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From the world's shortest man to its flashiest street party, around the world in news images. 

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Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall arrives at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Guinness World Records officials will be in Nepal this weekend to measure Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Dancers of Sao Clemente samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Dancers performs on opening night of the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song Festival, in Vina del Mar, Chile, Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. Luis Miguel and Marc Anthony headline the six-day festival, believed to be one of the largest musical events in South America. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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A Somali schoolgirl sits at her desk during a lesson in the town of Dhobley, currently under control by Kenyan military and Somali government forces, in Somalia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Kenya's military has been fighting inside Somalia in an ongoing offensive against militant group al-Shabab since October, when Somali gunmen carried out several kidnappings in Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A Pakistani vendor displaying umbrellas for sale on a roadside, waits for customers on the outskirts of Murree near Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A migratory Egret waits for its prey at the reclaimed area in Manila Bay known as "Freedon Island" at the city of Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. Environmentalists are gathering a million signatures to save the only bird sanctuary in the capital following a proposal by the city government to develop the area into a commercial complex. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: An Anti-Capitalist protestor from the Occupy LSX movement at St Paul's Cathedral on February 22, 2012 in London, England. Set up outside the Cathedral in October, as access to the original target London Stock Exchange was prevented, the activists have now been denied permission to appeal against their eviction from the site. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 23: A diver 'hoovers' the giant tank at Atlantis the Palm Hotel of fish deposits on February 23, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 11-million litre aquarium contains over 65,000 fish, stingrays and other sea creatures. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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A dancer of Uniao da Ilha samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) 

See the Stars Come Out in Rio's Spectacular Carnival

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Afghan security forces arrive at the scene of an anti-U.S. demonstration at a NATO military base in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Anti-American demonstrations continued for a second day Wednesday in Afghanistan over what the U.S. has said was the inadvertent burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A Caribbean flamingo puts its beak under its wing in the spring-like weather at the Philadelphia Zoo Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Zoo is one of America's oldest, opening to the public in 1874. Flamingo's pink color comes from the carotenoids in their food. Without these, the flamingo's feathers would be white. At the zoo, they eat scientifically formulated commercial flamingo feed that keeps their feathers pink. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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An anti-government protester wears a pair of toy handcuffs as he gestures in front of the United Nations building Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Manama, Bahrain. Opposition societies rallied outside U.N. offices demanding freedom for prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Models carry umbrellas as they wear creations by Burberry Prorsum at the finale of the show during London Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 23: Workers clear the water at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa on February 23, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 829.84 m (2723 ft) tall the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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A reveler makes a face during carnival in Barranquilla, Colombia, Saturday Feb. 18, 2012. In 2003 the UNESCO declared Barranquilla's carnival a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity." (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Revelers walk from house to house during a traditional carnival to celebrate the departing winter and forthcoming spring in the village of Vortova, Czech Republic, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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A woman holds still as she gets costume make-up applied for carnival celebrations in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. The UNESCO declared Barranquilla's carnival a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in 2003. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Clothing, lying in heaps at the site of a neighborhood destroyed by the tsunami, is piled up by clearing crew in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Cleanup continues to remove the debris left by the March 11, 2011 tsunami and separate it according to material or category such as clothing, steel, wood, cars, tires, and personal items. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Disabled people clash with police officers during a protest to demand equal rights and more benefits for people with disabilities in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo)
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Shy, a six-month-old pet pig, follows his owners, not seen, in downtown Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Shy's owners, Nuria Martinez, 18, and Edgard Martinez, 19, take him on daily walks by the city. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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ARLINGTON, VA - FEBRUARY 22: A bugler plays "Taps" during a full honors funeral for U.S. Army 1st Lt. David A. Johnson at Arlington National Cemetery on February 22, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. 1st Lt. David A. Johnson, who was from Mayville, Wisconsin, died on January 25, 2012 in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat a dismounted patrol. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: Father Matthew Hanisian, assistant rector at St. Alban's Parish, poses with his gold-painted syrup bottle trophy after winning a pancake race during the Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, tradition at the National Cathedral February 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Pancake racers use frying pans to flip a cake three times while running about 30 meters against fellow competitors. Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian season of Lent. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 18: Cardinals attend the concistory held by Popen Benedict XV at the Saint Peter's Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during the ceremony, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: Sean Phillips flies through the air as he demonstrates the JetLev water propelled jet pack that is strapped to his back at the Yacht & Brokerage Show on February 17, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The pack allows water supplied via a tethered supply hose to act as the jet propulsion system. The boat unit that it is tethered to delivers low pressure, high flow water through the 33 ft hose to the jetpack where thrust is generated by forcing the water through the nozzles located on either side of jetpack allowing the rider to fly . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 21: An industrial complex is seen from a commercial flight departing Athens International Airport on February 21, 2012 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Iranian police officers perform Friday prayer at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Japan's Ken Tarauchi is seen through the glass of a viewing window as he lands underwater after performing a dive in the men's 3m springboard preliminary round during the Diving World Cup event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A dancer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A man dressed as a character from the movie "Star Wars" walks on Copacabana beach during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A security guard mans at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Friday Feb. 24, 2012. Asian stocks markets mostly posted tentative gains Friday following a mixed bag of U.S. and European economic reports and as oil prices rose to a new nine-month high. Japan's Nikkei 225 climbed 0.2 percent to 9,611.72. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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A bus drives by a mural of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Chavez is headed to Cuba for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor while the nation's congress on Thursday unanimously approved permission for Chavez to leave, a formality required by the nation's constitution. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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The newly-unveiled sculpture by artist duo Michael Elmgreen, of Denmark, and Ingar Dragset, of Norway, is seen on the Fourth Plinth in central London's Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. The 4.1m high golden sculpture of a young boy riding a rocking horse is entitled: 'Powerless Structures, Fig. 101'. The plinth was originally built to house a bronze equestrian statue of William IV that was never installed. The project is commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Kenyan army soldier Nicholas Munyanya, wearing a helmet on which is written in Kiswahili "Tea in Kismayo", referring to a key strategic Somali town under the control of al-Shabab, checks his ammunition belt near the town of Dhobley, currently under control by Kenyan military and Somali government forces, in Somalia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Kenya's military has been fighting inside Somalia in an ongoing offensive against militant group al-Shabab since October, when Somali gunmen carried out several kidnappings in Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A pair of Oracle Racing AC45s sail past the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. The AC45, a 45-foot catamaran, is the official boat of the Americaís Cup World Series which will race for two seasons before the 2013 events and is the the forerunner to the AC72 that will be sailed in the Louis Vuitton Cup and Americaís Cup Finals in 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Dancers parade on the first day of carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia, late Saturday Feb. 18, 2012. Next to Rio de Janeiro, the mountain mining town is host to one of the largest carnivals in South America with an estimated participation of 30,000 dancers and up to 150 marching bands. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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The shadow of Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is cast as he speaks at Froehlich's Classic Corner, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Gilles of Binche' dance during a carnival parade in the city centre of Binche, Belgium, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. The Carnival of Binche dates back to around the 14th Century, with the clown-like Gilles performing their traditional dances to the sound of drums to ward off evil spirits with their sticks. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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Parth Patel stacks newspapers displaying photos of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, left, and former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, at a train station Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in Sydney. Rudd, who resigned as foreign minister Wednesday during an official visit to the U.S., told reporters in Washington that night that he thinks Labor will lose next year's elections if Gillard remains leader, and that government colleagues are encouraging him to run in a a leadership ballot. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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A young woman is pushed by police in Valencia, Spain, Monday Feb. 20, 2012 during a protest by students against government cuts in education. Marches throughout Spain took place Sunday as many thousands protested against the government's recently approved labor reforms aimed at reviving the country's ailing economy and solving a jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the Euro-zone's highest. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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A protestor with Yemen's flag painted on his body shouts slogans during a rally demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Sal eh has left power as part of a U. S.-backed deal that grants him immunity from prosecution. He is currently in the U. S. seeking treatment for burns sustained during a bomb blast in his palace mosque last June. (AP Photo/Hanoi Mohammed)
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Number 11 ranked final qualifier Japan's Mai Nakagawa is silhouetted as she performs a dive during the Diving World Cup event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A Pakistani boy pushes his bicycle past a man standing on a roadside waiting for transportation during the sunset on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Romania's Mara Elena Aiacoboae and Adina Maria Topolinschi perform a dive during the semifinal of the women's synchronised 10m platform during the Diving World Cup event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in London, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Russian people walk along the Moskva river to attend massive rally in support of Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Tens of thousands of people marched along the Moscow River and then packed a soccer stadium on Thursday for a campaign rally in support of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Many of them appeared to be state employees who attended at the behest of their employers. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the State Department Global Business Conference February 21, 2012 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Secretary hosted business leaders and officials at the first-ever event which focused on "how the U.S. Government can promote U.S. businesses abroad, increase U.S. exports, attract new investment to the United States, and create American jobs," according to a State Department news release. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The head stone of Andy Warhol is surrounded by mementos in St. John The Baptist Byzantine Cemetery in Bethel Park, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Feb. 22, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the pop artist's death due to complications of gall bladder surgery at the age of 58. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The Grande Rio samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A Tibetan monk stands at a Tibetan Monastery during the third day of "Losar", or Tibetan New Year, at Baudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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A driver pumps gasoline at a station in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The station is among those with the highest gasoline prices in the nation. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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