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May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong

May 17 Photo Brief: International Day Against Homophobia, books burned in Nepal, walking art in Hong Kong

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Anti-discrimination parades and demonstrations take place marking the International Day Against Homophobia, caravans of camels walk through the sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia, a kitchen fire spreads to neighboring buildings, including a major book store, in Kathmandu, Nepal, people wearing a white cloth take part in “Divisor”, a performance art piece by Brazilian artist Lygia Pape in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
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A Preakness Primer: 138 years of horses, hats and “high” society

A Preakness Primer: 138 years of horses, hats and “high” society

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Whether you’re preparing for this weekend’s trek to Pimlico, or just a little web curious about its impending horseplay, you should spend some time getting to know the rich and exuberant history of Preakness. Below is a side-by-side glimpse into the evolution of Preakness to give you a little taste of what an estimated 120,000 people should be expecting.

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May 3 Photo Brief: Wildfires in California, trickdogs in Germany and the newly shaved heads of child monks in South Korea

May 3 Photo Brief: Wildfires in California, trickdogs in Germany and the newly shaved heads of child monks in South Korea

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Wildfires prompt the evacuation of hundreds of homes in California, novice monks learn what it’s like to live as Buddhist priests in South Korea, trickdogs perform for the ‘dog and pet’ fair in Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
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April 22 Photo Brief: Earth Day, earthquakes, protests and pollution

April 22 Photo Brief: Earth Day, earthquakes, protests and pollution

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The world celebrates Earth Day, rampant pollution takes the spotlight in places like India and Afghanistan, the Sichuan province in China struggles to recover from Saturday’s earthquake and more in today’s daily brief.

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April 19 Photo Brief: Manhunt in Boston, Ramnavmi festival in India and gay rights in France

April 19 Photo Brief: Manhunt in Boston, Ramnavmi festival in India and gay rights in France

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Much of Boston is on lockdown, gay marriage vote sparks violence in France, Hindus prepare for the festival commemorating the birth Rama and more in today’s daily brief.

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April 12 Photo Brief: Fire, flooding, poverty, Merkel muffins and bird flu

April 12 Photo Brief: Fire, flooding, poverty, Merkel muffins and bird flu

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Angela Merkel muffins served in Germany, poverty continues its devastating toll in India, the volcanic Mount Etna erupts in Italy, poultry production ramps up rapid testing for H7N9 in China and more in today’s daily brief.

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Washington cherry blossoms peak late but still deliver

Washington cherry blossoms peak late but still deliver

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Beautiful weather over the weekend coaxed the delicate buds to bloom on many of DC’s cherry trees to the delight of tourists and locals alike. This year’s late peak, due to the cold start to spring, pushed back the National Park Service’s initial March 26-30 prediction throwing shade on more than a few blossom enthusiasts’ original travel plans.

Take a look of photos of the cherry blossoms as they bloom into their peak, as well as pictures from past years of the festival.

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The cross-bearers of Christian Holy Week

The cross-bearers of Christian Holy Week

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The week week before Easter, the day when Christians commemorate Jesus’ resurrection, is celebrated as Holy Week in the many Christian traditions around the world. Part of these celebrations involve reenactments of the path Jesus took to his crucifixion and the pain and suffering he endured. Today, Good Friday, marks the day when Jesus was taken down from the cross after his death and placed in a tomb, where he emerges and ascends to Heaven three days later.

Some of the Christian faithful take these Holy Week reenactments more literally than others, including actors actually being nailed to crosses. Even though the Roman Catholic church frowns on such activities, no actions have been taken to stop the extremests from observing the suffering of Jesus in such a painful display of faith.

PLEASE NOTE: Viewers be advised that photos contain depictions of gore and violence.

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March 29 Photo Brief: Pope Francis prays for Good friday, German beaches get snow for Easter, North Korea takes aim for America

March 29 Photo Brief: Pope Francis prays for Good friday, German beaches get snow for Easter, North Korea takes aim for America

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Pope Francis presides over the first Holy Week of his papacy, beach-goers enjoy snow during the opening day of Strandbad Wannsee beach in Berlin, North Korea releases a picture of Kim Jong-un during an urgent operations meeting to put the country’s rockets on standby to attack U.S. military bases and more in today’s daily brief.

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March 22 Photo Brief: Obama in Israel, World Water Day, mystical Islam and tiger tongue kisses

March 22 Photo Brief: Obama in Israel, World Water Day, mystical Islam and tiger tongue kisses

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U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, the world observes World Water Day with the theme “Water Cooperation,” adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam, self-pierce to earn salvation, a pet tiger plays with a keeper at an Indonesian school and more in today’s daily brief.

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