Thursday 19 April 2018

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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, receives a traditional Maori welcome called a
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, receives a traditional Maori welcome called a "hongi" from David Ellison after she arrived with her husband, Britain's Prince William, in Dunedin April 13, 2014. Prince William and his wife are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son, Prince George
Roosters jump as they fight during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province April 13, 2014. Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar.
An armed man stands next to a barricade in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk, April 13, 2014. Ukraine's Interior Minister on Sunday told residents in the eastern city of Slaviansk to stay indoors, in anticipation of clashes between pro-Russian militants who have seized official buildings and Ukrainian security forces.
Children take part in a religious procession to mark Palm Sunday in St. Petersburg April 13, 2014. More than 2000 children from Orthodox religious schools, cadets of the Suvorov military school and the Nakhimov naval school took part in a religious procession and a liturgy at St. Isaac's Cathedral. Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion.
Woman prays on a hill with wooden crosses after a procession celebrating Palm Sunday in the town of Oshmiany, northwest of Minsk, April 13, 2014. Orthodox and Catholic believers mark Palm Sunday on April 13 and will celebrate Easter the following Sunday.
A penitent walks past a woman on his way to a church before taking part in the procession of "La Borriquita" brotherhood on Palm Sunday in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 13, 2014.
Prefectural government employees and other workers put on protective suits to cull chickens in Taragi town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 13, 2014. Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday.
Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio April 13, 2014. Aviv, who called his neighbor "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an "I AM A BULLY!" sign on the busy street on Sunday.
A Syrian girl, with her face painted in the colours of her country's national flag, carries balloons as she takes part in an event to mark the 39th anniversary of Lebanon's civil war (1975-1990) in front of Beirut's national museum April 13, 2014.
A Hindu holy man (not pictured) touches a girl with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession to mark the Gajan festival in Kolkata April 13, 2014. Devotees offer prayers during the month-long festival in hopes of winning the god's favour and ensuring fulfilment of their wishes. The festival ends on the last day of the Bengali calendar year, on April 15 this year.
A competitor dressed as Freddie Mercury and carrying a vacuum cleaner runs for charity during the London Marathon April 13, 2014.
Residents and rescue workers carry a body from the place where a forest fire burned several neighbourhoods in the hills in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, April 13, 2014. At least 11 people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and used aircraft to battle the blaze.
Palestinian beekeepers collect honey at a farm in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip April 13, 2014.
Hull City's fans watch their English FA Cup semi-final soccer match against Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium during a sunny day in London April 13, 2014.
A girl is sits on a swing in front of a cherry tree with blossoms at Mauerpark in Berlin April 13, 2014.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch others collecting spring water during the traditional Jewish rite of "Mayim Shelanu" near Jerusalem April 13, 2014. The water is used to prepare matza, traditional unleavened bread eaten during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, which starts on Monday.
Men carry the body of a child at a site hit by what activists said was a warplanes attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus April 13, 2014. On Sunday, opposition activists said at least 20 people were killed when warplanes attacked Douma, a town near Damascus.

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