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April 26 Photo Brief: 27th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, anger on streets of Bangladesh, U.S.-South Korea military exercise

April 26 Photo Brief: 27th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, anger on streets of Bangladesh, U.S.-South Korea military exercise

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The 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, anger on the streets of Bangladesh after building collapse, U.S.-South Korea military exercise 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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Redefining horseplay: Child jockeys race in Indonesia for cash, cows

Redefining horseplay: Child jockeys race in Indonesia for cash, cows

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In Indonesia, dozens of child jockeys — some as young as eight — competitively race at a track outside of Bima for prizes, which includes two cows at the group level and a grand prize of one million rupiah or $100. “This year, the races near Bima lasted for 11 days and attracted nearly 600 horses, many from the nearby islands of Sumba, Bali, Lombok and Flores,” wrote Beawiharta of Reuters.

Photos taken by Beawiharta. Read the full article here.

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Dec. 12 photo brief: Weddings and babies on 12.12.12, the Pope tweets, lions bearing gifts, coffin therapy, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green

Dec. 12 photo brief: Weddings and babies on 12.12.12, the Pope tweets, lions bearing gifts, coffin therapy, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green

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Twelve, twelve, twelve marked by newborns, couples in Indonesia and street performers, the Pope tweets, London’s lions open their Christmas gifts early, coffin therapy in China, Europe in a chill, Wall Street sees green and more in today’s Daily Brief.

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Dec. 11 Photo Brief: Driving dogs, recovering Philippines, surviving 12/12/12 and a go-go juice-chugging Chenoweth Boo Boo

Dec. 11 Photo Brief: Driving dogs, recovering Philippines, surviving 12/12/12 and a go-go juice-chugging Chenoweth Boo Boo

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Move over Tunces the driving cat. You’re so yesterday fashionably dressed IKEA monkey. The New Zealand SPCA just taught three dogs how to drive a car.

Also in today’s daily brief, Kristen Chenoweth spoofs Honey Boo Boo, cleanup efforts from Typhoon Bopha begin in the southern Philippines, a Chinese farmer builds survival pods inspired by the movie “2012” and much more.

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Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

Dec. 10 Photo Brief: Ikea monkey, FedEx expects busiest day today, Nelson Mandela in the hospital

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Ikea monkey caught, FedEx expects to move 19 million packages today, Nelson Mandela undergoes more tests in the hospital and more in today’s daily brief.

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