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REUTERS - Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013. Two simultaneous explosions ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and injuring dozens on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch the world famous race.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013. Two simultaneous explosions ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and injuring dozens on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch the world famous race.
AP - Pope Francis meets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo Saturday, March 23, 2013. Pope Francis had traveled to Castel Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor Benedict XVI in a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church. The Vatican said the two popes embraced on the helipad. In the chapel where they prayed together, Benedict offered Francis the traditional kneeler used by the pope. Francis refused to take it alone, saying 'We're brothers,' and the two prayed together on the same one.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pope Francis meets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo Saturday, March 23, 2013. Pope Francis had traveled to Castel Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor Benedict XVI in a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church. The Vatican said the two popes embraced on the helipad. In the chapel where they prayed together, Benedict offered Francis the traditional kneeler used by the pope. Francis refused to take it alone, saying 'We're brothers,' and the two prayed together on the same one.
AFP/Getty Images - Demonstrators hold placards supporting former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. An avalanche of intelligence leaks from former CIA contractor Edward Snowden sent shockwaves around the world in 2013, lifting the lid on a vast global spying network and raising fears of a surveillance state. As the year drew to a close, the 30-year-old Snowden remains exiled in Russia, his final port of call following a worldwide game of cat-and-mouse that appeared to come straight from the pages of a spy novel.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AFP/Getty Images</em></div>Demonstrators hold placards supporting former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.   An avalanche of intelligence leaks from former CIA contractor Edward Snowden sent shockwaves around the world in 2013, lifting the lid on a vast global spying network and raising fears of a surveillance state.  As the year drew to a close, the 30-year-old Snowden remains exiled in Russia, his final port of call following a worldwide game of cat-and-mouse that appeared to come straight from the pages of a spy novel.
AP - Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth.
AP - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration claims the botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations – not bad management at HHS.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration claims the botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations – not bad management at HHS.
AP - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 image from video provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis holds a shotgun as he moves through the hallways of Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist and IT contractor, shot and killed 12 people inside a Navy Yard building last week before being killed in a shootout with police.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 image from video provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis holds a shotgun as he moves through the hallways of Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist and IT contractor, shot and killed 12 people inside a Navy Yard building last week before being killed in a shootout with police.
AP - In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by  in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia.
AP - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.
AP - Workers try to release two bodies trapped in the rubble of collapsed Rana Plaza garment factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 30, 2013. The collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka that killed 1,129 people.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Workers try to release two bodies trapped in the rubble of collapsed Rana Plaza garment factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 30, 2013. The collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka that killed 1,129 people.
AP - This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday,  July 6, 2013.
AP - George Zimmerman, right, is greeted by defense counsel Don West at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 8, 2013. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>George Zimmerman, right, is greeted by defense counsel Don West at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July  8, 2013. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen, in 2012.
AP - Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people.
AP - A procession of 19 hearses for the 19 fallen Arizona firefighters drives through the desert, Sunday, July 7, 2013, near Wickenburg, Ariz, The elite crew of firefighters were overtaken by the out-of-control blaze as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields last Sunday.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>A procession of 19 hearses for the 19 fallen Arizona firefighters drives through the desert, Sunday, July 7, 2013, near Wickenburg, Ariz, The elite crew of firefighters were overtaken by the out-of-control blaze as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields last Sunday.
AP - New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner rubs his eyes during a candidate forum on small business, in the Inwood section of the borough of Manhattan, in New York, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Weiner had plunged to fourth place among Democrats in a poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner rubs his eyes during a candidate forum on small business, in the Inwood section of the borough of Manhattan, in New York,  Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Weiner had plunged to fourth place among Democrats in a poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal.
AP - Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi counts bodies in a makeshift morgue at a sit-in in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi counts bodies in a makeshift morgue at a sit-in in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.
AP - A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Sept. 21, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Sept. 21, 2013.
AP - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, meets with reporters before Congress leaves for a two-week Thanksgiving break, Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, meets with reporters before Congress leaves for a two-week Thanksgiving break, Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
REUTERS - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughs during council beside councillor Giorgio Mammoliti at City Hall in Toronto Nov. 14, 2013. Embattled mayor Ford, under pressure to quit after he admitted smoking crack cocaine, said then that he was getting help for a drinking problem, but offered no indication that he might step down. Ford also expressed remorse for an obscene outburst he made earlier in the day when denying an allegation he had made sexual overtures to a female member of his staff.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughs during council beside councillor Giorgio Mammoliti at City Hall in Toronto Nov. 14, 2013. Embattled mayor Ford, under pressure to quit after he admitted smoking crack cocaine, said then that he was getting help for a drinking problem, but offered no indication that he might step down. Ford also expressed remorse for an obscene outburst he made earlier in the day when denying an allegation he had made sexual overtures to a female member of his staff.
Reuters - U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning departs the courthouse at Fort Meade, Maryland July 30, 2013. A military judge found Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy - the most serious charge among many he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks. But Col. Denise Lind, in her verdict, found Manning, 25, guilty of 19 of the other 20 criminal counts in the biggest breach of classified information in the nation's history.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Reuters</em></div>U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning departs the courthouse at Fort Meade, Maryland July 30, 2013. A military judge found Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy - the most serious charge among many he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks. But Col. Denise Lind, in her verdict, found Manning, 25, guilty of 19 of the other 20 criminal counts in the biggest breach of classified information in the nation's history.
AP - LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013, leaving little of the school and neighborhood.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013, leaving little of the school and neighborhood.
Getty Images - U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away on the evening of Dec. 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div> U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away on the evening of Dec. 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
AFP/Getty Images - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a selfie picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AFP/Getty Images</em></div>President  Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a selfie picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt  next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.
Getty Images - Tornado damaged homes are seen on Nov. 18, 2013 in Washington, Ill. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois hwas classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Tornado damaged homes are seen on Nov. 18, 2013 in Washington, Ill. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois hwas classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.
AFP/Getty Images - People walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Nov. 11, 2013. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by the typhoon to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AFP/Getty Images</em></div>People walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on Nov. 11, 2013. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by the typhoon to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort.

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