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06/12/2010

Editor's Choice: June 12, 2010.

Here's a look at the best in photojournalism from around the world on June 12, 2010. 

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Filipino performers wait for their turn to dance during celebrations to mark the 112th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, Manila, on June 12, 2010. The Philippines marked today the proclamation of independence from Spanish colonial administration in 1898 by Filipino revolutionaries, the same year that the islands were ceded to the US. The Philippines finally became an independent state in 1946 following the end of World War II. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

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A fan waits for the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match between the US and England to begin at Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenberg June 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder


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A woman films damage caused to a pathway along Verdicio beach  in northern Spain June 12, 2010. Heavy rains during the week caused flooding throughout the northern Spanish regions of Galicia and Asturias, leaving at least two people dead. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso


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A man on a stand up paddle passes in front of the sailing boats which sail during the "Bol d'Or", a sailboat race on the Geneva Lake, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, June 12, 2010. About 515 boats participate in this weekend's Bol d'Or. The Societe Nautique de Geneve, SNG, organizes one of the worlds biggest regattas and the largest sailing event held on a lake in Europe. (AP Photo/Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)


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Troy Barkham of Langley, Nebraska sits on a guard rail above the Little Missouri River waiting to help volunteers in search and rescue operations in Langley, Nebraska, June 12, 2010. Flash floods swept through a campground in western Arkansas overnight, killing at least 16 people as they slept and leaving an unknown number missing, state officials said on Friday. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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A candy seller walks past a couple sitting on a promenade in Mumbai June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


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An employee shows acrobatic skills as he brings a human-powered ferris wheel into motion at  a beach in Mumbai, June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause


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Kelly Ray of Gulf Breeze, Fla. reads while at the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Pensacola Beach Fla., Saturday, June 12, 2010. Oil boom is piled up on the beach and is used to close the Pensacola Pass. The Coast Guard authorized the closure of Pensacola Pass as sheets of oil from the BP spill make their way closer to shore. Tar started washing onto beaches along the Florida Panhandle last Friday.  (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger)


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Cain Carnley, Casey Carnley, Cole Carnley, 6, and Cade Carnley, 1, of Pensacola enjoy the sun as clean up boats work to clean up oil in Pensacola Pass just off  the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Pensacola Beach Fla., Saturday, June 12, 2010. The Coast Guard authorized the closure of Pensacola Pass as sheets of oil from the BP spill make their way closer to shore. Tar started washing onto beaches along the Florida Panhandle last Friday.  (AP photo/Michael Spooneybarger)


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 Workers hired by BP to help clean the beaches of oil work in a contaminated area on June 12, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. U.S. government scientists 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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Chinese women perform Kongzhu celebrating the China Cultural Heritage Day at Beijing Kongzhu Festival on June 12, 2010 in Beijing, China. Kongzhu literarily means empty bamboo, and is one of the major Chinese traditional toys along with shuttlecocks and kites. It has been a popular activity among people of various ages and was performed at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)


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 An Afghan police man looks on at the local Police Headquarter on June 12, 2010 in Taloqan, Afghanistan. Germany has more than 4,500 military forces in Afghanistan as part of the US-led International Security Assistance Force. Amid growing public resentment towards the prolonged mission in Afghanistan, the German parliament, the Bundestag, voted in February for extension of Germany's military mission in Afghanistan and the deployment of additional 859 troops.  (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)


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A boy carries a food for his animals in a village in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov


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A boat patrols Perdido Bay as the sun rises in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010.  Authorities closed the Perdido Pass to boat traffic amidst fears that large amounts of oil would flow into the pass on the tidal change. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)


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In this image made available by the British Ministry of Defense Britain's Prince Philip sits in a horse-drawn open carriage beside Queen Elizabeth II, unseen, during the Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on Horse Guards Parade, London Saturday June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/British Ministry of Defense/Crown Copyright/MOD 2010, HO)


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A cyclist takes part in the annual "London World Naked Bike Ride" event in Piccadilly, central London on June 12, 2010.  Now in it's seventh year, the event has seen participation grow from 58 in 2004 to 1,200 in 2009. Taking a route that passes many of London's most famous landmarks, the ride allows those participating to decorate their body with messages of protest against oil dependancy and motor vehicle usage. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal

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