A flight crew member attaches a Japanese national flag on the airplane for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s special flight to Palau before it’s take off at Haneda international airport in Tokyo
Protester pauses by a glass memorial on the spot where Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot by police on skid row, during a march to commemorate the more than 617 people they say have been killed by law enforcement in LA County since 2000
A woman is reflected in a puddle as she walks alongside the bank of the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany
Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) group companies’ new employees practice before releasing paper planes during an initiation ceremony at the company’s hangar near Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan
Indians climb the wall of a building to help students appearing in an examination in Hajipur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Even with police presence, parents and relatives are reported to scale building walls in order to pass notes to help students cheat in their exams.
A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai
Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.
A ‘Blockupy’ anti-capitalist protester walks near a burning barricade near the European Central Bank (ECB) building before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt
A eunuch dances during a rally to mark the congregation of thousands of eunuchs from different parts of India, in Jammu, India. The term eunuchs is used in India to describe transvestites, transsexuals and others who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as a member of a third gender. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings or blessing newborn babies and are frequently subjected to discrimination.
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the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft onboard launches from the Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA’s MMS mission will study how magnetic fields around Earth connect and disconnect, explosively releasing energy via a process known as magnetic reconnection. MMS consists of four identical spacecraft that work together to provide the first three-dimensional view of this fundamental process, which occurs throughout the universe.
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Police officers observe a minute of silence on March 11, 2015 in Ukedo, Fukushima prefecture. Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a rally in Seoul. South Korea has reacted with shock after Mr Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The attack has jarred harshly with the image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.
An Indian couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad, India
Pro-Russia rebels sit next to a flag with the face of Jesus Christ as a convoy of 2S1 Gvozdikas (122-mm self-propelled howitzers) takes a break near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo in Donetsk region
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Afghan refugee women, clad in a burqa, climb on a truck to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office on the outskirts of Peshawar
Journalists wait outside the meeting room in Minsk, Belarus as Ukrainian peace talks dragged on into a second day
Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo
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A Vincent Van Gogh-shaped hot air balloon being inflated during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival at an air force hanger in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, Philippines
A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county