Seleka Muslim militias evacuate the Camp de Roux — normally the army's main base — in Bangui, Central African Republic. The move comes more than two weeks after rebel leader-turned-President Djotodia surrendered power amid mounting international condemnation of his inability to stop sectarian bloodshed.
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Two white doves were released as a peace gesture by children and Pope Francis Sunday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, but a seagull and a big black crow, pictured, quickly swept down and attacked them. One dove lost some feathers as it broke free of the gull, while the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove. The doves' fate was not immediately known.
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Low temperatures freeze a road block with a sign that reads "Open" in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley shakes hands with customers at The Mall in Columbia Monday when it re-opened after three people died Saturday in a shooting.
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Israeli soldiers observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, which commemorates the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II.
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From left, singers Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah perform the song "Same Love" during a mass same-sex marriage ceremony at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Queen Latifah presided over the marriage of 33 straight and gay couples.
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A farmer works in turnip fields on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki celebrates after the signing ceremony of the country's new Constitution.
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White House press secretary Jay Carney takes a picture from the podium of the briefing room in the White House for the White House Instagram account.
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Decorated camels of India’s Border Security Force stand in formation during a rehearsal of the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi, India.
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The Olympic torch is tested in Sochi, Russia, with the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the background.