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An animal rights activist from the group 'Animal Equality' stages a protest during "Day Without Meat" event in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 22: A Catholic church service is held at Christo Rey in a poor Santiago suburb on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive into the communist country on Monday the 26th. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba first followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on the 28th. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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A young Indian boy holds a pot after collecting water from a broken pipe in a slum on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 22, 2012. The U.N. estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to 20-50 liters (5-13 gallons) of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A man disguised as a devil dances in front of a sign with an image of Pope Benedict XVI in Leon, Mexico, Tuesday March 20, 2012. Benedict XVI will visit Mexico for the first time on March 23. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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In this March 15, 2012 photo, a four-year-old hairless cream point Sphynx, named Moshe Moshi, is held by her owner Carol Meir of Takoma Park, Md., at The Big Bad Woof, a pet supplies store, in Washington. Meir is managing her cat's allergies with a venison and pork diet and daily medication. She figures it cost her about $750 for vets and tests. Medicine is $250 a year. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Bahraini anti-government protesters, one carrying a Molotov cocktail, run down from a main highway past the fire of a Molotov as tear gas fills the dusty air Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Muqsha, Bahrain, just outside the capital of Manama. Clashes erupted in the midst of a strong dust storm after the politically charged funeral for Jaffar al-Muwali, 41, one of two deaths Saturday that the opposition blames on excessive tear gas. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Bahraini anti-government protesters throw Molotov cocktails and rocks at armored personnel carriers Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Sanabis, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama. Clashes erupted after local residents claimed a teenager was attacked by police and according to information available on the internet, the Bahrain Interior Ministry is investigating the alleged incident.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Members of a family sleep outside their home in fear that aftershocks from Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake could cause their home to collapse in Pinotepa Nacional, Mexican state of Oaxaca, near the border with Guerrero, Wednesday March 21, 2012. As of early Wednesday, there were no reports of deaths from Tuesday's quake centered near the border between the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, even after 10 aftershocks. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
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Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler steals second base against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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An Afghan man carries sacks of discarded bread on his cart as he sells balloons in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahmad Nazar)
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A child looks out of his partly demolished house at a slum in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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Kati MacFarline, left, of Nashua, N.H., and Christine Kashian, of Caribou, Maine, sit on a jetty near Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, March 19, 2012. Revel, the casino-resort opening April 2, breaks all the old casino rules. The smoke-free resort embraces the ocean rather than turning its back on it. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Firefighters work to remove a cement beam that fell from a bridge onto a public bus after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City Tuesday March 20, 2012. A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing at least 60 homes near the epicenter and a pedestrian bridge in the capital where people fled shaking office buildings. There were no passengers in the mini-bus and the driver suffered minor injuries, according to firefighters. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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A large butterfly rests on a tree leaf in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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The Global Rainbow is projected into the night sky from Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Friday, March 16, 2012. The large scale outdoor laser projection created by New York artist Yvette Mattern is visible across the night sky, the event signals 100 days to go until the opening of the London 2012 Festival which is a tweleve-week festival of arts running parallel to the Olympic Games taking place in London. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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A man works with his fishing rod as the sun sets on the waterfront in the Red Hook section of the borough of Brooklyn on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
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A hotel guest swims at a swimming pool in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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In this Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012 photo, a cat walks by the old Indian Museum located near the Maracana soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dozens of indigenous people who have built homes on the site of Rio's old Indian Museum, abandoned since 1977, will have to move as part of the neighborhood's makeover for the 2014 World Cup. Carlos Tukano, the group's leader, says the space provides a place to stay for indigenous people visiting Rio, whether looking for medical care, pursuing their education or hawking crafts to tourists on the beach. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A pair of lambs walk in a pasture at the Comstock House Bed & Breakfast on Monday, March 19, 2012 in Plainfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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In this picture taken with a fish-eye lens, people stand around the "luminous lace" light sculpture by designers Loop.pH in the Stone Hall during a press preview at what used to be the official residence of the late Princess Diana, Kensington Palace in London, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Kensington Palace has been transformed following a 12 million pounds ($19 million, 14.4 million euro) restoration project timed to be completed for this summer's Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A 6-year-old male giant panda 'RiRi' stands on hind legs to reach out for an apple, not in the photo, at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, March 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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An Afghan military helicopter flies over the crowd gathered for a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz at the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for "new year," is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in countries including Afghanistan and Iran. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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Emma Dumitrescu, 17-years old, a model, poses to show the world's longest wedding dress train during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 20, 1012. Romania has set the world record for the world's longest bridal train. The nearly 3-kilometer (1.86-mile) long ivory train, which took 100 days to stitch, was showcased dramatically on Tuesday on the boulevard leading up to the giant palace built by late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, not pictured. The previous record was 2.488 Km. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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The body of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler lies in a hearse at the cemetery during his funeral in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Sandler and three children gunned down at a Jewish school in France were buried Wednesday in a Jerusalem cemetery. The four were killed Monday in the French city of Toulouse when a man on a motorcycle opened fire with two handguns outside the school. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Peggy Marchanti, widow of Army Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II of Baltimore, Md., is seated during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Marchanti, 48, of the Maryland Army National Guard, was shot and killed at the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul in February. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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A Pakistani worker prepares bricks at a bricks factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Papier mache figures are burned during the Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, Monday, March 19, 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 which climaxes in the burning of large papier mache figures displayed around the streets of the city. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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Nishit Patel, 24, of New York, swings at a tennis ball during a game of pickup cricket, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Thunderstorms announce the coming of spring on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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SANFORD, FL - MARCH 22: Protesters applaud at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Rev. Al Sharpton organized today's rally. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A Bluebird spreads his wings while checking out a bird house hanging from a tree in Moreland Hills, Ohio on Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Pearl Johnson, 4, of Houston, runs through a field of Bluebonnets Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Navasota, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Volker Kraft decorates a tree with 10,000 Easter eggs in the garden of the retired couple Christa and Volker Kraft in Saalfeld, Germany, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The Kraft family has been decorating their tree for Easter for more than forty years. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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On the first day of spring in Germany a bumble bee collects pollen from a blooming crocus in the sun at a traffic island in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Visitors to Indonesian Hot Air Balloon festival get inside a balloon in Sentul in the outskirt of Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, March 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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A girl gets her face smeared with colored powder during a religious spring festival "Holi," in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 18, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and water at each other. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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Best Pix of the Week

Provocative vegetarians and a cat so ugly, it's beautiful lead off the week's news, sports and entertainment images. 

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