Photos Of The 2015 Week 13

In this week's edition, we have images of Godzilla in Tokyo, the Battle of Appomattox in Virginia,  David Cameron feeding a lamb in England,  an open-air crack cocaine market in Rio, snorkeling past sheep in Israel, tornado damage in Illinois, a massive pillow fight in Budapest, a whirlwind of volcanic ash in Indonesia, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, hold hands at Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. (Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters) #
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A full moon rises over the New York City skyline, seen from West Orange, New Jersey, on April 4, 2015. (Julio Cortez/AP) #
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An Israeli boy swims next to sheep belonging to a Palestinian farmer in the West Bank village of Al-Auja in the Jordan Valley on April 8, 2015 during the Jewish Passover holiday. Thousands of Israelis spent the day outdoors, picnicking and touring the country during the eight-day Passover holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A whirlwind kicks up a column of volcanic ash on the slope of Mount Sinabung volcano following an eruption on April 1. According to Indonesian authorities about 3,500 people were displaced after the February 2014 eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano located in Sumatra island and many are still living in evacuation centers as the volcano remains active. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A life-size Godzilla head is seen through a window of the "Gozilla View Room" of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku at Kabukicho shopping district in Tokyo on April 9, 2015. Godzilla is a main feature of the new commercial complex comprising a 970-room hotel, movie theaters and restaurants. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A Vatican Swiss guard stands in St. Peter's square before Pope Francis leads the Easter mass at the Vatican on April 5, 2015. (Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) #
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Renato Dias, 39, writes in his notebook as he poses for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market, known as a “cracolandia” or crackland, where users can buy crack, and smoke it in plain sight, day or night, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 17, 2015. Dias, who has been using crack for about 4 years, says he uses his notebook as a form of distraction. He writes about super heroes and dreams of becoming one. (Felipe Dana/AP) #
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An unexploded rocket remains embedded in a field near the village of Dmitrivka, Ukraine, on April 7, 2015. As a tenuous ceasefire brings a lull to Ukraine's yearlong conflict between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops, the lurking danger of landmines threatens lives as well as economic recovery, particularly on once rich agricultural lands. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Dog owner Laura Aquilina strolls with her two year old Rottweiler Brutus, who was recently fitted with prosthetics on all four paws, and is currently learning to use them, near Aquilina's home in Loveland, Colorado, Brutus lost all four paws to frostbite as a puppy while under care of a breeder, and Aquilina began caring for him about a year ago. (Brennan Linsley/AP) #
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A hand is seen as Iraqi forensic teams recover dead bodies from a mass grave in the presidential compound of the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Tikrit, Iraq, on April 6, 2015. Iraqi forensic teams began excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of as many as 1,700 soldiers massacred last summer by ISIS militants as they swept across northern Iraq. (Reuters) #
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Luke Personius, 12, waits for a wave as he surfs before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California, on April 2, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) #
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A competitor smiles during a break as he attends the 3rd Russian Beard and Mustache Championships in Moscow on April 4, 2015. Participants are judged in seven various categories depending on the length and type of moustache and beard, according to organizers. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) #
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A woman enjoys the sun on the bank of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about 13 Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Taiga district outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on April 6, 2015. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) #
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Japanese artist Nishida Jun presents "Hand Exoskeleton", gloves which transform the dimensions of the user's hands to reproduce those of a child, in order to understand their perception, on April 8, 2015, in Laval, western France, as part of the 17th international conference and exhibition of virtual technologies. (Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images) #
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In this April 4, 2015, frame from video provided by Attorney L. Chris Stewart representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, Scott appears to be running away from City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager (right), as Slager fired 8 shots at him in North Charleston, South Carolina, Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video. (Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart/AP) #
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A construction worker holds a turtle for sale on a street near a construction site in Beijing on April 7, 2015. In China, turtles are raised as pets, as well as food. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters) #
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Jewish men draped in the Talith traditional prayer male shawl perform the Priestly Blessing during the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 6, 2015. At least 50,000 Jewish worshipers attended the prayer ceremony, which involves Jews from the Cohanim priestly caste gathering to bless the crowds in a ritual which dates back to biblical times, as Israel marked the week-long Passover festival, remembering the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt. (Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Pakistani mourners offer funeral prayers for laborers killed by Afghan Taliban militants during a ceremony in Charsada on April 9, 2015. Seven Pakistani laborers who were abducted two months ago in Afghanistan have been killed by Taliban militants. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron feeds orphaned lambs on Dean Lane farm near the village of Chadlington, England, on April 5, 2015. Britain goes to the polls for a general election on May 7. (Leon Neal/Getty Images) #
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Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Jon Durr/Getty Images) #
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School children listen to their teacher at a government-run school in Allahabad, India, on April 9, 2015. According to the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015, two out of three countries where lower secondary education was not compulsory in 2000 had changed their legislation by 2012, including India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan. According to the report, rural India saw substantial improvement in nearly all aspects of school facilities and infrastructure between 2003 and 2010. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP) #
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A man stands next to a lion which was anaesthetized in a truck in Champetieres, France, during the evacuation of over 160 animals from the Bouy zoo which is in compulsory liquidation and whose owner was jailed for international trafficking of protected species by an organized gang, on April 9, 2015. (Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images) #
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People visit the the Mirror World Attraction of Illusions in Belarus' capital of Minsk on April 4, 2015. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Smoke billows from a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, Yemen, on April 8, 2015. A state-run broadcaster in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has sent a navy destroyer and another vessel to waters near Yemen amid a Saudi-led airstrike campaign. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) #
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A vehicle partially submerged in dry mud is pictured in an area that was hit by floods at Chanaral town, Chile, on April 8, 2015. (Ivan Alvarado/Reuters) #
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People fight with pillows during International Pillow Fight Day at Heroes Square in Budapest on April 4, 2015. (Laszlo Balogh/Reuters) #
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An internally displaced Pakistani girl from a tribal area attends her daily lesson at a madrassa, a school for the study of Islam, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 6, 2015. (B.K. Bangash/AP) #
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Firefighters battle a fire at the explosion site of PX chemical plant on April 7, 2015 in Zhangzhou, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) #
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A boy poses with a soccer ball on a driftwood soccer court, on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River in Catalao community near Manaus, in Amazonas state, Brazil, on April 4, 2015. Residents of Catalao, a village of houseboats, built a floating wooden soccer court, since the village field was flooded by the full Rio Negro. According to the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), the full Rio Negro this year is expected to reach close to the record set in 2012, when the river reached 29.97 meters. (Bruno Kelly/Reuters) #
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Members of a music band rest before the procession of "Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem", in Constancia, Portugal, on April 6, 2015. This benediction has been held annually for about 200 years. In the past, goods were transported by the Tagus river in small boats to Lisbon, 100 km south. The sailors, as the navigation was dangerous, blessed their boats every year during the festivity of "Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem". (Rafael Marchante/Reuters) #
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A model displays a spectrum mask made in Taiwan during the Taipei International Cosmetics Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, on April 4, 2015. The spectrum mask is made by high-power LED beam therapy with 415nm and 630nm wave lengths for face beauty treatment and sells for NT $12,000 (USD $388). (Chiang Ying-ying/AP) #
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Gary Saurage stands near an alligator safely hauled out of a rural pond in Grove, Texas on April 6, 2015. Saurage said Tuesday, April 7, 2015, that the 11-foot reptile joins more than 400 other alligators at Saurage's Gator County preserve in Beaumont, Texas. (Jana Saurage/AP) #
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A warplane belonging to Libyan pro-government forces is seen minutes before an explosion in an area under control by members of the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Qaddafi rebels who have joined forces with Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, in Benghazi, Libya, on April 7, 2015. (Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters) #
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An army officer writes a number on the arm of Thanompong, a 21-year-old transgender, during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 5, 2015. Thai men over 21 must serve in the army. Those who volunteer serve six months, but others choose the annual lottery, which goes on for 10 days in recruitment centers around Thailand. Only those not considered physically capable of service, the mentally ill and those who have significantly altered their physical appearance, such as transgenders, are exempt. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) #
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American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery take part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Virginia on April 8, 2015. April 8 marked the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House at Appomattox, Virginia. The surrender marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War in 1865. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) #

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