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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)

A man walks his dog at Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco on Feb. 27. The first significant California storm in months barreled down from the north on Wednesday, promising much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state but also the threat of mudslides and flooding.

A man walks his dog at Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco on Feb. 27. The first significant California storm in months barreled down from the north on Wednesday, promising much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state but also the threat of mudslides and flooding.

(Source: media4.s-nbcnews.com)

Local Ukrainian women watch armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, assemble near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe, March 5, 2014.

Local Ukrainian women watch armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, assemble near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe, March 5, 2014.

(Source: photo by Thomas Peter)

Wrestlers practice as others rest in the mud at the Akharra traditional Indian wrestling center in Mumbai on March 4. Kushti (mud wrestling) is a traditional sport in India, but more and more young athletes are now training to wrestle on mats instead of mud to gain access to top international competitions like the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games.

Wrestlers practice as others rest in the mud at the Akharra traditional Indian wrestling center in Mumbai on March 4. Kushti (mud wrestling) is a traditional sport in India, but more and more young athletes are now training to wrestle on mats instead of mud to gain access to top international competitions like the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games.

(Source: media1.s-nbcnews.com)

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students participate in team building exercises at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, while a Military Working Dog enjoys the view. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. special forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students participate in team building exercises at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, while a Military Working Dog enjoys the view. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. special forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

Senior Airmen Matthew Dubon and Isaac Law, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force snipers, demonstrate sniper techniques at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Feb. 6, 2014. The 341st SFG TRF snipers deliver long-range precision rifle fire, enhanced observation and reporting in support of air base defense, nuclear resource protection and Air Force combat operations.

Senior Airmen Matthew Dubon and Isaac Law, 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force snipers, demonstrate sniper techniques at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Feb. 6, 2014. The 341st SFG TRF snipers deliver long-range precision rifle fire, enhanced observation and reporting in support of air base defense, nuclear resource protection and Air Force combat operations.