Photos Of The 2015 Week 12

This week we have images of a fuel tank fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a massive live-in sculpture of a woman in Tijuana, Mexico, the recapturing of Tikrit, Iraq from ISIS fighters, Holy Week in Spain, election celebrations in Nigeria, Typhoon Maysak seen from orbit, a wooden car in India, flooding in Chile, Bertha, the troubled tunnel boring machine in Seattle, and much more. [35 photos total]

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South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles fire smoke shells to land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in the southeastern port of Pohang on March 30, 2015. The drill is part of the annual joint exercise Foal Eagle to enhance the combat readiness of the US and South Korea supporting forces in defense of the Korean Peninsula. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A stuffed bear with bottle of vodka and tray with glasses stands among stuffed birds during the international exhibition "Hunting and Fishing. Spring 2015" in Minsk on April 2, 2015. Several hundred exhibitors from Belarus and neighboring countries gathered in the Belarussian capital for a display of equipment and goods for hunting and fishing. (Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters) #
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Vehicles scattered in a flooded area at Chanaral town, Chile, on March 27, 2015. The death toll in Chile rose to seven after rains battered the north and caused flooding. (Ivan Alvarado/Reuters) #
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A woman wearing the traditional mantilla from "Jesus Caido" brotherhood participates during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, on April 2, 2015. (Manu Fernandez/AP) #
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Indian carpenter Mohinder Singh Lotay (right) poses with his son Amandeep Singh Lotay and their handmade five-seater wooden car at their home in Patiala on April 1, 2015. They claim the car which cost Indian Rupees 400,000 (USD 6,400) to make and is based on the engine of a Maruti 800 with teak bodywork can attain a top speed of 120 kph (75 mph). (AFP/Getty Images) #
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The udder of a cow is at a farm in Condres, northern Spain, on March 30, 2015. On April 1, European Union farmers will for the first time since 1984 have no legal restrictions on the amount of milk they can produce as the EU abolishes milk production quotas. The European Union is hoping the reform, one of the biggest in a generation, will unlock vast new markets in Asia and South America, currently supplied by rivals like New Zealand and the United States. (Eloy Alonso/Reuters) #
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Typhoon Maysak photographed by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station on March 31, 2015. The Pacific Daily News newspaper in Guam reports the storm was upgraded Tuesday to a super typhoon with winds of 150 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph. Officials say super Typhoon Maysak is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines around Sunday. (Samantha Cristoforetti/AP) #
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Fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies smash a statue of late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, father of current President Bashar al-Assad on March 28, 2015 in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib . A coalition made up of Al-Nusra Front, the official Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, and several Islamist factions seized the city of Idlib, only the second provincial capital to be lost by the regime in more than four years of war. (Sami Ali/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Sap drips from a maple tree into a collection bucket to make maple syrup at Hollis Hills Farm in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on March 29, 2015. It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) #
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Hooded penitents from "La Borriquita" brotherhood take part during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, on March 29, 2015. (Manu Fernandez/AP) #
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Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, early Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (Andres Kudacki/AP) #
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A penitent wears a golden helmet, part of her costume of Roman empire's soldier, as she takes part in the "Estacion Penitencial de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Cautivo" Holy Week procession in Arriate, Spain, on April 2, 2015. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP) #
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Crews remove debris at the site of a multi-building collapse on 2nd Avenue in New York on March 30, 2015. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) #
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Men throw water on a woman as part of traditional Easter celebrations, during a media presentation in Szenna, Hungary, on April 3, 2015. Locals celebrate Easter with the traditional "watering of the girls", a fertility ritual rooted in Hungarian tribes' pre-Christian past, going as far back as the second century after Christ. (Laszlo Balogh/Reuters) #
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A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street on March 30, 2015, in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images) #
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An injured Iraqi officer waits for treatment on the front line during clashes with Islamic State extremists in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, on March 31, 2015. Iraqi forces battled ISIS militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached the heart of the city. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) #
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Shiite militiamen stand on the roof of one of Saddam Hussein's palaces in Tikrit, Iraq, on April 2, 2015, a day after Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias took control of the city from ISIS militants. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) #
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A member of the Iraqi security forces beats an ISIS insurgent, who was captured in Tikrit on April 1, 2015. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters) #
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View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate. (Sebastian Escobar/AFP/Getty Images) #
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The cutting teeth on the bottom of a 2,000-ton section of the tunnel boring machine known as "Bertha" are visible as the piece is lifted from an underground access pit by a massive crane in Seattle on March 30, 2015. The tunnel machine is currently stalled underground and awaiting repairs while digging the 1.7-mile tunnel intended to replace Seattle's elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct roadway. The piece being lifted includes the five-story-tall tunnel cutter head, motors and the main bearing that will be replaced during the repairs before the piece is lowered back underground to the machine. (Ted S. Warren/AP) #
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A man takes a picture of cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 30, 2015. (Toru Hanai/Reuters) #
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Supporters of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari celebrate an anticipated win for their candidate, in Kano, Nigeria, on March 31, 2015. Nigeria's aviation minister says President Goodluck Jonathan had called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory, paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation. (Ben Curtis/AP) #
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An accident in Kano. Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress hits another supporter with a motorbike during celebrations in Kano on March 31, 2015. Nigeria's opposition APC declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) #
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Revelers throw colored corn starch into the air as they celebrate the 2015 Holi (Festival of Colors) at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, on Saturday, March 28, 2015. (Rick Bowmer/AP) #
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A cargo ship plies up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, on March 31, 2015. (Gerald Herbert/AP) #
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A performer wears a hat covered with bees at an exhibition hall about beekeeping during the Beijing Agricultural Carnival on April 3, 2015. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters) #
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Fire is seen at a military site after it was hit by an air strike on the Faj Attan mountain of Sanaa, Yemen, on March 30, 2015. (Mohamed Al-Sayaghi/Reuters) #
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A gaucho falls while riding a wild horse during the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 31, 2015. Throughout Easter Week, "gauchos", the Latin American equivalent of the North American cowboy, from all over Uruguay and neighboring Argentina and Brazil will visit Montevideo to participate in the Criolla Week to win the best rider award. (Andres Stapff/Reuters) #
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Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian state of Gujarat, on March 27, 2015. The European Union plans to impose strict new rules on how companies scrap old tankers and cruise liners, run aground and dismantled on beaches in South Asia. However the practice in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, hazardous for humans and the environment, will still be hard to stop. European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from the revamped standards. Depending on raw material prices, ship owners can make up to $500 per ton of steel from an Indian yard, compared with $300 in China and just $150 in Europe. (Amit Dave/Reuters) #
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An Iranian woman catches some air in an inner tube while spending time in the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, an annual public picnic day on the 13th day of the Iranian new year, in western Tehran, Iran, on April 2, 2015. Iranians flocked to parks and wilderness on Thursday to mark the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, a legacy from pre-Islamic era, in the last day of Persian New Year holidays. Sizdeh means 13 and Bedar means day out in Persian and it is believed unlucky to stay indoors on Sizdeh Bedar which means getting rid of number 13. Unlike other countries in the Middle East, Iranians follow the Persian solar year, which begins on the first day spring. This March 21, Iran began the year 1394. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) #
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Flames escape from a manhole cover as fire crews tend to an underground cable fire at Lincoln's Inn Fields in on April 1, 2015 in London, England. Over 2,000 people were evacuated from nearby buildings as Police declared it a major incident, and closed the road. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #
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A sculpture titled "The White Woman" is seen at the Airport neighborhood in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 2, 2015. "The White Woman", known by residents as "La Mona", is a concrete structure which consists of a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen within it; and is inhabited occasionally by its creator Armando Munoz Garcia, a self-taught sculptor. Built in 1990, "The White Woman" measures 17 meters (56 ft.) and weighs 18 tons, according to local media and residents of that area. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters) #
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Hirotsugu Masuda, a worker for special cleaning, checks belongings for documents to protect the owners family from identity theft and to find pictures that family members may value during a special cleaning project at a flat in Tokyo on March 20, 2015, where the body of an 85-year-old man was found where it had lied for over a month after he died. Specialist clean-up crews are on hand to cleanse "lonely death" apartments once their passing is spotted, including placing incense and flowers. In a country where around 5 million elderly people live alone, the number of decaying bodies found in empty homes is expected to soar. (Toru Hanai/Reuters) #
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Smoke rises from fire at a fuel tank storage facility run by Ultracargo in Santos near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 2, 2015. Eighty firefighters were battling the fire the local fire service said on Thursday. The company said there had been no victims from the fire and it was too early to say what had caused it. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters) #
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A man leads his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on March 29, 2015. (Amit Dave/Reuters) #

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