Pakistani residents rest in front of the final hiding place of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 5, 2011. Pakistan faces the prospect of Osama bin Laden's final hiding place becoming a shrine or macabre tourist spot unless the military destroys a compound attracting hundreds of visitors a day.
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 13: A flotilla of 'vaka' or traditional canoes take part in a ceremonial departure ahead of their cross-Pacific voyage from Viaduct Harbour on April 13, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. Powered by sun and wind only, the 15,000 nautical mile journey to Hawaii via French Polynesia will set off on April 16, aiming to raise awareness of environmental issues such as ocean noise pollution, acidification and anoxic waters, whilst recapturing traditional Pacific voyaging. The voyage is named 'Te Mana o Te Moana' meaning 'The Spirit of the Sea'.
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PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA - APRIL 03: Grandmother and her grandson tend to the grounds of the Eternal Statue of Kim Il Sung on April 3, 2011 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea and the population is about 2,500,000.
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VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 21: Hindu devotees play with coloured powders during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari Temple on March 21, 2011 in Vrindavan, India. Holi, the spring festival of colours, is celebrated by Hindus around the world in an explosion of colour to mark the end of the winter.
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Karima el-Mahroug enjoys the company of her host Austrian businessman Richard Lugner during the traditional Opera Ball at the state opera in Vienna on March 3, 2011. Karima el-Mahroug nicknamed Ruby, is the woman at the centre of a sex scandal which is engulfing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Libyan embassy staff raise the pre-Muammar al-Qaddafi flag at the Libyan ambassador's residence in Washington on February 25, 2011. Ambassador Ali Aujali resigned his post February 22.
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Journalists watch on February 18, 2011 a mock walk on Mars of volunteers of the Mars500 experiment, Van Yue of China and Alexander Smoleyevsky of Russia, at the Korolev Space Mission Control Center outside Moscow. Two members of a group of volunteers isolated from the outside world for eight months stepped out on a mock-up of Mars, half-way through their experiment to study the effects of a Red Planet mission. The men's first steps were relayed to the Russian control center that monitors real space missions, as part of an experiment organized by the European Space Agency and Moscow's institute of biomedical problems.
SEDRUN, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 15: Workers celebrate the breakthrough of the second shaft of Gotthard Tunnel on October 15, 2010 in Sedrun, Switzerland. The world's longest tunnel, which has been under construction for 14 years, is not expected to open for service until at least the end of 2016.
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BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 20: People walk past a section of the former Berlin Wall called the East Side Gallery on September 20, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Germany will mark 20 years since the reunification of East and West Germany on October 3 following the collapse of the East German communist government one year before. Though reunited Germany has prospered since unification in 1990, fissions remain between east and west German society.
CHIBA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 16: Visitors play Sega Corp.'s 'Phantasy Star
Portable 2 Infinity' on Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation
Portable (PSP) handheld game consoles while a booth assitant looks on
during the Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe on September 16, 2010
in Chiba, Japan. The computer and video game convention, which will be
held until September 19, features exhibitions of upcoming game software
and hardware from 194 companies and organizations to draw business
visitors and the general public.
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Zebulon Simantov eats squash as he celebrates the Jewish New Year feast of Rosh Hashanah September 18, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zebulon, 57, claims to be the last Jew living in the war-torn conservative Muslim country and says he keeps a Kosher home. The Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, coincides this year with Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim feast marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Born in northwestern Herat, Simantov attended Hebrew school before moving to Kabul at age 27. In 1992, he fled to Tajikistan, fleeing from Afghanistan's growing violence, married a Tajik Jew and had two daughters. The family immigrated in 1998 to Israel, but he returned to Kabul two months later, leaving them behind.
Eid mubarak and l'shana tova to all of you. Have a happy and peaceful weekend.
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Indian Muslim vendors arrange oranges in front of the historic Charminar monument during the holy month of Ramadan in Hyderabad on August 20, 2010. Muslims all over the world are supposed to go without food, drink and smoking from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan in order to purify themselves and concentrate their mind on Islamic teachings.
AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 17: Gary Lopinto, a commercial seafood inspector for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, sniffs a filet of drum fish for oil contamination at Inland Seafood August 17, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Seafood captured in Louisiana waters is randomly checked, both by sense of smell and chemical testing, on a regular basis following the massive oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident.
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A rocket attack from Gaza on the Israeli city of Ashkelon has damaged buildings and rattled nerves today, but earlier in the week, the skies over the troubled region played host to a much happier sight. About 6,200 Gazan children taking part in a U.N.-sponsored summer program broke their own world record for the number of kites flown simultaneously. Although no adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records was present, the record is expected to be accepted.
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NEW YORK - JULY 15: Workers examine remnants of what is thought to be an 18th century ship at the site Ground Zero Construction Site in July 15, 2010 New York City. The wood hulled vessel is approximately 30 feet long and was found 20 to 30 feet below street level on Tuesday morning.
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LAHORE, PAKISTAN - JULY 9: Children play on the scaffolding of the the Wazir Khan Mosque in the walled city of Old Lahore on July 9, 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan. The Mosque was built in 1634-35 during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shahjehan by Ilam-Ud_Dinansari. The Mosque took 7 years to build. Akbar the Great, the 3rd Mughal emperor, enclosed the city of Lahore in Red Bricks during the 15th century. The Walled City of Lahore covers an area of 256 ha with a population of around 200,000. The city walls were destroyed shortly after the British annexed Punjab in 1849 and were replaced with gardens, some of which exist today. The Circular Road links the old city to the urban network. Access to the Walled City is still gained through the 13 ancient gates.
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A saleswoman poses with a World Cup trophy-shaped water pipe, or hubbly bubbly, at a shopping mall in Menlyn near Pretoria on June 17, 2010. The pipe retails for 450 rand (60 USD). The 2010 World Cup football tournament is taking place in South Africa from June 11 to July 11.
Two langoustines fight for a football in their basin decorated like a soccer pitch on June 16, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin. During the FIFA Football World Cup which is taking place until July 11, 2010 in South Africa, the langoustines get every afternoon a small football filled with sardines in their aquarium.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 18: The GoGo Grannies attend an adidas football masterskills training session with Bafana player Morgan Gould at Discovery Soccer Park on June 18, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: 'Darwin' the Basset Hound sits with his owner at the 'Music for Dogs' concert for canines as part of the Vivid LIVE festival at the Sydney Opera House forecourt on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The concert featured a 20-minute piece composed by festival co-curator Laurie Anderson for the hearing range of dogs with the bulk of the performance inaudible to humans.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R-blue cap) watches a child dancing during a visit to the Babilonia shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2010. Moon is in Brazil to take part in the III Alliance of Civilizations Forum.
AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
Iranian soldiers in full camouflage march during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2010. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Israel was on its way to collapse, as Iran's military displayed a range of home-built drones and missiles at the annual Army Day parade.
AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI
LONDON - APRIL 23: David Cameron, leader of the Conservative party, (2nd R) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, (2nd L) meet men dressed as English knights during St George's day celebrations, at Leadenhall Market April 23, 2010 in London. Cameron took part in the second of three live TV leader's debates last night where Prime Minister Gordon Brown claimed that the Tories would cut benefits for the elderly. The General Election, to be held on May 6, 2010, is set to be one of the most closely fought political contests in recent times with all main party leaders embarking on a four week campaign to win the votes of the United Kingdom electorate.
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LUEBBENAU, GERMANY - APRIL 09: Jutta Pudenz, an employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post DHL, arrives to deliver mail from her falt-bottomed canoe in the narrow canals in the Spreewald forest on April 9, 2010 in Luebbenau, Germany. Pudenz has been delivering mail via the waterways for 20 years and is the only postwoman in Germany to deliver mail door to door by boat. The Spreewald forest is interlaced with canals that are still used by locals for delivering goods, ferrying tourists and even collecting garbage. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - APRIL 02: People wait in line (facing camera) outside the flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to purchase the iPad when it debuts tomorrow morning April 2, 2010 in New York City. Around ten people were already waiting in line Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday's release of the much-anticipated tablet computer.
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A US Marine of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines jumps down to fetch a hammer as they build an obervation point on the perimeter of their combat outpost recently set up in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on March 16, 2010. Thousands of US Marines, NATO and Afghan soldiers have massed in the Marjah region of the Helmand River valley ahead of a planned operation to eradicate Taliban militants who along with drug traffickers hold sway there.
AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Couldn't resist these:
A picture released on March 6, 2010 shows Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stroking a horse in the Karatash area, near the town of Abakan, during his working trip to Khakassia, on February 25, 2010.
At least he's wearing a shirt this time.
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KFAR SABA, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 23: Oversized models of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconia and their dancing partners to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country, at the Simaney-Derech workshop on February 23, 2010 near Kfar Saba in central Israel.
Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway competes in the men's biathlon 10 km sprint final during the Biathlon Men's 10 km Sprint on day 3 of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Olympic Park Biathlon Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Whistler, Canada.
WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK, CANADA - FEBRUARY 12: (FRANCE OUT) Martin Schmitt of Germany during the Ski Jumping Individual NH Qualifications on Day 1 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games on February 12, 2010 in Whistler Olympic Park, Canada.
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