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A man walks past graffiti that reads "Rot in Hell Maggie Thatcher", referring to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in west Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 9, 2013 a day following her death Picture: AFP / Peter Muhly
Pebbles painted with messages for Nelson Mandela can be seen outside his Houghton residence in Johannesburg on Monday, 8 April 2013 Picture: SAPA / Werner Beukes
The scene where an industrial crane crashed through the roof of a shop at the Golden Walk shopping mall in Germiston on the East Rand, Monday, 8 April 2013. Twenty-five people were injured in the accident. Picture: SAPA / Werner Beukes
Canada's Brett Rheeder jumps in the air with his bike as he competes, during the Red Bull Vienna Air King dirt jumping competition held in front of the Rathaus (townhall) in Vienna on April 7, 2013. Picture: AFP / Alexander Klein
Traditional dancers entertain the crowds at the swearing in ceremony of Kenya's new President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 9, 2013 at the national football stadium in Nairobi. Picture: AFP / Tony Karumba
City officials, family and Umkhonto we Sizwe members witness the exhumation of the remains of what is believed to be that of MK combatant Sthembiso Herbert Gambu at Red Hill cemetery in Durban on Tuesday, 9 April 2013. Picture: SAPA / Reinhardt Hartzenberg / Office of the KZN Premier
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles (C) greets supporters during a campaign rally in Valencia, state of Carabobo, Venezuela, on April 9, 2013. Picture: AFP / Leo Ramirez
A snowboarder glides on the water during the comic competition "Californication 6.0" closing of the winter season celebration in the village of Silichi, some 45 km outside Minsk, Belarus on April 6, 2013. Picture: AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff
A Syrian Kurdish refugee from the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, prepares a tea in a yard next a school used as a refugee camp in the northern city of Afrin on April 9, 2013. Picture: AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff
Competitors run past the Eiffel Tower during the 37th edition of the Paris Marathon on April 7, 2013 in Paris. Picture: AFP / Fred Dufour
Bangladeshi labourers unload bricks from boats during a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in protest against the detention of their leaders, in Dhaka on April 9, 2013. Picture: AFP / Munir uz Zaman
This picture taken on April 6, 2013 shows a boy posing during a promotional event for the Hollywood movie ''Iron Man 3'' at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Picture: AFP / Wang Zhao
Competitors arrive at the summit of El Otfal Jebel on April 8, 2013, during the second stage of the 28th edition of the "Marathon des Sables", some 300 kilometers, South of Ouarzazate in Morocco. Picture: AFP / Pierre Verdy

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