Hostesses walk outside the Great Hall of the People during the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 13, 2012 in Beijing, China. Known as 'liang hui,' or 'two organizations', it consists of meetings of China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), and its advisory auxiliary, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Credit: Feng Li
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty stand on ladders as they follow the funeral procession of their rabbi Moshe Yhoshua Hager's body wrapped in a prayer Shawl before his funeral on March 14, 2012 in Bnei Brak, Israel. Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, who was the head of Israel's second largest Hasidic community, died aged 95 and was buried beside his father's grave in the Tel Aviv suburb of Brei .
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Keiko Suzuki, 40 prays at the site of her uncle's home on March 11, 2012 in Rikuzentakata, Japan. Her uncle Kazuyoshi Sugawara was killed when his home was swept away by the tsunami last year. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year's March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency, continue to struggle. Thousands of people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives.
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President Barack Obama (C) accidentially steps on First lady Michelle Obama's dress as they walk onto the North Portico before the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron the White House March 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Cameron is on a three-day visit to the U.S. and he was expected to have talks with Obama on the situations in Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.
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Maj. Matt O'Donnell of Glenelg, MD shields himself from rotor wash as Ospreys carrying the delegation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leaves on March 14, 2012 at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. Panetta is also scheduled to meet with President Karzai during his two-day visit to Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a U.S. soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista arrive at an election night party March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama. Alabama and Mississippi both held their presidential primaries today.
Credit: Win McNamee
Israeli school girls take cover next to a bus during a rocket attack from the nearby Gaza Strip, on March 12, 2012 in Ashdod, Israel. The UN and EU have appealed for calm as cross border rocket strikes continued into a fourth day between the Gaza Strip and Israel, which have so far resulted in 23 Palestinian deaths.