Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou...Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Chance Chan

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Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 

Horse Racing - Southwell Racecourse...Bells 'n' Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices' Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 24, 2015. See PA story RACING Southwell. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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Bells ‘n’ Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices’ Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. 

Opposition fighters sit inside a damaged...Opposition fighters sit inside a damaged building in the rebel-held Qastal al-Harami neighborhood, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on March 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAIZEIN AL-RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Opposition fighters sit inside a damaged building in the rebel-held Qastal al-Harami neighbourhood, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. 

French Police and Gendarmerie Alpine rescue units gather on a field as they prepare to reach the crash site of an Airbus A320...French Police and Gendarmerie Alpine rescue units gather on a field as they prepare to reach the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, in the French Alps, March 24, 2015. An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday and all 150 on board were feared dead.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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Police and gendarmerie Alpine rescue units gather on a field as they prepare to reach the Germanwings’ crash site in the French Alps. The Airbus jet operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline crashed in a remote area at the foot of the French Alps on Tuesday, with all 150 onboard feared dead. 

Spring weather March 24th 2015...A man walks his dog along Formby Beach, Merseyside, as a shipwreck can be seen in the distance. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 24, 2015. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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A man walks his dog along Formby Beach, Merseyside, as a shipwreck can be seen in the distance 

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) bo...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) bows with Singapore Ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon (front L) and his wife Wang Lee Moi (3rd R) after signing a condolence book for the late former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo on March 24, 2015. Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died at the age of 91 on March 23.     AFP PHOTO / POOL / Toru HanaiTORU HANAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows with Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon and his wife Wang Lee Moi after signing a condolence book for Lee Kuan Yew at the Singaporean embassy in Tokyo. Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee died at the age of 91 on Monday and was considered one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics. 

Afghan women chant slogans during a protest demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran last week, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar killed last week by a mob. Farkhunda, who went by one name like many Afghans, was beaten, run over with a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul River. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Protesters demand justice for a woman beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning the Koran last week, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar, who like many Afghans went by one name. She was beaten, run over by a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul river. 

Reactions To The Death Of Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew...A monitor shows coverage of the death of Singapore's first elected Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as a man reads a special edition of a Today newspaper, produced by MediaCorp Press Ltd., at Raffles Place in Singapore, on Monday, March 23, 2015. Lee, who helped transform Singapore from a colonial trading center into one of Asia's most prosperous nations, has died. He was 91. Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Some of the coverage in Raffles Place of the death of Singapore’s first elected prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, who helped transform Singapore from a colonial trading center into one of Asia’s most prosperous nations, has died at the age of 91. 

Kurdish men sit near bonfire ne...TOPSHOTS Kurdish men sit near bonfire near a destroyed building, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

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Kurdish men sit by a bonfire near a destroyed building in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab. 

**BESTPIX***  Balinese Fire Ritual Held On Eve Of Nyepi...GIANYAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 20:  A Balinese man dances on the fire during the "Mesabatan Api" ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on March 20, 2015 in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as it symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every New Year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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A Balinese man dances on the fire during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as it symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every New Year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury  and 'Weisse Muehle' ( White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin, Friday, March 20, 2015. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury and ‘Weisse Muehle’ (White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective. 

Indian fisherman prepare for the morning catch...epa04671103 Indian fishermen are silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early  morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200 kilometers from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 20 March 2015.  EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

Sajneev Gupta/EPA

Indian fishermen are silhouetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200 kilometers from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama beats a Japanese traditional taiko drum with members from Akutagawa High School Taiko Club in front of the main gate, as she visits Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine in Kyoto, western Japan March 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Issei Kato            TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama beats a Japanese traditional taiko drum with members from Akutagawa High School Taiko Club in front of the main gate, as she visits Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine in Kyoto, western Japan

Wider Image: Living on Rubbish...Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste. Michelle Obama is due to visit to Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, a worldwide initiative that aims to help adolescent girls attend school.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha    PICTURE 8 OF 23 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'LIVING ON RUBBISH'    SEARCH 'ANLONG PI' FOR ALL IMAGES

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Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dump site outside Siem Reap. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dump site where they live before going to school in the afternoon. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dump site situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste. Michelle Obama is due to visit to Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, a worldwide initiative that aims to help adolescent girls attend school. 

Members of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar...Members of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus March 19, 2015. This Battalion consists of several hundred female fighters who have had military training and carry out combat duties. Picture taken during a Syrian Army organised trip. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

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Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters 

Children at a school wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse in London...Children at a school wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse in London March 20, 2015. A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon blocking out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe, Africa and Asia getting a partial celestial show. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday 

Solar Eclipse...Handout photo dated 20/03/15 issued by Chester Zoo of lemurs looking at the eclipse over Chester Zoo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 20, 2015. See PA story SCIENCE Eclipse. Photo credit should read: Steve Rawlins/Chester Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday 

Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte ...A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte March 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic              TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY            TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocular to look at Islamic State, known as Isis near Sirte. 

Lovers of Light photography competition...Undated handout photo issued by VELUX of 'Drawn' taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, which is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX's third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March

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‘Drawn’ taken in Scotland by Ford Buchanan, is one of the six entries from the UK to make the top 10 shortlisted photographs in VELUX’s third annual Lovers of Light photography competition. 

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A river can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas located in the western region of New South Wales. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia recorded its second-hottest February since records began in 1910, with national maximum temperatures 2.35 degrees above the average.