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Rob Ford for mayor

Toronto mayor Rob Ford at his campaign for re-election launch party.

Distant planets

For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star.

Iraq's militant threat

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Chaos as police strike

A police strike unleashes a crime wave in Brazil's third-largest city.

Walls of India

Decorative, protective, functional, colorful - some of the traditional wall styles of India.

Pilgrims in the Holy Land

Holy Week draws pilgrims from around the world to Jerusalem.

Richest rappers

The wealthiest rappers according to Forbes.

Holy Week

Christian faithful celebrate Holy Week.

India votes

It will take a month to elect India's new government in the biggest election the world has ever seen.

South Korean ferry capsizes

Hundreds are missing after a ferry capsizes off South Korea.

Images of March

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Pilgrims in the Holy Land

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Walking through the narrow alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City and visiting its myriad holy sites at this time of year is an even more vibrant and colorful experience than usual. Born and raised in Jerusalem, I know these streets by heart. But around the time of Holy Week and Easter they take on a different tone, as people from all over the world converge on the walled city to visit its many points of pilgrimage.

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Lost dogs of Romania

16 Apr 2014

Some 60,000 dogs roam Bucharest according to local authorities. Thousands of people are victim to their bites and when in September 2013 a child was mauled to death, Romania’s government went into action. Parliament overwhelmingly backed a new law allowing local authorities to euthanize dogs caught in public spaces if a home could not be found for them within two weeks.

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Remembering Verdun

12 Apr 2014

Verdun was the site of one of World War I's bloodiest battles but yesterday’s enemies are now united on the battleground. Members of French and German historical associations, all keenly interested in the First World War and all passionate about historical re-enactments, gather in Verdun every year to take part in a commemorative march.

Weekly Gallery Showcase

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Inferno in Chile

A deadly fire devastates the city of Valparaiso.  Full Focus 

REUTERS/Jason Reed

Shadow of Air Force One

The presidential plane over America.  Slideshow 

REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

Uncontacted Amazon tribe

An uncontacted tribe seen from above.  Full Focus 

REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

India Votes

The biggest election the world has ever seen.  Slideshow