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April 14, 2010
April delivers all kinds of weather
From snow in Sitka, Alaska to record heat in Calcutta, India, April is delivering all kinds of weather. (27 images)

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A rainbow forms under storm clouds early Wednesday evening April 7, as seen from the Painted Prairie just off US Highway 65 looking north toward Sedalia, Mo. The Sedalia Democrat / Hal Smith


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In this Wednesday, April 7, photo, a cyclist makes his way along Crescent Park in Sitka, Alaska, during a snow squall. About two inches of snow fell Wednesday. Daily Sitka Sentinel / James Poulson



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A woman runs in Washington Park in Denver as snow begins to taper off from a spring snow storm on Wednesday, April 7. An overnight storm brought snow to the Colorado Rockies and cities along the front range. AP / Ed Andrieski



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Marlee Bitsuie, 9, reacts to getting wet with water from the fountain at Berg Park on Sunday, April 11, in Farmington, N.M. The Daily Times / Xavier Mascareas



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Ben Trammell, of Tomball, catches his son Canon while taking photos in a field of bluebonnets Friday, April 9, near Prairie View, Texas. Houston Chronicle / Brett Coomer



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The White House is pictured in the background as tulips are seen in full bloom at Lafayette Park in Washington on April 6. AFP / Getty Images / Jewel Samad



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A fisherman walks along a boulder jetty on Utah Lake State Park west of Provo, Utah to try a different spot in between storms Tuesday, April 13. An early morning storm was moving out and breaking up creating a palette of unusual colors and clouds over the lake. The Salt Lake Tribune / Al Hartmann



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People sunbathe in the warm weather at the High Line, Manhattan's newest park constructed on a former elevated railroad track, April 7, in New York City. Temperatures in the city were expected to near the daily record of 89 degrees set in 1929. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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People gather at dusk in the new Brooklyn Bridge Park in unseasonably mild weather April 8, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The long-awaited park offers views of downtown Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor and will open gradually in different sections along the waterfront. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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A woman walks past the blooming cherry blossoms on the University of Toronto campus in Toronto Tuesday, April 13. The Canadian Press / Darren Calabrese



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A man reads a copy of The Times newspaper in a deckchair in the warm spring weather in St. James's Park on April 8, in London, England. Temperatures in Britain were expected to reach high 60 degrees Fahrenheit on the weekend as forecasters were predicting the hottest temperatures of the year. Getty Images / Oli Scarff



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A group of students from the College Pierre Girardot School of Sainte Tulle, France paddle a Suquamish Tribal canoe in Suquamish, Wash., during a visit at North Kitsap High on Thursday, April 8. They got a chance to experience the West Sound's unpredictable weather during a 10-day tour to see Keith Johnson's French class which has been corresponding with their school for the past 10 years. Kitsap Sun / Larry Steagall



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Two Afghan National Army soldiers wash themselves at a canal while a sandstorm approaches in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on April 12. A sandstorm interrupted US military missions in the region for about six hours. AFP / Getty Images / Mauricio Lima



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Indian rickshaw pullers rest on their vehicles in Calcutta, India, Monday, April 12. Heat wave conditions swept several parts of the country with mercury hovering over 104 degree Fahrenheit in many areas, according to news reports. AP / Bikas Das



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Indian children jump into a lake to beat the heat in Bangalore on April 11. The IT-city is caught in a heat wave that has been sweeping other parts of the country, with the Metrological office recording a 27-year high of 37.6 degrees Celsius on April 10. The all-time maximum and minimum temperatures for April till date has been 38.3 degrees Celsius (April 30, 1931) and 14.4 degrees Celsius (April 26, 1894). AFP / Getty Images / Dibyangshu Sarkar



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Indian village girls bathe by an irrigation pipe on the outskirts of Amritsar on April 9. Temperatures are already hovering around the 40 degree Celsius mark as summer has arrived in the northern Indian plains. AFP / Getty Images / Narinder Nanu



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An Indian potter arranges newly-made earthen pots for drying in Allahabad on April 13. The demand for earthenware pots is very high in summer when they are used to store cool water for drinking. AFP / Getty Images / Diptendu Dutta



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Lightning strikes past a hilltop Buddhist stupa in the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 13. The stupa is located in a Buddhist nunnery whose inhabitants practice Kung Fu every morning. AFP / Getty Images / Prakash Mathema



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Bathers take advantage of the fine weather prevailing in Jordan to swim in the Dead Sea, which lies at the lowest point on Earth on Saturday April 10. AP / Mohammad Abu Ghosh



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A child rides a bicycle during a heatwave in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 11. AP / Ariel Schalit



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A Filipino woman and a girl step out of a shop selling floaters of different shapes and sizes near hot spring resorts of Pansol town, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines on Friday, April 9. Filipinos troop to resorts and beaches during the summer season to escape the scorching heat. AP / Aaron Favila



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A man rests under a huge umbrella during the rain Tuesday, April 13, in Manila, Philippines. A sudden downpour in the middle of the summer season gives relief to the people in the city as northern provinces still experienced drought causing damage to their crops. AP / Pat Roque



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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a pedestrian walk in a snow-covered street in Shenyang, in northeast China's Liaoning province, on Friday, April 9. Snow hit the province on Thursday night. AP / Xu Yang



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The Sopocachi neighborhood, bottom right, and the snow covered Huayna Potosi Mountain are seen from the brick making neighborhood of Achocalla in La Paz, Thursday, April 8. Achocalla is home to dozens of makeshift ovens that supply the city's growing construction industry with building materials. AP / Dado Galdieri



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A family enjoys the mild weather at the Sauna Sucre, one of the oldest in La Paz, Bolivia Sunday, April 11. Sucre is one among several saunas that charge the equivalent of US$3 and fill-up with middle-and low-income families during weekends in La Paz, a city 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level. AP / Dado Galdieri



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A transit police officer talks in the radio as a fallen tree blocks a street at the Botafogo neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 7. The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered landslides Tuesday that killed at least 95 people as rising water turned roads into rivers and paralyzed Brazil's second-largest city. AP / Felipe Dana



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A traffic policeman stands at a street under heavy rain in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Thursday, April 8. AP / Rodrigo Abd



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