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Thinning out: Jerome Marsh, of Lincoln Park Nursery in Cambria, prunes a flowering crab apple tree Monday. The crab apple trees are just coming into bloom.

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Story time: Ada Rodriguez, a domestic violence case worker for Hispanics United, reads to fourth-graders Monday in Buffalo's Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy during an "El Dia Del Nino" ("Day of the Child") program hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York. The celebration, which originated in Mexico in 1925, is observed in many Latin American countries.

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Great heights: Ironworkers Jim Brady, left, and Billy Geoghan connect a steel beam Monday between two columns at just over 1,250 feet on the top of One World Trade Center, making it New York City's tallest skyscraper. The 104-floor tower, which is expected to be topped off this summer, will be capped by an antenna spire reaching to 1,776 feet.

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April's final showers: Kenisha Velez-Lopez shields herself with an umbrella as she runs errands on Hertel Avenue during one of Monday's off-and-on rains.

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Quick fix: Greg Hammond, of Universal Aerial, traces a short circuit in a light standard Monday afternoon in the Tops Plaza on Maple Road in Amherst.