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06/11/2010

Editor's Choice: June 11, 2010.

Here's a look at the best pictures from around the world on June 11, 2010

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In this Thursday, June 10, 2010 photo, Sitka Summer Music Festival cellist Armen Ksajikian plays for the resident bears at the Fortress of the Bears bear sanctuary  in Sitka, Alaska. Ksajikian was inspired by the acoustics at the converted pulp mill clarifier tank and played a selection of music, including a composition by Hector Berlioz  for the bears With Ksajikian is Les Kinnear director of the sanctuary.  (AP Photo/ Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)


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 Oil clean-up workers wait on a bus after their shift on the water June 10, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. U.S. government scientists today estimated that the flow rate of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well may be as high 40,000 barrels per day. The oil spill has now been called the largest environmental disaster in American history.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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Members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) nap during the intense midday heat at a ANA field base June 11, 2010 in Dand District, just south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. U.S. soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division have fanned out in the vast area south of Kandahar, part of a counterinsurgency strategy aimed at protecting Afghan civilians and legitimizing the government of Afghanistan in the minds of the local populace.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) tries out a metal detector during a visit with British forces at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan June 11, 2010. Cameron told troops on Friday they were not in Afghanistan for a "dreamy idea" or to build a model society, and pledged they would leave once Afghans could defend themselves. On his first trip as prime minister to meet British troops in southern Afghanistan, Cameron said the new coalition he heads had a clear mission -- defending Britain's national security from the threat of attack by al Qaeda.  REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/POOL


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Austin Douglas (R), Officer Commanding Bravo Company, Royal Canadian Regiment sits next to an Afghan elder and an Afghan National Police (ANP) member (L) during a patrol in the village of Nakhonay in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan, June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov


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Employees display paintings of Edouard Manet's Self Portrait with a Palette, centre, estimated at 20-30 million pounds, $29-43.4 million, Henri Matisse's Odalisques Jouant Aux Dames, which is estimated at 10-15 million pounds, $14.5-21.7 million right, and Andre Derain's Arbres a Collioure, estimated to fetch 9-14 million pounds, $13-20.3 million, during a photocall at Sotheby's, in London, Friday, June, 11, 2010. These paintings will go under the hammer  during the Impressionist and Modern Art sales on June 22 .(AP Photo/Akira Suemori)


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A diagram of the Cross maritime rescue center based in the Reunion Island,  shows the position of American sailor, Abby Sunderland, 16, (yellow boat symbol top right), the Australian plane that spotted her (gray plane symbol) and the French fishing vessel, l'Ile de la Reunion, (red ship), that is to come to her rescue, in St Denis, Reunion Island, Friday, June 11, 2010. A 16-year-old sailor on a round-the world journey was adrift in the frigid southern Indian Ocean on Friday as recue boats headed toward her yacht, damaged by 30-foot waves that knocked out her communications and prompted her to set off a distress signal. (AP Photo)


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Graves are under water in a cemetery after River Zagyva flooded Zagyvarekas, 109 km's east of Budapest, Hungary, Friday, June 11, 2010. (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Meszaros)


31192 A villager holds an umbrella and herds his cattle in a field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, June 11, 2010. The monsoon season in India begins in June. Last year India's summer monsoon, vital for agriculture because of the rainfall it brings, was the weakest since 1972. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)


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A washer man beats clothes on a rock in the Daya River as monsoon clouds hover over Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, June 11, 2010. The monsoon season in India begins in June. Last year India's summer monsoon, vital for agriculture because of the rainfall it brings, was the weakest since 1972. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)


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Palestinian children sell iced juice in the Shatie refugee camp, in Gaza City, Thursday, June 11, 2010. Three years after Israel and Egypt sealed Gaza in hopes of squeezing the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers, those suffering most are ordinary Gazans.  (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)


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Palestinians gather outside an electrical appliances store in Gaza City, to watch a live televised broadcast of the opening match of the World Cup soccer tournament between South Africa and Mexico in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday June 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


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Chicago Blackhawks' Dustin Byfuglien carries the Stanley Cup past fans during a parade to honor the winners of the NHL's hockey championship in Chicago June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes


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A man fishes in a lake sorrounding Taal Volcano south of Manila June 11, 2010. Philippine government vulcanologists have raised  alert level 2 after the volcano showed restiveness the past two days, encouraging residents living in the volcano's permanent danger zone to voluntarily evacuate their farms and homes.     REUTERS/Erik de Castro


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A boy spreads sour cream on his face after getting a sunburn in a military training camp in the village of Sengileevskoye, 30 km (19 miles) from Russia's southern city of Stavropol June 10, 2010. About 30 children between 10 to 18 years old undergo training in this military camp organised by former Russian servicemen where they learn the basics of martial arts and manual of arms. Sour cream is used as a traditional Russian remedy to relieve sunburn.  REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko


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Sun rises over the Indian ocean as a ship makes its route in Durban, South Africa, early Friday, June 11, 2010. The Soccer World Cup is to be kicked off on Friday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)


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A man jumps into the cool water of the Dnipro river in Kiev, June 11, 2010 where temperatures reached  33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit).  REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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