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A young Georgian jumps over a bonfire during the Chiakokonoba folk festival in Tbilisi. According to the legend, this ritual purifies the soul of the jumper of evil spirits. Some 12 people have been taken to hospital burns units after their jumps, Georgian media reported Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANO SHLAMOV / AFP

Unowatimeen, ridden by Samantha Drake, center, jumps the water jump during the Fox Hunters Steeplechase during the first day of the Grand National horse racing meeting at Aintree Racecourse. The meeting culminates in the Grand National on Saturday, which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 meters), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP

Burmans celebrate the Songkran festival, also known as the Water Festival. The three-day Songkran festival is celebrated with splashing water and putting powder on each others' faces as a symbolic sign of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NYEIN CHAN NAING / EPA

A firefighter stands amid the disaster caused by an oil pipeline explosion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR GUERRERO / AFP

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III uses flowers to sprinkle worshipers with water after the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the Crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. Orthodox Christians from around the world are in the Holy Land marking the solemn period of Easter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press

BJP supporters ride through the streets to muster votes. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections are to be held on April 15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images AsiaPac

Hindu devotees step over a mother and child lying on a road in a ritual celebrating the Gajan Festival. The festival falls on the last day of the Bengali calendar which also coincides with the birth of Lord Shiva, according to Hindu mythology.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP

Sotheby's employees pose with Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel on board version of "The Scream" at Sotheby's auction house. The work is expected to fetch around $80 million when it is auctioned at the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale in New York on May 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP

Gymnasts perform during the 23rd European Trampoline Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP

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