It was another busy, exciting and interesting week on Planet Earth. [43 photos total]

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Girls look at their hands after shaking hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after he spoke at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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College students walk past below pinatas, including those in shape of Minions from movie Despicable Me, in downtown Guatemala City (JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS) #
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Armed men in masks, representing Ukrainian special forces, stand guard outside the regional administration building in Kharkiv (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev (VALENTYN OGIRENKO/REUTERS) #
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A combination photo shows farmland, during and after flooding, near Burrowbridge in Somerset in south west England (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Crocodile hatchling swim inside a pen at Nyanyana Crocodile Farm in Kariba (PHILIMON BULAWAYO/REUTERS) #
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A masked female member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, holds a machete as she sits in a village of Zawa (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George at Government House in Wellington (POOL/REUTERS) #
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A tourist reacts as an elephant sprays her with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province (CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Cryophil winter swimmers club sunbathes as they sit on an ice floe on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
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New French Police officers stand at attention during a ceremony at the Police Prefecture in Paris (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
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Britain's former Culture Secretary Maria Miller drives away after leaving parliament in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
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Aerial view of flower fields near the Keukenhof park in Lisse (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Afghan children play on a swing at an old part of Kabul (OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS) #
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Barack and Michelle Obama pay respects for slain soldiers at conclusion of memorial service at Fort Hood (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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WPXI-TV image of stabbing suspect Alex Hribal dressed in a hospital gown after his arraignment with Sheriff's deputies in Export (WPXI-TV/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Prince William laughs as his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, stands next to a Sopwith Pup vintage plane he is sitting in near Blenheim (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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She, a 34-year-old beekeeper, is seen during an attempt to cover his body with bees, in Chongqing municipality (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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The passenger departure area is seen at the abandoned Nicosia International Airport near Nicosia (NEIL HALL/REUTERS) #
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama holds onto her skirt against the wind as she and U.S. President Barack Obama step from Air Force One upon their arrival in Austin (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ashes near Banos (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Musician and singer-songwriter Springsteen hands his wife Scialfa of E Street Band her award after band was inducted during 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn, New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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A U.S. army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter takes part in a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field in Pocheon (KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS) #
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A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves of the Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Residents look on as Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, hands out a pamphlet at a residential building during an election campaign in Mumbai (DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS) #
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A pro-Russia protester stands at a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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A hot air balloon in colours of Estelada flies over city of Vic (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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Tourists sunbathing on Arenal beach react as activists dressed in black and as devils protest against oil prospections in the Mediterranean sea, in Palma de Mallorca (ENRIQUE CALVO/REUTERS) #
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A woman looks at pilgrims walk past ahead of Orthodox Palm Sunday in Bucharest (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
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An armed man stands watch as protesters gather by the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, Nevada (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
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An anti-government protester uses a slingshot while others take cover behind shields during a protest in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
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Smoke from a forest fire is seen in Valparaiso city (STRINGER/CHILE/REUTERS) #
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A reveller uses a water gun as she participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Khaosan road in Bangkok (ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS) #
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Children take part in a religious procession to mark Palm Sunday in St. Petersburg (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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A Hindu holy man touches a girl with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession to mark the Gajan festival in Kolkata (RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS) #
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A girl is sits on a swing in front of a cherry tree with blossoms at Mauerpark in Berlin (STEFANIE LOOS/REUTERS) #
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Hong Kong actor Philip Keung Ho-man performs at the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (TYRONE SIU/REUTERS) #
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Grumpy cat arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Border police officers conduct a search at a hiking trail after two Dutch women went missing in the Boquete district (CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS) #
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Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city. (Eliseo Fernandez/REUTERS) #
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The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Bystanders react as victims of a bomb blast arrive at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja (AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS) #

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