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A woman leaves a messages of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. Police are combing through the personal, political and religious backgrounds of pilots and crew of the missing Malaysian jetliner, a senior officer said on Sunday, trying to work out why someone aboard flew the plane hundreds of miles off course.

DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Dancers perform during the annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Holon, near Tel Aviv March 16, 2014. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

NIR ELIAS/REUTERS

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Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer event at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris March 16, 2014. Pink Bra Bazaar is a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer.

BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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People enjoy the good weather at the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris as warm and sunny weather continues in France, March 16, 2014. Residents and visitors to Paris basking in a streak of unseasonable sunshine were also being treated with a dangerous dose of particles from car fumes that pushed air pollution to levels above other northern European capitals this week.

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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An Indian boy drags another on the floor of an apartment as they play with colors during the Holi festival in Chennai, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival also marks the advent of spring.

Arun Sankar K/AP

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An anti-government demonstrator standing in teargas fired by Bolivarian National Guards prepares to throw a rock during clashes near Plaza Altamira in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Anti-government street protests by Venezuelans fed up with violent crime, shortages of basic items such as flour and cooking oil and high inflation have roiled Venezuela for more than a month.

Esteban Felix/AP

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A Russian army MI-35 military helicopter patrols the area as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 16, 2014. Ukraine accused "Kremlin agents" on Saturday of fomenting deadly violence in Russian-speaking cities and urged people not to rise to provocations its new leaders fear Moscow may use to justify a further invasion after its takeover of Crimea.

VALENTYN OGIRENKO/REUTERS

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Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan runs off the track after he crashed with Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil on the first lap of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Both Massa and Kobayashi walked away from the accident.

Ross Land/AP

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The pack of the riders cycles after the start of the eighth and final stage of Paris-Nice cycling race in Nice March 16, 2014.

ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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New York Mets second baseman Anthony Seratelli dives for the ball during a spring exhibition baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Isaac Brekken/AP

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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 16, 2014. Crimeans decided on Sunday whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum that has alarmed the ex-Soviet republic and triggered the worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War.

THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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People wave Russian and Crimean flags as they wait for the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol March 16, 2014. Crimeans voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with Kiev accusing Moscow of pouring forces into the peninsula and warning separatist leaders "the ground will burn under their feet".

DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS

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Cyclists pedal during the fifth stage of the Tirreno Adriatico cycling race from Amatrice to Guardiagrele, Italy, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Alberto Contador again showed his strength in the mountains as he claimed a second successive Tirreno-Adriatico stage win to move into the overall lead on Sunday. Contador, who won the grueling fourth stage of the race on Saturday, recorded a dominant victory over another tough leg from Amatrice to Guardiagrele, finishing in 4 hours, 54 minutes and 42 seconds.

Fabio Ferrari/AP

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Brian Mckeever of Canada competes to win his gold medal in the cross country men's 10km, free, visually impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Yevgeny Martchenko, 5, poses for a photo upon one of the barricades remaining in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, March 16, 2014. Martchenko's father and others demonstrated in Kiev in support of Ukrainian sovereignty over Crimea, on the same day the peninsula's many ethnic Russians voted strongly in favor of seceding via a referendum decried as illegal by Western leaders and the Ukrainian government.

MAURICIO LIMA/NYT

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