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French President Francois Hollande (C) and Segolene Royal (L), Minister of Ecology participate in the of departure of the frigate `L`Hermione`, a replica of the boat that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America to aid the rebel colonists in the fight

5-year-old Zimbabwean Lawrence Ncube (2-R) stands on his own in a Red Cross refugee camp after his family left their township house due to the xenophobia attacks in the Primrose, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 19, 2015.

Protestes hold up a cardboard cut-out angel with signs attached to its hands reading "Human rights before trade right" against the planned free trade agreement TTIP between the EU and the US, April 18, 2015.

A Thai customs officer displays some of the seized smuggled African elephant tusks before a press conference at the Customs Department inside the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 April 2015.

Members of the Maka indigenous community participate in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the migration of the Maka people from Chaco to other regions in the country, in Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay, 16 April 2015.

Cambodians give offerings to Buddhist monks during a ceremony to pray for victims who were died in the Khmer Rouge regime, at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 17 April 2015. Cambodians mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of Cambodia

Demonstrators carry flags and banners during a protest in downtown Hanover, Germany, 16 April 2015. The Verdi labor union called for strikes in municipal day care centers. Day care center employees from the northern German states and also from Brandenburg

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Walking Through Balchik's University Botanic Garden: a Cactus Story

1 of 10 | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 16:24 BGNES

Photo by Krasimir Delchev

A permanent exhibition of cacti and succulents offers an interesting variety of these plants at the University Botanic Garden in Bulgaria's Balchik, a quiet town at the Black Sea's northern coastline.The garden's management announced on that its oldest cactus was celebrating its 90th birthday on Sunday.A vast part of the cactae on display are opuntias, though there are ...

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