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Children walk on the Askia mausoleum, built in 1495 in Gao, northern Mali, Friday Feb. 15, 2013, one week after a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint at the entrance of the town.

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Palestinians ride horses on Gaza beach as the sun sets in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

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Workers from Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica, with bags over their heads, protest against job cuts, in Barcelona February 15, 2013. The words on the masks read, "Yes, I'm profitable".


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A Russian policeman works near an ice hole, said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be the point of impact of a meteor seen earlier in the Urals region, at lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. The meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to earth which shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 500 people.


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A man squats in the window of his home as he rests from work in Kyar Chaung village, Taikkyi Township February 6, 2013. People in Kyar Chaung and surrounding villages some 60 miles (96.5 km) from Yangon live in constant fear of wild elephants after animals started attacking humans some 15 years ago. Every year, an average of seven people die from such attacks in the area, according to the government's forest department.


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A Palestinian wears a mask during clashes with the Israeli army north of the West Bank city of Jenin in support to the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails and against the administrative detention, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

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An elderly woman takes part in a memorial service in the centre of Minsk, February 15, 2013. Belarus on Friday, along with many former Soviet states, marked the 24th anniversary of the Soviet troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan where they fought for 10 years.


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Late polar bear Knut is on display at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Adorable in life, still attracting admirers in death: Knut the polar bear's hide has been mounted on a polyurethane body and is going on display in a Berlin museum. The Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the statue prepared by taxidermists featuring the famous Berlin Zoo bear's fur and claws, with the synthetic body and glass eyes.

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Mayor Rob Ford gets behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4-12C Spyder at the 2013 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, Ont. Friday, February 15, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) hugs Mary Jo Copeland of Minneapolis as she reacts upon receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal for the Sharing and Caring Hands social assistance safety net she founded in 1985, in the East Room at the White House in Washington, February 15, 2013. Obama honored 18 Americans on Friday with the medal, including six teachers who lost their lives protecting students in the Sandy Hook school shooting in December.


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Hindu devotees take ritual dips at 'Sangam', confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of 'Basant Panchami' in Allahabad, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years.

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