Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Policy Conference at the Walter Washington Convention Center March 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama for three hours Monday at the White House where the two leaders discussed ongoing negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program and the faltering Israel-Palestinian peace talks.
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A giant papier-mache float moves through the streets of Viareggio during the traditional Carnival parade on March 9, 2014 in Viareggio, Italy. The Carnival of Viareggio is considered one of the most important carnivals in Italy and is characterised by its giant papier-mache floats representing caricatures of popular characters, politicians and fictional creations.
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A reveler poses while celebrating during a street carnival 'bloco' on March 9, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Carnival officially ended earlier this week, street carnival parades continued through today in Rio.
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Children watch as SPC Wilmer Bolivar from Pembroke Pines, Florida with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment keeps watch during a patrol through a village on March 9, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement.
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A young boy checks out SPC Brian Colip from Vacaville, California with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment while he keeps watch during a patrol through a village on March 9, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement.
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Students man a barricade in downtown while watching for Venezuelan security forces before dawn on March 9, 2014 in San Cristobal, the capital of Tachira state, Venezuela. Local residents have manned barricades throughout the nights for almost a month, protesting against the federal government. Tachira, which borders Colombia, has been a focal point for anti-government protests nationwide.
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Worshippers pray after attending a mass in The Ukrainian Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, part of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, led by Father Mykola Matwijiwskij in Mayfair on March 09, 2014 in London, England. The Russian military and allied militias have assumed control of Crimea, an autonomous region within Ukraine, ahead of a referendum to determine the province's nationality, which was called by the Crimean Parliament and which the government in Kiev regards as illegal.