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An Afghan woman waits in a changing room to try out a new Burqa, in a shop at in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Before the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the Burqa was infrequently worn in cities. Officially, it is not required under the present Afghan regime, but local warlords still enforce it in southern Afghanistan.

Anja Niedringhaus/AP

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A city snowplow drives past snow-flocked trees as it clears streets on the north end of Mankato, Minn..

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Aslamkhan Bikankha, 28, walks up the staircase in an illegal building in which he lives in Thane district on the outskirts of Mumbai. A shortage of affordable housing in Indian cities has led to rampant illegal construction by developers.


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Hindu devotees perform morning rituals along the banks of the river Ganges on the first day of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri in Allahabad, India. Navratri honors the Hindu goddess Shakti, or divine mother.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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Storm chaser Brad Mack from Buena Park California videotapes a rotating supercell storm west of Newcastle, Texas. Many of the storms in Tornado Alley that were forecast to be severe this week were taken out by a cold front from Canada.


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Friends embrace as several hundred people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax. The girl’s family says she ended her own life last week following months of bullying after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by four boys and a photo of the incident was distributed.


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A car is driven on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as it rains.


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A student protester (rear) takes cover from a jet of water released by a riot police vehicle as a dog jumps during a rally in which demonstrators demanded that the government make changes to the public state education system, in Santiago .


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Spanish matador Eduardo Gallo drives a sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.

Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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A pedestrian walks though a snow covered Nathan Phillips Square during a late spring snowfall in Toronto.

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Jose Manuel Isidoro, 92, and his wife Maria do Carmo, 90, pose for a portrait inside their shack at Terras do Lelo slum in Caparica, near Lisbon.


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