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05/24/2010

Editor's Choice: May 24, 2010.

Here's a look at the best photos from around the world on May 24, 2010.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain hits a backhand during the men's singles first round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Richard Gasquet of France on day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2010 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


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BP CEO Tony Hayward (C) answers questions from the media on an oil-stained beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Hayward said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials now say, however, that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


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A student gives final touches to classroom decorations as they gear up to celebrate National Teacher's Day in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday, May 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Reza Shirmohammadi)


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Philadelphia Flyers' Mike Richards celebrates after scoring in the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the Montreal Canadiens, Monday, May 24, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Thirteen-year-old American boy Jordan Romero (R) and his climbing team member Karma Sherpa pose for a photo at the peak of world's highest mountain Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, in the Tibet Autonomous Region May 22, 2010. Romero reached the peak of Mount Everest on Saturday and became the youngest climber to scale the 8,850 metres (29,035 feet) Everest summit. Picture taken May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Team Romero


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A man monitors share prices during a trading session inside the trading hall of the Karachi Stock Exchange May 24, 2010. Pakistani stocks ended lower on Monday in thin trade as cautious investors sold shares because of uncertainty over what might is in store in the budget for the next fiscal year, dealers said.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro


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A young man jumps into the Woerthsee lake near Inning am Ammersee, southern Germany, on May 24, 2010. Temperatures reached 20 degrees Celsius and even more in the southern state of Bavaria.    AFP PHOTO    DDP/LUKAS BARTH


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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24:  Actress Lindsay Lohan (L) appears with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley at the Beverly Hills Courthouse for a probation status hearing on May 24, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. The 23-year-old actress returned from France after missing her hearing last week for a progress report on her probation for her August 2007 no-contest plea to drug and alcohol charges stemming from traffic accidents on May 26, 2007, in Beverly Hills, and on July 24, 2007, in Santa Monica.    (Photo by Jae Hong-Pool/Getty Images)


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A worker removes dried tobacco leaves in Deli Serdang district in Indonesia's North Sumatra province May 24, 2010. A state plantation company's official said the leaves will be exported to Bremen in Germany to make cigars. Some 84 tonnes will be exported to Bremen this year, according to a manager.  REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva


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A police officer searches two men in Kingston, in this May 24, 2010 frame grab. Heavily armed police patrolled the Jamaican capital on Monday after at least three people were killed in an outbreak of violence by suspected supporters of an alleged drug lord who faces extradition to the United States. The government declared a state of emergency in sections of the capital Kingston and St. Andrew on Sunday, as Prime Minister Bruce Golding vowed "strong and decisive action" to restore order.     REUTERS/Reuters TV 


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South Korean soldiers patrol along the military fence near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South Korea from North Korea in Yanggu, about 180 km (112 miles) northeast of Seoul, May 24, 2010 during a photo opportunity. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said on Monday North Korea would pay the price for sinking a South Korean naval ship and that the South would invoke its right to defend itself if Pyongyang waged aggression again.   REUTERS/Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap


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Paris Humfrey, from High River, Alta., comes off her mount as she competes in the 3-5 year-old Mutton Bustin' event at the Little Britches rodeo in High River, Alta., Monday, May 24, 2010. The annual event has been going since 1958 and features goat tail untying, cow riding, barrel racing, and pole bending.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh


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Handcuffed members of the municipal police are being presented to the media in Guadalajara May 24, 2010. According to authorities, 12 policemen were arrested for their alleged links with drug cartels and organized crime. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta


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Farmers help a horse to jump into an amphibious vehicle in the flooded village of  Juliszew in central Poland  at Wisla river in Warsaw on May 24, 2010.  he death toll from flooding in Poland rose to 15 Monday as torrential rain swelled major rivers to levels unseen in more than a century and rescuers from across Europe battled to prevent further tragedy.   Interior Minister Jerzy Miller said flood levels on the Vistula, the country's largest river, were "worse than expected", raising the risk that flood defences around the capital could burst. AFP PHOTO/ JANEK SKARZYNSKI


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A social worker feeds an elderly woman evacuated from flooded Juliszew village in central Poland  at Wisla river on May 24, 2010 in a school sport hall prepared for rescued people.  Flash floods caused by heavy rainfall have hit parts of central Europe, killing at least 14 people, disrupting power supplies and forcing thousands of people from their homes.  AFP PHOTO/ JANEK SKARZYNSKI


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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrates after winning her match against Alicia Molik of Australia during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 24, 2010. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau


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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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Emirates Team New Zealand (R) challenges with British TeamOrigin  during a regatta of the Louis Vuitton Trophy on May 24, 2010 at La Maddalena island in Sardinia. Ten teams battle out over a two-week regatta begun on May 22 until June 6, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/ MARIO LAPORTA

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