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From snow in Sitka, Alaska to record heat in Calcutta, India, April is delivering all kinds of weather. In this Wednesday, April 7, photo, a cyclist makes his way along Crescent Park in Sitka, Alaska, during a snow squall. About two inches of snow fell Wednesday. Marlee Bitsuie, 9, reacts to getting wet with water from the fountain at Berg Park on Sunday, April 11, in Farmington, N.M. Indian children jump into a lake to beat the heat in Bangalore on April 11. The IT-city is caught in a heat wave that has been sweeping other parts of the country, with the Metrological office recording a 27-year high of 37.6 degrees Celsius on April 10. The all-time maximum and minimum temperatures for April till date has been 38.3 degrees Celsius (April 30, 1931) and 14.4 degrees Celsius.

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Inventors are often perceived as eccentric, original thinkers inspired by dreams, but many of the products at the 38th Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva showed skill, pragmatism and good business sense. Roland, left, and Raymond de la Celle from France with their orthopaedic equipment and life assistant for dogs who have had spinal surgery or who are permanently disabled. The equipment allows stimulating movements on their hind legs allowing them to recover some mobility. On average, about 45 percent of the inventions presented during the 38-year old fair have been put on sale abroad through licensing contracts. Last year those contracts were wrth a total of 29.6 million euros. Belgium's Alexis Babusiaux with his one-handed bottle opener. French engineer Janick Simeray displays his electromagnetic plinth that can levitate small objects like this ball. Simeray has patented 120 inventions and reinvests his profits in research.

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The Anasazi Pueblo People were an ancient culture of Native Americans who were believed to have lived as long ago as the 12 century BCE. These ancient peoples are known for the impressive pueblo homes, made of mud, stone, or carved into canyon walls, which are today called the Anasazi Ruins. These ruins can be found at many sites in the American Southwest, including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Dark Canyon Wilderness, and other sites predominately located in the states of Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. All of these ruins are sacred places and should be treated with respect when visited.

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Augo the polar bear cub plays with a giant red ball at Aalborg Zoo in Denmark. Augo used to be attached to his blue bucket, which he would wear on his head, but now he has a new toy. Visitors to Aalborg Zoo have been treated to the sight of Augo hugging and nuzzling his bright ball and leaping into the pool and chasing it around. A greedy chipmunk stuffs its mouth with corn on the cob. The cheeky creature pounced on the cob within minutes of photographer Barbara Lynne hanging it in her back garden in Ontario, Canada, for the birds. Barbara says: "We call her Eleanor, however we are not sure whether she is male or female. Eleanor is always a pig and stuffs her cheeks until she looks ready to explode. She runs back to her den to empty her pouches - and starts stuffing them all over again." A bear cub named Medo plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village, Slovenia. The Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard about a month ago.

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First launched twenty-five years ago in October of 1985, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for its 32nd and final launch this afternoon (at 2:20pm ET). This launch - one of only three remaining missions left in NASA's Shuttle program - will deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station. Collected here are a series of photographs of Atlantis' recent activity, as it descended from orbit last November, landed, and was processed and prepped for today's final launch. In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis is lifted above its transporter during its move from the transfer aisle to High Bay-1. In the bay, Atlantis will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters in preparation for the upcoming STS-132 mission. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis is outlined by spotlights at the Vehicle Assembly Building as it rolls along the crawlerway to Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis' first motion on its 3.4-mile trip was at 11:31 p.m. EDT April 21. The shuttle was secured on the pad at 6:03 a.m. April 22. Photographers take images as the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off May 14, 2010 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Sunday, March 20 was the vernal equinox -- the first day of spring -- when the northern hemisphere of our planet begins to tilt toward the sun, bringing warmer weather to billions. Now people, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes -- stepping outside, blooming, and otherwise welcoming the sunshine. These photos show glimpses of the season from around the world. Orchids open in the early morning sunshine at Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley on April 12, 2011 in Wisley, England. There are 600 varieties of Orchid on display and The Glasshouse will host a meeting of the Orchid Society of Great Britain Show on April 30, 2011. A Canada goose nests in an urn as a deer keeps a watchful eye at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo, New York April 8, 2011. For at least four days, the buck stood guard near the nest of the goose as she sat on her eggs inside a large urn at the cemetery, home to the remains of President Millard Fillmore and rock icon Rick James. A visitor enjoys an ice cream cone on the seafront on April 9, 2011 in Brighton, England.

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Despite news reports of violence, protests and death, you'll find that the citizens of Gaza have continued to live their life as normal. As you can see, the shops are in good business selling fresh fruit, electronics and ornaments. There's even time to sit on the beach or take the kids to a theme park. We hope that these pictures will make it clear that not all is bad in Gaza.

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Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor our men and women who died while in military service since the time of U.S. Civil War. In Afghanistan over 50 U.S. soldiers have been killed in just the past month, including 24-year old Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht, who became the 1,000th serviceman killed in Afghanistan since 2002. As the fighting season begins, Taliban militants have recently mounted several bold attacks and coalition efforts to "clear, hold and build" areas in the south have been slowed during the "hold" phase, as Afghan government capacity remains small. Collected here are images of the country and conflict over the past month, part of an ongoing monthly series on Afghanistan. An Afghan boy scurries past a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces after it was allegedly attacked by Taliban on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul. Monica McNeal cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. A U.S. soldier monitors the area after taking off with Canadian troops from Kandahar airfield.

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