April 17, 2014
From Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine, one of 36 photos. An armed pro-Russian man stands outside the seized mayor’s office in Slaviansk, Ukraine, on April 14, 2014. Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major “anti-terrorist” operation. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

From Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine, one of 36 photos. An armed pro-Russian man stands outside the seized mayor’s office in Slaviansk, Ukraine, on April 14, 2014. Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major “anti-terrorist” operation. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

April 16, 2014
From South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing, one of 23 photos. Passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, on April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday morning, several hours after the ferry carrying more than 450 passengers, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

From South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing, one of 23 photos. Passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea’s southern coast are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, on April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday morning, several hours after the ferry carrying more than 450 passengers, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

April 15, 2014
From Scenes of Spring, one of 28 photos. Thousands of Bluebells bloom, carpeting a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Belgium, on April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

From Scenes of Spring, one of 28 photos. Thousands of Bluebells bloom, carpeting a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Belgium, on April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

April 14, 2014
From Fire Destroys 2,000 Houses in Valparaiso, one of 32 photos. Embers are carried by high winds as a large forest fire reaches urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. Authorities say the fires destroyed thousands of homes, forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 and claimed the lives of at least 12 people. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

From Fire Destroys 2,000 Houses in Valparaiso, one of 32 photos. Embers are carried by high winds as a large forest fire reaches urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. Authorities say the fires destroyed thousands of homes, forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 and claimed the lives of at least 12 people. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

April 11, 2014
From A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees, one of 12 photos. She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)

From A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees, one of 12 photos. She Ping, a 34 year-old beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality on April 9, 2014. Ping released more than 460,000 bees, using queen bees to attract them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighed 45.65kg (100 pounds) within 40 minutes. (AFP/Getty Images)

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April 10, 2014
From Frozen In Time: The Cyprus Buffer Zone, one of 28 photos. The abandoned Nicosia International Airport near Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 10, 2014. For 40 years now, a buffer zone - a no-man’s land controlled by the United Nations - has split Cyprus from east to west, with Cyprus’s ethnic Greeks living in the south, and its Turks in the north. The buffer zone still contains crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses and even an airport. In 1960, a power-sharing government crumbled soon after independence from Britain, and the island has been divided since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish invasion of the north in 1974. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

From Frozen In Time: The Cyprus Buffer Zone, one of 28 photos. The abandoned Nicosia International Airport near Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 10, 2014. For 40 years now, a buffer zone - a no-man’s land controlled by the United Nations - has split Cyprus from east to west, with Cyprus’s ethnic Greeks living in the south, and its Turks in the north. The buffer zone still contains crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses and even an airport. In 1960, a power-sharing government crumbled soon after independence from Britain, and the island has been divided since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish invasion of the north in 1974. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

April 9, 2014
From Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest, one of 16 photos. Finalist, Natural World category. A coastal brown bear hunts for salmon on Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Photographed by Daniel D’Auria of Tabernacle, New Jersey. (© Smithsonian.com)

From Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest, one of 16 photos. Finalist, Natural World category. A coastal brown bear hunts for salmon on Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Photographed by Daniel D’Auria of Tabernacle, New Jersey. (© Smithsonian.com)

April 8, 2014
From London and the U.K. From Above, one of 24 photos. Here, an aerial shot of St Michael’s Mount, situated just off the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall. (© Jason Hawkes)

From London and the U.K. From Above, one of 24 photos. Here, an aerial shot of St Michael’s Mount, situated just off the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall. (© Jason Hawkes)

April 7, 2014
From Nyepi, the Balinese ‘Day of Silence’, one of 27 photos. A Balinese man hits another with a burned coconut husk during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual a head of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, on March 30, 2014. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, symbolizing the purification of the universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation — activities such as working, watching television or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

From Nyepi, the Balinese ‘Day of Silence’, one of 27 photos. A Balinese man hits another with a burned coconut husk during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual a head of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, on March 30, 2014. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, symbolizing the purification of the universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation — activities such as working, watching television or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

April 4, 2014
From Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan, one of 30 photos. Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus stands next to photographs from Iraq, left, and Afghanistan, right, during a press preview of her exhibition “Anja Niedringhaus At War” at the Gallery C/O in Berlin on September 9, 2011. Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan policeman today, while covering the upcoming national election in Afghanistan. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

From Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan, one of 30 photos. Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus stands next to photographs from Iraq, left, and Afghanistan, right, during a press preview of her exhibition “Anja Niedringhaus At War” at the Gallery C/O in Berlin on September 9, 2011. Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan policeman today, while covering the upcoming national election in Afghanistan. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

April 3, 2014
From The Aftermath of Chile’s Earthquake, one of 25 photos. Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, Chile, on April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday evening, killing six and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter (7-foot) waves. (Reuters/Francisco Alcayaga Motta)

From The Aftermath of Chile’s Earthquake, one of 25 photos. Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, Chile, on April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday evening, killing six and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter (7-foot) waves. (Reuters/Francisco Alcayaga Motta)

April 2, 2014
From A Trip to Lesotho, the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’, one of 21 photos. The mountains of the Sani Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains, between South Africa and Lesotho, on May 26, 2007. (CC BY SA Mark Peacock)

From A Trip to Lesotho, the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’, one of 21 photos. The mountains of the Sani Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains, between South Africa and Lesotho, on May 26, 2007. (CC BY SA Mark Peacock)

March 31, 2014
From The Modern Face of Kabul, one of 26 photos. Mahmoud Hejran (2nd from left) and Zabih Hosseini (center), members of the Afghan band Tanin, play the guitar and sing as they travel back to their music studio after performing on a live TV program in Kabul on March 4, 2014. Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, and several recent militant attacks, the country’s capital Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene of musicians, artists, athletes and activists. Shopping malls and cafes stand in the city, which is nonetheless beset by infrastructure problems and instability. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)

From The Modern Face of Kabul, one of 26 photos. Mahmoud Hejran (2nd from left) and Zabih Hosseini (center), members of the Afghan band Tanin, play the guitar and sing as they travel back to their music studio after performing on a live TV program in Kabul on March 4, 2014. Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, and several recent militant attacks, the country’s capital Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene of musicians, artists, athletes and activists. Shopping malls and cafes stand in the city, which is nonetheless beset by infrastructure problems and instability. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)

March 27, 2014
From California’s Historic Drought, one of 25 photos. Houseboats are docked at Bridge Bay in Shasta Lake, which is 100 feet (30 meters) below its normal levels, in Shasta, California, on January 23, 2014. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have very low water levels. (Reuters/Robert Galbraith)

From California’s Historic Drought, one of 25 photos. Houseboats are docked at Bridge Bay in Shasta Lake, which is 100 feet (30 meters) below its normal levels, in Shasta, California, on January 23, 2014. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have very low water levels. (Reuters/Robert Galbraith)

March 26, 2014
From St. Petersburg From Above, one of 12 photos. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood during a squally autumn morning. The church marks the spot where the reformist Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by a bomb-rolling revolutionary. (Amos Chapple/Rex Features)

From St. Petersburg From Above, one of 12 photos. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood during a squally autumn morning. The church marks the spot where the reformist Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by a bomb-rolling revolutionary. (Amos Chapple/Rex Features)