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Christie's scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house's premises in London. The egg measures over 100 times the average size of a chicken egg, and stands at 21cm in diameter and 30cm in height. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds.

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Indian Hindu widows throw flowers as part of Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck.

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A gaucho rides a wild horse during the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Montevideo. Throughout Easter Week, "gauchos", the Latin American equivalent of the North American cowboy, from all over Uruguay and neighboring Argentina and Brazil will visit Montevideo to participate in the Criolla Week to win the best rider award.


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A pedestrian is framed by a giant sculpture of a bird in False Creek Olympic Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia. The sculpture is one of two sparrows standing 5.5 metres tall and created by artist Myfanwy MacLeod.


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A dog runs on a snow covered street in Budapest. An unusual spell of cold has engulfed Hungary over the recent days, causing widespread snowfall and some disruptions in traffic.


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A boy smeared with colours reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.


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The yet unnamed male koala joey sits next to a toy Koala, in an attempt to make weighing him easier, at the Zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. The little Koala left his mother's pouch after six months for the first time and is one of two newborn joeys.

Frank Augstein/AP

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Parishioners parade the Jesus Nazareno de la Merced statue through downtown Guatemala City, in the annual Holy Tuesday procession known as "La Resena,". La Resena or Review is one of the country's earliest Catholic processions, the first recorded in 1721.

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A woman and child walk away after looking at the remnants of the Jet Star roller coaster, almost five months after Superstorm Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.


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A model presents a creation for the MGPIN collection show by Maogeping Image Design Art School at China Fashion Week in Beijing.


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A Thai vendor sells goldfishes in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Veterinary intern Chelsea Anderson splashes water on Levi, a young adult male harbour porpoise that was rescued after being found stranded on a rock on Saanich Inlet on Vancouver Island Tuesday, as it swims with the aide of a floating support at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver, B.C..


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