian in the port city of Batumi during a visit to an orphanage. The United States will "work hard" to help Georgia retrain its armed forces and obtain new military hardware after the ex-Soviet republic's war with Russia last year, a top US general said on March 30.
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April 2: Malaysia's former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who was also the defense minister, waves during his traditional farewell at the defense ministry in Kuala Lumpur. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resigned after six years in office, clearing the way for his deputy to take over the task of steering the nation out of economic crisis. Najib Razak will be sworn in on April 3, completing a transition that has been in the planning since elections last year in which the ruling United Malays National Organisation party (UMNO) put up its worst performance in 39 years.
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April 1: Members of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi throw their shoes at photos of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, left, and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, right, during a rally in downtown Moscow, Russia. Dozens gathered in central Moscow to throw shoes at photos of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and former U.S. President George W. Bush, recalling an incident in which an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at Bush during a news conference in Iraq.
April 1: Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko lights a candle during his visit the museum of the writer Nikolai Gogol in Gogolevo village not far from small city of Myrgorod. Yushchenko took part in the celebrations of the great Russian and Ukrainian writer's 200th birthday.
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April 1: A man mourns while lining up to attend the wake of Argentina's late President Raul Alfonsin at the nearby National Congress in Buenos Aires. Alfonsin, the first democratically elected president following the end of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, died at age 82 after suffering from lung cancer.
April 1: Supporters of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori display a flag with his picture at a political party office, prior to Fujimori's trial outside the Special Police Headquarters, in Lima. Fujimori is accused of sending a military death squad to carry out the La Cantuta massacre, in which 10 people were snatched from a university, murdered and buried in a shallow grave in 1992 for allegedly collaborating with left-wing guerrillas. He is also on trial for two kidnappings and the Barrios Altos murders in 1991, when 15 people were gunned down at a family barbecue, among them an eight-year-old boy.
April 1: Christina Kauwa works on her barley tobacco in Chalenga village, west of Lilongwe. Kauwa earns $2 (280 shillings Malawian Kwacha) per kilogram of tobacco at the market. Malawi derives up to 70 percent of its foreign exchange earnings from agricultural crops, and the tobacco industry makes up 10 percent of the country's gross domestic product. Malawi's exports account for 5 percent of the world's total tobacco exports and 2 percent of the world's total production.
April 1: A competitor climbs a dune, during the third stage of the 24th Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert, some 300 kilometers, south of Ouarzazate. The Desert Marathon is considered as the hardest in the world. Participants have to walk along more than 124 miles during 7 days in the Sahara, Southern Morocco. Eight hundred and twelve competitors are racing in the event.
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April 1: Relatives of the 19 soccer fans killed Sunday in a stadium stampede at a World Cup qualifier match mourn during a ceremony honoring the victims, at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Fans who survived the stampede at Sunday's soccer match between Ivory Coast and Malawi blamed police for the tragedy, saying security forces provoked the panic by tear gassing people who had nowhere to run.
April 1: A woman cries as she attends a funeral ceremony at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in memory of the 19 football fans who were killed last weekend during the World Cup qualifying match between the Ivory Coast and Malawi. President Laurent Gbagbo said he had asked Abidjan prosecutor Raymound Tchimou "to open an immediate inquiry in order to determine the causes of this disaster and find those responsible."
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April 1: An elderly woman weeps at a village destroyed by a tornado in Rajkanika, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, India. A senior government official says a tornado swept through a rural swath of eastern India killing 10 people and injuring at least 200 others.
April 1: A Hindu devotee lies on a road as he offers prayers to the Sun god on the banks of the Mahananda river during the Chait Chhat festival in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri. Devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival.
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April 2: Jewish settlers stand near a soldier after a Palestinian man attacked two teenage settlers with an axe in the Israeli settlement of Bat Ayin, one of the West Bank's most radical settlements in the occupied West Bank near Bethlehem. The axe-wielding Palestinian man rampaged through the Jewish settlement, killing a 13-year-old Israeli boy and wounding a seven-year-old, medics said.
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April 1: A stack of mink pelts are stored in the grading room at Kopenhagen Fur auction house in Copenhagen. The world's largest fur auction will take place in the city on Thursday, with over 400 buyers from across the globe expected to attend.
April 1: A model presents a body painting at STYLO KL Fashion Festival (SKLFF) in conjunction with Malaysia F1 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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April 1: A muskrat feeds on the roots of a plant near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho after bringing his catch from Fernan Lake to the shore.
March 31: Iris Bergeron, an employee of Purr-Fect Pets in Milford, Conn. holds a bunny that has two noses in Milford, Conn. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the bizarre bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils.
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April 1: A guard stands near the painting "Turquoise Marilyn" by Andy Warhol during a media preview of an exhibition on loan to Sotheby's New York entitled "Women." The collection on loan from Steven and Alexandra Cohen focuses on female subjects and runs from April 2 to 14.
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April 2: A photographer walks past a work by Yoon Byung-Rock titled 'Pigs and Apple' with an estimated value of
$25,800 to $32,300 on display at a preview of Sotheby's Spring Sales in Hong Kong. The auction house will offer 1,700 lots in excess of $76.9 million from April 4 to April 8.
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March 31: A person costumed as a pig waves a sign during the democratic candidates debate for the Montgomery County Council special elections at Kennedy high school Tuesday night.
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March 17: Cook County Sheriff's deputies check for inhabitants before posting the final eviction notice on an apartment in Evanston, Ill. Serving the notice are clockwise from top left are deputies Willie Woods, Scott Hunter, Kyle Tryba, and Joe Abruscato.
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April 1: Craig Baumann, left, and Cal Coleman videotapes former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home in Girdwood, Alaska, for a news channel. The Justice Department asked a judge Wednesday to toss out the corruption conviction of Stevens, which involved the remodeling of his home in Girdwood, after finding a fresh instance of prosecutor's misconduct in the case.
April 1: A woman walks by a mural along Houston Street in New York.
April 1: Ukraine's Illya Kvasha competes on his way to win the gold medal in the Men's 1-meter Springboard, at the Diving European Championships, in Turin, Italy.
April 1: Train cars are used to anchor a railroad bridge against the icy floodwaters of the Red River as it continues to rise in Oslo, Minn.
April 1: Matt Galloway, left, and golf course superintendent Vance Langham walk through receding floodwaters that inundated the River Oaks Golf Course in Geneva, Ala. earlier this week. Officials say hundreds of homes have been flooded by heavy rains this week and more rain is expected to fall.
April 1: Rob DeFeo, the National Park services' cherry tree expert, has a theory that a small grove of ancient trees on Haines Point might be original 1910 gift trees, long believed to have all been burned for bug infestation. Pictured, a portion of the gnarled old trees where they were planted, DeFeo believes, wide apart for observation in 1910.
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