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Endeavor's last voyage, the swollen Mississippi, a UFO in London, and Tequila party time.
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The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011. The space shuttle Endeavour began a 14-day mission to the international space station.

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Space shuttle Endeavour flies past the US and mission flags after launch at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday, May 16, 2011.

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This image provided by NASA taken by one of the Expedition 27 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this image of the space shuttle Endeavour as the two spacecraft made their relative approach on Wednesday May 18, 2011.

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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel looks over sand bags along the rising Mississippi River shore in Natchez, Miss.., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill, while officials kept an eye on the lower Delta where thousands of acres of farmland could be swamped by water that is inching closer to the top of a levee. 

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A farmhouse is protected by a small levee while another stands flooded near Yazoo City, Miss., Thursday, May 19, 2011. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising Mississippi River, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall.

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A farmer launches a boat from a flooded road in between two fields of corn in Yazoo City, Miss., Thursday, May 19, 2011. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising Mississippi River, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall. 

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A Lenexa, Kan. firefighter is silhouetted against a full moon as he watches a warehouse fire from a ladder truck Monday, May 16, 2011 in Overland Park, Kan. 

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Singer Alison Mosshart of the rock duo The Kills performs at the DeLeon Tequila Two Year Anniversary party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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A visitor walks pass a prop installation of a flying saucer crashed into a book shelf in an exhibition "Out of this World" at the British Library in London, Thursday, May 19, 2011. The exhibition explores science fiction through literature, film, illustration and sound and display the Library's earliest science fiction manuscripts to the latest best-selling novels.

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Visitors during a press viewing look at British artist Tracey Emin's reclaimed painted timber and neon artwork at the Hayward Gallery, in London, Monday, May 16, 2011. The exhibition is her first major exhibition in London, and features key works from all periods of the artist's career, including seldom-seen early works and more recent large-scale installations.

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Hillary Davidson, co-curator of the new exhibition entitled "Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story," walks through the exhibits at the Museum of London Docklands, in east London, Thursday May 19, 2011.

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A Yemeni girl sits in front of female anti-government protestors attending noon prayers, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 19, 2011.

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An Indian man bathes from a roadside water tap to cool off himself on a hot summer day in Jammu, India, Monday, May 16, 2011. Heat wave continued in Northern India with maximum temperature rising to about 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit.)

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Pakistani Khalid Akeel, 13, organizes mosquito nets to attract customers outside the shop where he works, in the Pakistani town of Taxila, Thursday, May 19, 2011. 

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Girls drink wine at the 39th Coming of Age Day Ceremony and re-presentation of traditional "Gwan-Rye" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 16, 2011. The ceremony is held to authorize boys and girls at the age of 20, who have been living under the protection of their families, as independent individual. 

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This Sunday May 15, 2011, photo shows wind farms of China Power International New Energy Holding Ltd. in Guazhou County of Jiuquan city, northwest China's Gansu Province.

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Face-painted South Korean prostitutes participate in a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire. 

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U.S. surfer Kelly Slater practices after losing to countryman Bobby Martinez during the Billabong Rio Pro surfing championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 19, 2011. 

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Best Pix of the Week

Endeavor's last voyage, the swollen Mississippi, a UFO in London, and Tequila party time.

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