LEBANON, Tripoli : People look at a man covered in body paint and dressed up parading

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US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2014 during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2014. .(AFP/Jewel Samad)
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Image 1 of 17:  1 / 17US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2014 during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2014. .(AFP/Jewel Samad)

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The Panamanian-flagged Klos-C is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships (unseen) on March 8, 2014 after it was intercepted by the Israeli navy with the military saying it was carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza.(AFP /JACK GUEZ)
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Image 2 of 17:  2 / 17The Panamanian-flagged Klos-C is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships (unseen) on March 8, 2014 after it was intercepted by the Israeli navy with the military saying it was carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza.(AFP /JACK GUEZ)

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Women from the Arab and Muslim world demonstrate naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day.(AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)
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Image 3 of 17:  3 / 17Women from the Arab and Muslim world demonstrate naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day.(AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

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Amina Sboui, a Tunisian feminist who was detained for nearly three months for having posted topless photos online, holds a Tunisian flag as she demonstrates naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day. (AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)
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Image 4 of 17:  4 / 17Amina Sboui, a Tunisian feminist who was detained for nearly three months for having posted topless photos online, holds a Tunisian flag as she demonstrates naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day. (AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

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A Palestinian boy sits on a boat on the seashore as he watches a demonstration against the siege on the impoverished Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah on March 7, 2014. Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with Israel to blockade the Hamas-ruled territory. AFP/ SAID KHATIB
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Image 5 of 17:  5 / 17A Palestinian boy sits on a boat on the seashore as he watches a demonstration against the siege on the impoverished Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah on March 7, 2014. Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with Israel to blockade the Hamas-ruled territory. AFP/ SAID KHATIB

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’Women in Black’ group in Israel pays tribute In honor of International Women’s Day 2014. Courtesy of Activestills.
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Image 6 of 17:  6 / 17’Women in Black’ group in Israel pays tribute In honor of International Women’s Day 2014. Courtesy of Activestills.

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An Indian Muslim girl, whose hands are decorated with henna, performs martial arts during a function to mark International Women’s Day at a school in Hyderabad, India. Courtesy of Arab News
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Image 7 of 17:  7 / 17An Indian Muslim girl, whose hands are decorated with henna, performs martial arts during a function to mark International Women’s Day at a school in Hyderabad, India. Courtesy of Arab News

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A Malaysian policeman stands guard outside a reception centre for family and friends at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said a flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing early Saturday, and the airline was notifying next of kin in a sign it feared the worst. AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA
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Image 8 of 17:  8 / 17A Malaysian policeman stands guard outside a reception centre for family and friends at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said a flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing early Saturday, and the airline was notifying next of kin in a sign it feared the worst. AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

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A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. (AFP/ JM LOPEZ)
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Image 9 of 17:  9 / 17A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. (AFP/ JM LOPEZ)

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The luxurious Majesty 155 yacht at The Dubai Boat Show 2014 (image: Facebook)
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Image 10 of 17:  10 / 17The luxurious Majesty 155 yacht at The Dubai Boat Show 2014 (image: Facebook)

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a man covered in body paint & dressed up parading in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, on March 2, 2014 in Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. AFP/IBRAHIM CHALHOUB
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Image 11 of 17:  11 / 17a man covered in body paint & dressed up parading in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, on March 2, 2014 in Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. AFP/IBRAHIM CHALHOUB

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A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. Syria's war has since March 2011 killed more than 140,000 people and forced millions more to flee. AFP/GURCAN OZTURK
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Image 12 of 17:  12 / 17A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. Syria's war has since March 2011 killed more than 140,000 people and forced millions more to flee. AFP/GURCAN OZTURK

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A Palestinian woman grieves during the funeral of Musaad Alzaneen in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip. (Courtesy of Press TV)
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Image 13 of 17:  13 / 17A Palestinian woman grieves during the funeral of Musaad Alzaneen in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip. (Courtesy of Press TV)

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A man lies covered in fake euro notes during a demonstration against Turkey's PM in Ankara March 1, 2014. Close to 600 protesters took to the streets in the Turkish capital to protest against the corruption and bribery allegations roiling PM Erdogan's government. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN)
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Image 14 of 17:  14 / 17A man lies covered in fake euro notes during a demonstration against Turkey's PM in Ankara March 1, 2014. Close to 600 protesters took to the streets in the Turkish capital to protest against the corruption and bribery allegations roiling PM Erdogan's government. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN)

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Bahraini protesters wearing masks take cover behind a shield during clashes with riot police on March 3, 2014. (Courtesy of Press TV)
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Image 15 of 17:  15 / 17Bahraini protesters wearing masks take cover behind a shield during clashes with riot police on March 3, 2014. (Courtesy of Press TV)

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Jordan's fans shout support during their Asian Cup Australia 2015 group A qualification football match Jordan vs Syria at the Amman International Stadium on March 5, 2014, in the Jordanian capital. Jordan beat Syria 2-1. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)
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Image 16 of 17:  16 / 17Jordan's fans shout support during their Asian Cup Australia 2015 group A qualification football match Jordan vs Syria at the Amman International Stadium on March 5, 2014, in the Jordanian capital. Jordan beat Syria 2-1. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

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Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with his trophy after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 1, 2014 in Dubai. Federer won his sixth Dubai Open title today with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Berdych. AFP/KARIM SAHIB
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Image 17 of 17:  17 / 17Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with his trophy after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 1, 2014 in Dubai. Federer won his sixth Dubai Open title today with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Berdych. AFP/KARIM SAHIB

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US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2014 during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2014. .(AFP/Jewel Samad)

Image 1 of 17US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with recipients of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award 2014 during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 4, 2014. .(AFP/Jewel Samad)

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The Panamanian-flagged Klos-C is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships (unseen) on March 8, 2014 after it was intercepted by the Israeli navy with the military saying it was carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza.(AFP /JACK GUEZ)

Image 2 of 17The Panamanian-flagged Klos-C is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships (unseen) on March 8, 2014 after it was intercepted by the Israeli navy with the military saying it was carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza.(AFP /JACK GUEZ)

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Women from the Arab and Muslim world demonstrate naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day.(AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

Image 3 of 17Women from the Arab and Muslim world demonstrate naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day.(AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

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Amina Sboui, a Tunisian feminist who was detained for nearly three months for having posted topless photos online, holds a Tunisian flag as she demonstrates naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day. (AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

Image 4 of 17Amina Sboui, a Tunisian feminist who was detained for nearly three months for having posted topless photos online, holds a Tunisian flag as she demonstrates naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women's oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women's international day. (AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

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A Palestinian boy sits on a boat on the seashore as he watches a demonstration against the siege on the impoverished Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah on March 7, 2014. Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with Israel to blockade the Hamas-ruled territory. AFP/ SAID KHATIB

Image 5 of 17A Palestinian boy sits on a boat on the seashore as he watches a demonstration against the siege on the impoverished Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah on March 7, 2014. Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with Israel to blockade the Hamas-ruled territory. AFP/ SAID KHATIB

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’Women in Black’ group in Israel pays tribute In honor of International Women’s Day 2014. Courtesy of Activestills.

Image 6 of 17’Women in Black’ group in Israel pays tribute In honor of International Women’s Day 2014. Courtesy of Activestills.

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An Indian Muslim girl, whose hands are decorated with henna, performs martial arts during a function to mark International Women’s Day at a school in Hyderabad, India. Courtesy of Arab News

Image 7 of 17An Indian Muslim girl, whose hands are decorated with henna, performs martial arts during a function to mark International Women’s Day at a school in Hyderabad, India. Courtesy of Arab News

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A Malaysian policeman stands guard outside a reception centre for family and friends at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said a flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing early Saturday, and the airline was notifying next of kin in a sign it feared the worst. AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

Image 8 of 17A Malaysian policeman stands guard outside a reception centre for family and friends at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said a flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing early Saturday, and the airline was notifying next of kin in a sign it feared the worst. AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA

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A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. (AFP/ JM LOPEZ)

Image 9 of 17A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. (AFP/ JM LOPEZ)

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The luxurious Majesty 155 yacht at The Dubai Boat Show 2014 (image: Facebook)

Image 10 of 17The luxurious Majesty 155 yacht at The Dubai Boat Show 2014 (image: Facebook)

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a man covered in body paint & dressed up parading in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, on March 2, 2014 in Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. AFP/IBRAHIM CHALHOUB

Image 11 of 17a man covered in body paint & dressed up parading in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, on March 2, 2014 in Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. AFP/IBRAHIM CHALHOUB

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A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. Syria's war has since March 2011 killed more than 140,000 people and forced millions more to flee. AFP/GURCAN OZTURK

Image 12 of 17A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. Syria's war has since March 2011 killed more than 140,000 people and forced millions more to flee. AFP/GURCAN OZTURK

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A Palestinian woman grieves during the funeral of Musaad Alzaneen in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip. (Courtesy of Press TV)

Image 13 of 17A Palestinian woman grieves during the funeral of Musaad Alzaneen in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip. (Courtesy of Press TV)

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A man lies covered in fake euro notes during a demonstration against Turkey's PM in Ankara March 1, 2014. Close to 600 protesters took to the streets in the Turkish capital to protest against the corruption and bribery allegations roiling PM Erdogan's government. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN)

Image 14 of 17A man lies covered in fake euro notes during a demonstration against Turkey's PM in Ankara March 1, 2014. Close to 600 protesters took to the streets in the Turkish capital to protest against the corruption and bribery allegations roiling PM Erdogan's government. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN)

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Bahraini protesters wearing masks take cover behind a shield during clashes with riot police on March 3, 2014. (Courtesy of Press TV)

Image 15 of 17Bahraini protesters wearing masks take cover behind a shield during clashes with riot police on March 3, 2014. (Courtesy of Press TV)

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Jordan's fans shout support during their Asian Cup Australia 2015 group A qualification football match Jordan vs Syria at the Amman International Stadium on March 5, 2014, in the Jordanian capital. Jordan beat Syria 2-1. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

Image 16 of 17Jordan's fans shout support during their Asian Cup Australia 2015 group A qualification football match Jordan vs Syria at the Amman International Stadium on March 5, 2014, in the Jordanian capital. Jordan beat Syria 2-1. (AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

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Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with his trophy after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 1, 2014 in Dubai. Federer won his sixth Dubai Open title today with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Berdych. AFP/KARIM SAHIB

Image 17 of 17Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with his trophy after defeating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 1, 2014 in Dubai. Federer won his sixth Dubai Open title today with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Berdych. AFP/KARIM SAHIB

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