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A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass on a lawn in Klosterneuburg April 29, 2013. The European Commission said on Monday it would go ahead and impose a temporary ban on three of the world's most widely used pesticides because of fears they harm bees, despite EU governments failing to agree on the issue. In a vote on Monday, EU officials could not decide whether to impose a two-year ban - with some exceptions - on a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, produced mainly by Germany's Bayer and Switzerland's Syngenta.


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Egyptian villagers catch lobsters in a pond in front of the historical site of the 4,500-year-old "bent" pyramid, of Pharaoh Sneferu known for its oddly shaped profile, outside the village of Dahshour, 50 miles (80 Kilometers) south of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 29, 2013. Protesters held a rally on Monday against the continued construction of a modern cemetery at the†foot of Egypt's first†pyramids and its oldest temples. Authorities†have so far failed to stop the construction, despite earlier promises to do so.

Amr Nabil/AP

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A relative argues with a member of the police as he shows a picture of a garment worker, who has been missing, during a protest demanding capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka April 29, 2013. Rescue officials in Bangladesh said on Monday they were unlikely to find more survivors in the rubble of a factory building that collapsed last week burying hundreds of garment workers in the country's worst industrial accident.


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Meerkats visit their new home during the official opening of a new meerkats compound in the Dresden Zoo, eastern Germany, Monday, April 29, 2013.

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Rohingya Muslim men wait for an auction to start at a fish market near Sittwe April 29, 2013. Myanmar must urgently address the plight of Muslims displaced by sectarian bloodshed in western Rakhine State and double the number of security forces to control the still-volatile region, an independent commission said on Monday. Its long-awaited report recommended a mixed bag of humanitarian and security responses to violence last June and October that killed at least 192 people and left 140,000 homeless, mostly stateless Rohingya Muslims in an area dominated by ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.


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A man with his child stands next to Greenpeace environmental activists dressed up as a polar bear on the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague April 29, 2013. The event is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the threats to the Arctic and to advocate a ban on drilling for oil.


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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children watch as Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise at the Palmachim air force base near Tel Aviv April 29, 2013.


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Afghan boys play on a road on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 29, 2013.

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Christopher Powney, centre, Artistic director of the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam teaches a class during the AssemblÈe Internationale 2013 on April 29 2013. Held at the National Ballet School's Betty Oliphant Theatre, the gathering hosts students from schools from around the world from April 28 to May 4 2013. During the AssemblÈe, there will be four public performances as well.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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People are seen through a bubble at the Dam Square in Amsterdam April 29, 2013. The Netherlands is preparing for Queen's Day on April 30, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.


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Actor Don Cheadle arrives for an advance screening of Iron Man 3 in downtown Toronto April 29, 2013. The movie starring Robert Downey Jr and Cheadle opens May 3rd.

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Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana, in Lalitpur April 29, 2013.


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Concert-goers dance and gesture during a performance at the 2013 Strawberry Music Festival at Tongzhou Canal Park in Beijing, April 29, 2013. The festival will be held from April 29 to May 1. Picture taken April 29, 2013.


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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two flies over the Mojave Desert in California in this handout provided by Griffin Communications Group April 29, 2013. Owner Virgin Galactic plans to start flying passengers aboard SpaceShip Two as soon as test flights are complete, possibly later this year.


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