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A disabled Afghan girl exercises with her prosthetic legs at the Orthopedic Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul April 11, 2012. The free-of-charge centres log some 6,000 new patients every year, all of them Afghans. Of those, 1,000 are direct victims of war, many grievously wounded by the heightened potency of bombs.

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A blind Palestinian student uses Braille material during an English lesson in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)-run al-Nour (Light) School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Children in Gaza City .

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A donkey foal named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the U.S. Democratic Party as a worker paints Carrasquilla's house to welcome President Barack Obama to the VI America's Summit to be held in Cartagena, in Turbaco, near Cartagena.

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III, left, washes the foot of a priest during the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City.

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A man is silhouetted as he fishes on a pier at Uleelheu port in Banda Aceh April 12, 2012.


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Hindu holy men step over children as a ritual to bless them during a religious procession to mark the Gajan festival in Kolkata. Devotees offer prayers during the month-long festival in hopes of winning the god's favour and ensuring fulfilment of their wishes, as the festival ends on the last day of the Bengali calendar year on April 13.

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A boy plays with an abandoned tractor as a dog passes by in historical central Yangon.

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A girl receives training in front of her coach in a taekwondo hall in Pyongyan. Students trained here are selected from different provinces, with some presenting North Korea to compete in international taekwondo competitons.


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A woman lights a fire in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, 42 km southwest of Bucharest. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern Romania tradition.

Bogdan Cristel/REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/REUTERS

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