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Reflected in a puddle of melted snow, a man takes a photograph as a woman walks past umbrellas suspended from trees at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 25, 2014. The art installation, called the "Rainblossom Project", was put up by an anonymous group of Vancouverites to be a celebration of the rain the city receives. The group responsible also invited Vancouver’s sister cities of Edinburgh, Guangzhou, Los Angeles, Odessa, Seoul and Yokohama to do the same.

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A portrait of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan burns during a demonstration against the opening of a new road include a part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara February 25, 2014. Erdogan opened the road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area in Ankara on Tuesday.

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Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a demonstration against the opening of a new road including a part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara February 25, 2014. Erdogan opened the road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area in Ankara on Tuesday.

UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a Miami parks and recreation center to promote her "Let's Move" campaign Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The Obama administration is moving to phase out junk food advertising on football scoreboards and elsewhere on school grounds, part of a broad effort to combat child obesity and create what Michelle Obama calls "a new norm" for today's schoolchildren and future generations.

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A Seleka fighter reads a book while holding a gun on a base, where 500 Seleka fighters are confined, in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 25, 2014. According to the men, they dare not leave the base, where they agreed to confine themselves with the French and African peacekeeping missions, for fear of being killed by anti-balaka militiamen.

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Afghan members of civil society organizations light candles during a memorial ceremony for 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, Feb. 23, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year.

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A grizzly bear, left, and a sculpture of a Steller's sea cow, upper right, are displayed as guest curator J.B. MacKinnon, centre, speaks during a media preview of the "Rewilding" exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday February 25, 2014. The exhibition aims to challenge the perception of what is natural to Vancouver through taxidermy specimens, 3D models and media that explore the city's nature as it once was, is currently and how it could be in the future. It opens to the public Thursday and continues until September 1.

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A member of the honor guard awaits the arrival of Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, on February 25, 2014.

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Afghan refugee boys play in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the worldís largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.ís refugee agency.

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A candlelight vigil was held for missing Saint Mary's University student Loretta Saunders at the Grand Parade square in Halifax February 25 , 2014.

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Photographs of missing university student Loretta Saunders is held up by her sister Delilah Terriak , brother James Saunders and Loretta's boyfriend Yalcin Surkulay at the Mi"kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax. February 25 , 2014.

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