Spring weather April 16th 2015...The aurora borealis, or the northern lights as they are commonly known, takes place over the Bathing House in Howick, Northumberland, in the early hours of this morning.

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Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, takes place over the Bathing House in Howick, Northumberland, in the early hours of Thursday morning 

Gold of the U.S. competes during the ladies' short program at the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating in Tokyo

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Gracie Gold of the US competes during the ladies’ short programme at the ISU World Team Trophy in figure skating in Tokyo on Wednesday

ATTENTION EDITORS - Wider Image Story 'China's Online Hostesses'...ATTENTION EDITORS - WIDER IMAGE STORY ëCHINAíS ONLINE HOSTESSESí FOLLOWS THIS ADVISORY SEARCH 'XIANGGONGí FOR ALL IMAGES REUTERS/Jason Lee  TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Online hostess Xianggong gives a live broadcast in her bedroom in Beijing. In China’s online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Xianggong is one of more than 10,000 hostesses on the internet site bobo.com 

People release yellow balloons ...TOPSHOTS People release yellow balloons during a ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster at the southern island of Jindo, the closest landfall to the site where the Sewol sank, on April 16, 2015. South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry bowing to a key demand of grieving relatives as they marked the first anniversary of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren. REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT  NO ARCHIVES  NO INTERNET    RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE     AFP PHOTO / YONHAPYONHAP/AFP/Getty Images

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People release yellow balloons during a ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of South Korea‘s Sewol ferry disaster. The southern island of Jindo is the closest landfall to the site where the Sewol sank. 

People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on April 15, 2015.

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People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on Wednesday

An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year

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An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Keukenhof is considered to be the world’s largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year

Anthem of the Seas arrives in Southampton...The world's joint third largest cruise ship, MS Anthem of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, arrives at berth 101 in Southampton Docks ahead of her naming ceremony on 20 April. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 15, 2015.

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The world’s joint third largest cruise ship, MS Anthem of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, arrives at berth 101 in Southampton Docks ahead of her naming ceremony

Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.

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Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014

A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt...A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium. 

A Papuan girl comforts her crying young sister in Wanam village, Papua province, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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A Papuan girl comforts her crying young sister in Wanam village, Papua province, Indonesia on Wednesday

John John Florence of North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii (pictured) winning his round 1 heat of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at 'The Box' on Wednesday April 15, 2015. (World Surf League via AP)

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John John Florence of North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii winning his round one heat of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at ‘The Box’ on Wednesday 

A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 25 at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern, for upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday in May at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday

Devotees celebrate "Sindoor Jatra" vermillion powder festival at Thimi...Devotees celebrate "Sindoor Jatra" vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur April 15, 2015. The festival is celebrated by singing, dancing, playing traditional instruments, carrying chariots of various deities around the town, offering prayers and throwing vermilion powder over each other to mark the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of the spring season in the country. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Devotees celebrate the “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The festival marks the country’s new year and the beginning of the spring season. 

The Empire State Building is lit in red ...The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple April 14, 2015 in New York as part of the effort to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago on April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago. 

A worker lowers himself from a scaffold in front of a Hillary Clinton sign near her campaign headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 14, 2015. An unknown entity placed  Don t say  signs outside Clinton's Brooklyn Heights headquarters before her announcement Sunday

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A worker lowers himself from a scaffold in front of a Hillary Clinton sign near her campaign headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday

A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London...A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London, April 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London 

US Marines stand at attention during the military exercise 'Platinum Lion 15-2' at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, some 290 kms from Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday. Bulgaria and the US are holding the joint military training at the Novo Selo site in Eastern Bulgaria, as part of the Bulgarian-American plan for joint military trainings and exercises scheduled in 2015

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US Marines stand to attention during a military exercise at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, 290 km from Sofia, Bulgaria

Two actors dressed as roboters hold up an illuminated 4 - 0 lettering at the "Leaders Dialogue - Industry 4-0 Made in Germany" during the launch of the "Industry 4-0" platform at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany.

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Two actors dressed as robots at the launch of the Industry 4-0 platform at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, Germany

Stars are pictured over the famous Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland

A Bangladeshi child watches from behind soldiers of Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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A child watches a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from behind soldiers of the Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion