Pallbearers place the coffin of Lady Margaret Thatcher in St. Paul's Cathedral, where dignitaries from around the world gathered Wednesday for the former British prime minister's funeral.
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A woman weeps as the coffin of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is carried out of St. Clement Danes church for the start of her state funeral procession through the streets of London.
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A former coal miner stands at dawn in the dismantled pit cage that used to take miners down into the Easington Colliery mine. Mine worker families were holding a party to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the closure of the mine, and to coincidentally celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher, whom they blame for the decline of the mining industry and whose funeral was being held Wednesday in London.
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Jillian Blenis of Boston wipes away tears while kneeling at a makeshift memorial to the victims of Monday's bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated PressLink
Marco Walter of Switzerland competes on the vault during the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPALink
A woman lights a candle amid the Shoes on the Danube Promenade art installation on the bank of the Danube River to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the World War II deportation of Hungarian Jews to Nazi death camps. The cast iron shoes anchored along the riverfront walkway honor Jews killed by the fascist Arrow Cross militia during the war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noemi Bruzak / Associated PressLink
A peacock puts on a show at the Wilhelma zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Some 100 Ukrainians with hepatitis, tuberculosis, AIDS and other diseases line up with cotton sacks on their heads -- like condemned prisoners waiting for execution -- to build a living wall in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building. Protesters said 44,000 Ukrainians are "sentenced to death" this year because funds for life-saving treatment have not been allocated by the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
An Afghan soldier peers down the rifled barrel of a D30 Howitzer cannon during a training session at Forward Base Honaker Miracle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFPLink
A boy carries a plastic bag to collect plastic and metal items from a garbage dump.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Boys beginning a 30-day program to experience the life of Buddhist monks enjoy their newly shaven heads.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Commuters travel on a pedicab during a heavy sandstorm in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The sandstorm affected several cities, including Kashi, Hetian and Kezhou.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A billboard featuring laughing children provides an incongruous backdrop for a South Korean soldier with a machine gun participating in drills at a government complex. South Korea is on heightened alert as tension with North Korea continue..
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
Donors fill all the cots at a blood drive on New Year's Day of the Myanmar calendar, a day on which people traditionally make donations of blood, food, birds or fish and pay their respects to the elderly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LYNN BO BO / EPALink
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