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05/19/2010

Editor's choice: May 18, 2010.

Here's another look at the best pictures of the day from the Star's wire services.

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An unidentified foreign woman takes photographs just outside an anti-government protest area where tires were burning Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Thai troops opened fire Wednesday into the fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in downtown Bangkok, ramming armored vehicles into its tire-and-bamboo barricade in what appears to be a final crackdown after a week of deadly clashes. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Red shirt anti-government protesters carry a shot and serioulsy wounded comrade on Ratchadamri road inside the protesters' camp in downtown Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai security forces backed by armoured vehicles advanced on the "red shirt" anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok in what a senator said would be a "decisive" crackdown. (AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI)

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Thai soldiers rush an anti-government barricade near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Two Thai armored vehicles have toppled the tire-and-bamboo barricade of an encampment where anti-protesters are holed up in downtown Bangkok. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Ships make their way through surface oil near a barge funnelling off oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in this aerial view over the Gulf of Mexico, May 18, 2010. Fears that ocean currents were spreading oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill flared on Tuesday after tar balls turned up in Florida, raising pressure on energy giant BP to capture more of the leaking crude. (REUTERS/Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace/Handout)

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An Afghan man calls his family to update them about his condition after getting hurt in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday May 18, 2010. A suicide car bomber attacked the heavily fortified Afghan capital early Tuesday, killing at least 12 people including five foreigners, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud)

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul, bottom left, is accompanied by his wife Kelley, his father and mother Ron and Carol, and his son William as he arrives for his victory party in Bowling Green, Ky., Tuesday, May 18, 2010.  (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

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Journalists look the two illegally excavated ancient male statues recovered from antiquities smugglers in southern Greece as they are displayed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Greek authorities say two farmers have been arrested for allegedly illicitly excavating the statues, which date between 550 and 520 BC, and trying to sell them to a foreign buyer for euros 10 million. Police are seeking a third suspect. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi smiles near fresh tomatoes floating freely in the Unity node of the International Space Station in this photo provided by NASA and taken May 16, 2010. Photo taken May 16, 2010.    REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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Pilgrims ride horses en route to the shrine of El Rocio in Donana national park during the annual El Rocio pilgrimage, on May 18, 2010 in Sanlucar de Barrameda, near to Cadiz, in southern Spain. The pilgrimage to Almonte which houses the Virgin del Rocio is the largest in Spain with hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits converging in a burst of colour as they make their way on horseback and decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside. (AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO)  

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Students take part in a Haitian Flag Day celebration in Arcahaie, Haiti, Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Haitians celebrate on Tuesday  the 207th anniversary of the creation of their flag. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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A soldier holds a rifle in front of a giant image of Vietnam's late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, outside a ceremony to celebrate his birthday in Hanoi May 18, 2010. Vietnam will mark the 120th birthday anniversary of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, on May 19. REUTERS/Kham

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