Children sit at the Chernobyl victims' monument in Slavutich, a town 30 miles from the accident site where many of the power facility's workers lived, during a memorial ceremony marking 25 years since the nuclear disaster.
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Students and teachers in the Belarus capital light candles in remembrance of the victims of Chernobyl on the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster.
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Union Jack flags decorate Regent Street on a sunny spring day in London just days before Britain's Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
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President Obama holds hands with daughter Sasha, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia close on their heels as they follow the Easter Bunny down the steps of the Truman Balcony to kick off the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
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Colorful eggs at the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
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Greenpeace activists release yellow smoke in front of the National Bank for Development to protest the financing of the new Angra III nuclear plant in Angra dos Reis, Brazil.
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A Pakistani Hindu devotee prays inside the Shri Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan province. Every year thousands of Hindus from Pakistan and India gather to attend a four-day ritual at the temple.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERSLink
An Almadraba tuna, caught by an elaborate Andalusian method used in Spanish coastal areas near the Strait of Gibraltar since Phoenician times, is lifted by crane in the port of Barbate at the opening of the tuna fishing season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
A sculpture by artist Anthony Caro titled "Blazon" is part of a media preview introducing the installation of five of his large-scale pieces on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence south of Rome as he prepares to deliver his Angelus prayer.
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A girl, 5, prays with female anti-government protesters during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Forces loyal to Yemen's embattled president attacked protesters calling for his ouster in a southern city Monday, injuring dozens, according to an opposition activist.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Soldiers taking part in tryouts for a special Polish military regiment were judged based on their physical and psychological abilities during five days of long-distance walking in the forest, surviving on small rations of food.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KACPER PEMPEL / ReutersLink
Slovak youths dressed in traditional costume throw a bucket of water at a girl as part of traditional Easter celebrations. Girls are doused with water in a custom believed to ensure a woman's fertility and beauty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADOVAN STOKLASA / ReutersLink
Anti-nuclear protesters march toward the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant. Several Easter Monday protests were to take place throughout the country on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and after Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima.
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Rudy Ayala, a law-enforcement officer embedded with the Marine Corps, questions opium poppy farmer Abdul Manan, at left, and his two sons as Marines patrol in the area. Nearly a decade into the war in Afghanistan, opium poppies are still the major crop for many farmers and a big source of income for the Taliban despite expensive efforts to stamp out cultivation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAY ISMOYO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Libyan youths crawl on their bellies during training at a rebel camp as they prepare to joining those fighting against forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People attend a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of Anzac Day, a day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia of the ill-fated landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in modern-day Turkey in World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A bullet train arrives at Sendai Station before heading off to Tokyo. The high-speed rail service resumed between Tokyo and Sendai for the first time since the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cherry blossoms provide a canopy for people checking out the oversized street chess at Kungstradgarden (King's Garden) park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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