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Date: 2/16/2012 Album ID: 1416387
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News photos from around the world, Thursday, Feb., 16, 2012.
North Koreans applaud as a large screen shows a portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, during a concert in Pyongyang to commemorate his death and what would have been his 70th birthday on Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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A North Korean soldier sheds tears during a parade marking the 70th birthday of the country's late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
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North Korean soldiers share a laugh at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang before a parade of thousands of soldiers commemorating the 70th birthday of the late Kim Jong Il on Thursday Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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As Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong arrives, a Tibet pro-independence activist is wrestled to the ground by security at the Taoyuan Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Local media reported that Guo is on a six day visit to Taiwan to promote cultural exchanges between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, the Taipei-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Wednesday. (AP Photo)
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African refugees keep themselves warm at a shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Some 50,000 Africans have entered Israel in recent years, fleeing conflict and poverty in search of safety and opportunity in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. A growing number of African migrants say they were captured, held hostage and tortured by Egyptian smugglers hired to sneak them into Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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In this Feb. 15, 2012 photo, an Israeli bulldozer works at the site where Israel builds a barrier along the border with Egypt in southern Israel. Some 50,000 Africans have entered Israel in recent years, fleeing conflict and poverty in search of safety and opportunity in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. A growing number of African migrants say they were captured, held hostage and tortured by Egyptian smugglers hired to sneak them into Israel. (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)
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Sudanese Mutasim Qamrawi, 22, shows his scars from four months he was held in captivity by smugglers in Egypt's Sinai desert at a shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Some 50,000 Africans have entered Israel in recent years, fleeing conflict and poverty in search of safety and opportunity in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. A growing number of African migrants say they were captured, held hostage and tortured by Egyptian smugglers hired to sneak them into Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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African refugees share breakfast at a shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Some 50,000 Africans have entered Israel in recent years, fleeing conflict and poverty in search of safety and opportunity in the relatively prosperous Jewish state. A growing number of African migrants say they were captured, held hostage and tortured by Egyptian smugglers hired to sneak them into Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Palestinians watch as Palestinian and Israeli rescue teams work at a site of a bus accident near the checkpoint of Hizmeh between Jerusalem and the West Bank, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Israeli police say several Palestinian schoolchildren died in the bus crash. The bus overturned and caught fire after a truck careened into it. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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Palestinian and Israeli rescue teams work at a site of a bus accident near the checkpoint of Hizmeh between Jerusalem and the West Bank, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Israeli police say several Palestinian schoolchildren died in the bus crash. The bus overturned and caught fire after a truck careened into it. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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Palestinian and Israeli rescue men work at a site of a bus accident near the checkpoint of Hizmeh between Jerusalem and the West Bank, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Israeli police say several Palestinian schoolchildren died in the bus crash. The bus overturned and caught fire after a truck careened into it. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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An Egyptian woman walks by a mural at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  The mural reads in Arabic: We bring them their rights or we die like them. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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Somalis fleeing the town of Elasha Biyaha carry their household belongings on the road to the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Thousands of Somalis are fleeing the insurgent-held town into the capital because they fear a military offensive by African Union troops allied to the weak Somali government. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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A man, left, offers prayers in the morning on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi, India, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for prayers and ritual bathing in the river considered holiest among Hindus. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Indian police detain Tibetan exiles during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Upcoming Tibetan New Year's celebrations appear poised to bring more bloodshed to the troubled Himalayan region, the head of Tibet's exile government Lobsang Sangay said Tuesday, warning that China has sealed off the regions ahead of a crackdown. He said festivals around the Feb. 22 Tibetan New Year, as well as the March 10 anniversary of the failed 1959 uprising, are very likely to bring Tibetans into the streets. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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An Indigenous Garo woman pulls silk thread from cocoons at the inaugural class of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Education Campus at Kinangaon village, along the Assam-Meghalaya border, about eighty kilometers (50 miles) west of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. The villagers were receiving training on spinning, reeling, natural dyeing and weaving techniques as part of livelihood training. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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In this photo released by the Indian Navy, Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, left, anchors in the Arabian Sea off Kochi, India, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. The Italian cargo ship fired at an Indian fishing boat that it mistook for a pirate vessel, killing two fishermen, India's navy said Thursday. Indian Coast Guard Ship Lakshmibhai  is seen on right. (AP Photo/Indian Navy)
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A Greek flag is reflected on smashed windows of a bank in Athens on Thursday Feb. 16, 2012.  Mounting confusion over whether Greece will get vital bailout cash to avoid defaulting next month is rekindling fears that Europe's debt crisis will spread to bigger countries like Italy.(AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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An Investigator views the scene of a school bus crash Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012,  in Chesterfield, N.J.   State police at the scene of the school bus crash say a child has died in the accident, and that the child is the daughter of a state trooper. The bus collided with a dump truck at about 8:30 a.m. at a Route 528 intersection in Chesterfield.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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