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06/30/2010

Editor's choice: June 30, 2010.

Here's a look at the best in photojournalism from around the world on June 30, 2010.


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Rahela Akhter, a garment worker, tries to resist beating from the police during a protest in Dhaka June 30, 2010. More than 80 Bangladeshis were wounded on Wednesday in clashes with police sparked by the arrest of three politicians charged with offences ranging from murder to insulting Islam and demands by textile workers for a pay rise.   REUTERS/Andrew Biraj


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The statue of "Christ the Redeemer" is seen atop scenic Corcovado mountain during a restoration ceremony in Rio de Janeiro June, 30, 2010. The famous statue of Christ with his arms wide open that "cariocas" and tourists are used to seeing from various points has been covered up the last four months by 89 tons of scaffolding. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


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A visitor takes a photo in front of a life-size model of a Mamenchisaurus during the pre-opening of a dinosaur theme park at the Olympic Park in Beijing June 30, 2010. The theme park is the largest of its kind in China and formally opens on Thursday. REUTERS/Bobby Yip


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Children play football in the Diepsloot township, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, on June 30, 2010. World Cup football matches will resume on July 2, 2010 with quarter-finals games, Brazil v Netherlands in Port Elizabeth and Ghana v Uruguay in Johannesburg.   AFP PHOTO / Monirul Bhuiyan


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Labourers lift pots filled with curd from a roadside milk shop in Kolkata June 30, 2010.   REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri


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In this June 28, 2010 photo, a Pre-Columbian Peruvian mummified child from approximately 6,500 years ago is displayed at the new Mummies of the World exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Analysis revealed that the baby was eight to ten months old when it originally died. The 45 mummies and 95 artifacts in the show come from 15 museums in seven countries, said Marc Corwin, CEO of American Exhibitions Inc. The show opens Thursday at the California Science Center, then will go on a three-year tour across the country. (AP Photo/Adam Lau)


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In this June 23, 2010 photo, one of the V·c mummies, Michael Orlovits, emerges from a CT scan at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Orlovits family was with a group of mummies found in 1994 in a forgotten church crypt in Vac, Hungary. The mummy will be part of the "Mummies of the World" exhibit, which is being called the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. The 45 mummies and 95 artifacts in the show come from 15 museums in seven countries, said Marc Corwin, CEO of American Exhibitions Inc. The show opens Thursday at the California Science Center, then will go on a three-year tour across the country. (AP Photo/Adam Lau)


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A Pakistani girls stands next to a school display as she attends a class at a tuition-free school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Pakistani children suffer from shortage of schools as the government has low priority for education and health. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)


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A worker rests next to pieces of leather during a shoe-making process in a leather factory in Hebron June 29, 2010. Cattle owners in Hebron, the West Bank city known for its leather and carpentry industries, have turned to selling hides from cattle slaughtered for meat to shoe manufacturers. The hides are processed at special facilities in the West Bank and the leather is sold to local shoe factories. Picture taken June 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Ammar Awad


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A child yawns as Pope Benedict XVI leads his weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico


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Switzerland's Roger Federer walks back to his seat after being defeated by Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 30, 2010.                  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn


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Chinese firefighters try to extinguish a fire which engulfed a chemical warehouse in Beijing on June 29, 2010. The blaze was brought under control after eight hours with no casualties reported. China's work safety record is notoriously bad, as an emphasis on economic growth over the past three decades has led to widespread disregard for workplace security.   AFP PHOTO 


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A journalist has her nails painted with the colours of the South African flag as she attend a Football for hope Painting workshop on June 30, 2010 at the Queens High school in Johannesburg, South Africa.
AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA


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A worker (R) hoses a fin whale down as others tow it up a ramp to a processing plant at the Hvalfjordur whaling station, about 70 km (43.5 miles) north of Reykjavik June 29, 2010. Three fin whales were caught in waters to the west of Iceland on Tuesday during the start of the fin whale season. A worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling remains in place after talks to replace it with a controlled cull of some species collapsed on June 23, 2010 at the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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