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Penitent in Seville, Spain

A penitent of the Las Cigerreras brotherhood takes part in an Easter Holy Week procession in Seville, Spain.

Katha Sheehan with chicken in Key West, Florida

Katha Sheehan holds a chicken in Key West, Florida. Fears of bird flu may force the island's free range chickens indoors.

Laura Youngblood in Waco, Texas

Laura Youngblood, the wife of a US Navy officer killed in Iraq, cries confronting anti-war protesters in Waco, Texas.

A Thai policeman's face is covered with a mixture of talcum powder and water

Thais in the province of Prachinburi celebrate the festival of Songkran, which marks the Thai New Year, by rubbing a mixture of talcum power and water on a policeman.

Visitors admire the jellyfish exhibit at Hong Kong's Ocean Park

Visitors admire the jellyfish exhibit at Hong Kong's Ocean Park.

A Pakistani policeman tries to put out a burning minibus

A Pakistani policeman tries to put out a burning minibus, set on fire by angry protesters in Karachi following a suicide bombing which killed a number of Sunni Muslim leaders.

An opposition protester kisses a woman during a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur

An opposition protester kisses a woman during a rally in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian law that makes kissing in public a crime.

Shafts of light illuminate a bakery in the Afghan capital, Kabul

Shafts of light illuminate a bakery in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

A Filipino admires an image of Jesus Christ

A man in Manila, in the Philippines, admires an image of Jesus Christ during the festival of Lent.

A meerkat plays with an Easter egg filled with worms

A meerkat plays with an Easter egg filled with worms, at London Zoo.





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