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Editor's Choice: June 3, 2010

A look at some of the best photos from June 3, 2010

Funeral

The Turkish and Palestinian flags-wrapped coffin of an activist, who was killed when Israel seized a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, is carried by relatives and friends during a funeral ceremony at Fatih mosque in Istanbul June 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Grieving

Members of Darren Rewcastle's family lay flowers and grieve in Duke Street at the point where he was killed yesterday on June 3, 2010 in Whitehaven, England. 12 people were shot dead yesterday and a further 25 people injured after a 52 year old man named as Derrick Bird went on a rampage with a shotgun in west Cumbria before killing himself. Oli Scarff/Getty Images

India

Workers carry construction material as dry hot winds blow dust at a construction site near the airport  in New Delhi, India. Temperatures have soared above 40 degrees Celsius  in northern India in recent weeks as parts of the country have been enduring a heat wave that has left a number of people dead. AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

  IRAQ

Hoshiyar Ali, a retired major general in the Kurdish peshmerga forces, poses for a picture at his house in Halabja near Sulaimaniya, 260 km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Ali lost both his legs to landmine blasts in northern Iraq and uses prosthetic limbs to walk, but he forges on with his life's work, digging mines from the ground with a knife to save others from his fate.  REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny

MideastIsraelis demonstrate in support of Israel and wave  flags as smoke hangs in the air in front of the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv. Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement. AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Oil SpillA bird covered in oil flails in the surf at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

PelicanA brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Pope

Pope Benedict XVI  wafts incense as he leads the Corpus Domini mass in Rome's Basilica of St. John's in Lateran. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

Protest
Muslim women hold posters as they walk to cross a street during an anti-Israel rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday. Thousands of Indonesian Muslims continue protests for three consecutive days condemning deadly Israel's raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Ship Bystanders watch as the stranded bulk coal carrier Seli 1 burns off Cape Town's Blouberg beach after a salvage operation.  The Turkish registered ship ran aground in September.  REUTERS/Mark Wessels

Soldier A Canadian soldier with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment rests next to his ammunition after a mission in Khebari Ghar in the Panjwayi district, south-west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

SPAINA man representing the devil, known as "El Colacho", runs through the streets chasing a boy during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations, in Castrillo de Murcia. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Tornado Debris flies through the air as a freak tornado tears through the coastal town of Lennox Head. The storm levelled 12 homes and damaged another 30, with twisting winds carving out a 300 metre-wide path of destruction, injuring six people and leaving thousands without power.   ROSS TUCKERMAN/AFP/Getty Images



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