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05/28/2010

Editor's Choice: May 28, 2010.

Here's a look at the best photos from around the world on May 28, 2010.

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Venus Williams of the United States plays a backhand during the women's singles third round match between Venus Williams of the United States and Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on day six of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2010 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


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Midshipmen, both from the Navy and the Marine Corps, toss their hats into the air at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony at the United States Naval Academy May 28, 2010 in Annapolis, Maryland. During the Naval Academy's 160th traditional graduation ceremony, 1,028 midshipmen, including 219 women, earned their commissions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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A woman walks along the beach as the evening sun reflects on streets of houses in St Ives on May 27, 2010 in Cornwall, England. A recent report has shown that in some parts of the town, over 35 percent of the houses are classed as second homes and overall the population of St Ives has dropped 13 percent since 2001 as a result. The coalition government is widely expected to increase non-business capital gains tax (CGT) in the next few weeks - which could see second home sales taxed at a rate of 40 percent or 50 percent from the existing level of 18 percent. Critics have claimed the increase is a tax on the middle class and punishes long-term investors and savers and will lead to a fire sale of property before the tax is introduced. Supporters claim it will bring fairness to the tax system and will possibly mean more affordable properties being available to local and first time buyers.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


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Local Afghan residents come out to watch a burning oil tanker carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces after it was allegedly attacked by Taliban on Jalalabad highway, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)


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An egret lands on boom at Bayou Caddy in Hancock County on Thursday, May 27, 2010 as efforts continue to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/The Sun Herald, James Edward Bates)


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Stone worker Kalpana Rani unloads stones collected from the river in Bholaganj Sylhet May 28, 2010. During monsoon season, rocks and pebbles wash up from India into the Jaflong and Bholaganj area. These stones are collected to be crushed and sold for use in making roads and in construction. Thousands of workers, including woman and children, work as stone workers here, making about 200 Taka ($ 2.90) a day.   REUTERS/Andrew Biraj


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American cluster balloonist Jonathan Trappe holds onto his balloons after landing on farmland in Moeres, France, Friday May 28, 2010. Trappe took off from Challock, England, to become the first person to cross the English Channel in a chair attached to helium balloon. Trappe had been planning the flight for several months, after setting a world record for the longest free-floating balloon flight of 14 hours in the skies above North Carolina.(AP Photo/Gareth Fuller-pa)


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Water of the Oder river covers the garden of a house in Bushmuehlenweg in the city of Frankfurt/Oder near the Polish border,  May 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter


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Indian rescue workers and security officers bring out the body of a victim from a compartment at the site of a train crash near Sardiha, West Bengal state, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Calcutta, India, early Friday, May 28, 2010. The overnight passenger train was derailed by an explosion then hit by another train early Friday as it traveled through a rebel stronghold of eastern India, officials said. A top government official said a number of people have been killed and scores injured. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)


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Buddhist monks walk through Borobudur temple during a ceremony on Vesak Day in Magelang in Indonesia's Central Java province May 28, 2010. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrated Vesak Day on Friday to honour the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha more than 2,000 years ago.  REUTERS/Dwi Oblo


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emetery employee Erroll Titus shows some of the 25 caskets lying in May Pen Cemetery near Trenchtown in Kingston, Jamaica May 28, 2010. Bodies have been dropped off at this location, and post-mortems done before being delivered to a funeral home. Several families have come looking for family members not yet accounted for after Jamaican security forces stormed Tivoli Gardens neighbourhood this week battling armed supporters of an alleged drug lord wanted for extradition to the United States. At least 73 civilians have been reported killed because of the violence. REUTERS/Hans Deryk 


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A fishwife shelters under an umbrella in a flooded bazaar during a heavy downpour in Yangon May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun 


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U.S. President Barack Obama talks to the media as he surveys the damage along the Louisiana coastline at Fourchon Beach caused after a BP oil line ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, May 28, 2010.       REUTERS/Larry Downing


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 Armed Pakistani Police celebrate after ending a siege at a mosque in the area of Garhi Shahu on May 28, 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan.  Gunmen attacked two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore today. The gunmen took hostages from among people gathered for Friday prayers in at least one building. Over 30 people were killed in the attack, responsibility of which has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).  (Photo by Nadeem Ijaz/Getty Images)


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Former World Champion and current number 3 of the World Championship Tour (WCT) Peruvian surfer Sofia Mulanovich surfs a wave on top of a "reed horse", an ancient cigar shaped boat still used in northern Peru, at San Bartolo beach in Lima May 27, 2010. Mulanovich will participate in the 5th stage of the World Championship Tour (WCT) to be held in Lima's southern beach of San Bartolo on June 5, 2010. Picture taken May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Cuneo/El Comercio


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Grand Ledge High School seniors have fun together with a shaving cream fight after their last day of school Friday, May 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Lansing State  Journal, Rod Sanford)


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A view of Borobudur temple is illuminated during Vesak Day, commonly known as 'Buddha's birthday', at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument on May 28, 2010 in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Annually, Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, which makes it the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia. It is observed during the full moon in May or June, with the ceremony centered at three Buddhist temples by walking from Mendut to Pawon and ending at Borobudur. The stages of life of Buddhism's founder, Gautama Buddha, which are celebrated at Vesak are his birth, enlightenment to Nirvana, and his passing (Parinirvana).  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)


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A dhow sails during a training session a day ahead of the Al-Gaffal 60 ft Traditional Dhow Sailing Race in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on May 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB

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