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Best Pix of the Week
The world's oldest big league ballplayer and the volcano threatening Cinco de Mayo headline this week's best news photos. 

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A Filipino girl looks out from a window of a gate at a slum area in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The girl's home is among others that are subject for demolition following an eviction notice from the land owner. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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A plume of ash and steam rise from the Popocatepetl volcano overshadowing the Catholic church Nuestra Señora de los Remedios or Our Lady of Remedies in Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Popocatepetl Awakens, Spews Ash a Mile High

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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, who once played with the Washington Senators, holds a ball as he poses for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday

Full story: Oldest Living Former Big Leaguer, Now 101, Recalls Baseball Past

 

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A Tibetan man carries a portrait of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, during a function to mark the 23rd birthday of Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima, the second-highest Tibetan religious leader, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Nyima was named the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama in 1995 by the Dalai Lama, Tibetan's highest figure who is reviled as a separatist by the Chinese government. He and his family, who are from a remote part of Chinese-controlled Tibet, have not been heard from since and Beijing gave another boy the title. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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Tong, a seven-year-old chimpanzee, drinks water from a pipe that an official sprayed to cool him off as temperatures rose to nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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A May Apple grows in Moreland Hills, Ohio, on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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A supporter of Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, who declined to be identified, demonstrates in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Pakistani Nori Basheer, 25, who was displaced by 2010 floods from a village near Multan, plays with her son Baber, while sitting outside her makeshift tent in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Life-size figures made of concrete by artist Cristel Lechner are shown at the Maximilian park in Hamm, western Germany, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The German artist installed 80 figures open air all over the park for her exhibition "Ordinary People". (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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A steward stands outside one of the shooting arenas during the Olympic Shooting test event and world cup at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London, Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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India's PSLV C-19 lifts off carrying India's first indigenous radar imaging satellite RISAT-1 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, Thursday, April 26, 2012. Images from the 1,858 kg RISAT-1, the country's first microwave remote sensing satellite, has the capability to take images of the earth during day and night as well as in cloudy conditions and will facilitate agriculture and disaster management, according to a news agency. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
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An American flag is seen through rain drops on a window as rain falls in Baltimore, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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First lady Michelle Obama gives birthday celebrant Danielle Falcon a hug during a event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in celebration of the "Bring Your Children to Work Day". (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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A pair of ring-tailed lemurs stare at a visitor at a zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A farmer fertilizes rapeseed plants at a field in Rheinberg, Germany, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. After rainy periods and a predicted warm and sunny weekend, the plants get perfect conditions to grow quickly. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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In this April 17, 2012 photo, Barcelona soccer fan Deyler Carrasco plays soccer with friends near a mural of Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto 'Che' Guevara in Havana, Cuba. Jerseys of the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are en vogue in Havana, seemingly as common as guayaberas, and their rivalry is captivating this island where baseball has long been king. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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Medical students run from tear gas fired by police as they protest in solidarity with striking public doctors in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Public doctors are on the 28th day of an indefinite national strike in response to a decree by President Evo Morales that extends professional working hours from six to eight hours per day. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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Balloons take off during a festival in honor of the city's birthday in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday April 20, 2012. The city, which celebrates its 52nd anniversary on April 21, was awarded the title of Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by the United Nations in 1987 and will host the opening match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and will also be one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Pedestrians walk past an electoral banner of Mojtaba Rahmandoust, a candidate in parliamentary runoff elections, at the Enqelab-e-Eslami, Islamic Revolution St. in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 26, 2012. The country will hold runoff elections for 65 parliamentary seats on May 4. Of 290 seats in the legislature, 225 were decided in parliamentary elections on March 2 in which conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed control of the house. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Anti-narcotics police agents stands guard during the incineration of seized cocaine in La Rinconada on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Anti-drug police burned over 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of drugs seized in various operations in the capital of La Paz, according to Police Colonel Gonzalo Quezada, director of Bolivia's special forces against drug trafficking (FELCN). (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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In this Sunday, April 22, 2012 photo, fire billows up from an oil field that caught on fire in Heglig, Sudan. An official says Sudanese jets bombed three areas in South Sudan's Unity State, including a major oil field. South Sudan military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer said Antonov bombers accompanied by MiG 29 jets bombed the town of Abiemnom in Unity State and the Unity State oil field. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
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Opposition supporters march to commemorate Chernobyl nuclear disaster victims in Minsk, Belarus,Thursday, April 26, 2012. Urging all nations to be extremely cautious with nuclear energy, Ukraine's president thanked donors for financing the construction of a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor on the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand with a collection of Merchant Navy figureheads during a visit to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The Cutty Sark, built in 1869 was one of the last and one of the fastest tea clippers to be built. The Cutty Sark was badly damaged by fire on in May 2007 but after a 50 million pounds ($80.6 million) restoration project the vessel is restored and will reopen to the public on April 26, 2012(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
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In this April 18, 2012 photo, a forensic anthropologist exhumes human remains inside a military post in Coban, Guatemala. Forensic experts say they have unearthed the remains of 99 Guatemalan civil war victims from clandestine graves inside the military unit and are searching for more. Guatemala's civil war claimed many lives, most of them Mayan Indians, before it ended in 1996. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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High clouds made for muggy weather over the Los Angeles basin, with downtown in the background, seen from Griffith Observatory Wednesday, April 25, 2012. A storm moving in later Wednesday into Thursday was predicted to bring one to three inches of rain in Southern California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Bonobo baby Sambo looks into the camera in the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The male chimpanzee baby was born on January 7 and had to be raised by hand. During the next days the baby will meet with his fellow species in the zoo. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Indian milkmen pour milk on their leader during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The milkmen were protesting against the decision of milk products producing companies to reduce the purchasing price of milk and demanded a minimum support price for milk procurement. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
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Filipino protesters react as they are hit by water cannon from anti-riot police who tried to prevent them from entering the gates leading to the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday April 25, 2012. The group denounced the violence that erupted during a recent demolition of a flea market in Paranaque city where at least one person died and several others injured as authorities tried to break the barricade of illegal settlers in the area. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Richard de Crespigny, the pilot that was responsible for safely landing the Qantas Airbus A380 plane on Nov. 4, 2010, waves to photographers from the cockpit window of the same plane "Nancy Bird Walton" on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Singapore during a media preview. The newly repaired plane which was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take off on Nov. 4, 2010 at Singapore's Changi International Airport with 459 people on board after one of its four engines shut down blasting shrapnel holes in the superjumbo jet's wing, was ready to be back in service Saturday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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In this photo taken on Wednesday April 18, 2012, a sign of a giant soccer player kicking a ball near the airport welcomes people arriving to Brasilia, Brazil. Brasilia will host the opening match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and will also be one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The city, which celebrates its 52nd anniversary on April 21, was built from scratch inland and was awarded the title of Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by the United Nations in 1987. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Ron Ruffinen carries a sign to place on a road advising voters of a polling station for the Republican presidential primary at the Bailey Mountain Fish and Game Club in North Greenbush, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, shortly before the polls opened at noon. Voters in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania were heading to the polls on Tuesday for primary elections. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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An Indian shepherd woman carries a lamb as she walks across a dried pond on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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A Bahraini anti-government protester runs from tear gas fired by riot police Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Bilad al-Qadeem, Bahrain, on the outskirts of the capital of Manama, during clashes following a mourning procession for a protester who died last week. The lawyer for a jailed Bahraini activist on a lengthy hunger strike said Thursday he will seek a court order granting him visiting rights to his client. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A pair of zebras brush against each other at a zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Best Pix of the Week

The world's oldest big league ballplayer and the volcano threatening Cinco de Mayo headline this week's best news photos. 

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