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Editor's choice: May 26, 2010.

Here's a look at the best photos from around the world on May 26, 2010.


U.S. actor Tom Cruise, center, jokes with a fan, not seen, after she handed him a phone to speak to a friend, as he arrives for the National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Alberto Ortiz Hernandez (L) and Guillermo Campos-Ojeda look off into Mexico as they wait to be unshackled by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents before being led to the border and released from custody May 25, 2010 in Brownsville, Texas. Hernandez, who was deported after he was arrested for driving with a expired license, left a pregnant wife and five-year-old daughter behind. He and other undocumented Mexicans began the morning at an ICE processing center in suburban Chicago before boarding a charter flight to Harlingen, Texas where they were then bussed to Brownsville and finally walked to the Mexican border and released from custody. The U.S. deports over 350,000 immigrants a year for entering the country illegally, most are Mexican, and more than 90 percent are men.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 Workers attach a Chicago Blackhawks helmet to a lion sculpture in celebration of the Blackhawks appearence in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Fylers at the Art Institue of Chicago on May 26, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The lion sculptures, by artist Edward L. Kemeys, were installed at the Michigan Avenue entrance to the museum in 1894. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Two Afghans, one on his horse and the other on his bicycle, gather on a street in a neighbourhood next to Police Substation 3 in Kandahar City May 26, 2010.    REUTERS/Nikola Solic

Republican guards rest before the arrival of Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his South Africa's counterpart Jacob Zuma at the presidential residence in Algiers May 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra


Angie Sanclemente Valencia is escorted by police after being arrested at a youth hostel in Buenos Aires, May 26, 2010. Sanclemente Valencia, a former Colombian beauty queen suspected of leading a band of young women who smuggled cocaine from Argentina to Europe, was arrested on Wednesday in Argentina, a judicial source said.   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci


Los Angeles Angels' Kendry Morales is hit with a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow during the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Anaheim, California, May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The newly hung portrait of former prime minister Jean Chretien hangs in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The portrait was painted by Christan Martin Nicholson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Colombian Anibal Munoz, who is supporter of  presidential candidate Gustavo Petro of The Polo Democratico party, waits along a street in Bogota May 26, 2010. Colombia is preparing for the first round of its presidential elections, which will be held on May 30.     REUTERS/Eliana Aponte 

Alleged weapon traffickers, from El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala, are transported on a vehicle by police officers after being presented to the media in San Salvador, Wednesday May 26, 2010. The suspects were arrested late Tuesday in San Salvador. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)

Shahbuddin sits under a table outdoors in his vehicle spare parts store as he waits for customers at Dholaikhal in Dhaka May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj


In this photo taken May 25, 2010,  NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, whose foundation helped fund the exhibit, looks at one of the female cheetahs at The Indianapolis Zoo where a new cheetah exhibit opens this weekend. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Detrich)

Ann Luis Marie Johnson, cries a block away from the city morgue after receiving news that her cousin's son, who was a soldier,  was killed by gang members during military operations in Kingston, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Police officers use fire extinguishers as anti-North Korea activists burn a North Korean flag and a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a rally near the National Assembly in Seoul May 25, 2010. North Korea said on Tuesday it would take military action if the South continued to violate its waters off the peninsula's west coast. The two Koreas have been in a tense standoff over a disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea which was the scene of a torpedo attack that sank a South Korean navy ship in March. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Teresa Villeneuve plays with her daughter Grace, 6 while cooling off in the Queen's Square fountain in Cambridge, Ontario. (David Bebee The Waterloo Region Record)


US teenager Jordan Romero (L) smiles as he arrives with supporters and family members at The Nepal-China border in the village of the Liping, some 70kms (44 miles) north-west of Kathmandu on May 26, 2010. The 13-year-old has became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 21, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

Michael Ginsburg, in chicken costume, votes in a primary election at the Rainbow Library in Las Vegas Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and other officials  explain to the media the damage the BP oil spill has already inflicted on the delicate coastline in Pass A Loutre near Venice, Louisiana May 26, 2010. Jindal gave a tour of the area to reporters showing the damage of the oil spill. BP launched an ambitious deep sea operation to choke off a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, but President Barack Obama cautioned Americans there was no guarantee it would work. BP is under intense pressure from Obama to bring a swift end to the five-week-old spill that threatens an environmental catastrophe and has ignited a political storm. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

A Ramp Ceremony was held at Kandahar Airfield on 26 May 2010 for Trooper Larry Rudd who was killed by a roadside bomb while traveling in a re-supply patrol near Kandahar City, Afghanistan on 24 May 2010.  (Photo by Cpl Keith Wazny, Joint Task Force Kandahar)


Residents of a village near Kunduz walk past a soldier of the German armed forces Bundeswehr (L) securing a road on May 25, 2010. The German contingent in Afghanistan, based mostly in the north of the unstable country, is the third largest after those of the United States and Britain.     AFP PHOTO    DDP/AXEL SCHMIDT   

Residents of a village near Kunduz walk past a soldier of the German armed forces Bundeswehr (L) securing a road on May 25, 2010. The German contingent in Afghanistan, based mostly in the north of the unstable country, is the third largest after those of the United States and Britain.     AFP PHOTO    DDP/AXEL SCHMIDT   

An Israeli physician takes part in a national drill at a hospital in the coastal city of Haifa on May 26, 2010, as air raid sirens wailed across Israel at the peak of a five-day civil defence exercise to test the Jewish state's defences in the event of war. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Kenta Matsudaira of Japan returns a ball against Jesus Cantero of Spain during their men's teams group C match at the 2010 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Moscow on May 26, 2010.  AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNO


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