A Chinese agent, standing in front of a pillar, looks on near members of an honor guard while ushers prepare umbrellas before a welcome ceremony for visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, left, kisses Emma Marcegaglia, president of Confindustria, the Italian industrialists association, after speaking at their assembly in Rome, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Italy's industrial lobby backed the government's proposed 24 billion euro (dlrs US 30 billion) in budget cuts Thursday but warned that real structural intervention was needed to rein in the country's high debt. During his speech Berlusconi offered Marcegaglia the job of industry minister, the job which is presently also held by Berlusconi, ever since Claudio Scajola stepped down earlier this month.
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An Afghan man walks during a dust storm in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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From left, actress Meryl Streep and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter speak after Streep was presented with an honorary degree, as the two were among those presented with honorary degrees during Harvard University Commencement, in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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A flotilla of 'little ships' arrive in off Dunkirk, France, Thursday May 27, 2010, to mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Dynamo. The ships sailed from England in a reenactment of the massive operation in May 1940, when hundreds of vessels, made up of mostly fishing vessels and privately owned boats set sail across the English Channel enabling the evacuation of 225.000 British troops and 125,000 French from the Dunkirk beaches during World War Two.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy waits for the arrival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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Buddist monks offering prayers to a Buddha statue are silhouetted against the setting sun on the occasion of Buddha Poornima in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Buddha Poornima commemorates the birth, enlightenment and demise of Buddha.
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A protester reacts during speeches denouncing North Korea, Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea announced Thursday that it will scrap an accord aimed at preventing accidental naval clashes with South Korea in retaliation for Seoul blaming Pyongyang for a torpedo attack that sank a South Korean warship.
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The Sydney Opera House is lit with vibrant colors during the launch of the annual Vivid festival in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Landmarks across the city will be illuminated, street performers and musicians will entertain during the month-long festival.
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Australia's soccer team forms a circle at the start of their training session at the St Stithians in Johannesburg, Thursday, May 27, 2010 with the Sandton CBD in the background. Australian are preparing for upcoming World Cup
, which gets underway on June 11, 2010.
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An elderly Thai woman rows her boat to a floating market in Damnoen Saduak, 80 kilometers ( 50 miles) west of Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Every morning hundreds of boats crowd the market area, mostly paddled by women, selling everything from vegetables and fruits to freshly-cooked noodles and souvenirs.
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A man plays a flute for alms beside his artificial leg on a roadside as people pass by, in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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Early morning cyclists pedal through a tunnel under Lakeshore Drive into downtown Chicago Thursday, May 27, 2010.
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