The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America placed 1,892 flags on the National Mall to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who have committed suicide this year, in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2014
The 39th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at Ripley's 'Believe It or Not' in New York City on March 25, 2014. The Rotten Sneaker Contest began in 1974 as a promotion created by a Montpelier Vermont sporting goods owner.
Jews celebrate the feast of Purim in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Israel, March 17, 2014. The Purim holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the book of Esther.
Photos from the 111th American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on February 17, 2014. This is largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products. UPI/John Angelillo
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