Photos Of The 2015 Week 14

This week, we have images of a visit to Coachella, raging fires in Siberia, Yazidi New Year celebrations, a burning Boeoegg in Zurich, the World Pole Dance Championships in Beijing, a gyrocopter on the the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the Paris Marathon, a robot from the new Star Wars movie, bubbles in Egypt, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A raccoon climbs up a skyscraper in downtown Toronto on April 16, 2015. The raccoon was discovered on the rungs of a crane 58 stories above the street. (Robert MacFarlane via AP) #
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Security officers detain a protester who jumped on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt on April 15, 2015. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when the woman jumped on the podium shouting "End the ECB Dictatorship." (Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters) #
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An Egyptian vendor blows bubbles at the Giza Zoo, as the country marks Sham el-Nessim, or “smelling the breeze,” in Giza, Egypt, on April 13, 2015. The holiday signifies the arrival of Spring, a uniquely Egyptian tradition practiced since the days of the Pharaohs. (Hassan Ammar/AP) #
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"BB-8", a robot character from the upcoming Star Wars movie, crosses the stage at the kick-off event of the Star Wars celebration convention in Anaheim, California, on April 16, 2015. (David McNew / Reuters) #
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In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Photo, a leopard sits amid rocks near Loondhana village in Pali District, Rajasthan state, India. Villagers say cats from nearby forests are frequently spotted in the area but there are hardly any reports of man-animal conflict. (Deepak Sharma/AP) #
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A local taxi driver pelts a man with stones during a street brawl with foreign nationals in the Johannesburg Central Business District on April 15, 2015. The incident took place during a recent surge in xenophobia in South Africa. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Runners make their way down the Champs Elysees avenue at the start of the 39th Paris Marathon in Paris on April 12, 2015. (Thibault Camus/AP) #
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A member of a bomb squad approaches a small gyrocopter after it landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2015. Police arrested the pilot Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. Capitol Police didn't immediately identify the man or comment on his motive, but a Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (Andrew Harnik/AP) #
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Nelly Tonui cries at the funeral of her husband Corporal Benard Kipkemoi Tonui, of the Kenya Police department's elite Recce Company, who died in last week's attack on Garissa University College by al-Shabab militants, at his funeral in the village of Cheleget, Kenya, on April 11, 2015. Thousands gathered in the remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley to give a hero's burial to the police officer who died fighting to end the Islamic extremist attack which killed 148 people. (Brian Inganga/AP) #
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The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon lifts off from launch pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 14, 2015. (Scott Audette / Reuters) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne at a grid girl's face as he celebrates his victory on the podium after the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, on April 12, 2015. (Carlos Barria / Reuters) #
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Squatters set mattresses on fire after accepting an offer from the City Hall to leave the occupied building in Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 14, 2015. A week ago, more than 100 squatters who had been evicted from the city port area last month invaded the building once owned by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Artists apply paint to a man blending himself into the background in front of the wall of an ancient building in Shanghai, on April 10, 2015. Several local artists demonstrate in this form on the street to raise awareness of the protection of traditional structures in the city of Shanghai, local media reported. (Reuters) #
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Clouds in the sky over Ebersbach, southern Germany, on April 14, 2015. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Indian men roll on thorny plants outside their village Lord's temple as they perform a ritual during their annual Jhamu Yatra festival at Khurda village, outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, on April 13, 2015. (Biswaranjan Rout/AP) #
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A model poses backstage ahead of the Akira show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 at Carriageworks on April 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) #
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A robot named Ecce by the Robot Studio, at the world's largest industrial technology fair, the Hannover Messe, in Hanover, Germany, on April 13, 2015. (Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters) #
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An aerial view of flower fields near Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse , Netherlands, on April 15, 2015. (Yves Herman / Reuters) #
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People assist a woman who was wounded when a car bomb detonated at the gates of a government office complex in Mogadishu, Somalia, on April 14, 2015. A number of people were killed when attackers stormed the ministry of higher education after a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle at the gate of the office complex, opening the way for gunmen to enter, according to a senior police officer. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP) #
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An aerial view shows an Asiana Airlines airplane which ran off the runway after landing at Hiroshima airport in Mihara, Hiroshima prefecture, western Japan, on April 15, 2015. An investigation has been launched, local media reported. The Airbus A320 jet was arriving from the South Korean capital of Seoul when it ran off the runway and slid onto an embankment shortly after 8pm local time. (Kyodo / Reuters) #
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Riot policemen stand splattered with red paint thrown by protesters outside Athens University on April 16, 2015. The protesters demanded the release of families of political prisoners and changes to the Greek anti-terrorist law. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Russia's Kristian Lebedev competes at the 2015 World Pole Dance Championships held in Beijing, China, on April 12, 2015. (Ng Han Guan/AP) #
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Low water levels in Lake Mead, near Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border, on April 11, 2015. (Jim Urquhart / Reuters) #
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The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich on April 13, 2015. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the "Boeoegg" is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the "Boeoegg", the symbol of winter, catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be. (Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters) #
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A drone lands on a 6-meter-long, 80-centimeter-wide scale model aircraft carrier, weighing more than 700 kilograms, as it is tested in water on April 17, 2015 in Zhengzhou, China. The model is the largest functional remote control aircraft carrier in China and is able to sail for two hours with an electric motor. It is thought to be based on an American design and cost more than 16,000 USD dollars to complete over two years. The owner has successfully fired miniature missiles from it and landed remote control aircraft on its runway. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) #
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A homeless Egyptian boy, Walid Magdi, age 11, sleeps under a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15, 2015. (Amr Nabil/AP) #
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Merrymakers dance on a truck as they are sprayed with water during the first day of annual Thingyan water festival celebrations in Yangon, Burma, on April 13, 2015. (Khin Maung Win/AP) #
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A girl takes part in a celebration of the Yazidi New Year on April 15, 2015, at the holy shrine of Lalish, 57 kilometers (35 miles) north of militant-held Mosul, Iraq, as thousands gather to mark their first new year since Islamic State militants swept through the area last summer. “My wish for the new year, according to our traditions we firstly wish the best to other nations, then we ask God to give every human being a decent life," said Luqman Soleiman, 45, a teacher at the temple in Lalish. (Bram Janssen/AP) #
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A police officer walks along a street of the burning village of Smolenka near Chita, Russia, on April 13, 2015. Russian authorities say out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia. The fires were started by farmers burning the grass in their fields, but spread quickly because of strong winds. (Evgeny Yepanchintsev/AP) #
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A visitor holds up her toy bunny to the aquarium glass in front of Aurora the Russian polar bear at the Sao Paulo Aquarium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 16, 2015. Two Russian polar bears, Aurora and Peregrino, were moved from the Kazan Zoo and arrived in the South American country in December. After four months of adaptation the two bears made their public debut Thursday. (Andre Penner/AP) #
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A signboard in the desert landscape indicates said property was founded by Esperanza, in Nazca, Peru, on April 16, 2015. In this desert region, owners mark their property with signboards in an attempt to prevent land traffickers or squatters from seizing their land, which in some instances will be resold using false documentation. (Rodrigo Abd/AP) #
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Dead fish float next to a rowing athlete as he puts his boat on the water before a training session at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro on April 13, 2015. Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon will host the rowing and canoe sprint competitions in the 2016 Olympic Games. (Ricardo Moraes / Reuters) #
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A bee approaches a blooming almond tree in Erfurt, Germany, on April 15, 2015. (Jens Meyer/AP) #
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A stadium in Yemen's central city of Ibb, after it was destroyed by an airstrike, on April 13, 2015. (Stringer Shanghai / Reuters) #
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Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio of Brazil (center) walks through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with friends, in Indio, California, on April 12, 2015. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #

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