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Youths sit outside a fish and chip shop in the town of Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, Britain, April 3, 2014. Twelve hours by ferry from the Scottish mainland, hundreds of miles from Edinburgh and closer to Oslo than London, the windswept Shetland islands have their own aspirations about Scottish independence.

Youths sit outside a fish and chip shop in the town of Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, Britain, April 3, 2014. Twelve hours by ferry from the Scottish mainland, hundreds of miles from Edinburgh and closer to Oslo than London, the windswept Shetland islands have their own aspirations about Scottish independence.

(Source: reuters.com)

"Pro-Russia Militia" walk through a children’s playground near to the seized Ukrainian regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, Ukraine, Monday, April 14, 2014. Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport. 

"Pro-Russia Militia" walk through a children’s playground near to the seized Ukrainian regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, Ukraine, Monday, April 14, 2014. Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport. 

A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Pro-Moscow protesters have seized a number of government buildings in the east over the past week, undermining the authority of the interim government in the capital, Kiev.

A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Pro-Moscow protesters have seized a number of government buildings in the east over the past week, undermining the authority of the interim government in the capital, Kiev.

At 2:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Boston police officers held their hands up in salute and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, current Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick stood together with members of the victims’ families during the flag raising ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street in Boston, Mass.

At 2:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Boston police officers held their hands up in salute and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, current Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick stood together with members of the victims’ families during the flag raising ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street in Boston, Mass.

(Source: nbcnews.com)

South Korean coast guard officers look for passengers from the sinking ferry.

South Korean coast guard officers look for passengers from the sinking ferry.

(Source: nbcnews.com)

An Indian child dressed like the Hindu deity Baba Balak Nath sits on a chariot as he takes part in a religious procession for Ram Navami in Amritsar, India.

An Indian child dressed like the Hindu deity Baba Balak Nath sits on a chariot as he takes part in a religious procession for Ram Navami in Amritsar, India.

(Source: elcorreo.com)

Combat divers “Kampfschwimmer” of German special naval forces are pictured during a presentation by the German army “Bundeswehr” in Eckernfoerde, Schleswig-Holstein, April 5, 2014. 
German combat divers celebrated their 50th birthday on April 1.

Combat divers “Kampfschwimmer” of German special naval forces are pictured during a presentation by the German army “Bundeswehr” in Eckernfoerde, Schleswig-Holstein, April 5, 2014.

German combat divers celebrated their 50th birthday on April 1.

Women walk past a policeman near a polling station in Jalalabad. Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country’s turbulent history.

Women walk past a policeman near a polling station in Jalalabad. Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country’s turbulent history.

(Source: publico.pt)

A Somali woman is put in a car with others to be taken to the police station after being arrested for carrying a damaged identification card and failing to produce ID, on Wednesday.  Kenya last month ordered all Somali refugees living in urban areas to return to their camps in a bid to end attacks by Islamist militants carried out in retaliation for Kenya’s intervention in neighboring Somalia.

A Somali woman is put in a car with others to be taken to the police station after being arrested for carrying a damaged identification card and failing to produce ID, on Wednesday.  Kenya last month ordered all Somali refugees living in urban areas to return to their camps in a bid to end attacks by Islamist militants carried out in retaliation for Kenya’s intervention in neighboring Somalia.

(Source: nbcnews.com)

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Nick Peterson, with Bravo company, The Basic School (TBS), listens to a mission brief prior to conducting a patrol to ambush field exercise at Camp Barrett, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., March 13, 2014. The patrol gave the officers an opportunity to demonstrate what they had been taught about patrols and ambushing the enemy. 

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Nick Peterson, with Bravo company, The Basic School (TBS), listens to a mission brief prior to conducting a patrol to ambush field exercise at Camp Barrett, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., March 13, 2014. The patrol gave the officers an opportunity to demonstrate what they had been taught about patrols and ambushing the enemy. 


(Source: dvidshub.net)

A Dogue de Bordeaux awaits its class during the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England March 6, 2014. 

A Dogue de Bordeaux awaits its class during the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England March 6, 2014. 

(Source: reuters.com)

Palestinian Muslims take part in Friday prayers blocked by Israeli policemen in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, on Feb. 28, 2014. Clashes broke out following Friday prayers three days after Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, hours ahead of a debate in the Israeli parliament on Jews’ right to pray at the compound, which is currently denied.

Palestinian Muslims take part in Friday prayers blocked by Israeli policemen in East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud, on Feb. 28, 2014. Clashes broke out following Friday prayers three days after Israeli police clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, hours ahead of a debate in the Israeli parliament on Jews’ right to pray at the compound, which is currently denied.

(Source: Xinhua)

A man runs with a baby to take cover from teargas and stones during riots in Caracas, Venezuela March 6, 2014. 

A man runs with a baby to take cover from teargas and stones during riots in Caracas, Venezuela March 6, 2014. 

(Source: reuters.com)

A boy is covered with a shawl as his mother carries him as she arrives to receive her free medical check-up during an event organized by the Amnesty International in Nuwakot, Nepal March 6, 2014.

A boy is covered with a shawl as his mother carries him as she arrives to receive her free medical check-up during an event organized by the Amnesty International in Nuwakot, Nepal March 6, 2014.

(Source: sueddeutsche.de)


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets female pilots as he inspects the Korean People’s Army Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620, in a photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on March 7. Reuters reported that Kim supervised a flight drill during his visit.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets female pilots as he inspects the Korean People’s Army Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620, in a photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on March 7. Reuters reported that Kim supervised a flight drill during his visit.

(Source: nbcnews.com)