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Best Pix of the Week
From the worlds of news, politics, and sport, the most arresting images of the week. 

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The space shuttle Enterprise is makes the final leg of its journey to its new Manhattan home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Spectators at Edgewater Park in Cleveland watch the sun set as the planet Venus crosses the upper right portion of the star, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The next transit of Venus won't be for another 105 years. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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A man wades in a pier submerged under water as tropical storm "Mawar" hit the area in suburban Navotas City northwest of Manila, Philippines, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Mawar has developed just northeast of Manila, Philippines. This system is expected to move northeastward on Sunday and strengthen into a category 1 typhoon with winds between 74 and 95 mph (119 to 153 kph). (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
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A woman dressed with a Bavarian dirndl and a huge Angela Merkel mask takes part in a protest against a planned controversial benefit program for child care near the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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A Pakistani boy who lives near by a brick factory, covers his face with a scarf to avoid a sand storm, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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U.S. WW II veteran Clarence Mac Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the 29th infantry division, leans on the tomb of comrade Franck Nuzzo, from the 29th division who died on June 6, 1944, at the Colleville American military cemetery.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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A Chinese military officer watches members of a honor guard march into a hall for a welcome ceremony for Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia, unseen, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A person in costume participates in a gay pride parade in Mexico City, Saturday, June 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Coleman Scott, right, competes with Shawn Bunch during the Grapple in the Apple freestyle wrestling event in New York's Times Square, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Scott secured the victory over Bunch with a five-point throw in the second period of the third match. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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After applying protective wax, technician Jonathan Miller buffs the interior surface of the Liberty Bell as part of regular conservation work, at Independence National Historical Park Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Pakistanis jump into a canal to beat the heat, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, June 3, 2012. The Intense heat has gripped parts of Pakistan, pushing temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius (118.4 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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A Jewish settler rests during a demonstration against the proposed decision to evacuate a West Bank outpost in the Ulpana neighborhood, in the West Bank settlement of Beit El near the Palestinians city of Ramallah, outside the knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Israel's parliament on Wednesday paved the way for the demolition of an illegal West Bank outpost by rejecting an attempt by hardline lawmakers to prevent the move. The development sets the stage for a showdown between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish settlers and their supporters in his government. Israel's Supreme Court has said the Ulpana outpost is illegal because it was built on private Palestinian land and ordered the outpost's five buildings taken down by July 1, a ruling Netanyahu says he will respect. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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The number six marking his six previous victories at the French Open is seen on the shoe of Rafael Nadal of Spain as he kicks off the clay in his quarter final match against compatriot Nicolas Almagro at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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A horse enters the track at sunrise for training at Belmont Park, Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Elmont, N.Y. Belmont Park hosts the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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An experimental solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse, approaches to make a night landing at Rabat airport, Morocco, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first transcontinental flight by a craft of its type. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
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A pleasure boater looks over the Kalamar Nyckel lies at anchor along with other tall ships off Lynnhaven inlet off Virginia Beach in preparation for Opsail 2012 in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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A worker crouches as a vulture flies at the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 3, 2012. Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, will close this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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An F-16 drops chaff cartridges during the "Lien Yung" annual joint forces exercises in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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In this picture taken Wendesday, June 6, 2012, a monkey walks on lattice work in the compound of the landmark Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO Heritage site, was built in 1631 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A bird comes in to land atop one of the domes of the landmark Taj Mahal as Venus, top left, begins to pass in front of the sun, as visible from Agra, India, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. People around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A South Korean boy sits in a fountain to cool off in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
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A man paraglides behind the lines of another paraglider off the Torrey Pines Gliderport Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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A white phosphorous shell explodes on target during the "Lien Yung" annual joint forces exercises, Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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A vendor offers balloons on Zamkowy Square, with the National Stadium inbackground, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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Onlookers take pictures of the body of a sperm whale as it is dragged by a bulldozer at a beach in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 3, 2012. A marine mammal expert in Puerto Rico said rescuers were unable to save a sperm whale about the size of a city bus that was stranded just off the island's north coast. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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A Pakistani woman pays respect to a horse symbolizing the one used by her spiritual leader, Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad to fight against his enemies in Karbala, at the shrine of Shah Chun Chirag in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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Sam Mikulak dismounts the parallel bars during the men's senior division at the U.S. gymnastics championships on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as he sits on a tree during a demonstration in Tahrir Square to protest against the mixed verdict against former leader Hosni Mubarak and his aides, in Cairo, Egypt, late Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Best Pix of the Week

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