A boy looks into the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was temporarily closed due to the government shutdown.
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A woman sits prayerfully while her head is shaved to mourn the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk ahead of his funeral in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in October.
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A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames after a shot fired by riot police hit the gasoline bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw.
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Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Runners observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast London.
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Visitors watch water gushing from a section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on China’s Yellow River during a July 6 operation to remove built-up silt.
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Sue Rochman, left, and Robin Romdalvik hug their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, 8, at San Francisco’s City Hall, after the Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
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Figo, a Kentucky police dog, pays his last respects to his human partner, Officer Jason Ellis, who was killed in an ambush five days earlier.
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Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left 1.9 million homeless, take part in a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte.
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Riot police guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive 16 days after a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh.
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George Zimmerman winks at his lawyer at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court.
Jason Lee / Reuters
A boy holds his mother’s leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya’an, Sichuan province.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP
Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco on June 29.
Osman Orsal / Reuters
A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas against a woman as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul.
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An Air Force sergeant surprises his wife and daughter during the second quarter of a game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers.
Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
A couple runs near riot police gathered at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 7 before the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and Australia.
Evan Vucci / AP Photo
President Obama looks out the “Door of No Return” on Goree Island off the Senegalese coast, which was the last stop for millions of slaves sent to the New World.
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left 67 dead.
Rescue workers carry a child who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India, in September.
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Pope Francis blesses and prays with a severely disfigured man.
Roni Bintang / Reuters
An Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. Sinabung.
Erik De Castro / Reuters
Newly-born Bea Joy sleeps as her mother recuperates in a makeshift birthing clinic at the airport in typhoon-devastated Tacloban. Ortega was in an evacuation center when the storm hit and had to swim and cling to a post to survive.
Jerard Julien / Reuters
The first same-sex couple to be married in France kiss on the balcony in front of the crowd after their marriage at the city hall in Montpellier.
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Inmate firefighters prepare to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., in August.