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Image 1 of 66: An Israeli dressed as a zombie takes part in the customary "Zombie Walk" in the city of Tel Aviv, on the eve of Purim, March15. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire. (AFP/DAVID BUIMOVITCH)

Demonstrators
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Image 1 of 66: Demonstrators gather on the Sant Jaume square in Barcelona to mark the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria. The placard reads in Catalan: "Chemical massacre in Syria.AFP/LLUIS GENE

Kuwait City
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Image 1 of 66: A rainbow arcs over Kuwait City on March 15, 2014 after heavy rain. (AFP/ YASSER AL-ZAYYAT)

Bedouin
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Image 1 of 66: A Bedouin woman plays with young camels at a farm in Gaza City on March 15, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED)

asylum
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Image 1 of 66: Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials (not pictured) escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15. Thailand sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uighur minority for illegal entry, an official said, despite a US appeal for their protection. (AFP)

Pakistani
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Image 1 of 66: Young Pakistani street vendors sell coloured powder or "gulal" on the eve of the Hindu festival of Holi in Karachi on March 15, 2014. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours, is observed in Pakistan at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year. (AFP/Rizwan TABASSUM)

Kabul
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Image 1 of 66: Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdul Rasul Sayyaf gather during a political rally in Shakardara district of Kabul province on March 14, 2014. Afghanistan's April 5 election is the third presidential poll since the fall of the Taliban with 11 candidates contesting the polls. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

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Image 1 of 66: CEO of ALHOUSH presenting a limited edition lithograph of "Jamal Al-mahamel II" by painter Suleiman Mansour to HE Sheikh Nahayan Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development on March 14, 2014. (Facebook)

SHARJAH
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Image 1 of 66: Last day of Tuning industry riding high on rising luxury car sales in Expo Centre Sharjah.(Facebook)

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Image 1 of 66:  A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle near the Gazy City power plant on March 15, after it shut down due to a lack of fuel from Israel, he energy authority said. The facility, which supplies some 30 percent of Gaza's electricity needs, has been forced to shut down several times. AFP /MOHAMMED ABED

Tyler Butterfield
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Image 1 of 66: Tyler Butterfield triumphantly crossing the finish line and winning the Long Course Men's Elite race.(Abu Dhabi International Triathlon)

emonstrators Algeria
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Image 1 of 66:  Algerian demonstrators wave their national flag and shout slogans during a protest against in the capital Algiers ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to seek a fourth term in the next month's election, organised by Barakat.(AFP/ FAROUK BATICHE)

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Image 1 of 66: Young women walk past the WFP drop zone where 30MT of sorghum was airdropped in Maban. (UNHCR/ P. Rulashe)

spring pakistan
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Image 1 of 66: Pakistani women walk in a park as spring arrives in Islamabad on March 15, 2014. Spring weather begins to settle in the Pakistani capital with the arrival of March. (AFP/Farooq NAEEM)

Bahrain protesters
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Image 1 of 66: Bahrain protesters stand behind burning flags of the "Peninsula Shield Force" - the military side of(GCC) - during a protest in the village of Al-Malikiyah in Manama, on March 14, marking the third anniversary of the deployment of the military force that backed Manama's bid to crush the Shiite-led protests. (AFP/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)

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Image 1 of 66: A Palestinian man and a member of the Israeli security forces take pictures of each other with their mobile phones after Palestinians from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, demonstrated against Jewish settlers and the nearby Jewish settlement of Hallamish on March 14, 2014.( AFP/ ABBAS MOMANI)

Sheikh Abbas Fadlalla
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Image 1 of 66: Sheikh Abbas Fadlalla checks the south Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, near the Lebanon-Israel border on March 15 after it was shelled by an Israeli strike the previous night. Israel said it shelled a position belonging to Hezbollah inside Lebanon, in response to a blast targeting its troops along the border. (AFP/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT)

ceremony syria 2014
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Image 1 of 66: People take part in a ceremony & candlelight vigil marking the third anniversary of the start of the violent conflict in Syria, at Campidoglio in Rome, on March 14, 2014. Syria's civil war enters its fourth year on March 15, leaving behind at least 146,000 dead & millions more homeless. (AFP/ TIZIANA FABI)

MH370
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Image 1 of 66: A relative of passengers from the missing flight MH370 speaks to media at a hotel in Beijing on March 15. Malaysia's leader said communications aboard a missing jet were switched off & its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked. AFP/ WANG ZHAO

UNICEF David Beckham
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Image 1 of 66: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham speaks up for the Children of Syria.(Facebook)

Jordanian protesters
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Image 1 of 66: Jordanian protesters take part in a demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital Amman on March 14, 2014 against the killing of Raed Zuaiter by Israeli soldiers. Israeli troops shot 38-year-old Raed Zeiter, a Palestinian-Jordanian judge, at a border crossing on March 10.(AFP PHOTO /KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

ndian Muslim
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Image 1 of 66: An Indian Muslim woman cuts Congress party flags using a red-hot iron cable at a workshop in New Delhi on March 14. India, the world's largest democracy, announced March 5 it would stage a five-week election from April 7, a contest expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival.(AFP/Chandan KHANNA)

Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon
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Image 1 of 66: Getting geared up for the Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon presented by Activelife on March 14, 2014.(Facebook)

Abu Dhabi Awards
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Image 1 of 66: As Abu Dhabi Awards is a biannual event we'd like to announce that the next Abu Dhabi Awards ceremony will take place in 2015.(Facebook)

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Image 1 of 66: Palestinians inspect the damage following an Israeli air strike on smuggling tunnels in Rafah on March 14, 2014. A truce declared by Gaza militants was tested when the Israeli military reported further rocket fire from Gaza hours later and launched retaliatory air strikes for a second night. (AFP/ SAID KHATIB)

syria Melbourne
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Image 1 of 66: Participants hold a candle-light vigil marking the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict in Melbourne on March 14, 2014. Some 200 hundred people gathered at Federation Square to show their solidarity with the people of Syria & demand an end to the conflict. (AFP/ Esther Lim)

MH370
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Image 1 of 66: Malaysian Muslims offer Friday prayers during a special prayer session for passengers of the missing flight MH370 plane at the (KLIA) mosque. The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a the missing flight spread to the vast Indian Ocean after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly 7 days ago. (AFP)

Gaza Strip
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Image 1 of 66: Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in Gaza Strip, on March 13, 2014. Israeli warplanes carried out raids on 29 targets in Gaza overnight, hitting bases used by militants from Gaza's ruling Hamas & from Islamic Jihad's armed wing, the Quds Brigade. (AFP/ SAID KHATIB)

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Image 1 of 66: A tourist offers a prayer after writing a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 outside a mall in Kuala Lumpur on March 13, 2014. (AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA)

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Image 1 of 66: A Kashmiri Muslim man rows a boat on the Dal lake in front of snow covered mountains following a snowfall in Srinagar on March 12, 2014. Avalanches triggered by unusually heavy snowfall killed at least six people in Indian Kashmir. AFP/TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Queen Rania of Jordan
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Image 1 of 66: HRH Queen Rania of Jordan visits nursery at the Jordanian Royal Medica Services. Courtesy of Petra.

Palestinian
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Image 1 of 66: Elias Halabi, a Palestinian artist, displays his artwork on Israel's controversial separation wall as he prepares for his exhibition "Fracturing Separation" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 12, 2014. (AFP/MUSA AL-SHAER)

Malaysian
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Image 1 of 66: Beachgoers walk past a sand sculpture made by Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik with a message of prayers for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. (Press TV/Facebook)

Mithi Pakistan
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Image 1 of 66: Pakistani drought-affected people stretch their hands to receive food being distributed by a private NGO in Mithi. Government & NGOs have set up their relief camps in the drought-hit desert region to provide relief assistance to hundreds of thousands affected families where at least 67 children had died due to malnutrition & other diseases. (AFP)

Turkey riot
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Image 1 of 66: People run as riot police fires tear gas to disperse demonstrators gathered to mark the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Ankara on March 12, 2014. Protestors clashed with police in Turkey as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests. AFP/ ADEM ALTAN

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Image 1 of 66: traditional Jewish women's clothes in the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind titled: "Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe" brings together an array of traditional apparel from the 18th through the 20th centuries from the Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish dress.(AFP)

Arbil Festival
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Image 1 of 66: Swedish air-acrobats perform during the Arbil Festival, in the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Arbil, on March 11, 2014, which marks the 23rd anniversary of the uprising against the regime of toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. (AFP/ SAFIN HAMED)

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Image 1 of 66: A Malaysian malay ‘bomoh’ (shaman), Ibrahim Mat Zin holds two coconuts as him and his assistants offer to locate the missing flight 370 plane using a spiritual method & prayer at (KLIA).Malaysia has expanded its search area after three days of scouring the sea failed to bring forth any confirmed sightings of wreckage, an official said.(AFP)

Gaza
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Image 1 of 66: Palestinian school girls sit with their kites, holding the Japanese and United Nations flags as they show their solidarity with Japan near a Japanese-funded housing project in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 11, 2014. (Press TV/Facebook)

Dubai Lynx 2014
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Image 1 of 66: Graham Fink, Chief Creative Officer Ogilvy&MatherChina gives a seminar entitled, 'One Thousand and One Night,' during Dubai Lynx 2014. (Facebook)

Shaher Abu Shanab
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Image 1 of 66: A relative of Shaher Abu Shanab, one of three Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad's armed wing, who were killed in an Israeli airstrike, mourns during his funeral in Khan Yunis in Gaza Strip. The Israeli army confirmed the strike, saying the air force had targeted Islamic Jihad militants who had fired at troops.(AFP/ MAHMUD HAMS)

Jordan activist
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Image 1 of 66: A Jordanian activist prepares to set a makeshift Israeli flag ablaze during a session of Jordan's House of Representatives, to protest against the killing judge Raed Zeiter by Israeli forces while crossing the Allenby Bridge between the occupied West Bank and Jordan. (AFP/STR)

Raed Zeiter
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Image 1 of 66: The father of Raed Zeiter, 38, grieves over his son's body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Nablus, on March 11, 2014, a day after he was shot dead by the Israeli military. The Jordanian-Palestinian judge was shot by Israeli troops at the Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. AFP/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

Karachi
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Image 1 of 66: Pakistan Karachi: Gypsy child searching for valuables from heaps of garbage. (The Nation/Facebook)

missing airplane
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Image 1 of 66: A Malaysian police official displays a photograph of Iranian Pouria Noor Mohammad Mehrdad, one of two men who reportedly boarded missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using stolen European passports. Malaysian police said one of two suspect passengers who boarded the missing passenger jet was an Iranian illegal immigrant. (AFP/ MANAN VATSYAYANA)

Saudi Book Show
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Image 1 of 66: A Saudi author signs her book for a child at the 8th Riyadh International Book Fair, which opened March 4th.(Courtesy of the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information)

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Image 1 of 66: A Turkish protester kicks back a teargas canister fired by riot policemen during clashes outside Okmeydani Hospital in Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (AFP/BULENT KILI)

Dubai Lynx 2014
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Image 1 of 66: Ben Fender, CEO of Drive Productions gives a seminar entitled, ' Stoytelling in the Build Enviroment,' during Dubai Lynx 2014. (Dubai Lynx facebook page)

Turkish
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Image 1 of 66: Turks residing in the US demonstrate against the government of Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayib Ardogan in front of the White House in Washington on March 9, 2014. They accuse Erdogan of corruption and the arbitrary and politically-motivated arrests of journalists, scientists and members of the military.(AFP/Nicholas KAMM)

Pakistani
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Image 1 of 66: Pakistani children play during a dust storm on the banks of the Ravi River on the outskirts of Lahore on March 10, 2014. Heavy rain and stormy weather has hit parts of northern Pakistan. (AFP/Arif ALI)

jordan Riot police
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Image 1 of 66: Riot police try to control tens of angry Jordanians as they protest in front of the Israeli embassy on March 10, 2014, in the capital Amman, following the shooting dead by Israeli troops of Palestinian-Jordanian judge Raed Zeiter at at the Allenby Bridge crossing.(AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

Klos-C
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Image 1 of 66: Forty rockets (type M-302), up to the range of 160 km, 181 122mm mortar shells, and approximately 400,000 7.62-calibre rounds are put on display by the Israeli military along the docks of the southern Israeli military port of Eilat, on March 10, 2014. The ammunition was found on a vessel, the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C. (AFP/ JACK GUEZ)

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Image 1 of 66: A visitor writes on a poster carrying messages for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 10, 2014.(AFP/ MOHD RASFAN)

Muslim Societies 2014
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Image 1 of 66: People attend a two-day forum entitled "Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies" on March 9, 2014 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. (AFP/KARIM SAHIB)

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Image 1 of 66: Fatima Abdala, from Barakutili, South Darfur, rests in her small shelter in Kalma camp for Internally Displaced Persons, South Darfur.(UN Mission in Darfur)

Sudan Nyeel refugee
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Image 1 of 66: Toby Lanzer with children at the Nyeel refugee camp in South Sudan March 2013. (UN Photo/Martine Perret)

Tunisian fishermen
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Image 1 of 66: Tunisian fishermen pull onto the dock a whale they found caught in their nets at Sidi Boussaid on March 9, 2014, about 20 km northeast of the capital, Tunis. (AFP/ FETHI BELAID)

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Image 1 of 66: Kidnapped nuns arrive at Jdeidet Yabus on the Syrian side of the border with Lebanon after an arduous nine-hour journey that took them from Yabrud into Lebanon, and then back into Syria on March 10, 2014.(AFP/ LOUAI BESHARA)

Orthodox Jews
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Image 1 of 66: Orthodox Jews gather on Water Street in lower Manhattan March 9, 2014 to pray and protest against the current effort by the Israeli government to pass a law to draft religious Jews into its army.(AFP/ Timothy A. CLARY)

Pakistani activist
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Image 1 of 66: Pakistani activist dressed as President Obama, holds a chain to an activist representing Aafia Siddiqui, currently serving a prison term in the US, as they protest on International Women's Day in Karachi. (AFP)

Catherine Ashton
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Image 1 of 66: EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton is in Iran for top-level meetings with officials who are pursuing a track of talks they hope will eventually end international pressure and suspicions over Tehran's nuclear programme. (AFP/ ATTA KENARE)

Qatar Mutaz Essa Barshim
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Image 1 of 66: Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim competes in men high jump qualification group A at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in the Ergo Arena in the Polish coastal town of Sopot, on March 8, 2014. (AFP/ ADRIAN DENNIS)

Kuwait City 2014
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Image 1 of 66: Britain's based Breitling Wingwalkers display team performs over Kuwait City on March 8, 2014 during a promotional event to mark the opening of the first dedicated store of the Swiss luxury brand, Breitling watches in Kuwait. (AFP/ YASSER AL-ZAYYAT)

Najaf's book fair 2014
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Image 1 of 66: An Iraqi sits at her stand displaying ancient books on the opening day of the 6th Najaf's book fair on March 7, 2014 at the shrine of Imam Ali in the Iraqi central city of Najaf. The event runs until March 17. (AFP/ HAIDAR HAMDANI)

aksim square Istanbul 2014
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Image 1 of 66: A Turkish woman shouts in front a barricade of riot policemen as she and other protesters march towards Taksim square as part of the "International Women's Day" on March 8, 2014, in Istanbul. (AFP/ OZAN KOSE)

Syrian refugee
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Image 1 of 66: Syrian refugee girls sit at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) "Child Friendly Spaces" (CFSs) in the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian border with Syria, on March 8, 2014. Jordan is home to more than 500,000 Syrian refugees. (AFP/ KHALIL MAZRAAWI)

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