It’s been another roller coaster of a week on planet Earth. [40 photos total]

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A Venezuelan woman living in Chile, whose mouth is taped, takes part in a protest against the visit of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, who will attend the investiture of Chile's President-elect Michelle Bachelet in Santiago (STRINGER/CHILE/REUTERS) #
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Anti-government protesters stand amidst teargas during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas (TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS) #
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A combination photo shows two men whom police said were travelling on stolen passports onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, taken before their departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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A passenger jet flies past the setting sun in Shanghai (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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Employees work inside a limestone powder factory in an industrial area in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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A view of the Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Palestinians carry the body of an Islamic Jihad militant, who was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral at a cemetery in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip (IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS) #
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U.S. President Obama signs a document during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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Picture combination shows former Prime Minister Lubbers of Netherlands falling after tripping on red carpet while waving to photographers, in Vina del Mar (Eliseo Fernandez/REUTERS) #
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Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an anti-government protest in Kadikoy (STRINGER/TURKEY/REUTERS) #
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An attendant puts clamps on a curtain inside the Great Hall of the People during the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
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A firefighter battles flames at a construction site in the China Basin area of San Francisco (JOSH EDELSON/REUTERS) #
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People hang onto a crowded local passenger train as they travel to Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Formula One driver Ricciardo of Australia drives his Infiniti Red Bull car alongside a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet plane during a promotional event at a regional Air Force base near Melbourne (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Woman writes message of support and hope for passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 on banner at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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A boy runs past with a home made toy car in an area where several Muslims are still stranded due to the ongoing sectarian violence near Kilometre 12 (PK12) in the capital Bangui (SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS) #
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Fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode behind riot policemen during a demonstration in Istanbul (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Obama greets Kermit the Frog as they introduce a showing of the new movie Muppets Most Wanted at the White House in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
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Cast members Ryan Hansen, Kristen Bell, and Jason Dohring pose at the premiere of Veronica Mars in Hollywood (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS) #
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Traffic lights are seen in early morning thick fog in London (RUSSELL BOYCE/REUTERS) #
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Hindu priests throws coloured powder at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan (AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS) #
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The Canary Wharf financial district and central London emerge from morning fog in this aerial photograph released by the Metropolitan Police in London (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Chadian soldiers march during Flintlock 2014 in Diffa (JOE PENNEY/REUTERS) #
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BAE Systems workers walk next to HMS Artful the third of the Royal Navy's Astute class submarines as it approaches completion at the company's Barrow shipyard (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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A police officer escorts a wounded participant of an anti-war rally during clashes with pro-Russian demonstrators in Donetsk (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland carry an empty coffin at a WWI memorial at a Commonwealth war cemetery near Lens (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
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A demonstrator spreads her arms open during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #
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A policeman calls for help as he stands near a burning site after a bomb blast in Quetta (NASEER AHMED/REUTERS) #
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pose for a photograph before their meeting at the home of the U.S. ambassador in London (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Men walk in the old town of Simferopol (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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Rapper Snoop Dogg reacts while performing in a discotheque at an event organized for the spring break season, in Cancun (STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS) #
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Riders compete on the frozen Yenisei River during the 44th Ice Derby amateur horse race near the settlement of Novosyolovo (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
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An armed man leaves the Moscow hotel in Simferopol (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside an Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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A girl reacts as other girls apply coloured paint on her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai (BABU/REUTERS) #
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A woman holds a Russian flag as she casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray (SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS) #
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Women toss their bras during the 5th Pink Bra Spring and Bra Toss and help Push Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
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People wrapped with Russian flags watch fireworks during celebrations after the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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A Hindu woman prays while lying on the floor of a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad (AMIT DAVE/REUTERS) #

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