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Sudanese protesters reject military-led transitional council after removal of president

A general view shows Sudanese camping out near the army headquarters, where they gathered to protest demanding a civilian authority to lead the transition to democracy, in Khartoum, Sudan, 12 April 2019, a day after a military coup toppled President Omar al-Bashir. Bashir, who has been ousted and arrested by the military after nearly 30 years in power, would be replaced by a two-year military-led transitional council followed by elections, defense minister Awad Ibn Auf announced. EPA-EFE/STRINGER

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People gather outside the Saint Sulpice Church to participate in the Chrism Mass as part of the Holy Week and listen to the bells ringing as a tribute, several days after a fire partially devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, France, 17 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon 15 April in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital. EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON

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Young women take a selfie at the azalea garden of Nezu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2019. About 3,000 plants of azalea of 100 different varieties bloom in the precincts of the shrine from mid-April to the beginning of May. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Smiths work to reattach a part to the Zugspitze summit cross in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 18 April 2019. The cross on Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze (2962m above sea level) was damaged by a storm on 6 March 2019. EPA-EFE/PHILIPP GUELLAND

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Chinese students look at a replica of the Mars Lander as part of a tour of the C-Space Project, a Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert in Jinchang, Gansu Province, China, 17 April 2019. The C-Space Project Mars Base opened officially on 17 April 2019 with the aim to educate and provide an environment for youths and tourists to experience life on planet Mars. The base occupying an area of 11,996 square feet is situated about 40 kilometers from the town of Jinchang in the Gobi Desert. The location is chosen to simulate the landscape and harsh conditions of living on Mars as much as possible. EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

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United Wa State Army soldiers attend the ceremony held to mark the 30th anniversary of Wa State in Panghsang, also called Pang Kham of autonomous Wa region, north-eastern Myanmar, 17 April 2019. United Wa State Army (UWSA) celebrated the 30th anniversary of Wa State founding in Panghsang, the administrative capital of the Wa independent region. Wa declared itself as an independent State on 17 April 1989. Although the government of Myanmar does not recognize the sovereignty of Wa State, Myanmar military has adopted a ceasefire with the state since 09 May 1989. Wa State has been notorious for drug smuggling in the Golden Triangle of the last 30 years, although it declared its region a drug-free zone in 2005. EPA-EFE/LYNN BO BO

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FC Barcelona's forward Leo Messi reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 16 April 2019. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Garcia

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View of the debris inside the Notre-Dame-de Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral during the visit of French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner (not pictured) in Paris, France, 16 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon 15 April in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON POOL TO ALL MEMBERS

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Statues that were removed for restoration from the spire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris are stored at the SOCRA workshop in Marsac sur L'Isle, near Bordeaux, France, 17 April 2019. The spire of the cathedral collapsed during a massive fire that partially destroyed the cathedral in the late afternoon 15 April. EPA-EFE/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

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People cry and pray as they look at flames burning the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, 15 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

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General view of the flames burning the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, 15 April 2019. A fire started in the late afternoon in one of the most visited monuments of the French capital. EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON

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A gardener places flowers on 'Puppy' Guggenheim's West Highland White Terrier in Bilbao, Spain, 16 April 2019. 'Puppy', designed by US artist Jeff Koons, welcomes visitors to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition 'A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters ' will be open to the public from 12 April to 06 October 2019. EPA-EFE/LUIS TEJIDO

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Lawrence Cherono of Kenya (L) crosses the finish line winning the men's division of the 123rd Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 15 April 2019. EPA-EFE/CJ GUNTHER

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Flames on the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, 15 April 2019 (issued 16 April 2019). A raging fire that tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris was extinguished, the city's fire service announced on April 16, around 15 hours after it first broke out. The blaze brought its towering spire and roof crashing to the ground, wiping out centuries of priceless heritage central to French culture and history. EPA-EFE/IAN LANGSDON

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Anti-frost candles burn in a vineyard, during a cold spring night in the Weinboehla near Dresden, Germany, early 15 April 2019. Due to unusually low temperatures wine growers from vineyards of Schloss Wackerbarth try to protect their grape shoots with anti-frost candles. This year spring was hit by unusually warm temperatures and then the late frost can destroy the harvest. EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET

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A dancer of the Czech National Ballet relaxes after a rehearsal of 'Swan Lake' at the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic, 13 February 2019. Swan Lake ballet is one of the famous of all classical ballets, the most frequently performed and the most popular worldwide. The new Czech National Ballet production is a revival of the story’s version created by the world-renowned choreographer John Cranko, the founder of the Stuttgarter Ballett. The Czech National Ballet is the first big company to have been granted the approval to stage the piece outside Germany. Up to the present day, the Czech National Theatre has staged 12 adaptations of Swan Lake. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK ATTENTION: For the full PHOTO ESSAY text please see Advisory Notice epa07507631

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Team Suzuki Ecstar Team rider Alex Rins of Spain (R), Alma Pramac Racing Team rider Jack Miller of Australia (L), and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi of Italy (C) in action during the MotoGP Race at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, USA, 14 April 2019. EPA-EFE/LARRY W. SMITH

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Tiger Woods of the US celebrates after winning the 2019 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 14 April 2019. The 2019 Masters Tournament is held from 11 April through 14 April 2019. EPA-EFE/TANNEN MAURY

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A soldier from the US Forces in Korea 2nd Infantry Division participates in a contest for the 'best warrior' among troops of the US 2nd Infantry Division and Korea-US Combined Forces Command at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, 15 April 2019. The 2nd Infantry Division holds an annual Best Warrior Competition where 25 Soldiers compete in a variety of events testing them both physically and mentally. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN

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A protestor covers his face with a bandana while he and others occupy the junction of a busy road as part of a service delivery protest in Eldorado Park, A protestor covers his face with a bandana while he and others occupy the junction of a busy road as part of a service delivery protest in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 April 2019. Reports state that the residents of the area protested over poor service delivery and demanded new housing. The ongoing service delivery issue is a major challenge for the ruling ANC as the country goes to the polls on 08 May 2019 for elections in the country. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK, 15 April 2019. Reports state that the residents of the area protested over poor service delivery and demanded new housing. The ongoing service delivery issue is a major challenge for the ruling ANC as the country goes to the polls on 08 May 2019 for elections in the country. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

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A multiple exposure picture of Maellyse Brassart from Belgium competing in the qualification for the women’s Floor event at the 8th Individual Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Szczecin, Poland, 11 April 2019. EPA-EFE/MARCIN BIELECKI POLAND OUT

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A general view shows Sudanese camping out near the army headquarters, where they gathered to protest demanding a civilian authority to lead the transition to democracy, in Khartoum, Sudan, 12 April 2019, a day after a military coup toppled President Omar al-Bashir. Bashir, who has been ousted and arrested by the military after nearly 30 years in power, would be replaced by a two-year military-led transitional council followed by elections, defense minister Awad Ibn Auf announced. EPA-EFE/STRINGER

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Balloonist Ton Rentier from The Netherlands prepares a hot air balloon at the start of the Hot Air Balloon festival at the Clark Global City, Mabalacat, Pampanga province, Philippines, 12 April 2019. The Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off with 20 participating teams, as part of efforts in tourism and aviation sports promotion in the Philippines. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO

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A Benfica fan cheers during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, firts leg soccer match between Benfica Lisbon and Eintracht Frankfurt in Lisbon, Portugal, 11 April 2019. EPA-EFE/JOSE SENA GOULAO

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Jack Nicklaus of the US putts on the eighth hole during the 2019 Masters Tournament Par 3 Contest at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 10 April 2019. The 2019 Masters Tournament is held 11 April through 14 April 2019. EPA-EFE/TANNEN MAURY

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