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    May 17, 2012

    Audi Fashion Festival in Singapore
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    Audi Fashion Festival in Singapore

    Models present creations from Raoul autumn/winter 2012 collection during a fashion show, part of the Audi Fashion Festival, in Singapore May 17, 2012. REUTERS

    A Diamond Jubilee teapot featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
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    A Diamond Jubilee teapot featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

    A Diamond Jubilee teapot featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is pictured on sale in a shop in central London, on May 17, 2012. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee will take place June 2-5, 2012, and celebrations will include a festival of boats on the river Thames and the lighting of more than 2,000 beacons around the country during a four-day public holiday. AFP

    A Sunflower at Parliament House
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    A Sunflower at Parliament House

    A Bee enjoying nectar of a Sunflower at Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday. BCCL

    LEN European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven
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    LEN European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven

    Ukraine's Yulia Prokopchuk (back) and Viktorija Potyekhina compete during the women's 10m platform synchronised diving preliminary of the 31st LEN European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven on May 17, 2012. AFP

    Wal-Mart posts better-than-expected quarterly profit
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    Wal-Mart posts better-than-expected quarterly profit

    Shopping carts are seen outside a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Coolidge, Arizona in this December 6, 2010 file photograph. Wal-Mart Stores Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on May 17, 2012, including a 2.6 percent rise in sales at its Walmart US division's stores open at least a year, as warm weather and an earlier Easter enticed shoppers to spend. The world's largest retailer, which was recently rocked by allegations of bribery in Mexico, earned $1.09 per share from continuing operations, compared with a profit of 98 cents a year earlier. REUTERS

    An off-shore wind farm near the Danish island of Samso
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    An off-shore wind farm near the Danish island of Samso

    An off-shore wind farm stands in the water near the Danish island of Samso in this May 19, 2008 file photo. Now a world leader in wind power, Denmark gets a quarter of its electricity from wind and aims to increase that share to 50 percent by 2020. As holder of the EU presidency until the end of June, the Danes are championing energy saving and green growth in the region, but convincing others can be a problem. Picture taken May 19, 2008. REUTERS

    Euro 2012 co-host Poland seals final preparations
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    Euro 2012 co-host Poland seals final preparations

    Buildings are seen ahead of the upcoming football championship in Warsaw May 17, 2012. Euro 2012 co-host Poland has sealed its final preparations for the football showcase, which kicks off in just three weeks, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Thursday. AFP

    Crash site of Pakistan planes
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    Crash site of Pakistan planes

    Local residents gather at the crash site of a light Mushshak plane after it crashed on a house in the Rashkai area, 160 kilometres northwest of the capital on May 17, 2012.

    Two Pakistan Air Force light aircraft collided mid-air on May 17, killing four pilots on a routine training mission northwest of Islamabad, police said. One of the two-seater propeller Mushshak planes crashed on a house, injuring a girl and an elderly man, and the second fell in nearby fields in the Rashkai area. AFP

    New version LG Electronics Optimus smartphone
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    New version LG Electronics Optimus smartphone

    This handout photo released by LG Electronics on May 17, 2012 shows South Korean models displaying a new version LG Electronics Optimus smartphone at an unveiling ceremony in Seoul.

    South Korea's LG Electronics on May 17 unveiled a new version of its Optimus smartphone with greater memory and a more powerful battery, in an attempt to catch up with its rivals. AFP

    Commemorating 40 years of China-Australia relations
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    Commemorating 40 years of China-Australia relations

    Chinese sailors from the Chinese Frigate Anqing visit the Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat after it docked in Shanghai on May 17, 2012.

    HMAS Ballarat is in Shanghai for 5 days to commemorate 40 years of China-Australia relations. Ballarat is a long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. AFP

    Victory Day parade rehearsal in Sri Lanka
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    Victory Day parade rehearsal in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan Air Force aircraft fly in formation during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 17, 2012. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes Week with a military parade scheduled for May 19.

    The parade celebrates the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict. AFP

    Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer
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    Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer

    Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer (C) holds a rally to protest against the Chinese governoment in Tokyo on May 17, 2012.

    Kadeer closed a four-day conference during which she had claimed her people were in a fight for their survival because of increasing repression in China. AFP

    Francois Hollande arrives at presidential Elysee Palace
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    Francois Hollande arrives at presidential Elysee Palace

    France's President Francois Hollande arrives on May 17, 2012 at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris. France's new government, under Socialist President Francois Hollande, gets down to business today with the first order of business on their agenda being a pay cut for themselves. AFP

    Model of the Abbottabad compund where Osama bin Laden was killed
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    Model of the Abbottabad compund where Osama bin Laden was killed

    This image released by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency shows a scale model of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed.

    The model was built by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and used by military and intelligence leaders to plan the raid. The once-classified model is an exact 1 inch to 7 feet and each object in the model existed at one time at the original compound. (AP)

    Facebook reflected in a window before the Beijing skyline
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    Facebook reflected in a window before the Beijing skyline

    A computer screen displaying the logo of social networking site Facebook reflected in a window before the Beijing skyline.

    With investors hungry for Facebook shares ahead of a hotly anticipated offering, the social network unveiled a 25 percent increase in the number of shares to be sold at the market debut. (AFP)

    China Central Television
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    China Central Television

    The China Central Television (CCTV) tower amid the Beijing skyline.

    A slew of bleak data has raised fears China's economy is cooling faster than previously thought, but analysts say Beijing has only limited means to prevent a politically damaging slowdown. (AFP)

    Spiegel Grove
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    Spiegel Grove

    Handout photo of the Spiegel Grove rolling over after it sunk prematurely in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (REUTERS)

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