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Today in Pictures: March 15

An elephant is buried in Sri Lanka, a crocus blooms in Pennsylvania, a lunar halo and more of Tuesday's best news photos.


A crocus blooms in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pa. Unseasonably warm weather in Northeastern Pennsylvania has many varieties of flowers blooming earlier than usual this spring.

Michael J. Mullen / The Times & Tribune via AP
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A migrant baby sits behind plastic sheets protecting tents from rainfall in a makeshift camp at the northern border post of Idomeni, Greece. Hundreds of migrants and refugees who walked out of the overcrowded camp on Monday, determined to use a dangerous crossing to head north, were sent back to Greece by Macedonian troops, officials said.


Vadim Ghirda / AP
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A voter casts a ballot at Su Nueva Laundromat during voting in Illinois' presidential primary election in Chicago.

PHOTOS: Voters Decide Candidates' Fates on "Separation Tuesday"

JIM YOUNG / Reuters
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A surfer stands under the northern lights on the snow covered beach of Unstad, on Lofoten Island in the Arctic Circle.

PHOTOS-- Month in Space: February 2016

OLIVIER MORIN / AFP - Getty Images
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Relatives and friends of Destina Peri Parlak, one of the victims of the suicide bomb attack on March 13, mourn at her coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara. Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq on March 14, the day after a suicide car bomb tore through downtown Ankara killing at least 36 people.

ADEM ALTAN / AFP - Getty Images
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Rescuers and police officers work around a car after a blast caused by an explosive device killed its driver in central Berlin. The blast occurred during peak-hour traffic on Bismarckstrasse, within sight of the Victory Column monument.

A spokesman for the prosecutor's office in Berlin told NBC News that the 43-year old who died "had become known to authorities in connection with drugs, counterfeit money and illegal gambling" in 2008.

ODD ANDERSEN / AFP - Getty Images
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A man looks towards a lunar halo seen above the sky of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lunar halos occur when moonlight is refracted by ice crystals in the atmosphere. 

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People walk up steps to a street in the Jalousie neighborhood of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, still struggling to get back on its feet after being hobbled by a devastating 2010 earthquake and now plunged into a drawn-out electoral crisis.

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Locals prepare to bury the body of the elephant Hemantha during a ceremony at a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The elephant, who died at age 23 from injuries to its feet, received medical treatment for the last six months. The elephant used to march at street parades during festivals held by the temple. 

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A man in an Easter bunny costume walks a sheep and two lambs to promote the "Dresdner Ostern" fair in Dresden, Germany. The fair runs from March 17-20 at the Dresden exhibition grounds.

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