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From the Hindu Holi festival to an early spring snowstorm, here are some of the capitivating images from the around world. 
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An Indian child, face smeared with colored powder, celebrates Holi festival in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, March. 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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A Pakistani schoolgirl, center, writes on the blackboard while her teacher, Warda Arshad, 20, right, checks the homework of another student in a makeshift school set in a clay house, partially used as a cowshed, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Threats from militant groups is one of many obstacles Pakistani girls and teachers face in getting and providing an education. Others include rampant poverty, harassment and the government's failure to prioritize education spending. Both sexes have suffered from the lack of funding, but girls, who have lower rates of literacy and school attendance, are in a particularly perilous position. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A Hindu devotee, face smeared with colored powder, leaves the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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A spring snowstorm covers the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Indian Christian devotees pray as a man dressed as Jesus Christ, unseen, carries a cross while reenacting Jesus path to crucifixion on Good Friday in Gauhati, India, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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Protesters hold a banner that reads "Hands off Cyprus" during an anti-bailout rally outside European Union house in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2013. After failing for a week to find a solution to a crisis that could force their country into bankruptcy, Cypriot politicians turned to the European Union on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to help the island nation forge a viable plan to secure an international bailout. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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Colombian singer Shakira arrives for a promotion event on the Champs Elysee Avenue in Paris, Wednesday, March, 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Workers push a crate containing Dutch master Rembrandt's famous Night Watch painting to its new location in the renovated Rijksmuseum, rear, in Amsterdam, Wednesday March 27, 2013. The museum will be opened officially on April 13, 2013, the crate was adorned with a reproduction of the painting. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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A circus performer belonging to the "Los Zoyacapoteros", part of the "Indigenous Laboratory of Acrobatics" performs at the Takilhsukut park as part of the Cumbre Tajin 2013 music festival celebrations in Papantla, Mexico, Monday March 25, 2013. The Laboratory is a collaboration between circus performers and acrobats belonging to several indigenous communities from the Gulf state of Veracruz. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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An Indian Christian devotee, dressed as Jesus Christ, carries a cross while reenacting Jesus path to crucification on Good Friday in Gauhati, India, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the worls are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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An elderly Pakistani Christian man, prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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The yet unnamed male koala joey sits next to a toy Koala, in an attempt to make weighing him easier, at the Zoo in Duisburg, western Germany on Wednesday March 27, 2013. The little Koala left his mother's pouch after six months for the first time and is one of two newborn joeys. The Duisburg Zoo is one of the major breeding units for Koalas in Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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An Indian Hindu widow stands covered in colored powder during Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A giant river otter, the world's largest otter species, looks out of its enclosure at the newly completed River Safari on Monday March 25, 2013 in Singapore. The River Safari, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's latest attraction will showcase 5000 animal specimens representing 300 animal species from freshwater habitats inspired by eight of the world's iconic rivers including the Mississippi, Nile, Mekong, Yangtze and Amazon Rivers and will open its doors to the public in April this year. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Filipino hooded penitents flagellate themselves during Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on March 28, 2013, in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and with long time exposure the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-08M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, early Friday, March 29, 2013. The Russian rocket carries Russian Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Pavel Vinogradov and U.S. astronaut Christopher Cassidy. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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A gaucho or cowboy falls from his horse while riding during a rodeo competition in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Every Holy Week, the Montevideo's City Hall organizes a rodeo to reward the best horse rider. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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Indians throw colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things.(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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A person walks along Jayhawk Boulevard with an umbrella as snow from a winter storm begins to fall in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, March 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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An Iraqi man is comforted as security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 29, 2013. A parked car bomb exploded near the al-Mahdi mosque in the northeastern Binook neighborhood as worshippers were leaving Friday prayers, killing and wounding several, just one of a string of bombings targeting Shiite mosques on Friday, killing and wounding dozens of people, police said.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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A Bangladeshi Hindu man blows colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hindus celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by painting each other in bright pigments, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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An aerial photo shows a landslide near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The slide severely damaged one home and isolated or threatened more than 30 on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound. No one was reported injured in the slide, which happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Cats sit on a branch of a cherry tree as cherry blossoms are in full bloom at a park in Tokyo Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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Backdropped by a full moon, thousands of balloons are released into the night sky honoring the Chilean soccer team at their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Uruguay in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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A Greek Cypriot looks on a map of Cyprus in capital Nicosia, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots Dervis Eroglu says the financial woes currently being experienced by the Greek Cypriots could delay a settlement to the island's nearly 40-year division.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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A Bangladeshi Hindu child smeared in colors stands at a doorway during Holi festival celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hindus celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by painting each other in bright pigments, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Christie's scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house's premises in London, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The egg, which is estimated to fetch 20,000 to 30,000 pounds ($30,210 to $45,315 and 23,645 to 35,467 euro) in the forthcoming Travel, Science and Natural History sale on April 24, measures over 100 times the average size of a chicken egg, and stands at 21cm in diameter and 30cm in height. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A demonstrator wearing a mask of Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and carrying a sign with the words "crime: leader of organized crime against the people", takes part in a protest march marking the Portuguese national youth day Wednesday, March 27 2013 in Lisbon. Other demonstrators wore masks of various members of government and bankers. The demonstration was organized by workers unions under the slogan "we want work with rights". (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
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A model shows off the latest creations from the Mao Geping stylist collection during a show at fashion week in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Filipino hooded penitents stop to pray at one of the stations of the cross during Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on March 28, 2013, in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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A Bangladeshi Hindu child with his face smeared in colors participates in Holi festival celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hindus celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by painting each other in bright pigments, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Pakistani men gathering at the site of a suicide bombing, are seen through the shattered windshield of a vehicle, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013. A suicide bomber struck a security convoy carrying a paramilitary police commander in northwestern Pakistan, killing several people, including two women, but the commander escaped unhurt in the blast. Concerns are rising that the militants could step up the pace of attacks ahead of May parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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South Korean conservative activists burn cutout pictures of North Korean national founder the late Kim Il Sung, right, and late leader Kim Jong Il during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of South Korean naval ship "Cheonan" which killed 46 South Korean sailors, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. An explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton warship, killing 46 sailors near the maritime border with North Korea in 2010. A banner reads: "Bomb at statue of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain, Friday, March 29, 2013. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Bangladeshi Hindu children smeared in colors stand at a doorway as they watch Holi festival celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hindus celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by painting each other in bright pigments, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Pedestrians are shrouded in heavy snow as they cross a downtown street on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. A winter storm warning is in effect for the area. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Container workers occupy and block a road during a protest at Kwai Chung Container Terminal in Hong Kong, Friday, March 29, 2013. About two hundreds container workers went on strike, demanding pay raise. The terminal is a subsidiary of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shings company, Hutchison Whampoa. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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An Indian Hindu widow walks with a cane as flowers fall from above during Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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An indigenous man shouts to police, clutching a flute from inside the old Indian Museum where a fire burns behind in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, March 22, 2013. Police in riot gear invaded an old Indian museum complex Friday and pulled out a few dozen indigenous people who for months resisted eviction from the building, which will be razed as part of World Cup preparations next to the legendary Maracana football stadium. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Family and friends carry the casket containing the remains of Mapuche Indian chief Pascual Pichun 2 kms or 1.2 miles, to the community's cemetery, near Temuco, Chile, Saturday, March 23, 2013. About 500 members of Chile's largest indigenous community held a traditional funeral for their chief who was once convicted under an anti-terrorism law. He was found in his truck Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. Pichun was the leader of the community of Antonio Niripil de Temulemu near the southern city of Temuco. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
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A giant 10 meter (32.8 feet) wide stainless steel disc titled "Sky Mirror", a work of art by British artist Anish Kapoor, is displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The mirror has convex and concave surfaces creating constantly changing images as the sun and clouds in the sky move as well as people passing by. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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A duck swims in a natural lake as trees and the sky are reflected in the surface near Canada de Hoyo, Spain, Saturday, March 23, 2013. Warmer weather is slowly coming as spring is approaching in Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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John Amidon holds up a model of an Air Force drone while protesting outside Creech Air Force Base, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Indian Springs, Nev. Amidon is part of the Nevada Desert Experience group which holds an annual peace walk protesting the use of drones and nuclear weapons. The walk, which lasts five days, starts from Las Vegas, makes a stop at Creech Air Force Base and ends at the Nevada National Security Site in Mercury, Nev. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Best Pix of the Week

From the Hindu Holi festival to an early spring snowstorm, here are some of the capitivating images from the around world. 

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