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05/25/2010

Editor's choice: May 25, 2010.

Here's a look at the best photos from around the world on May 25, 2010.

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People pose for pictures beside the Wall Street bull, a bronze bull statue that symbolizes a 'bull market' on May 25, 2010 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average was down nearly 200 points in afternoon trading as fears continue about the European debt crisis and new fears of escalating tension between North and South Korea.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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A woman smells a flower in the rose garden at the annual Chelsea flower show on May 25, 2010 in London, England. The Royal Horticultural Society flagship flower show has been held at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea since 1913. This year will be the 87th show here and was originally known as the Great Spring Show and was first held in Kensington in 1862.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


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A sheriff's deputy rides along the oil-soaked beach as a dozer makes a road for cleanup crews on May 25, 2010 at Elmer's Island, Louisiana. As BP prepares to try and stop the oil leak with a "top kill" method, the Louisiana coastline is reeling from the effects of the continued gusher.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


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Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the new Strategic Arms Treat (START) between Russia and the United States on Capitol Hill May 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed the new arms reduction treaty in April. The treaty, which says the two countries must cut back to no more than 800 total launchers and slash their weapons stores by 30 percent, must be approved by the Senate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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Boreal owl chicks sit on a tree branch in a forest on the outskirts of Minsk, May 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko


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Former prime minister Jean Chretien stands next to his official portrait at the unveiling ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday May 25, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld


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In this photo released by Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, a diver inspects a quartzite block with an engraving of a Pharaoh, indicated by hieroglyphic inscriptions on the stone as Seti I, father of Ramses II, on the seabed of the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. An international team of archaeological divers led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio is using advanced technology to explore the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from where Queen Cleopatra ruled, painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C. (AP Photo/Franck Goddio & Hilti Foundation, Christoph Gerigk)


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Finland's musical group Kuunkuiskaajat perform their song "Tyolki Ellaa" during semi-final one of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo May 25, 2010. Musical groups from 39 countries are competing in this year's event with the finals to be held on May 29 in Oslo.     REUTERS/Bob Strong


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In this Monday, May 24, 2010 photo, a young fawn is seen that was rescued by good Samaritans from the middle of Walker Avenue after it apparently got separated from its mother, in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp)


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A man talks on his mobile phone near an electronic board at the Karachi Stock Exchange May 25, 2010. Pakistani stocks fell to a two-and-a-half month low on Tuesday because of investor uncertainty over the next fiscal year's budget and political tensions.  REUTERS/Athar Hussain


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 A newly restored section of columns is seen from inside the 5th century B.C. Parthenon temple on the Acropolis, Greece's best-known ancient monument, as the Erechtheion temple appears to the left in Athens on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  Greece's president and culture minister visited the site Tuesday to view the finished work, which started in 2001, but archaeological site contract workers seized the opportunity to protest over months of unpaid wages and the prospect of losing their jobs later this year. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


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Some of several dozen detained Pakistani transvestites watch from a police bus as another transvestite and a man are taken to a courthouse to face charges in Peshawar May 25, 2010. The bus full of transvestites were later jailed. Pakistani police arrested what they said on Tuesday was an entire wedding party at a ceremony between a man and a transvestite, accusing the pair of promoting homosexuality in the devoutly Muslim country. Almost 50 people, many of them men dressed as women, were at the ceremony in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday night when it was raided by police.  REUTERS/K. Parvez  (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY RELIGION)


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Volunteers reinforce embankments on Vistula River in Tczew, northern Poland May 25, 2010. Poland has earmarked 2 billion zlotys ($590 million) from budget reserves to help victims of floods that have burst riverbanks and submerged homes, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Renata Dabrowska


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The damage on the Malaysian-flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 is seen after a collision with a bulk carrier in the waters between Malaysia and Singapore on Tuesday May 25, 2010 in Singapore. The Bunga Kelana 3 spilled about 18,000 barrels of crude oil off Singapore's coast after a collision with another ship ripped a hole in one of its tanks, authorities said Tuesday.(AP Photo/The Straits Times, Aziz Hussein)


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Jabulani, the official ball of the 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa, is pictured at a sports wear store in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. The ball is made by adidas and was presented at the draw for the World Cup on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)


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Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, center, is handcuffed after his sentencing in front of Judge David Groner at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Detroit, Michigan. Kilpatrick was sentenced to serve 18 months to 5 years in prison for probation violation. (Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press/MCT)


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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama runs across the South Lawn during an event to promote physical activity at the White House in Washington, May 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Jim Young


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An Afghan National Army soldier shoulders a heavy machine gun while on joint patrol with the Afghan National Police and U.S. Army MP's in Kokaran, a neighborhood on the western edge of Kandahar where the Taliban are an active force. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

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