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April 10 – 17, 2015: The Week In Photos

Workers clean the bronze statue of King Sejong at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 13, 2015, King Sejong, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), created the Korean alphabet, hangeul, in 1446. (Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)

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Baby Boom in the Belgian Zoo

Baby clouded leopards, born early in March 2015 are presented by zoo keepers at the Olmense Zoo in Olmen, Belgium, April 16, 2015. The clouded leopard is an endangered species with only some 10,000 specimen remaining on earth, said Robby Van der Velden, a biologist at the Olmense Zoo. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)

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“Rise of the Machines”, Part 2

A dentist demonstrates on a dental patient robot at its unveiling ceremony at Showa University in Tokyo in this March 25, 2010 file photo. Three-fourths of robot installations over the next decade are expected to be concentrated in four areas: transportation equipment, including the automotive sector; computer and electronic products; electrical equipment and machinery. Labor costs have climbed in countries such as China that have been popular for outsourcing production, while technological advances for robots allow them to be more flexible and perform more tasks. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Japanese Genital Art by Megumi Igarashi

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, holds her artwork after a news conference following a court appearance in Tokyo April 15, 2015. A Japanese artist on trial for obscenity after making figurines and a kayak modeled on her v*gina said on Wednesday that there was nothing wrong with her artwork and her arrest merely showed how far Japan remains behind the west. Words in the artwork read “Centre. 3D scan”. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters)

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Guatemalan Grave Cleaners

A grave cleaner sits on a coffin next to a mummified body during the exhumation work at the General Cemetery in Guatemala City, April 15, 2015. If a lease on a grave has expired or not been paid, grave cleaners will break open the crypts to remove and rebury the bodies. Any remains that have not been claimed are packed into plastic bags, labeled and stored in mass graves. Bodies that have been stored in the upper crypt are exposed to dry and sunny conditions which means they do not decompose and instead become mummified. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

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Beautiful Bald Cats

A photographer has captured the bizarre beauty of sphynx cats in a series of intriguing portraits. Creative Alicia Rius snapped them from different angles showing off their unusual flesh, colourings and bones. In the images the cats can be seen curiously playing, observing their surroundings and even grooming themselves. Alicia first photographed a sphynx in 2013 but it wasnt until spring this year she further explored the breed. The cats belong to different girls who participated in the project, who Alicia met through Facebook after reaching out to Sphynx owners. The photographer, who lives in Santa Monica, California, USA, admits she chose sphynx cats because she is drawn by their alien look. (Photos by Alicia Rius/Caters News)

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“Rise of the Machines”

A man moves his finger toward the finger of humanoid robot iCub during the 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots in Madrid, November 18, 2014. (Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP Photo)

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Abandoned Motors At Makeshift Car Graveyards

Leaves and forest foliage claim abandoned motors at makeshift car graveyards. German photographer Dieter Klein travels the world to find vintage automobiles left to rust in leafy forests and fields. The mysterious graveyards host a range of cars, including a rare Jaguar XK120, which, if restored, could be worth £82,000, and a fleet of vehicles used by the Allies in the Second World War. The cars, often with doors, tires or windows missing, are parked on the forest floor as nature reclaims them. Dieter, 57, from Cologne, first came across a Citroen truck that had been dumped in a bush six years ago. After witnessing how the foliage had grown in and around the man-made machine, Dieter was hooked and began to track down other unusual resting places. Here: Part of the sculpture park which contains 50 cars, 2012, Sweden. (Photo by Dieter Klein/Barcroft Media)

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China’s “Nail Houses”

A “nail house”, the last building in the area, sits in the middle of a road under construction in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region April 10, 2015. According to local media, the owner of the house didn’t reach an agreement with the local authority about compensation of the demolition. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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In Memory Of The Sewol Ferry Disaster Victims – Tribute Photo Project

In this April 17, 2014 file photo, South Korean Coast Guard personnel search for missing passengers aboard the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. High school student Cho Eun-hwa, 16, was one of 304 people killed one year ago on Thursday, April 16 in the sinking of the ferry, and among nine whose bodies still have not been recovered. (Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)

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Dinosaurs Among Us

Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank, in London, Monday, February 18, 2013. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)

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Coachella 2015

A couple hugs in front of the ferris wheel at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California April 10, 2015. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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April 4 – 10, 2015: Animals

Two baby mouflons hop across a meadow of a game reserve near Ravensburg, Germany, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The lambs were born just a few weeks ago. (Photo by Felix Kaestle/AP Photo/DPA)

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April 4 – 10, 2015: The Week In Photos

Romanian Roma wait to perform on stage during an International Day of the Roma event in Glina, Romania, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Romania is home to one of the largest Gypsy, or Roma, communities in Europe, counting more than 600,000 people according to official statistics, actual numbers are likely to be higher since many do not declare their ethnicity in censuses fearing discrimination. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/AP Photo/Mediafax)

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Tokyo Makes Godzilla Tourism Ambassador

A real-scale head of Godzilla is displayed at the balcony of the newly-built commercial complex as a new Tokyo landmark during its unveiling at Kabukicho shopping and amusement district in Tokyo April 9, 2015. The skyscraper complex includes a hotel, movie theatres and restaurants will be open this month in the central Tokyo. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

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