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Today in Pictures: March 9

Firefighters salute Nancy Reagan's motorcade, a migrant sunrise and more of the best news photos of the day.

A woman sunbathes in front of the flags that circle the Washington Monument on an unseasonably warm day. Many locations in the East saw their earliest 80-degree temperatures on record and the warmth is not over yet.

The U.S. flags at the monument fly at half-staff in honor of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

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An honor guard stands over the casket of former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Jae C. Hong / Pool via Reuters
Firefighters salute as the hearse carrying the body of Nancy Reagan makes its way to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Porter Ranch, California. The former first lady died at her Bel Air, California home at the age of 94. Jae C. Hong / Pool via Getty Images
A worker walks in the rubble left by an early morning explosion in Seattle. The natural gas explosion sent multiple firefighters to the hospital and reduced several businesses to rubble. Elaine Thompson / AP
Waves crash onto the shore in the port of Porspoder, western France. FRED TANNEAU / AFP - Getty Images

Demonstrators gather on the Place de la Republique in Paris as part a nationwide day of protest against proposed labor reforms. France faced a wave of protests against deeply unpopular labor reforms that have divided an already-fractured Socialist government and raised hackles in a country accustomed to iron-clad job security.

PHOTOS: French Protest Increase to Sacred 35-Hour Work Week

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A total solar eclipse is seen in Ternate, Maluku Islands, Indonesia. A total solar eclipse plunged parts of the Indonesian archipelago into eerie day-time darkness.

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Delights Millions in South Pacific

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Hostesses pose for photographers during the 2nd plenary session of the National People's Congress outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's Communist-controlled parliament opened its annual session on March 5 and is expected to appove a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. FRED DUFOUR / AFP - Getty Images
A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran,. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written on them, a show of deterrence power by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Omid Vahabzadeh / Fars News Agency via AP

A Syrian girl watches the sun rise after arriving on an inflatable boat on Lesbos, Greece, with other refugees from Turkey. During the night six inflatable boats reached the beaches of Lesbos.

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