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Editor's choice: May 19, 2010.

    Here's a look at the best images from around the world on May 19.

A Buddhist monk detained by Thai soldiers sits with his hands bound on a chair inside the Red Shirt anti-government protesters' camp in Bangkok on May 19, 2010. Thai protest leaders surrendered and told thousands of "Red Shirt" supporters to end their weeks-long rally after an army assault on their fortified encampment left at least five people dead. (AFP PHOTO/PEDRO UGARTE)

A man drinks milk that fell onto the ground after dairy farmers distributed free milk during a demonstration on May 19, 2010 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, against a free trade agreement signed with the European Union today in Madrid. Thousands of dairy farmers in Colombia demonstrated against a free trade agreement with the European Union and called on the Congress to reject its ratification on the grounds that it will take them "to the ruin".  TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA

A robot balances on one leg during a show titled "better living with robots"at the Japanese pavilion at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on May 18, 2010.  Organisers expect 70 million visitors -- most of them Chinese -- to attend the biggest-ever World's Fair, with an average of 380,000 people expected to visit the site daily.  (AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE LOPEZ)

Flight recorders from the crashed TU-154 Polish government plane are seen at a laboratory of the Intergovernmental Aircraft Committee in Moscow May 19, 2010. Russian aviation officials said on Wednesday that at least two non-crew members were in the cockpit of the plane before the crash that killed all 96 on board, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife.  (REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin)

A man is helped out of water in a flooded area on the outskirts of the town of Tarnobrzeg, south east Poland, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Massive flooding hit southern Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic after heavy rainfalls . (AP Photo/Krzysztof Lokaj)

Palestinian men ride horses during sunset on the beach of Gaza City May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia Penavic Marshall gets up after slipping on the steps before the arrival of Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala to the State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The chariot of Lord Machindranath is pulled through the ancient city of Patan, near Kathmandu, May 19, 2010. The month long festival of Machindranath is celebrated to wish for rain for an abundant harvest. REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha

A North Korean soldier looks south as he holds a pair of binoculars on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, May 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Relatives are comforted by military personnel as the coffins are carried past of two Italian Alpine troops of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed by an improvised explosive device (IED)attack in Bala Murghab, northwestern of Afghanistan on May 17,  at the Ciampino airport outside Rome on May 19, 2010.  The bodies of two Italian soldiers killed on May 17, 2010 when a bomb hit a NATO military convoy in northwestern Afghanistan, were repatriated for burial. (AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI) 

Indian students of a yoga college shows their skills during a function in Bangalore on May 19, 2010.  The function was organised to promote yoga and make people aware of helthy living through the regular practice of yoga.   (AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu)

In this handout image provided by NASA, space shuttle Atlantis is docked to the International Space Station on May 17, 2010 in space. This is the final scheduled mission for Atlantis and it will dock with the International Space Station to deliver a payload of a new Russian compartment and fresh batteries.  (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Boat captain Preston Morris shows the oil on his hands while collecting surface samples from the oil impacted marsh of Pass a Loutre, La., Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is infiltrating the coast of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A polar bear lays in his new enclosure at the zoo in Hanover on May 19, 2010. The zoo inaugurates its new theme world "Yukon Bay", which is one of seven so-called zoo worlds.    AFP PHOTO/NIGEL TREBLIN

People watch the implosion of the building "La barre 220", part of a renovation program in the neighborhood "La Duchere" in Lyon, central France, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. The building also known as "barre des 1000" will be replaced by new social housing. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Models display summer creations by Cuban fashion designer Raul Castillo (in yellow trousers) during a photo shoot on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" May 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Dogs wander around their houses at the NGO Sociedade Amiga dos Animais (Friend of Animals Society) in Caxias do Sul, southern Brazil May 19, 2010. The society has helped about 1,600 dogs and some 200 cats that were found abandoned by building them houses. Local residents call the complex "dog favelas." (REUTERS/Bruno Domingos )

Actress Elizabeth Banks arrives for the screening of the film "Poetry", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  (AP Photo/Mark Mainz)

The Bullet 580, the world's largest inflatable airship, stands in Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, May 19, 2010, following an inflation test and fit check. The airship will be flight tested later in the summer and will carry a joint NASA and Old Dominion University payload that will measure moisture content in soil. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, David Bundy)

 Tessa Morrison (R) is watched by Katherine Thompson (L) and Jill Jones (Second Left) as she exercises in London's first purpose built 'Senior Playground' in Hyde Park on May 19, 2010 in London, England. The playground, which cost 50,000 GBP, features six machines: a cross-trainer, sit-up bench, body-flexer, free runner, flex wheel and an exercise bike.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


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