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White, a 3-year-old poodle, looks at visitors touring a pet fair in Bangkok on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with a Soyuz TMA-04M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Russian rocket is carrying U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin

Puerto Rican Astronaut Joins Russians in Space Flight

 

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People gather outside the Fine Arts Palace as they wait for the arrival of Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes' coffin in Mexico City, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital. He was 83.

Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes Dies at 83

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The sun rises behind some coastal grasses in Dauphin Island, Ala., Thursday, May 17, 2012. The beach season gears up this weekend with the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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Commuters look at the scene of a bomb explosion as they ride past on a bus in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. A bomb targeting former Colombian interior minister Fernando Londono killed two of his bodyguards and injured at least 31 others in the heart of Bogota's uptown commercial district, authorities said. 

Manhunt on After Deadly Bogota Car Blast

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A village boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Huge swathes of rural farmland has turned dry as farmers await the annual monsoon rains which, according to the India Meteorological Department, are expected to reach on time this year. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, holds a sign demanding President Barack Obama release five Cuban intelligence agents imprisoned in U.S., popularly known as the "Cuban Five," before the start of a parade marking the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Mariela Castro said during the gay rights march Saturday that her father advocated eliminating sexual discrimination, and reiterated her own hope the country would soon legalize same sex marriage. International Day Against Homophobia is celebrated globally on May 17 commemorating the World Health Organization's declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness.

Visa for Castro's Daughter Marks Potential Shift in US Policy

 

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Kashmiri farmers collect hay in a field on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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An Indian village woman peers out from her sari veil during a protest against the ineffective implementation of a social empowerment program in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Kashmiri farmers collect hay in a field on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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A man takes nap on one of oil tankers used to transport NATO fuel supplies to neighboring Afghanistan, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Pakistan's president announced Thursday that he will attend the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, accepting an invitation that was given after the country indicated it plans to end its six-month blockade of supplies meant for coalition troops in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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Exercise rider George Alvarez rides Preakness Stakes entrant Bodemeister during a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 18, 2012, in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race takes place Saturday.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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A surfer exits the water on Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A Lebanese boy looks through a hole made by shrapnel that hit his house, after the Lebanese army deployed at Syria street which divides the Sunni and Alawite areas, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday May 15, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed Tuesday in tense areas of the northern city of Tripoli after three days of sectarian clashes killed at least six people in a spillover of the 14-month-long conflict in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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A young boy jumps in the air into the water as he cools off while scavenging for valuables in the holy Yamuna River, on a warm day in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Butchers use a crane to lift the carcass of a bull during a bullfight of the San Isidro's fair at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Bull's meat coming from bullfights is sold in markets to cook traditional Spanish dishes. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A kite vendor haggles with a customer near a bubble outside a park in Beijing, China, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A bumble bee flies toward a flower Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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Clown Isabel Martinez, 74, known as "Cacharito," attends a clown parade in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. San Salvador hosted a convention of clowns from Central America and Mexico. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)
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A mixed-media piece by Cuban artist Eddy Garaicoa of the Mona Lisa wearing a black beret, holding Cuba's national flag and a cigar, is on display at the Center for the Development of Visual Arts, as part of the 11th Havana Biennial group exhibition "The Hunt for Success" in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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A model wears a creation by Colombia's designer Marta Arredondo from her collection inspired by Wayuu Indian culture at the event "Circulo de la Moda de Bogota" or "Bogota Fashion Circle" in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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The Space Needle rises above the walls and ceiling of the "Glasshouse," featuring a 100-foot suspended, 1,340-piece sculpture, during a preview of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Seattle. The new, permanent 1.5 acre exhibit is located near the base of the Space Needle and opens to the public Monday, May 21. It looks at the career of artist Dale Chihuly and features an eight-gallery exhibition hall, conservatory and garden as well as a cafe with a selection of Chihuly's collections of vintage accordions, radios, clocks and other mid-century memorabilia. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Local radio personalities Fitzy, right, and Wippa, left, lift Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world shortest person, as water rushes in on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepalese man, whom a doctor and Guinness World Records official measured and confirmed his height is 54.6 centimeters (21.5 inches) February 2012, touches the ocean and sand for the first time in his life. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Karin Melis Mey of Turkey competes in the women's Long Jump event at the Daegu Championships Meeting 2012 in Daegu, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Mey took the second place with 6.48 meters. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Costumed divers play with fish in the marine-themed Manila Ocean Park to highlight the country's summer festivals known as "Flores de Mayo" or "Flowers of May" Friday May 18, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain as people watch during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
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Kay Solberg takes photos of the "Persian Ceiling" during a preview of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Seattle. The new, permanent 1.5 acre exhibit is located near the base of the Space Needle and opens to the public Monday, May 21. It looks at the career of artist Dale Chihuly and features an eight-gallery exhibition hall, conservatory and garden as well as a cafe with a selection of Chihuly's collections of vintage accordions, radios, clocks and other mid-century memorabilia. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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In an April 15, 2012 photo, North Korean soldiers attend a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Spectacles in North Korea exist at the intersection of dogma, tedium and entertainment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens, Thursday, May 17, 2012. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital, to cover about 8,000-mile (12,875-kilometer) on its progress over many parts of England to start the games. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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French bullfighter Sebastian Castella is gored during a bullfight of the San Isidro's fair at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Castella continued with the bullfight, bleeding from his injured groin. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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South Korean Black Eagle aerobatic team planes fly in formation on the opening day of the 2012 Yeosu Expo in Yeosu, South Korea, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A sculpture by British artist Antony Gormley is displayed on the edge of a building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, May 11, 2012. Brazilian media are calling Gormley's sculptures "suicide statues." Firefighters have been called to the scene this week by concerned citizens who mistook Gormleys life-size body cast sculptures perched ON the edges of tall buildings as despondent people ready to jump. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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People carry a large gay pride flag during a march on International Day Against Homophobia in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2011 file photo, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes smiles during a signing event for his book, The Great Latin American Novel, in Mexico City. Fuentes, Mexico's most celebrated novelist and among Latin America's most prominent authors, died on May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
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Students of the Superior Art Institute perform "Jesus Against The Universe" by the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch as part of the 11th Havana Biennial contemporary art exhibition in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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