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The Northern Hemisphere is once more beginning its lean towards the Sun, with the spring equinox taking place last Friday, March 20th. People all over are welcoming the spring sunshine and new growth in many ways - from Stonehenge and Mayan pyramids to Dutch meadows and Texan beaches. Here is a collection that shows some of the signs of spring as we shake off the last bits of winter.

A girl enjoys the warm weather in St James's Park on March 16, 2009 in London, England. Temperatures reached 17 degrees celcius (63F) that day. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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A robin sits on a snow-covered tree feeding on berries in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, British Columbia March 9, 2009. Vancouver had been covered in an unseasonal blanket of snow the previous night. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)
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Elderly Russian men and women sunbathe near the wall of the Peter Paul fortress in St. Petersburg on March 16, 2009, enjoying some sunshine at the end of a long harsh winter. (ELENA PALM/AFP/Getty Images)
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A duck pecks at shiny coins frozen in the ice of the Neva river in St. Petersburg on March 16, 2009. (ELENA PALM/AFP/Getty Images)
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The sun sets behind the London eye at the end of a warm day on March 16, 2009 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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A young woman relaxes between thousands of crocuses near the river Rhine in Dusseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Effigies burn during the finale of the Fallas festival, which welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day, in Valencia in the early hours of March 20, 2009. Fallas are elaborate giant sculptures and effigies made of wood and plastic which are burned at the end of the week-long spectacle of processions, fireworks, music and dancing. (REUTERS/Heino Kalis)
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