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Men drenched in bright color celebrate the Holi holiday, which heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.


Men who used to work in Libya and fled the country due to unrest cart their belongings amid swirling sand at a refugee camp at the Tunisian-Libyan border. More than 250,000 migrant workers have left Libya for neighboring countries, primarily Tunisia and Egypt, in the last three weeks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

Thai soldiers carry children out of an area where suspected Muslim separatists shot and killed three Muslim men in the troubled southern province of Pattani.


Protesters throw a boy in the air during a lighter moment at an anti-government demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Israelis stand next to a cardboard cut-out of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, as they participate in a demonstration that called on Israelis to stop what they were doing for five minutes -- one minute for each of Shalit's years in Hamas captivity. Shalit was abducted by Palestinian militants who tunneled from the Gaza Strip into a military base in southern Israel in June 2006.


A rebel fighter sits on a sofa at a checkpoint.


Demonstrators from tribes of various parts of the Indian state of Maharashtra gather around a tanker to collect drinking water in bottles during a rally carried out by hundreds of forest dwellers and tribe members.


A Lamborghini Gallardo L140 luxury sports car is destroyed using sledgehammers to mark World Consumer Rights Day. The car's owner hired people to publicly destroy the vehicle when it failed to function after service.


Two Albanian Roma people, at right and left, use a bear as a prop to attract people to have their photo taken. Non-governmental organizations have asked the Albanian government to create a law for animal protection, but no such legislation has been introduced.


North China leopard cub Nekama, 2 months old, plays with a basket in her enclosure before a youthful audience at the Berlin zoo.


Former Olympic champions Carl Lewis, a U.S. track-and-field athlete, and Nadia Comaneci, a Romanian gymnast, pose for cameras in front of Tower Bridge as part of a media event to launch 500 days to the start of the London 2012 Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated Press

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