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Best Pix of the Week
From parachuting to earth from 71,581 feet, to natures spectacular animals these are the best pictures of the week.
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A South Korean activist wearing mask depicting a cluster munition as police officers stand guard during a campaign to ban land mine and cluster munitions in Cambodia, near the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Activists call people's attention to the victims of land mines. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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White Bengal tiger yawns at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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NORTH MIAMI, FL - MARCH 14: Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. Some cities in the South Florida area are starting to plan for what may be a catastrophic event for the people living within the flooding area.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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IN FLIGHT, UNSPECIFIED - MARCH 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Lens profile correction was applied to the image) (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by Red Bull, Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen before his jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos on March 15, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. In this test he reach the altitude 21800 meters (71500 ft) and landed safely near Roswell. Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of the earths atmosphere, where upon reaching altitude of 120,000 feet by helium baloon, pilot and basejumper Felix Baumgartner will then freefall to the ground in an attempt to break the speed of sound. (Photo by Jay Nemeth/Red Bull via Getty Images)
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A bee lands on a flower at Port Dickson, south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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PURWOREJO, INDONESIA - MARCH 14: Armless professional photographer Rusidah, 44, takes a customer's portrait on March 14, 2012 in Purworejo, Indonesia. Rusidah shoots weddings and parties and has a small studio at home in the village of Botorejo, Bayan District, Purworejo, Central Java where her husband and son also reside. She has been in the photography business for nearly 20 years. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Israeli store owner Bary Mike cleans up after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants landed nearby in the port city of Ashdod, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Israel halted its airstrikes against Gaza Strip militants early Tuesday and rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ebbed as a cease-fire ending four days of clashes appeared. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: A self portrait in bronze by artist John Williams is displayed in front of a a painting 'Reflections Across the Lake I' by Rory J Browne at The Affordable Art Fair on March 15, 2012 in London, England. 120 galleries are displaying works costing from £40 - £4000. Photography, paintings, prints and sculptures are on sale from 15-18th March 2012. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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The Boudica statue stands in the foreground as fog shrouds the clock tower which houses the 'Big Ben' bell of the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday, March 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Indian Hindu devotees pour colored water on themselves and each other after taking part in "Huranga" during Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colors at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers (113 miles) south of New Delhi, India, Friday, March 9, 2012. The Baldev Temple is known for a ritual where the women playfully hit men with whips made of cloth as men throw buckets of water with orange dye. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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In this Thursday, March 15, 2012 photo, an Indian worker checks thread reels of a carpet weaving machine at a factory in on the outskirts of Jammu, India. Carpet weaving is believed to have been brought to India by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. A recent economic survey says the country is losing steam in its traditional area of labour-intensive exports like textiles and carpets. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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Britain's Prince Charles, right, is introduced to people dressed as living topiary statues during his visit at the Ideal Home Show, in London, Friday, March 16, 2012. The Prince, who visited the show last year, formally opened the 17 day show, which is now in its 104th year and attracts over 270,000 visitors. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)
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Rose Maria Thompson of Albany walks past a mural on a wall near her home in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Palestinian protesters run away from a stun grenade fired by Israeli troops during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, Friday, March. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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FOB SHUKVANI, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 14: Maj. Matt O'Donnell of Glenelg, MD shields himself from rotor wash as Ospreys carrying the delegation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leaves on March 14, 2012 at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. Panetta is also scheduled to meet with President Karzai during his two-day visit to Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a U.S. soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama greets audience members after he speaks about energy, Thursday, March, 15, 2012, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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LIUZHOU, CHINA - MARCH 14: (CHINA OUT) Officers of Administration for Industry and Commerce destroy fake cigarettes on March 14, 2012 in Liuzhou, China. China marks World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15 each year, aiming to protect consumer rights and interests. The theme for WCRD 2012 is 'Our money, our rights: campaigning for real choice in financial services'. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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In this photo made with a long exposure, several thousands of people with torches form a human chain during the anniversary of Japan's earthquake and nuclear disaster of Fukushima one year ago, during an event to mark the anniversary in front of the pit 'Konrad' near Salzgitter, Germany, on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Pit 'Konrad' is a former iron ore mine proposed as a deep geological repository for medium- and low level radioactive waste. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) EDS NOTE : LONG EXPOSURE CAUSING BLUR
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With the back drop of the 330 ton fishing vessel Kyotoku Maru No. 18 which was flung 800 meters (0.5 mile) inland from Kesennuma port by the March 11, 2011, tsunami, the Kikuta family observe a moment of silence at a site where their house once stood at 2:46 PM, the time the earthquake hit one year ago, in Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012. Through silence and prayers Sunday, people across Japan remembered the disaster, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr. , center, speaks during a news conference in Mexico City, Tuesday March 13, 2012. The professional wrestler is calling on citizens to march for peace, security and family values Sunday March 18, to begin at the Angel of Independence, where participants dressed in white will march to the Mexico City's main plaza, the Zocalo. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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A miner is roughed up by riot police officers during clashes in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Thousands of illegal gold miners battled police for control of a regional capital in the Amazon basin on Wednesday and at least three people were killed by gunfire. The miners are fighting government efforts to regulate small-scale gold extraction, which is ravaging the rain forest, contaminating it with tons of mercury. (AP Photo/ Miguel Vizcarra)
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A Pakistani girl, who sells shopping bags and sweets for her living, waits for devotees outside the Bari Imam shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Satirical figures of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, in the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, Friday March 16, 2012. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning large paper mache satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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Three polar bear cubs born in November last year, play on snow at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The cubs have only recently been revealed to the public as they have mostly stayed in the seclusion of their den. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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A boy looks out from the window of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. India's railway minister unveiled the annual budget Wednesday for the railway network which is one of the world's largest, with some 14 million passengers daily. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: A member of the group Sexy Black Guys Dancing performs a flip for the crowd at Battery Park on March 13, 2012 in New York City. Temperatures hit near-record highs today as spring-like weather continues in the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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People enjoy a fountain in front of the Revolution Monument in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Boats are anchored to block the traffic on the banks of the River Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, March 12, 2012. Police have stepped up security in Bangladesh capital after the main Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its key Islamist ally Jammat-e-Islami called for an anti-government protest demanding an independent caretaker government oversee elections. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
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The legs of skaters reflected in the ice during a mass start competition at the speedskating World Cup in Berlin Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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With the Washington Monument in the background, cherry blossoms bloom near the Tidal Basin in Washington, Thursday, March 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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A girl enjoys sunny skies and warm temperatures while paddleboarding with her dog, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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A hooded merganser, left, and a Canada goose share a small space of open water in a pond in East Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, March 15, 2012. Warmer spring-like temperatures have brought an influx of spring birds.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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Best Pix of the Week

From parachuting to earth from 71,581 feet, to natures spectacular animals these are the best pictures of the week.

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