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From a humble Pope to a hungry bird, here are some of the best pictures from around the world. 
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A Palestinian throws a stone towards Israeli forces, not pictured, during riots after the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh in Israeli jail, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Palestinian prisoners have been rioting and hunger striking since a 64-year-old prisoner died of throat cancer on Tuesday. The Palestinians have blamed Israel for the man's death, saying he was not given proper medical care. The prisoner, Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, had been serving a life sentence for his role in a foiled attempt to bomb a busy cafe in Jerusalem in 2002. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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People crowd St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on occasion of the celebration of the Easter mass Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter's Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Pope Francis kisses a child as he tours St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in his popemobile prior to his weekly general audience, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
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Children play basketball at a park near blighted row houses in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Priests to light the fire before the Easter vigil mass at the Cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, March 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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Parishioners take part in the traditional Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ's final hours in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world attend ceremonies that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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5-tons of ice-cream, left, made by Iranian Choopan dairy is displayed during a ceremony at the Tochal mountainous area of northern Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 1, 2013. Choopan dairy unveiled a 5-tons chocolate icecream, the largest in the world, according to the factory officials. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 photo, a Palestinian worker covers the holes of smokes coming from a pile of smoldering wood during the process of turning wood into coal at one of the few local charcoal manufacturing shops, east of Gaza City. In adapting to years of border blockades and shortages, Gazans have become experts at recycling and making new out of old including turning scrap wood into charcoal to be used for barbecue grills and water pipes in local restaurants and coffee houses. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Members of the Kenyan military parade as they practice ahead of the presidential inauguration which is due to take place on Tuesday, at the Kasarani stadium near Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 5, 2013. Kenya's Supreme Court last week upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's next president and the loser Raila Odinga accepted that verdict, ending an election season that riveted the nation with fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 postelection violence. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A marker sits below the balcony on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed at the former Lorraine Motel, now a part of the National Civil Rights Museum. The wreath marks where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Vice President Joe Biden watches a video during his address to the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Two Aymara women fight for the ball in a pick-up game of soccer during Holy Week celebrations in Arenal de Cochiraya, on the outskirts of Oruro, Bolivia, Friday, March 29, 2013. More than 150 Bolivian artists gathered for the annual Good Friday event in the highland region, building sand sculptures based on the parables of Jesus. Christians all over the world attend ceremonies and events that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A bust of late Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is adorned with flowers, candles and religious images inside a people's shrine built in his honor at the "23 de Enero" or "23rd of January" slum in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The shrine, named Saint Hugo Chavez del 23, has been visited by tens of thousands of Venezuelans to pay homage to a president for some, a saint for others. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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A man pushes his bike through a flooded street in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. At least 35 people were killed by flooding overnight in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, the governor said Wednesday, bringing the overall death toll from days of torrential rains to at least 41 and leaving large stretches of the provincial capital under water. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A masked penitent from La Santa Vera Cruz brotherhood walks along the way taking part in an Easter procession known as 'Los Picaos' in the small village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, northern Spain on Friday, March 29, 2013. Penitents, or disciplinants, take part on the procession lashing themselves as an act of faith and penance, a tradition dating from the early 16th century.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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A Brazilian anti-riot police officer aims his pellet shotgun to Argentina's Arsenal soccer players at the end of the Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil's Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Atletico Mineiro won 5-2. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
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A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers, not pictured, during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Palestinian prisoners have been rioting and hunger striking since a 64-year-old prisoner died of throat cancer on Tuesday. The Palestinians have blamed Israel for the man's death, saying he was not given proper medical care. The prisoner, Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, had been serving a life sentence for his role in a foiled attempt to bomb a busy cafe in Jerusalem in 2002. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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Paraglider Steve Mayer takes flight from the Point of the Mountain Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Draper, Utah. Winds at the point are some of the most reliable and fun on the planet, paragliders say. And they helped shape the sport, allowing paragliders plenty of time to practice stunts in the air. But a mining company owns the mountain and is plowing a chunk of the top to make high-quality cement. Paragliders worry that the bulldozers are starting to change the face of that mountain, weakening that prime wind. Now, in an effort to preserve their sport, they're using Facebook and YouTube to call for support. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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La Merced Catholic church penitents carry a statue of Jesus Christ in a morning procession through the streets of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world attend ceremonies that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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The Marine One helicopter is framed by blooming Magnolia trees as President Barack Obama lifts off from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, as he travels to Denver and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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A woman and her daughter are frightened while ducks approach closely for food at an amusement park in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Scientists taking a first look at the genetics of the bird flu strain that recently killed two men in China said Wednesday the virus could be harder to track than its better-known cousin H5N1 because it might be able to spread silently among poultry without notice. The bird virus also seems to have adapted to be able to be able to sicken mammals like pigs. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE TONING OF BA114-- A Palestinian stone-thrower lays on the ground during clashes with Israeli forces, not pictured, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Demonstrations first erupted across the West Bank on Tuesday over the death of a Palestinian prisoner who died from cancer. The prisoner, 64-year-old Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, was serving a life sentence for a 2002 foiled bombing of a busy Jerusalem cafe. After Abu Hamdiyeh died, the Palestinians blamed Israel for the death, saying he was not given proper medical care. Israel says the prisoner was treated by specialist doctors in hospital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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A Great Blue Heron prepares to swallow a fish at a wetland preserve near Delray Beach, Fla., Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a bird-watcherís paradise where, for the past three months, itís been nesting and baby season. Wakodahatchee, an oasis of wildlife in suburbia, means "created waters" in the Seminole Indian language. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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A man, with his head smeared with colored powder, stands during a religious spring festival Holi in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 31, 2013. 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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An Afghan army soldier stands guard in the destroyed courthouse in Farah, western Afghanistan, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners in western Afghanistan, officials said. Tens of people, including the nine attackers were reported killed in the fighting. The assault in Farah province was the latest example of the Taliban's ability to strike official institutions despite tight security measures. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
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Ukrainian riot police guard the parliament building during an opposition rally in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Several thousand demonstrators rallied in Kiev to demand a mayoral election and to complain that the city was slow to clean up after last month's heavy blizzard that paralyzed the Ukrainian capital. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Faithful carry a statue of Jesus during the Good Friday procession in Ayacucho, Peru, late Friday, March 29, 2013. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A defaced poster of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, painted over with a mustache in reference to interim President Nicolas Maduro, stands outside a theater were Capriles met with former supporters of late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Venezuela will hold a presidential election to replace late President Hugo Chavez on April 14. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Officials from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) wait for orders outside a train which was derailed before entering Bangkok station in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 5, 2013. Three people were injured in the accident which officials said is still under investigation. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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Members of the Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH) eat their sandwiches as they occupy a Bankia bank branch as part of a protest to support neighbors who are facing the evictions process in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, April 5, 2013. With 26 percent unemployment, Spain is struggling to emerge from its second recession in just over three years. Spain's borrowing costs have dropped in recent months with investors less wary since European authorities announced the country would be helped, if needed, to handle its debt. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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An inmate portrays the role of a thief as he is placed on a cross during a reenactment of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday at the Reclusorio Oriente prison in Mexico City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world attend ceremonies that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Brettnie Bentley, of Atlanta, visits the grave of Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the civil rights leader, Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, are surrounded by body guards as they tour Old Havana where a street performer on stilts looks on, right, in Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013. R&B's power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Pakistani Wazeer Khan, 87, sits on a roadside near his home, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, April 1, 2013. Khan and his family fled Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur in 2009, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, and took refuge in Islamabad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A veiled Indian woman watches as she stands on a field at Phaphamau on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Friday, April 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Firefighters battle a three alarm warehouse fire in the Central City section of New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 2013. An arching column of smoke from the blaze hung over much of the downtown skyline. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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A model displays a creation by Georgian designer Ria Keburia during Moscow Fashion Week, Russia, Saturday, March 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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A police officer salutes as people file one-by-one past the remains of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, during a memorial services in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, April 4, 2013. McLelland and his wife were found shot to death Saturday in their house near Forney, about 20 miles east of Dallas. No arrests have been made. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in KhanYounis, southern Gaza Strip , Sunday, March 31, 2013. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. Training is held at cemeteries in KhanYounis. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Men speak on mobile phones in front of a Sony showroom in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Cambodian army multiple rocket launchers are test fired at Phnom Sruoch complex of Cambodian army base, in Kampong Speu province, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. About 107 rounds of Russian-made BM-21 rockets were fired, according to the army. (AP photo/Heng Sinith)
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Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 29, 2013. Pope Francis began the Good Friday service at the Vatican with the Passion of Christ Mass and hours later will go to the ancient Colosseum in Rome for the traditional Way of the Cross procession. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Best Pix of the Week

From a humble Pope to a hungry bird, here are some of the best pictures from around the world. 

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