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Pictures of the month: May

<p>Oil is seen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in an aerial view of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Mobile, Alabama, in this handout photograph taken from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft on May 6, 2010 and obtained on May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Watkins/U.S. Navy/Handout</p>

Oil is seen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in an aerial view of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Mobile, Alabama, in this handout photograph taken from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft on May 6, 2010 and obtained...more

Oil is seen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in an aerial view of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Mobile, Alabama, in this handout photograph taken from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft on May 6, 2010 and obtained on May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Watkins/U.S. Navy/Handout

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<p>A bride and groom pose for their wedding photographer as the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound ship that was raided by Israeli marines, is escorted to Ashdod port by an Israeli naval vessel (not seen) May 31, 2010. Israeli marines stormed the Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza and 10 pro-Palestinian activists were killed, triggering a profound diplomatic crisis. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

A bride and groom pose for their wedding photographer as the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound ship that was raided by Israeli marines, is escorted to Ashdod port by an Israeli naval vessel (not seen) May 31, 2010. Israeli marines stormed the Turkish aid...more

A bride and groom pose for their wedding photographer as the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound ship that was raided by Israeli marines, is escorted to Ashdod port by an Israeli naval vessel (not seen) May 31, 2010. Israeli marines stormed the Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza and 10 pro-Palestinian activists were killed, triggering a profound diplomatic crisis. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers sits with his hands tied during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers sits with his hands tied during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers sits with his hands tied during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>President Barack Obama speaks in the pouring rain during a Memorial Day event at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

President Barack Obama speaks in the pouring rain during a Memorial Day event at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama speaks in the pouring rain during a Memorial Day event at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Argentina's Carlos Tevez sings his country's national anthem with children before their friendly match against Canada in Buenos Aires, May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Argentina's Carlos Tevez sings his country's national anthem with children before their friendly match against Canada in Buenos Aires, May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina's Carlos Tevez sings his country's national anthem with children before their friendly match against Canada in Buenos Aires, May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>Twins Mency Wong (L) and Menda Wong, 6 years-old, pose after a Mother's Day event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu </p>

Twins Mency Wong (L) and Menda Wong, 6 years-old, pose after a Mother's Day event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Twins Mency Wong (L) and Menda Wong, 6 years-old, pose after a Mother's Day event at a shopping mall in Hong Kong May 9, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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<p>U Gawista, one of four Burmese monks from the "All Burma Monks Alliance" who fled the protests of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, uses his computer following dawn prayers in the makeshift monastery he shares with three others in a small rundown apartment house in the economically depressed upstate New York city of Utica April 27, 2010. Among the subjects of "Burma VJ" a 2009 Oscar nominated documentary, 38 Burmese monks who led and participated in protests against the military regime were forced to escape as refugees to the United States and these four are among just eight left in the U.S. The rest are dispersed throughout the country with most having left the monk-hood. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

U Gawista, one of four Burmese monks from the "All Burma Monks Alliance" who fled the protests of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, uses his computer following dawn prayers in the makeshift monastery he shares with three others in a small rundown...more

U Gawista, one of four Burmese monks from the "All Burma Monks Alliance" who fled the protests of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, uses his computer following dawn prayers in the makeshift monastery he shares with three others in a small rundown apartment house in the economically depressed upstate New York city of Utica April 27, 2010. Among the subjects of "Burma VJ" a 2009 Oscar nominated documentary, 38 Burmese monks who led and participated in protests against the military regime were forced to escape as refugees to the United States and these four are among just eight left in the U.S. The rest are dispersed throughout the country with most having left the monk-hood. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Girls play with a swing at the Andean town of Morococha, Peru, May 13, 2010. Chinese mining company Chinalco first must relocate 5,000 people who live in a ramshackle town called Morococha that sits in the middle of what will be a copper pit 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) up in the Andes. Families in the new town Chinalco are developing their homes and enjoy conveniences that Morococha lacks such as water, sewage services, and around-the-clock electricity. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>

Girls play with a swing at the Andean town of Morococha, Peru, May 13, 2010. Chinese mining company Chinalco first must relocate 5,000 people who live in a ramshackle town called Morococha that sits in the middle of what will be a copper pit 15,000...more

Girls play with a swing at the Andean town of Morococha, Peru, May 13, 2010. Chinese mining company Chinalco first must relocate 5,000 people who live in a ramshackle town called Morococha that sits in the middle of what will be a copper pit 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) up in the Andes. Families in the new town Chinalco are developing their homes and enjoy conveniences that Morococha lacks such as water, sewage services, and around-the-clock electricity. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>Australian freestyle motocross rider Robbie Maddison jumps during an trainings session in the Sahara desert near the Gizah pyramids during sunset in Cairo May 11, 2010 in preparation of the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, which takes places in front of the Sphinx sculpture in Cairo. REUTERS/Joerg Mitter for Global-Newsroom/Handout</p>

Australian freestyle motocross rider Robbie Maddison jumps during an trainings session in the Sahara desert near the Gizah pyramids during sunset in Cairo May 11, 2010 in preparation of the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, which...more

Australian freestyle motocross rider Robbie Maddison jumps during an trainings session in the Sahara desert near the Gizah pyramids during sunset in Cairo May 11, 2010 in preparation of the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, which takes places in front of the Sphinx sculpture in Cairo. REUTERS/Joerg Mitter for Global-Newsroom/Handout

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<p>A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad Unit examines a suspicious package at Times Square in New York May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad Unit examines a suspicious package at Times Square in New York May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A member of the NYPD Bomb Squad Unit examines a suspicious package at Times Square in New York May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Monica McNeal (R) cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave (L) of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

Monica McNeal (R) cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave (L) of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21,...more

Monica McNeal (R) cries as she hugs a U.S. Marine at the grave (L) of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward, at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Children practice routines while dressed in traffic police uniforms at a primary school in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, May 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Donald Chan </p>

Children practice routines while dressed in traffic police uniforms at a primary school in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Donald Chan

Children practice routines while dressed in traffic police uniforms at a primary school in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Donald Chan

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<p>Cast member Carmela Culda sits on the desk as she attends a photocall for the film "Aurora" by director Cristi Puiu during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler </p>

Cast member Carmela Culda sits on the desk as she attends a photocall for the film "Aurora" by director Cristi Puiu during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Cast member Carmela Culda sits on the desk as she attends a photocall for the film "Aurora" by director Cristi Puiu during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>Britain's then opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk during an election campaign stop in Newquay, southwest England May 2, 2010. REUTERS/Carl de Souza/Pool </p>

Britain's then opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk during an election campaign stop in Newquay, southwest England May 2, 2010. REUTERS/Carl de Souza/Pool

Britain's then opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk during an election campaign stop in Newquay, southwest England May 2, 2010. REUTERS/Carl de Souza/Pool

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<p>A bride eats lunch before a group wedding ceremony hosted by the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo May 11, 2010. Thirty four couples participated in the ceremony held inside the pavilion's classical French-style gardens. One lucky couple will be chosen in a lottery to honeymoon in the French city of Tours and the Loire Valley, according to France's official Expo website. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A bride eats lunch before a group wedding ceremony hosted by the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo May 11, 2010. Thirty four couples participated in the ceremony held inside the pavilion's classical French-style gardens. One lucky couple...more

A bride eats lunch before a group wedding ceremony hosted by the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo May 11, 2010. Thirty four couples participated in the ceremony held inside the pavilion's classical French-style gardens. One lucky couple will be chosen in a lottery to honeymoon in the French city of Tours and the Loire Valley, according to France's official Expo website. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province May 31, 2010. According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta. In 2007 as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi </p>

People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province May 31, 2010. According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000...more

People hang onto an entrance of a commuter train which will transport them to Jakarta, in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province May 31, 2010. According to PT Kereta Api Indonesia, their trains operate 300 cars each day to serve about 500,000 commuters in Jakarta. In 2007 as many as 26 people were killed due to electricity shock and from falling off the roofs of trains. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

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<p>Dreyer &amp; Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Papke </p>

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry...more

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Papke

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<p>A dog pauses during a dip in a lake in Battersea Park in London May 23, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth </p>

A dog pauses during a dip in a lake in Battersea Park in London May 23, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A dog pauses during a dip in a lake in Battersea Park in London May 23, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>A U.S. Marine from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines pours water on his head as he and other marines rest during a patrol in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

A U.S. Marine from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines pours water on his head as he and other marines rest during a patrol in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A U.S. Marine from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines pours water on his head as he and other marines rest during a patrol in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Firemen evacuate children in the flooded part of Tarnobrzeg in southern Poland, May 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Krzysztof Koch/Agencja Gazeta</p>

Firemen evacuate children in the flooded part of Tarnobrzeg in southern Poland, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Krzysztof Koch/Agencja Gazeta

Firemen evacuate children in the flooded part of Tarnobrzeg in southern Poland, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Krzysztof Koch/Agencja Gazeta

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<p>A Buddhist monk sits inside a tent as a child holds up a toy gun at the barricaded anti-government 'red shirt' encampment at Bangkok's shopping district May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

A Buddhist monk sits inside a tent as a child holds up a toy gun at the barricaded anti-government 'red shirt' encampment at Bangkok's shopping district May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

A Buddhist monk sits inside a tent as a child holds up a toy gun at the barricaded anti-government 'red shirt' encampment at Bangkok's shopping district May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child as he leaves on his popemobile at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child as he leaves on his popemobile at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child as he leaves on his popemobile at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France disputes a call with the umpire during his match against Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France disputes a call with the umpire during his match against Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France disputes a call with the umpire during his match against Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) works out in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) works out in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A German Bundeswehr army soldier with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) works out in a combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Girls play in ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Eyjafjoll May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson </p>

Girls play in ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Eyjafjoll May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

Girls play in ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Eyjafjoll May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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<p>A drug user smokes crack in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), Brazil, March 26, 2010. After 30 years of heavy drug trafficking and abuse in the district, Sao Paulo City Hall is implementing a program to clean up Crackland but the problem is only worsening. REUTERS/Fernando Donasci</p>

A drug user smokes crack in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), Brazil, March 26, 2010. After 30 years of heavy drug trafficking and abuse in the district, Sao Paulo City Hall is implementing a program to clean...more

A drug user smokes crack in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), Brazil, March 26, 2010. After 30 years of heavy drug trafficking and abuse in the district, Sao Paulo City Hall is implementing a program to clean up Crackland but the problem is only worsening. REUTERS/Fernando Donasci

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<p>The body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment is seen lying in front of a burning barricade in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

The body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment is seen lying in front of a burning barricade in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment is seen lying in front of a burning barricade in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Two cows rest while birds fly overhead in search of food at the Managua's municipal garbage dump, known as "La Chureca", in Nicaragua, May 9,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas </p>

Two cows rest while birds fly overhead in search of food at the Managua's municipal garbage dump, known as "La Chureca", in Nicaragua, May 9,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Two cows rest while birds fly overhead in search of food at the Managua's municipal garbage dump, known as "La Chureca", in Nicaragua, May 9,2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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<p>An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

An Afghan woman clad in a burqa holds an umbrella after she received food aid in Kabul May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of anti-government "red shirt" protesters, May 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of anti-government "red shirt" protesters, May 19, 2010. ...more

A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of anti-government "red shirt" protesters, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Indian soldiers and rescue workers move an injured passenger from an overturned carriage of a train at the site of an accident at the Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train in eastern India that killed at least 65 people after it smashed into the path of a goods train, a top Indian police official said. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal </p>

Indian soldiers and rescue workers move an injured passenger from an overturned carriage of a train at the site of an accident at the Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train in...more

Indian soldiers and rescue workers move an injured passenger from an overturned carriage of a train at the site of an accident at the Jhargram area in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal May 28, 2010. Maoist rebels sabotaged a high-speed train in eastern India that killed at least 65 people after it smashed into the path of a goods train, a top Indian police official said. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>Prosthetic legs lie on a bed in a hospital that was evacuated in Szikszo, northern Hungary May 17, 2010, due to flash floods caused by heavy rain. REUTERS/Arpad Kurucz/NEPSZABADSAG </p>

Prosthetic legs lie on a bed in a hospital that was evacuated in Szikszo, northern Hungary May 17, 2010, due to flash floods caused by heavy rain. REUTERS/Arpad Kurucz/NEPSZABADSAG

Prosthetic legs lie on a bed in a hospital that was evacuated in Szikszo, northern Hungary May 17, 2010, due to flash floods caused by heavy rain. REUTERS/Arpad Kurucz/NEPSZABADSAG

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<p>President and Chairman of BP America Inc. Lamar McKay, is pictured alongside protesters before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Washington, May 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President and Chairman of BP America Inc. Lamar McKay, is pictured alongside protesters before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Washington, May 11,...more

President and Chairman of BP America Inc. Lamar McKay, is pictured alongside protesters before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Washington, May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Children, wearing red neckerchiefs, a symbol of the Young Pioneer Organisation, beat drums during a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members on the day of its anniversary at school-lyceum number 12 in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk May 19, 2010. On this day in 1922, early pro-communist movements which appeared in Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution were reformed into the Young Pioneer Organisation of the Soviet Union. While the organisation lost its dominance among students in post-Soviet Russia, some educational institutions and families still carry on this tradition. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

Children, wearing red neckerchiefs, a symbol of the Young Pioneer Organisation, beat drums during a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members on the day of its anniversary at school-lyceum number 12 in Russia's Siberian city of...more

Children, wearing red neckerchiefs, a symbol of the Young Pioneer Organisation, beat drums during a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members on the day of its anniversary at school-lyceum number 12 in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk May 19, 2010. On this day in 1922, early pro-communist movements which appeared in Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution were reformed into the Young Pioneer Organisation of the Soviet Union. While the organisation lost its dominance among students in post-Soviet Russia, some educational institutions and families still carry on this tradition. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>Local school children play with soccer balls during a team training session on a dirt ground in front of houses in Soweto, Johannesburg May 25, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Local school children play with soccer balls during a team training session on a dirt ground in front of houses in Soweto, Johannesburg May 25, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/David Gray

Local school children play with soccer balls during a team training session on a dirt ground in front of houses in Soweto, Johannesburg May 25, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los Angeles May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los...more

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los Angeles May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>An England fan (C) talks on the telephone in the company of friends after the Super 8 match between England and New Zealand at Beausejour Cricket Ground during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Gros Islet. May 10, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown </p>

An England fan (C) talks on the telephone in the company of friends after the Super 8 match between England and New Zealand at Beausejour Cricket Ground during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Gros Islet. May 10, 2010. REUTERS/Philip...more

An England fan (C) talks on the telephone in the company of friends after the Super 8 match between England and New Zealand at Beausejour Cricket Ground during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Gros Islet. May 10, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown

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<p>Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the premiere of the film "Sex And The City 2" in New York May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the premiere of the film "Sex And The City 2" in New York May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the premiere of the film "Sex And The City 2" in New York May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A policeman tries to divert a female moose into a net during an organised catch after she accidentally entered the suburbs of Lublin, Poland, May 4, 2010. The moose was later released back into the forest. REUTERS/Rafal Michalkowski/Agencja Gazeta</p>

A policeman tries to divert a female moose into a net during an organised catch after she accidentally entered the suburbs of Lublin, Poland, May 4, 2010. The moose was later released back into the forest. REUTERS/Rafal Michalkowski/Agencja Gazeta more

A policeman tries to divert a female moose into a net during an organised catch after she accidentally entered the suburbs of Lublin, Poland, May 4, 2010. The moose was later released back into the forest. REUTERS/Rafal Michalkowski/Agencja Gazeta

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<p>Toronto FC's Chad Barrett celebrates his first of two goals against the Chicago Fire during the second half of their MLS soccer match in Toronto May 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

Toronto FC's Chad Barrett celebrates his first of two goals against the Chicago Fire during the second half of their MLS soccer match in Toronto May 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Toronto FC's Chad Barrett celebrates his first of two goals against the Chicago Fire during the second half of their MLS soccer match in Toronto May 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Elderly people exercise during the opening of the first dedicated 'pensioners' playground' at Hyde Park in London, May 19, 2010. The outdoor facility, which has been funded in partnership by Westminster Council and The Royal Parks, features fitness equipment designed specifically to provide exercise for the over-60s. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

Elderly people exercise during the opening of the first dedicated 'pensioners' playground' at Hyde Park in London, May 19, 2010. The outdoor facility, which has been funded in partnership by Westminster Council and The Royal Parks, features fitness...more

Elderly people exercise during the opening of the first dedicated 'pensioners' playground' at Hyde Park in London, May 19, 2010. The outdoor facility, which has been funded in partnership by Westminster Council and The Royal Parks, features fitness equipment designed specifically to provide exercise for the over-60s. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>Men load a trailer with carcasses of dead Saiga antelopes in a field, some 600 km (373 miles) south-west from Uralsk town, in western Kazakhstan May 22, 2010. Around 12,000 endangered Saiga antelopes, killed by a suspected pasteurellosis infection, were found dead in Kazakhstan over the last few days, local media reported. REUTERS/Uralskaya nedelya/Raul Uporov </p>

Men load a trailer with carcasses of dead Saiga antelopes in a field, some 600 km (373 miles) south-west from Uralsk town, in western Kazakhstan May 22, 2010. Around 12,000 endangered Saiga antelopes, killed by a suspected pasteurellosis infection,...more

Men load a trailer with carcasses of dead Saiga antelopes in a field, some 600 km (373 miles) south-west from Uralsk town, in western Kazakhstan May 22, 2010. Around 12,000 endangered Saiga antelopes, killed by a suspected pasteurellosis infection, were found dead in Kazakhstan over the last few days, local media reported. REUTERS/Uralskaya nedelya/Raul Uporov

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<p>U.S. property mogul Donald Trump gestures during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estate, the site for Trump's proposed golf resort, near Aberdeen, north east Scotland May 27, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

U.S. property mogul Donald Trump gestures during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estate, the site for Trump's proposed golf resort, near Aberdeen, north east Scotland May 27, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

U.S. property mogul Donald Trump gestures during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estate, the site for Trump's proposed golf resort, near Aberdeen, north east Scotland May 27, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>Nine-year old Dutch boy Ruben van Assouw (C) lies in a hospital bed prior to his transfer onboard a plane heading towards the Netherlands at Mitiga airport in Tripoli May 15, 2010. An Airbus A330-200, which had been in service only since September, was flying from Johannesburg to the Libyan capital when it crashed just short of the runway early on May 12, 201, leaving Van Assouw as the sole survivor. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Nine-year old Dutch boy Ruben van Assouw (C) lies in a hospital bed prior to his transfer onboard a plane heading towards the Netherlands at Mitiga airport in Tripoli May 15, 2010. An Airbus A330-200, which had been in service only since September,...more

Nine-year old Dutch boy Ruben van Assouw (C) lies in a hospital bed prior to his transfer onboard a plane heading towards the Netherlands at Mitiga airport in Tripoli May 15, 2010. An Airbus A330-200, which had been in service only since September, was flying from Johannesburg to the Libyan capital when it crashed just short of the runway early on May 12, 201, leaving Van Assouw as the sole survivor. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A labourer carries her belongings as she walks home after work in Khartoum May10, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah </p>

A labourer carries her belongings as she walks home after work in Khartoum May10, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

A labourer carries her belongings as she walks home after work in Khartoum May10, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

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<p>A man jumps into a swimming pool in Kabul May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

A man jumps into a swimming pool in Kabul May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A man jumps into a swimming pool in Kabul May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A member of Iran's army fires RPG during a war game near Jask port in southern Iran May 10, 2010. Picture taken on May 10, 2010. REUTERS/IIPA/Abolfazl Nesaie </p>

A member of Iran's army fires RPG during a war game near Jask port in southern Iran May 10, 2010. Picture taken on May 10, 2010. REUTERS/IIPA/Abolfazl Nesaie

A member of Iran's army fires RPG during a war game near Jask port in southern Iran May 10, 2010. Picture taken on May 10, 2010. REUTERS/IIPA/Abolfazl Nesaie

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<p>Policemen carry an injured Muslim worshipper away from the scene of a gun battle at an Ahmadi mosque in Lahore's Garhi Shahu neighborhood, Pakistan, on May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mani Rana </p>

Policemen carry an injured Muslim worshipper away from the scene of a gun battle at an Ahmadi mosque in Lahore's Garhi Shahu neighborhood, Pakistan, on May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mani Rana

Policemen carry an injured Muslim worshipper away from the scene of a gun battle at an Ahmadi mosque in Lahore's Garhi Shahu neighborhood, Pakistan, on May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mani Rana

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<p>A rider crashes into a security wall during the Red Bull Road Rage bike downhill race in Sigulda, Latvia, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins </p>

A rider crashes into a security wall during the Red Bull Road Rage bike downhill race in Sigulda, Latvia, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

A rider crashes into a security wall during the Red Bull Road Rage bike downhill race in Sigulda, Latvia, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

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<p>Members of the Lebanese Airborne regiment eat snakes as part of a live drill performed in front of students at a school in Sidon, southern Lebanon May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho </p>

Members of the Lebanese Airborne regiment eat snakes as part of a live drill performed in front of students at a school in Sidon, southern Lebanon May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Members of the Lebanese Airborne regiment eat snakes as part of a live drill performed in front of students at a school in Sidon, southern Lebanon May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>An unidentified gunman walks towards the body of a man killed during clashes between Islamist insurgents and Somalia government troops in south Mogadishu May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar </p>

An unidentified gunman walks towards the body of a man killed during clashes between Islamist insurgents and Somalia government troops in south Mogadishu May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

An unidentified gunman walks towards the body of a man killed during clashes between Islamist insurgents and Somalia government troops in south Mogadishu May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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<p>An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank in Avivim near the Israel-Lebanon border May 23, 2010. Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank in Avivim near the Israel-Lebanon border May 23, 2010. Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank in Avivim near the Israel-Lebanon border May 23, 2010. Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Inter Milan's captain Javier Zanetti lifts the trophy following his team's Champions League final soccer match victory against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Inter Milan's captain Javier Zanetti lifts the trophy following his team's Champions League final soccer match victory against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Inter Milan's captain Javier Zanetti lifts the trophy following his team's Champions League final soccer match victory against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, while being pushed by two dolphins, in Torvaianica near Rome May 27, 2010. Arrigoni completed 12 loops in 1 minute and 42 seconds to set the record. REUTERS/Tony Gentile </p>

Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, while being pushed by two dolphins, in Torvaianica near Rome May 27, 2010. Arrigoni completed 12 loops in 1 minute and 42 seconds to set the record. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, while being pushed by two dolphins, in Torvaianica near Rome May 27, 2010. Arrigoni completed 12 loops in 1 minute and 42 seconds to set the record. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>British actress Helen Mirren (R) poses for photographers next to her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett </p>

British actress Helen Mirren (R) poses for photographers next to her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

British actress Helen Mirren (R) poses for photographers next to her wax model at Madame Tussauds in London May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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<p>Guests arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "La Princesse de Montpensier" by Director Bertrand Tavernier in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2010.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Guests arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "La Princesse de Montpensier" by Director Bertrand Tavernier in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Guests arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "La Princesse de Montpensier" by Director Bertrand Tavernier in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot during her match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau </p>

Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot during her match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot during her match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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<p>Graduates celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama gave the 2010 commencement address at Mitchie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Graduates celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama gave the 2010 commencement address at Mitchie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Graduates celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama gave the 2010 commencement address at Mitchie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man holds a plastic bag with oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Freemason Island, Louisiana May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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