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05/20/2010

Editor's Choice: May 20, 2010.

Here's a selection of the best photos from around the world on May 20, 2010.

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Steel belts from burned tires are gathered by a collector along Rama 4 Road on May 20, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Yesterday's operation finally evicted the protesters after a six week takeover of Bangkok's major shopping district. So far over the past several weeks 44 people have been killed and 400 injured during the endless political turmoil that has plagued the capitol city. A curfew remains in effect for three more days in Bangkok to try and stop any more violence.  (Photo by Getty Images)



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 A Thai resident checks out damage to a burned out shop along Rama 4 Road  on May 20, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Getty Images photo)


033 A Thai soldier stands in the red shirt camp helping to clean up the stage area May 20, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Getty Images Photo)


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Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Capitol Hill May 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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Canadian soldiers from Charles Company of 1st battalion of Royal Canadian Regiment take a rest during Reed water operation lead by Afghan National Army in Panjwai district some 29 kilometers south-west of Kandahar City early May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Nikola Solic


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Torn-apart wreckage of a commercial airliner that disappeared Monday while flying over Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains with 44 people on board, at 13,500 feet (4,100 meters) high in Shakar Darah district of Kabul province, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 20, 2010. The Antonov-24, operated by Pamir Airways, was flying from the northern city of Kunduz to Kabul when air traffic controllers lost track of it north of the capital. Three British citizens and an American were among those on board. (AP Photo)


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Britain's Prince Charles laughs as he takes a tour of Leighton House during its reopening in Kensington, west London May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor


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A black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) is seen during the presentation of the new inhabitants of the zoo in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on May 20, 2010. The black-and-white ruffed lemur is the only species within the monotypic genus Lemur, and like other lemurs, is found only on the island of Madagascar. Only three zoos in Latin American have lemurs.  AFP PHOTO/Luis Robayo


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Actress Kate Beckinsale arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 63rd Cannes international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France Thursday, May 20, 2010.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


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French forensic police move an empty frame through a window at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, where five works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Amedeo Modigliani worth 500 million euros ($620.8 million) were stolen, May 20, 2010. The theft was discovered by employees at the museum when they opened on Thursday, and noticed that a window pane had been smashed.   (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)


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Russia's Alexander Ovechkin lies hurt on the ice after being hit by a Canadian stick during the Play-Off Quarterfinal match between Russia and Canada at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


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A laughing gull hops on another laughing gull in distress at the Breton National Wildlife Refuge on North Breton Island, La., Thursday, May 20, 2010.  The distressed tern, which could not fly, was collected by the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service for possible rehabilitation, and analysis to determine if it was due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


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A tourist reads a newspaper as he floats in the Dead Sea resort of Ein Gedi. May 20, 2010.   REUTERS/Baz Ratne


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Mexican Marsiano Salas Tolentino plays a violin along a street in downtown Mexico City May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


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Crews conduct overflights of controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, in this photograph taken on May 19, 2010 and released on May 20. (Reuters/US Coast Guard/Handout)


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A trader works in the oil options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York City, May 20, 2010. Oil fell below $68 a barrel on Thursday to its lowest price in nearly eight months, under pressure from concern that the euro zone debt crisis will cut both risk appetite and demand for oil.   REUTERS/Mike Segar 


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People walk and sit in the new airport building of Sochi on May 20, 2010. The Sochi airport was just finished, after being started 20 years ago, to welcome the visitors and athletes of Sochi 2014 Olympic games held in the Black Sea resort.    (AFP PHOTO/ MIKHAIL MORDASOV)


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Members of the Stars of Tomorrow soccer team train on a narrow strip of open ground between a busy highway and Khayelitsha township, near Cape Town, May 20, 2010. The city is one of nine South African cities hosting the 2010 World Cup, which kicks off on June 11.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings


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 In this Wednesday May 19, 2010, photo navy soldiers stand guard near the wreckage of the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan, which was sunken on March 26 near the maritime border with North Korea, at the Second Fleet Command of Navy in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.  Evidence overwhelmingly proves North Korea fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors, investigators said Thursday May 20, 2010.  (AP Photo/Lee Jae-Won, Pool)


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The Dalai Lama greets Buddhist monks before a teaching session at Radio City Music Hall in New York, May 20, 2010.     REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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People walk on a sidewalk along Fifth Avenue in New York City May 20, 2010, where an anonymous artist had painted a white line and the words "New Yorkers" and "Tourists" in an attempt to divide pedestrian lanes between locals and visitors.   REUTERS/Mike Segar


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