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March 11, 2015

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The booster for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket was fired for a two-minute test at the Orbital ATK test facility. The test is one of two that will qualify the booster for flight before SLS begins carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft and other potential payloads to deep space destinations.
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The booster for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket was fired for a two-minute test at the Orbital ATK test facility. The test is one of two that will qualify the booster for flight before SLS begins carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft and other potential payloads to deep space destinations.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in a rally supporting the United Torah Judaism party in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv. Israelis will vote in a parliamentary election on March 17, choosing among party lists of candidates to serve in the 120-seat Knesset.
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in a rally supporting the United Torah Judaism party in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv. Israelis will vote in a parliamentary election on March 17, choosing among party lists of candidates to serve in the 120-seat Knesset.

A protester holds a plank to hide from a police water cannon in Istanbul, during clashes following a protest in memory of a teenager killed in 2013 anti-government demonstrations and whose death has become a rallying cause for opponents of the Turkish president.
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A protester holds a plank to hide from a police water cannon in Istanbul, during clashes following a protest in memory of a teenager killed in 2013 anti-government demonstrations and whose death has become a rallying cause for opponents of the Turkish president.

A Burmese laborer lifts a basket of fish from boiling water at a processing factory near Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand, March 6, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richard, Thailand)
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A Burmese laborer lifts a basket of fish from boiling water at a processing factory near Bang Saphan in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand, March 6, 2015. (Photo taken by Matthew Richard, Thailand)

School children wearing padded hoods to protect them from falling debris sit on running track during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo, Japan.
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School children wearing padded hoods to protect them from falling debris sit on running track during an earthquake simulation exercise at an elementary school in Tokyo, Japan.

Ruby Walsh on Annie Power falls at the final hurdle during Mares' Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival in western England, March 10, 2015. (Credit: Matthew Childs Livepic)
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Ruby Walsh on Annie Power falls at the final hurdle during Mares' Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival in western England, March 10, 2015. (Credit: Matthew Childs Livepic)

Women and girls wearing Miao traditional costumes dance during the traditional Lusheng (reed-pipe wind instrument) Festival in Kaili, Guizhou province, March 10, 2015.
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Women and girls wearing Miao traditional costumes dance during the traditional Lusheng (reed-pipe wind instrument) Festival in Kaili, Guizhou province, March 10, 2015.

A man watches the sun set against the skyline in Johannesburg, South Africa, March. 10, 2015.
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A man watches the sun set against the skyline in Johannesburg, South Africa, March. 10, 2015.

Models present creations of Italian designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015 - 2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Moncler Gamme Rouge during Paris Fashion Week in France.
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Models present creations of Italian designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015 - 2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Moncler Gamme Rouge during Paris Fashion Week in France.

An art installation entitled "Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea" created by British artist Richard Wilson and depicting a full-sized bus, is displayed outside the building of The Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong.
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An art installation entitled "Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea" created by British artist Richard Wilson and depicting a full-sized bus, is displayed outside the building of The Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong.

A model presents a creation of Iris Van Herpen during the 2015-2016 fall - winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, Fraace.
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A model presents a creation of Iris Van Herpen during the 2015-2016 fall - winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, Fraace.

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