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Lee Montgomery sits and waits to sign up for health care insurance at the business office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Monday. According to Montgomery, he as tried several times to sign up for private heath insurance in the online markets created by President Obama's heath care law, but has been unable to so he came to Parkland for face to face help.

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Lee Montgomery waits to sign up for healthcare insurance at the office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, on Monday. Mr Montgomery says he has tried and failed several times to sign up for private heath insurance in the online markets created by President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, so has opted to sign up in person instead.

Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association's annual convention in Northbrook...Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association's annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois, March 26, 2014. Hundreds of clown performers from around the world gathered at the event to attend seminars, performances, and competitions. Picture taken March 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young

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Craig Short lays on chairs as he waits for a competition to begin at the World Clown Association’s annual convention in Northbrook, Illinois. Hundreds of clown performers from around the world gathered at the event to attend seminars, performances, and competitions. Read more

Pope Francis Meets President Obama...VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 27:  The silhouette of US President Barack Obama is seen as he arrives in his car at the San Damaso courtyard for a meeting with Pope Francis on March 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. This is Obama's first audience with Pope Francis and it is the second time that he has been received at the Vatican, after an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on July 10, 2009. Barack Obama is the ninth US President to make an official visit to the Vatican. The first, Woodrow Wilson, received by Pope Benedict XV after the end of the First World War.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for a meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, Vatican. This is Mr Obama’s first audience with Pope Francis, and it is the second time he has been received at the Vatican, after an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on July 10 2009. He is the ninth US president to make an official visit to the Vatican. The first, Woodrow Wilson, was received by Pope Benedict XV after the end of World War I.

Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

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Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Massachusetts. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium's King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

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A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium’s King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a “sign of weakness”.

Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game "Candy Crush Saga" pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc  March 26, 2014.

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Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game “Candy Crush Saga” pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc.

***BESTPIX*** Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

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A burrowing owl stands next to its burrow near pump jacks in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom.

Fur seals rest at Isla de Lobos, a small island located about 8 km off the coast of Punta del Este, 140 km east of Montevideo, on March 19, 2014. A slaughterhouse operated in the island until 1991, and since then is the main reserve in South America to fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens).

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Fur seals rest at Isla de Lobos, a small island located about 8 km off the coast of Punta del Este, 140 km east of Montevideo. A slaughterhouse operated on the island until 1991, and since then has become the main reserve in South America to fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens).

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in New York to promote the "Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular." The show  is coming back to the U.S. and Canada _ its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour _ and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Kevin Thomas Garcia)

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This image shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, in New York to promote the “Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular.” The show is coming back to the U.S. and Canada its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. Read more

Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx in front...Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx in front of him during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Canadian soil, in Ottawa, Ontario on March 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ Cole BurstonCole Burston/AFP/Getty Images

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Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Ottawa, Ontario. Read more