Penitents of the religious brotherhood the Cofradia del Silencio wait for the start of their Holy Week procession shortly before it was canceled due to the rain on April 4 in Zamora, Spain. Easter week is traditionally celebrated with processions in most Spanish towns.
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A victim of a suicide attack is carried on a stretcher on April 4 in Mogadishu. A young woman strapped with explosives blew herself up on April 4 at a ceremony in the Somali national theater attended by the prime minister and other officials, killing at least two. Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, who was present at the attack, wrote in Foreign Policy immediately afterward that, "Although violence has become tragically endemic in Somalia in recent years, it doesn't have to be like this."
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A Burmese man rows a small boat to pick up fishermen who are docked at the Annawa fish market and seaport on April 3 in Yangon, Myanmar. U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton just announced that the United States is ready to relax sanctions on Burma, allowing the country to move forward with democratic transition. On Thursday, Derek Mitchell was named as the first U.S. ambassador to the country since 1990.
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prepare matzo, or unleavened bread, on April 3 in Bnei Brak, Israel. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzo during the eight-day Passover, or Pesach, holiday, which begins on April 6 at sunset. Participants in the Jewish holiday commemorate the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and their ancestors' plight by refraining from eating leavened food.
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A man clasps his hands as he approaches a man dressed as Lord Indra, the Hindu God of rain, during the Mahavir Jayanti procession as it made its way through New Delhi on April 5. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated by the Jain community, a religious group based in India.
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), in Tierra del Fuego, south of Buenos Aires, on April 2. Britain and Argentina marked 30 years since an Argentine invasion of the Falklands Islands triggered a bloody 74-day war.
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is shown on the 44th anniversary of King's assassination on April 4 in Washington, DC. It was the first time that the fateful day was remembered at the newly opened memorial in the nation's capital.
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Children play football next to a rundown building on April 4 in Muelheim, Germany. The city of Dortmund is located in the traditionally industry-heavy Ruhr region of western Germany, which has seen a steady decline of its core industries such as steel-making and coal mining.
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A sand replica titled "British Literature William Shakespeare" is seen at the Sand Museum on April 1 in Tottori, Japan. The fifth exhibition hosted by the world's first ever sand museum focuses on the theme of "Great Britain" as the U.K. celebrates its hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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British students walk through the streets during the first night of parties during the SalouFest on April 1 in Salou, Spain. Saloufest is a sporting event where thousands of British university students take part in different competitions and join parties during the Easter holidays in the Catalan village of Salou.
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Mohawk Gaz wears a picture of Trayvon Martin in his hair as he and other supporters gather for a rally in Trayvon's honor at the Bayfront Amphitheater on April 1 in Miami. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman, who was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida, sparking protests around the country over the treatment of race in the U.S. justice system.
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A pheasant walks through the snow in Glen Gairn on April 4 in Ballater, Scotland. Scotland is currently debating a vote for independence from the United Kingdom, which is being credited with a swell in Scottish nationalism.
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Walkers make their way around the banks of the Bewl Water reservoir on April 2 in Lamberhurst, U.K. Bewl Water reservoir is the largest stretch of open water in south-east England, and the main source of drinking water for East Sussex and Kent. Several water companies across the southern and eastern parts of England will impose a ban on the use of hosepipes on April 5, amid the drought conditions caused by unusually dry winters.
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The Houses of Parliament in central London, before the lights are turned off to mark "Earth Hour" on March 31 in London. According to organizers, the biggest ever Earth Hour had participants in 147 countries and over 5,000 cities, who all agreed to switch off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Big Ben Clock Tower in London, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, and the Empire State Building in New York are among the monuments whose operators agreed to participate in the demonstration.
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