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A Chinese hostess, who serves delegates of National People's Congress, supervises her colleagues posing for a souvenir photographs on Tiananmen Square during a plenary session of the NPC at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, March 8, 2013. The outgoing head of China's legislature has praised the body for upholding the ruling Communist Party's leading role and for rejecting Western models of multiparty democracy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A hot air balloon decends to land as the sun sets north of Phoenix Friday, March 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Members of the San Antonio Living History Association fire muskets as they take part in a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Members of the Satmar Orthodox Jewish community grieve over the coffins at the funeral for two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A driver struck the car the couple were riding in early Sunday morning, killing both parents while their baby, who was born prematurely, survived and is in critical condition. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A woman reads a newspaper as she stands by a wall covered with posters showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez pictured with his daughters Maria Gabriela, and Rosa Virginia, outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A brief statement read on national television by Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas late Monday carried the sobering news about the charismatic 58-year-old leader's deteriorating health. Villegas said Chavez is suffering from "a new, severe infection." The state news agency identified it as respiratory. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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A delivery man pushes a wheelbarrow following a storm in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 6 , 2013. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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A man walks around the Millennium Park as a snow storm passes through the region Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Chicago. Chicago was hit Tuesday by a storm expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow in the area before the end of the day the most since the 2011 blizzard and its more than 20 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Joel De la Rosa, from the Dominican Republic, sits on the lap of his host Steven Tuorto, of Titusville, N.J., as he meets nurse Patricia Chongtenn, at New York's Roosevelt Hospital, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. De la Rosa was brought to the United States with the help of the non-profit Healing The Children. He will be treated for a disfiguring lesion on the left side of his face to cure his lymphatic malformations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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PETIT GOAVE, HAITI - MARCH 08: Haitian women march to celebrate United Nations International Women's Day on March 8, 2012 in Petit Goave, Haiti. Marching under a banner reading "Haitian Women Hand in Hand for a Better Tomorrow", the parade was one of numerous events in the town which was sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the German Red Cross and local woman's groups and looked to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 8: A Turkish policewoman stands guard during a World Women's Day march on March 8, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Women gathered in Istanbul under heavy police presence for the Women's day, following Sunday's forceful break up of a demonstration by police, marching along the Istiklal promenade to Taksim square, the main square of Istanbul. (Photo by Yoray Liberman/Getty Images)
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PETIT GOAVE, HAITI - MARCH 08: Haitian women march to celebrate United Nations International Women's Day on March 8, 2012 in Petit Goave, Haiti. Marching under a banner reading "Haitian Women Hand in Hand for a Better Tomorrow", the parade was one of numerous events in the town which looked to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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A pedestrian walks down Pennsylvania Ave near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Schools, businesses and the federal government closed in anticipation of a snow storm that could blanket the region. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Davina McCall (L) attends the Royal College Of Nursing dinner in aid of the White Ribbon Alliance's International Women's Day at Royal College Of Nurses on March 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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Ocean waves crash over a seawall and into houses along the coast in Scituate, Mass., Thursday, March 7, 2013. A nor'easter is bringing wind-whipped, wet snow to Massachusetts, and coastal flooding is expected in communities still recovering from February's blizzard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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At dawn, the sun breaks through dark clouds over Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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A screen showing a video image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez plays in front of the site where Chavez's funeral ceremony will take place as people gather outside the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. Friday's funeral promises to be a final turn on the world stage for Chavez after 14 years in power, though in some ways the former paratrooper is not going anywhere: Venezuela announced Thursday that it would embalm his body and put it on permanent display. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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An injured Eastern Imperial Eagle fly's, tethered by a 70 meter long line tied up to its legs in an open field at Ariel Sharon Park, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, March 3, 2013. The Imperial Eagle was unable to fly after being injured a few months ago and remains under care at the animal hospital in the Tel Aviv Ramat Gan Zoological center. The Eagle will go through flying training sessions before it will be released back to the wild, Shagit Horowitz the Safari spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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A Palestinian street vendor walks past Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, March 8, 2013. Clashes erupted between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli forces during Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Models wear creations by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2013-2014 ready to wear collection, in Paris, Tuesday, March, 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Sydney woman Jackie Frank of Marie Claire scales the Sydney Harbour Bridge as women around the world meet together on bridges to mark International Women's Day, at Sydney Harbour on March 8, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Australian women also simulatenously walked across the Sydney landmark as women across the world met to wish for peace and development for women in war torn countries across. Zainab Salbi will meet with Hillary Clinton on the bridge between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and UK PM Gordon Brown's wife will meet with the wife of David Cameron, Leader of the Opposition, on London's Millenium Bridge in the gesture taking place on over 100 bridges worldwide. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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Skaters perform in celebrations launching the one-year countdown for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics in Red Square in Moscow, Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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People walk in an overpass connecting two buildings of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Romanian President Traian Basescu gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Romania's president says that the country should do more to tackle corruption if it wants to join the European Union's open border area, known as the Schengen Area. Basescu said that joining the so-called Schengen Area should become a national priority for the country of 19 million which joined the European Union in 2007. The Schengen Area is named after the town in Luxembourg where the open border agreement was signed. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A woman prays during a Sunday mass at the Mother of God sanctuary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday March 3, 2013. Catholics around the world attended the first Sunday masses since Benedict XVI stepped down as pope. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Police officers take position at the Caju slum complex during a conjoint operation to install a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Elite police units backed by armored military vehicles and helicopters invaded the 13 communities part of the Caju slum complex early Sunday. The action is part of a policing program aiming to drive violent and heavily armed drug gangs out of Rio's slums, where the traffickers have ruled for decades. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Spanish bullfighters and assistants warm up before a bullfight in the southwestern Spanish town of Olivenza, Spain, on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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An Egyptian police pickup truck burns after being set on fire by Egyptian Ultras, hard-core soccer fans, during an anti government rally in front of the Giza security directorate, background, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Hundreds of Ultras rallied to the Giza security directorate chanting anti government slogans, launching fireworks toward the security facility and setting a police pickup truck on fire. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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One month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan sleeps on his mother named Miri on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is renowned for its flagship animal, the Orang Utan, and exhibits both the endangered Bornean and critically endangered Sumatran sub-species in a social setting. It is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and breeding of these endangered species. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Israeli soldiers run as they participate in a drill near Revivim southern Israel, Thursday, March 7, 2013. On a dusty field in Israels southern desert, the military is gearing up for the next battle against a familiar foe: Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. As the Syrian civil war intensifies on Israels northern doorstep, military planners are growing increasingly jittery that the fighting could spill over into Israel, potentially dragging Hezbollah into the fray. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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A Kurdish female member of the Popular Protection Units stands guard at a check point near the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria, Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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A statue stands on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean near a cargo ship laying tilted due to heavy winds in the bay off the city of Colon, Panama, Monday, March 4, 2013. Strong winds and waves triggered by a cold front from the north grounded several ships, blew roofs off homes and made fishermen return to port. No one has been injured, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 8: Turkish women shout slogans during a World Women's Day march on March 8, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Women gathered in Istanbul under heavy police presence for the Women's day, following Sunday's forceful break up of a demonstration by police, marching along the Istiklal promenade to Taksim square, the main square of Istanbul. (Photo by Yoray Liberman/Getty Images)
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Spanish bullfighter Miguel Angel Silva aims his sword before killing a bull during a bullfight in the southwestern Spanish town of Olivenza, Spain, on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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CHICAGO - MARCH 8: Two women carry a banner as they march along a street for International Women's Day March 8, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Women and their supporters participated in a rally and march as part of International Women's Day. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO - MARCH 8: A marcher displays her "Women Want Peace" sign during a rally for International Women's Day March 8, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Women and their supporters participated in a rally and march as part of International Women's Day. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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PETIT GOAVE, HAITI - MARCH 08: Haitian women march to celebrate United Nations International Women's Day on March 8, 2012 in Petit Goave, Haiti. Marching under a banner reading "Haitian Women Hand in Hand for a Better Tomorrow", the parade was one of numerous events in the town which was sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the German Red Cross and local woman's groups and looked to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Locusts lands on a sand dune in Negev Desert, southern Israel, near the border with Egypt, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. A swarm of locusts crossed into Israel from neighboring Egypt Monday, raising fears that Israel could be hit with a biblical plague ahead of the Passover holiday. Israel sent out planes to spray pesticides over agricultural fields to prevent damage by the small swarm, which numbers about 2,000 locusts, said Dafna Yurista, a spokeswoman for the Agriculture Ministry. The ministry also set up an emergency hotline and asked Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Julio Acevedo is escorted from a hearing at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, March 7, 2013. Acevedo waived extradition Thursday and will be taken back to New York, where he is a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband on their way to a hospital. Their premature baby, delivered after the crash, later died. Acevedo was arrested in Pennsylvania on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A woman crosses Market Street during a winter snow storm Friday, March 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. Many areas in the state reported 4 to 6 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A Chinese military member adjusts a camera as he watches over Tiananmen Square from a rooftop against a sun rise, across from the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing Tuesday, March 5, 2013. China's government promised its people Tuesday deficit-fueled spending to fight deep-seated corruption, improve the despoiled environment and address other quality-of-life issues demanded by an increasingly vocal public looking for change. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A Pakistani woman and her daughters wash their laundry at a water reservoir on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Pakistan will mark the International day for women with other nations on Friday, March 8. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A Palestinian man lays in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest near an Israeli checkpoint in support of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails north of the West Bank city of Jenin , Sunday, March 3, 2013. The fate of the prisoners is sensitive in Palestinian society, where virtually every family has had a member imprisoned by Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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Chinese military band members rehearse before the opening session of the National People's Congress at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, in China, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. China's government promised its people Tuesday deficit-fueled spending to fight deep-seated corruption, improve the despoiled environment and address other quality-of-life issues demanded by an increasingly vocal public looking for change. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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A young girl runs past pro-peace graffiti written during the post-election violence of the previous election in 2007 and a poster of presidential candidate Raila Odinga, center-right, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Election officials in Kenya transported their ballot counts to be tallied in the capital Wednesday after the preliminary electronic vote counting system broke down, while the coalition of a top presidential candidate levied charges of meddling against Britain's High Commissioner. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A model presents a creation for French fashion house Leonard's Ready to Wear's Fall-Winter 2013-2014 fashion collection presented Monday, March 4, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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Egyptian protester gather around burning tyres during clashes with riot police, not pictured, near a state security building in Port Said, Egypt, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Clashes between protesters and police have broken out in this restive Egyptian port city despite efforts by the military to separate the two sides. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Models wear creations by fashion designer Giambattista Valli for his Fall/Winter 2013-2014 ready to wear collection, in Paris, Monday, March, 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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A business man walks through the hallway of the Deutsche Post DHL headquarters prior to the balance news conference of the logistics company in Bonn, Germany, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Lauren Silberman boots the ball during kicker tryouts at an NFL football regional combine workout, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the New York Jets' training facility in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Young Indian men and women reflect the attitude of the society of closing their eyes to sexual abuse against women as they stage a street play against sexual abuse of women and ways to raise voice against it on International Women's Day, in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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A Bahraini woman passes pictures of Mahmoud al-Jazeeri, 20, with his name written beneath them, plastered over anti-government graffiti and pictures that have been sprayed over by authorities during his funeral procession in Nabih Saleh, Bahrain, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Al-Jazeeri died nearly two weeks ago after being shot in the head with a tear canister fired by riot police. A dispute between the government and the family over funeral plans delayed the release of his body, sparking days of protests and clashes in opposition areas throughout the Gulf island kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Bolivian soldiers Alex Choque, center, Augusto Cardenas, right, and Jose Luis Fernandez wear flowers around their necks as they are honored after being freed from custody in Chile, in the town of Oruro, Bolivia, Friday, March 1, 2013. The soldiers were freed by Chilean authorities on Friday after being detained for 32 days in Chile after the suspension of a judicial inquiry into their illegal entry into Chile at the border. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A child carries a banner reading, "Iberia, do not fire my father" during an Iberia airline workers protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Spanish airline Iberia says some 1,300 flights will be canceled this week as workers begin a second round of strikes to protest the loss-making company's plans to lay off almost a fifth of its workforce. The government has ordered a minimum amount of services should remain, meaning 85 percent of long-haul flights, 62 percent of medium-haul and 47 percent of domestic flights are guaranteed. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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An Iberia airline worker uses his phone during a protest near Bankia's bank headquarter in Madrid, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Spanish airline Iberia says some 1,300 flights will be canceled this week as workers begin a second round of strikes to protest the loss-making company's plans to lay off almost a fifth of its workforce. The government has ordered a minimum amount of services should remain, meaning 85 percent of long-haul flights, 62 percent of medium-haul and 47 percent of domestic flights are guaranteed. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A woman walks past riot police, background, during clashes with protesters, unseen, near a state security building in Port Said, Egypt, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Clashes between protesters and police continued into a fifth day on Thursday in the restive Egyptian city of Port Said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Riot policemen protect themselves during a demonstration against layoffs by Goodyear employees, at the Goodyear headquarters in Rueil Malmaison, west of Paris, Thursday March 7, 2013. France has yet to hit bottom. The unemployment rate in Europe's second-largest economy rose again in the last quarter of last year to 10.6 percent, putting new pressure on President Francois Hollande's rollout a controversial labor-market reforms.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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A Masaai walks to a polling station to vote in a general election in Kumpa, Kenya, Monday, March 4, 2013. Five years after more than 1,000 people were killed in election-related violence, Kenyans went to the polls on Monday to begin casting votes in a nationwide election seen as the country's most important - and complicated - in its 50-year history. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)
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A Bahraini anti-government protester standing in front of anti-government graffiti that has been partly painted over shouts toward riot police during clashes in Manama, Bahrain, on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Protesters tried to march on the country's heavily guarded main public hospital, saying they intended to retrieve the body of a protester who died last week. The body of Mahmoud al-Jazeeri, 20, has not yet been released for burial because of a dispute between the family and the government over funeral plans. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Young men listen to others debating elections in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Kenyans on Monday held their first presidential vote since the nation's disputed election in 2007 spawned violence that killed more than 1,000 people. The coalition of Kenya's prime minister Raila Odinga says the vote tallying process now under way to determine the winner of the country's presidential election "lacks integrity", should be stopped, and the counting process should be restarted using primary documents from polling stations. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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A United Nations peacekeeper stands beside the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Goma, Congo Monday, March 4, 2013. A Fokker airplane of the private airline CAA crashed in the city center Monday, killing at least six people onboard. There were no reported casualties on the ground.(AP Photo/Melanie Gouby)
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