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05/27/2010

Editor's Choice: May 27, 2010

Here's a look at the best images from around the world on May 27, 2010.

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Croatia's Blanka Vlasic competes in the women's high jump during  the IAAF World challenge Zlata Tretra (Golden Spike ) athletic meeting in Czech's eastern metropol of Ostrava on 27 May 2010. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR


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Sara Stone (L), wife of Transocean employee and survivor of Deepwater Horizon explosion Stephen Stone, sits near BP America Executive Vice President David Nagel (2nd R) before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee May 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. Survivors, family members, lawyers and representatives of businesses affected by the BP-Transocean Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill testified about the legal liability issues surrounding the Gulf Coast disaster.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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 Nikki a teenage prostitute waits for customers in the red light area of Bradford on May 27, 2010 in Bradford, England. West orkshire Police have today charged Stephen Griffiths, 40, of the murders of missing sex workers Suzanne Blamires, Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Izzy Weaver 3, holds two butterflies inside the butterfly house at Kew Gardens on May 27, 2010 in London, England. The Butterfly house makes up part of Kew Gardens 'Summer Festival' and explores the world of 'bugs and beasties', and their relationship with plants and pollination. The festival takes place between May 29 and September 5, 2010 at Kew Gardens in London.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


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A man jumps into a swimming pool in Kabul May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood


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People stand and walk Thursday, May 27, 2010, near the huge Wildwoods sign on the boardwalk in Wlidwood, N.J. Ridiculously wide beaches that don't cost a penny, a funky boardwalk and tons of chrome-and-neon doo-wop style architecture have made the Wildwoods a prime vacation resort for decades. They've also made the three-town resort the winner of this year's Best Beaches contest. Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood teamed up to submit a joint entry in the contest, which was run by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant and the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


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A model presents a creation from Walter Rodrigues' 2010/2011 summer collection during the Fashion Rio Show in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


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Farley Allen Rhodes reacts to cameras just after he was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Charleston WV.  Rhodes admitted he threw lighter fluid on Starlena Pratt and set her on fire in 2008. Pratt died after a month in a burn unit.  (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Tom Hindman)


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Colombian Anibal Dominguez smiles in Bogota May 27, 2010.  Colombia is preparing for the first round of its presidential elections, which will be held on May 30.   REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


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Farmer Benito Gonzalez sells vegetables on his Oldsmobile 1956 car in the village of Santa Cruz del Norte 73 kilometres (45 miles) east of Havana May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan


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Girls play with a swing at the Andean town of Morococha May 13, 2010. Chinese mining company Chinalco first must relocate 5,000 people who live in a ramshackle town called Morococha that sits in the middle of what will be a copper pit 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) up in the Andes. Families in the new town Chinalco is developing will own their homes and enjoy conveniences that Morococha lacks such as water, sewage services, and around-the-clock electricity.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares 


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Frogs swarm across the Egnatia highway in northern Greece, on Thursday, May 27, 2010, for a second day, near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki, Greece, as the frogs migrate from a nearby lake probably looking for food.  Greek officials say the colony of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours after three car drivers skidded off the road while trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.  (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)


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A sign marks A beach closed due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Grand Isle, La., Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


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Bertha Ochoa walks with a photograph of her son Joshep Hernandez Ochoa inside her house at Flor del Campo neighborhood in Tegucigalpa May 27, 2010. Hernandez Ochoa, 24, a journalism student at the University of Honduras, and entertainment presenter for the Canal 51 TV station, was murdered on March 1, 2010. Seven journalists and a radio presenter have been shot dead in Honduras in 2010, making the small Central American nation one of the world's most dangerous places for reporters, according to human rights groups. The eight killings remain unpunished. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


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An Indian child cools off under a roadside tap next to graffiti reading 'Wash your sins in the Ganges, not your fault or dirtiness' in Allahabad on May 27, 2010, as temperatures in the Indian city soared above 46 degree Celsius. A torrid heatwave buffeted northern India with mid-summer temperatures rising above 46 degrees celsius and the northern region of India continued to sizzle under severe heat wave conditions with 22 deaths reported due to the heat wave in some cities forcing resisents to scurry for shade to avoid the sun. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA


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Buddhist monks attend a special prayer to mark the Buddha Jayanti in the central Indian city of Bhopal May 27, 2010. Buddha Jayanti, or birth anniversary, commemorates the birth and enlightenment of Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana. REUTERS/Raj Patidar


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A woman waits for news of her son at the gates to Jamaica's National Stadium in Kingston May 27, 2010. More than 600 detainees are reported being held after police raids in the neighborhood of Tivoli Gardens resulted in 74 deaths in five days of violence. Jamaican security forces had stormed the Kingston slum and battled armed supporters of alleged drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, who is wanted for extradition to the U.S., police said on Thursday.  REUTERS/Hans Deryk


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A Palestinian boy, whose family house was destroyed during last major Israeli military offensive over Gaza in 2009, stands at the tent where his family has been living in Beit Lahia, on May 27, 2010 as the impoverished Hamas-run territory is engulfed by hazy weather and high temperatures. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED


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A video grab, taken from a BP live video feed, shows activity during the "top kill" procedure to stop the flow of oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil well May 27, 2010. BP is continuing the operation to try to plug its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well but has no immediate update to give on whether it has succeeded, a BP spokesman said on Thursday. REUTERS/Handout


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A Pakistani stockbroker monitors shares during a trading session at the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on May 27, 2010. The benchmark Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100-index was 9439.97, with down 171.58 points in end of the day. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN


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A protester reacts during speeches denouncing North Korea, Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea announced Thursday that it will scrap an accord aimed at preventing accidental naval clashes with South Korea in retaliation for Seoul blaming Pyongyang for a torpedo attack that sank a South Korean warship. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)


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A nurse weighs a child at a nutrition center in Warrap town May 27, 2010. According to the U.N., an estimated one-quarter of Warrap state's population suffers from acute malnutrition, compared to the 15 per cent average for all of southern Sudan. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah


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A snail slides along the rail on the court Philippe Chatrier as rain stopped play  in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 27, 2010, in Paris. The event, the second Grand Slam tournament of 2010, runs from May 23 to June 6, 2010. AFP PHOTO CYRILLE CADET


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Monica McNeal (L) reaches out to touch the headstone of her 19-year-old son Eric Ward's grave alongside family friend Molly Pannell at at Arlington National Cemetery, May 27, 2010. Lance Corporal Eric Ward, a fourth-generation U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on February 21, 2010. The United State is commemorating Memorial Day this weekend.        REUTERS/Jason Reed

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