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Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following a 6km-long march. Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dakota Valley Elementary School kitchen manager Della Curry said she "knew the whole time it was a firing offense" to give out free lunches. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Per the New York Daily News, on weekdays, only 74% of trains arrive on time at terminals. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price did not raise his voice as he delivered 77 profanities in response to a reporter's question. Joe Robbins/Getty Images hide caption

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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Martin Luther King Jr., with his wife, Coretta, at a Harlem hospital after he was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry in 1958. AP hide caption

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Anne Frank poses in 1941. Frans Dupont/AP hide caption

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Narbonne takes on View Parkin in the L.A. City Section Girls Basketball Open Division Quarterfinal in Los Angeles, CA. Thomas R. Cordova/Courtesy of Daily Breeze hide caption

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Gerbils are harmless... Right? Peter Knight/Flickr hide caption

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In a statement, Carnegie Mellon apologized for the "miscommunication" with applicants. Ken Andreyo/AP Photo/Carnegie Mellon hide caption

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A woman kneels near a makeshift memorial for Kayla Mueller in Prescott, Ariz. Brian Skoloff/AP hide caption

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People look at a portrait of Oscar Romero at the cathedral of San Salvador, where as archbishop he resisted a brutal regime. He was murdered and the Vatican has declared him a martyr. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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A man holds a pencil in the air during a minute of silence in Paris on Thursday for the cartoonists and other victims of gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Matthieu Alexandre /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1959, Fidel Castro imposed a law forbidding the import of foreign cars, so many Cubans drive and maintain older models. Kate Skogen/JetKat Photo hide caption

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