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May 7, 2014

Daily Life: April 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Israel, Turkey, Japan, Afghanistan, Spain, China, United States and other countries from around the world. --Lloyd Young (28 photos total)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women enjoy the beach at the Mediterranean Sea beach front during the last vacation day of the Jewish Passover holiday, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 22. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press)

A Turkish air force patroller flies during the ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of Anzac Day in Canakkale on April 24. A dawn ceremony on April 25 marks the time of the first landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at the Gallipoli peninsula in the ill-fated Allied campaign to take the Dardanelles Strait from the Ottoman Empire. In the ensuing eight months of fighting, about 11,500 ANZAC troops were killed, fighting alongside British, Indian and French soldiers against losses Turks put down of some 86,000 soldiers. Every April, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders, many of them young backpackers, make the pilgrimage to the historic peninsula to commemorate the grueling battle that was their first real test of World War One. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

The giant moving inflated astronaut art piece, Escape Velocity, is surrounded by music fans at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 12. The annual music festival, which runs for two consecutive three-day weekends, has grown to one of the largest music festival in the U.S. since it was founded in 1999. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images) #

Flushing senior Kirsten Cussans, 18, right, closes her eyes as she leans in to kiss her boyfriend, senior Caleb Dreuth, 18, as the two hide behind a curtain for a moment of privacy at the Flushing High School 2014 prom at the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint, Mich. "He's such a goofball. He makes me laugh all the time," said Cussans, as the couple approaches a two-year anniversary before graduation. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Roma boys smile as they pose with a picture frame in the remains of a building demolished by bulldozer in a Roma suburb in the city of Plovdiv on April 25. About fifty illegally built Roma houses and buildings were destroyed in the city of Plovdiv on Friday. (Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man looks at Lisbon's Gloria funiculars as they do their last trip of the day on April 22. There are three street funiculars in the capital that help locals and tourists to move up and down in its hilly districts. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

The smoke of incense burnt in a huge censer makes a foreign visitor's eyes water at at Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district, in Tokyo, on April 14. Asakusa is an old town in the capital that draws many tourists from across the world. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron on April 11. The abbey retreat, founded by German nuns who came to pray for the souls on the other side of the Iron Curtain in 1955, caters mainly for older customers who come to relieve their mobility problems or aches and pains with Kneipp hydrotherapy. Since opening to the public in 1969, Marienkron has expanded its range of activities to include massage, pilates and even Qigong, but at its heart it remains a spiritual oasis designed to revive body and soul through healthy living and prayer. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) #

Catholic pilgrims carry crosses while participating in a pilgrimage from Tafalla to the small town of Ujue, northern Spain, on April 27. According to tradition, the pilgrimages to Ujue originated in 1043 when the residents of Tafalla made a pilgrimage to Ujue to thank the Virgin for their victory in a battle. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #

Pakistani children play cricket in the suburbs of Lahore, Pakistan, on April 30. (K.M. Chaudary/Associated Press) #

An Afghan girl sits on the ground dressing her doll while playing in an alley in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 3. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Demetri Collins-Brooks gave a little help to 2-year-old Dylan Bauer while the pair enjoyed exercising in the warm weather at Theodore Wirth Park on April 9 in Minneapolis. Dylan was at the park with his mother, Karen Bauer, while Demetri was out with his stepson, Josius McPherson and Josius' mother, Eve Lopez. The families, both from Minneapolis, had not met before today. (Jim Gehrz/The Star Tribune via Associated Press) #

Walla Walla Community College baseball player Wade Hicks throws toward the center of a full rainbow during a baseball workout on the Warrior's field in Walla Walla, Wash., on April 22. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via Associated Press) #

A man checks his mobile phone as he walks downstairs in a wealthy neighborhood in Madrid, Spain, on April 10. (Andres Kudacki/Associated Press) #

Firemen of the height rescue team practice on a former winding tower in Moers, Germany, on April 10. Climbing for rescuing at a high altitude is part of the 18 months long education to a fireman. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press) #

An Indian firefighter wearing a fire proximity suit walks through a wall of flames during a demonstration of their skills for Fire Safety Week in Bhubaneswar on April 15. Fire Safety Week runs April 14-20 across India. (Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images) #

A pedestrian walks shielded from the rain with an umbrella on April 30 in Philadelphia. The area can expect widespread showers with possible thunderstorms with a flood watch in effect through Thursday morning. (Associated Press) #

Runners celebrate by throwing colored cornstarch at the end of the Color Me Rad 5K run at Valley River Center in Eugene, Ore. on April 12. The Color Me Rad 5K runs are held throughout the country and part of the proceeds raised in Eugene this year went to the Relief Nursery. (Brian Davies/ The Register-Guard via Associated Press) #

A paddle boarder heads off into the sunset on April 18 in Biscayne Bay, off Virginia Key in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) #

Chinese visitors take souvenir photo near the field of tulips during a festival at Shunyi International Flowers Port in Beijing, China, on April 28. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

Brazilians and tourists play soccer on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23. With the World Cup weeks away, Brazil has been struggling to get the country ready for the tournament. Infrastructure work is far from completed and violent clashes continue to flare up in several cities. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press) #

Park goers watch a baby dolphin, center, and its mother, named "Panama," swim together on April 22 at Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The female dolphin calf was born April 11 to the 20-year-old "Panama." The Seaquarium launched a Facebook contest to name the calf with four possible choices: Fiji, Bali, Sanibel or Calypso. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) #

A rhinoceros plays with a football in his enclosure at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, central Germany on April 13. (Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images) #

A veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia's ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habital that is being converted into palm oil plantation. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) #

Iranian soldiers march during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18 in Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman sitting on a camel is pictured by tourists at the Mount of Olives overlooking the Dome of the Rock in East Jerusalem on April 21. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Palestinian child plays under a tarp at the harbour in Gaza City on April 28. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #

Guests leave after attending the Easter Matins at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, west of London, on April 20, 2014. Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 88th birthday Monday April 21, 2014. Traditionally the British sovereign celebrates on a second official birthday in June, because the summer weather is supposed to be better for open-air events. (Olif Scarff/AFP/Getty Images) #
 
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