In pictures: Afghanistan gears up for its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent Hamid Karzai, who has held office since 2004, will step down to make room for a new head of state.
A Balinese man kicks up fire during the 'Mesabatan Api' ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 2014. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)
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