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06/18/2010

Editor's Choice: June 18, 2010.

Here's a look at the best in photojournalism from around the world on June 18, 2010.

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The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010. The bullet holes are visible in the wood panel behind the chair. Gardner was convicted of aggravated murder, a capital felony, in 1985. (AP Photo/Trent Nelson - Pool)

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 Four bullet holes are visible in the wood panel behind the chair  in the execution chamber at the Utah State Prison after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010 in Draper Utah.. Gardner was convicted of aggravated murder in 1985.(AP Photo/Trent Nelson/Pool)


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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (L) holds up a poster during a news conference on clean energy, June 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Senate energy leaders met for a special causcus to discuss Americas clean energy options.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


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Members of the Los Angeles Police Department try to maintain Los Angeles Lakers fans as they celebrate their team's win of the 2010 NBA Championship against the Boston Celtics in downtown Los Angeles on June 17, 2010. The Lakers beat the Celtics 83-79 in a close game.  (Photo by Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)


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France's First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy reaches out for the hand of her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy , during a parade at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London June 18, 2010. Sarkozy and World War II veterans visited London Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's rousing radio appeal to his compatriots to resist the Nazi occupation. On June 18, 1940, four days after the fall of Paris and as the French government prepared to sign an armistice with Germany, the exiled military leader issued an impassioned appeal over the BBC airwaves to those back home.(AP Photo/Adrian Dennis, pool)


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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) watches as British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd L) picks up the walking stick of World War II veteran, and Legion de Honeur winner, Walter Freegard (R), during a parade at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 18, 2010, in London, England. Sarkozy and his wife are visiting London for the day to commemorate President de Gaulle's famous wartime broadcast to Nazi occupied France. De Gaulle fled France on June 17, 1940 and in his broadcast the next day he declared himself leader of the "Free French", leading to the formation of the French Resistance Movement which went on to play a vital role in defeating the Germans.  (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


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A cadet from Saint-Cyr gives his boots a last-minute polish ahead of a parade in front of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Royal Chelsea Hospital on June 18, 2010 in London, England. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are visiting London for the day to commemorate President Charles de Gaulle's famous wartime broadcast to Nazi-occupied France. De Gaulle fled France on June 17, 1940 and in his broadcast the next day he declared himself leader of the "Free French", leading to the formation of the French Resistance Movement, which went on to play a vital role in defeating the Germans.  (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


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Chinese paramilitary police stage a drill in Hami, farwest China's Xinjiang region on June 18, 2010.  Police in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang will launch a security clampdown ahead of the anniversary of ethnic riots, in an indication they fear further unrest.       CHINA OUT    AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo Credit should Read /AFP/Getty Images)


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A friend of one of the victims of a coal mine explosion pray during the funeral in Amaga, Antioquia province June 18, 2010. Colombian rescuers struggled against gas and debris to reach more than 50 miners still trapped and feared dead on Friday after a blast tore through a coal mine in the country's worst mining disaster.   REUTERS/Fredy Amariles


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference on June 18, 2010 at the government guest house Meseberg Palace, some 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) north of Berlin. Merkel meets ministers, business leaders and union outside Berlin to hammer out ways to get her eight-month-old second term back on track. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE


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A Hindu holy man performs yoga on a hilltop at Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 18, 2010. The annual Ambubasi festival will begin Tuesday where hundreds of Tantric Sadhus, or holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism, gather to perform rituals at the temple. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath


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Ethnic Uzbek refugees cross the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border on their way back to Kyrgyzstan near the village of Vlksm some 20 km outside Osh on June 18, 2010. The World Health Organisation said today that it was working on a worst-case estimate that the crisis in Kyrgyzstan may affect up to one million people, about a third of whom could be refugees. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV


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Ethnic Uzbek refugees wait by the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border near the village of Vlksm some 20 km outside Osh on June 18, 2010. The World Health Organisation said today that it was working on a worst-case estimate that the crisis in Kyrgyzstan may affect up to one million people, about a third of whom could be refugees. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV


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A visitor walks past the artwork called "Witness" by Palestinian British artist Mona Hatoum, at a gallery in Beirut June 17, 2010. "Witness" is a reproduction of Beirut's Martyrs square monument. REUTERS/ Cynthia Karam


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Competitors swim in the warm down pool before the start of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, June 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


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Swedish soldiers practice the ultimate preparations near the Royal Palace in Stockholm on June 18, 2010 on the eve of the wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on June 19. Stockholm police were today preparing for their biggest operation ever, with some 2,000 officers set to patrol when Swedish Crown Princess Victoria weds commoner Daniel Westling this weekend. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

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