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A contest for the tallest palm underway in Lipnica Murowana, southern Poland, 29 March 2015, during the celebration of Palm Sunday.

Several faithfuls carry elaborate decorations made with palm leaves as they participate in a Palm Sunday procession in Elche, eastern Spain, 29 March 2015.

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C-R) and French President Francois Hollande (C-L) lead an anti-extremism march, in Tunis, Tunisia, 29 March 2015. The march started from central Tunis heading to the Bardo Museum where the March 18 attack occurred.

Expedition 43 crew members NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (L) and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka (C) and Mikhail Kornienko (R) pose for pictures on 27 March 2015 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan prior to the launch of the Soyuz spacecraft set for 28 Ma

A member of the Chilean Navy stands at a street affected by floods of March 25, in the locality of Chanaral, some 800 km north of Santiago, Chile, 26 March 2015. The third most important region of the country issued state of emergency due to the floods of

A Germanwings employee places flowers in commemoration of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, at the airport in Düsseldorf, Germany, 26 March 2015. A chartered Lufthansa plane earlier the same day departed from Düsseldorf to Fr

Milen Mihov, an MP from the Bulgarian nationalist coalition Patriotic Front, still uses his first car, a Trabant, to go to work.

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Vladimir Putin: Overwhelmingly Absent, then Overwhelmingly Present

1 of 18 | March 22, 2015, Sunday // 15:46 EPA/BGNES

Russian Cossacks are going to install a bronze bust of Vladimir Putin on the territory of the current ethnic farm Museum near St. Petersburg in May. The bronze bust depicting Vladimir Putin will embody the image of the Roman Emperor.

For about ten days, Russian President Vladimir Putin was absent from spotlight, and a number of Russian media outlets started speculating on the reasons. While a number of websites criticizing the political elite suggested this is a peculiar development, the Kremlin downplayed any hypotheses that there was something wrong. All of this highlights Putin's importance: both as a subject to ...

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