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Best Pix of the Week
From wild animals to Holy Week to riots in the streets, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week. 
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A black-and-white colobus yawns at the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Volunteers of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) place candles amongst about 5000 candles to picture the globe prior to 'Earth Hour' in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight the global climate change. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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In this April 1, 2012 photo, a man leads his horse during a race across the Apure River in San Fernando de Apure, in Venezuela. Competitors on canoes race across the Apure River as their horses swim to commemorate a 1819 battle in which soldiers led by independence heroes Simon Bolivar and Gen. Jose Antonio Paez routed Spanish troops in a surprise attack after crossing the waterway. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Water drops from an over night storm surround the Masters logo on chair at the driving range before practice rounds for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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A cloth seller waits in hope of selling some pieces to a wholesale buyer, as sellers said their business was suffering following the recent coup, at the Grand Market in Bamako, Mali Saturday, March 31, 2012. The countries neighboring Mali have condemned the March 22nd coup and have given the military junta a 72-hour deadline to hand power back to civilians, which expires on Monday, or face crippling sanctions.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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A model wears a creation from Pierre Cardin at his Palais Lumiere - the City of Light fashion show at the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A young Hindu girl dressed as "Kumari", or living goddess, pauses at a ceremony during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Ram Navami is a celebration of the birthday of the Hindu God Lord Rama. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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A model wears a creation by South Korean designer Lie Sang-bong during Seoul Fashion Week in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Pakistani Said Jamal, 62, whose brother went missing in January 2005, poses for a portrait during a protest in a camp set up by families of missing people in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 30, 2012. The Supreme Court has now given the families a measure of hope by bringing a landmark case against the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, the country's most feared spy network and suspected to be behind most of the abductions. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A member from "Paso del calvario" brotherhood stands at a church during Holy Week celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A United Airlines jet taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport flies across the moon seen from Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, N.J., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A devotee dressed as Jesus Christ enacts his crucifixion as others pray to mark Good Friday in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 6, 2012. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in a final preparation before the Passover holiday in the ultra Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April. 6, 2012. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday. Passover celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen, aboard a C-130, watches a giant plume of smoke rise from a derelict Japanese ship after it was hit by canon fire by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in the Gulf of Alaska. The Coast Guard decided to sink the ship dislodged by last year's tsunami because it was a threat to maritime traffic and could have an environmental impact if it grounded. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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A rescued pit bull catches drops of water from a volunteer of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at a coffee farm lot in San Pablo city, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines. Dozens of pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday by the animal welfare activists who said there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from again being used in underground arenas. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A visitor views a light sculpture by artist Dan Flavin, part of the art exhibition "Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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An eternal flame burns at the gravesite of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as the public gathers for a ceremony marking the 44th anniversary of his assassination, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Catholic clergy walk holding candles during the Holy Thursday procession of the Washing of the Feet inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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A woman prays as she holds palm fronds during an outdoor Palm Sunday Mass in front of the earthquake damaged cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday April 1, 2012. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem and marks the start of Holy Week. The week continues with commemorations of Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday before celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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An Indian marching band member sleeps on a scooter as he waits to perform in a procession for Mahavir Jayanti, in New Delhi, India,Thursday, April 5, 2012. The holiday celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who created the defining rules of Jainism. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Pakistani girl Naginah Sadiq, 5, arranges bricks where she and her family are working in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Naginah earns 250 Rupees ($2 .77 cents) per day according to her father. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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In this Tuesday, April 3, 2012 photo, a North Korean man clears snow from a path next to a monument at the site of the Samjiyon Grand Monument in Samjiyon, North Korea. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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Mireia Arnau, 39, Mirian Burrueco, 30, reacts behind the broken glass of her shop stormed by demonstrators during clashes with the police at the general strike in Barcelona, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Spanish workers livid over labor reforms they see as flagrantly pro-business staged a nationwide strike Thursday and tried to bring the country to a halt by blocking traffic, closing factories and clashing with police in rowdy demonstrations. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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A mannequin head supports a long-haired wig backstage of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show in Mexico City, Thursday March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Nicholas Weichel, son of Rhode Island National Guard Sgt. Dennis Weichel Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, stands next to his father's casket during funeral services at the state Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., Monday, April 2, 2012. Weichel Jr., was struck and killed by an armored vehicle March 22 in Afghanistan while saving an Afghan boy. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
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Women pray as they attend Palm Sunday Mass at the cathedral in Lima, Peru, Sunday April 1, 2012. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Romanians perform fire stunts during an event to mark Earth Day in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, March 31, 2012.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Worshippers surround the icon of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Valencia, in the early hours of Friday, April, 6, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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Police officers belonging to the BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) ask a girl about her parents at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Hundreds of police from different units are searching for the man who killed a policeman in Rocinha, Brazil's largest slum, earlier in the day. This is the first policeman killed in Rocinha since it was taken over by police last November, displacing armed gangs who had controlled the slum for years.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Catholic priest Sebastian Obermaier rides on a donkey holding palm fronds during a Palm Sunday procession before giving a Mass in El Alto, Bolivia, Sunday April 1, 2012. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, carry El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, or Christ of the Good Death, during a ceremony ahead of a procession in Malaga, southern Spain, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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Men eat in front of a statue of Jesus Christ before participating in a Holy Week procession in Izalco, some 40 miles west of San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)
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A gaucho or cowboy falls down from a horse during a rodeo competition in Montevideo, Uruguay,Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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Two US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron jets, better known as Blue Angels, seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., execute a survey flight over the Statue of Liberty, Monday, April 2, 2012. The two F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jets, flew practice runs to familiarize and evaluate a potential flight course for the upcoming US Navy War of 1812 commemoration during this years Fleet Week celebration in May. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A Bahraini anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister fired by riot police back toward them Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Salmabad, Bahrain, on the outskirts of the capital of Manama. Bahraini security forces fired tear gas during clashes with protesters who gathered after authorities acknowledged that gunfire killed a young man early Saturday in anti-government demonstrations in the Gulf kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Tibetan exiles watch a prayer ceremony for 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Friday, March 30, 2012. Thousands of emotional Tibetan exiles gathered in northern India on Friday for the funeral of Yeshi who set himself on fire in New Delhi in protest of China's rule of his homeland. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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A man decorates a tree with Easter eggs in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 15. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Best Pix of the Week

From wild animals to Holy Week to riots in the streets, here are some of the most captivating images from the last week. 

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