Rescuers search for survivors from the capsized Eastern Star in the Yangtze River in China. The Eastern Star was carrying 458 people when it capsized Monday in the Jianli section of the Yangtze.
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Staff in a Jianli funeral parlor prepare ice coffins for victims from the capsized passenger ship. Relatives of more than 400 people missing after the cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze river were hoping for a miracle as authorities said they were racing against time to find survivors.
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Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah nips at his groom's hat during a bath after working out at Belmont Park in New York. American Pharoah will try for a Triple Crown when he runs in Saturday's 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race.
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Protesters blocked entrances to a slaughterhouse by filling a steel barrel with concrete and using it as a barrier during a rally in Munich, Germany. Animal liberation protesters blocked all the entrances to the slaughterhouse in protest against the upcoming G-7 summit.
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A demonstrator holds a sign in French reading "No to a third term" next to a burning barricade in the Ngagara neighborhood in Burundi. Demonstrators opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term tried to march but were prevented by police and soldiers firing tear gas, so they erected a burning barricade in their neighborhood instead.
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Syrian men react and help the injured following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces that hit an open market in the northern city of Aleppo.
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Pope Francis greets a nun as he arrives for his general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican.
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Afghan bodybuilders participate in the Mr Afghanistan nationwide bodybuilding competition in Kabul. Bodybuilding is one of the country's most popular sports, even permitted during the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.
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Afghan brides and grooms attend a collective wedding ceremony in Ghazni, Afghanistan. The ceremony was arranged for 42 couples belonging to poor and lower-middle-class families.
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Cambodian Buddhist monks gather in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to attend a ceremony after Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni received the honorary title "Preah Sri Loka Dhammika Raja" from the World Buddhist Supreme Conference.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian boy looks at colored chicks for sale for 10 rupees (15 cents) each at a roadside stall in Amritsar, India.
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Residents ride a bull cart to work near a farm in Karo district near the Mt. Sinabung volcano as it emits steam and ash. Indonesian authorities ordered evacuation of residents close to the volcano as Mt. Sinabung increased activity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An aircraft flies in front of the bright full moon in Teglas, Hungary.
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