A small-scale replica of Tibet's Potala Palace is on display at the Chinese Ethnic Cultural Park in Beijing April 4, 2012. Tibetan self-immolations are rising as China tightens its grip on Tibet. The authorities in China's capital, alarmed about the threat to stability in a region seething with discontent over religious and cultural controls, have responded with heavy-handed measures against Tibetans.
Wrestlers compete in a traditional wrestling competition called Bachokheh, in Esfarayen, Iran on April 2, 2012. Bachokheh, traditionally played on the 13th and 14th of the Iranian New Year, has gained popularity in recent years.
Arab Israelis and Palestinians took to the streets Friday to attend Land Day rallies across Israel and the Palestinian territories. Palestinians chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation and the continued confiscation of Palestinian land.
Democratic forum for Trayon Martin called by the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The shooting has sparked a debate about Florida's Stand Your Ground self defense law, Zimmerman has not been arrested and many details remain unknown.
Several rallies and vigil's have taken place around the country in support of the family of Trayvon Martin. Martin, a 17-year-old, was shot and killed in a gated community by 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. The Justice Department and FBI has also opened an investigation into the death of the unarmed teenager. Zimmerman has not been charged.
"Bully", a documentary which examines the bullying crisis in American schools, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on March 26, 2012. After losing its battle to get the film's rating changed from an R to a PG-13, the Weinstein Company said it will release the film unrated. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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