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Best Pix Of The Week
From an inopportune rain at the White House's Rose Garden to an Indian holy man self-flagellating himself during a procession, take a look at some of the most captivating images captured in the past seven days around the world.    

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President Barack Obama looks to see if it is still raining as a Marine holds an umbrella for him during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not pictured, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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In this Saturday, May 11, 2013 photo, an Indian Muslim Sufi holy man self-flagellates himself with sharp objects during a procession at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of Sufi Muslim saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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President Barack Obama sits with Attorney General Eric Holder during the 32nd annual the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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A supporter of Haiti's President Michel Martelly with his body painted in the colors of Martelly's foundation "Pink and White," an organization that focuses on charity for children, attends an event marking Martelly's two years in office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Martelly defended his administration Tuesday as he marked two years in office, pointing to a national school-tuition program, social protection projects and the return of tourism as his leading achievements. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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A Navy X-47B drone does a fly by the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush after it was launched from the carrier off the coast of Virginia, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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O.J. Simpson, right, talks with one of his defense attorneys Ozzie Fumo during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Las Vegas. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine to 33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus, to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)
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Following their daily work at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market, Pakistani boys cool off in a polluted stream next to water buffaloes as the temperature rises on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Reporters' microphones surround a speakerphone as a transgender woman speaks on it after she won a legal ruling at Hong Kongs top court allowing her to marry, in Hong Kong Monday, May, 13, 2013. The Court of Final Appeal granted the transgender woman, identified only as W, the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage. The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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An Indian woman leads her goats by the banks of the River Brahmaputra as dark clouds hover over in Gauhati, India, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Cyclone Mahasan weakened Thursday afternoon into a tropical storm and then dissipated, causing far less damage than had been feared as it passed over neighboring Bangladesh and spared Myanmar almost entirely, meteorological officials said. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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The claw of a crane, center, tears through the structure of the Jet Star Roller Coaster, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Workers began to demolish the roller coaster, which fell in the ocean when part of the Casino Pier was washed away by Superstorm Sandy in October. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Somali fishermen carry their catch on their heads as they walk to the market in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday May, 17, 2013, (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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Participants, with their heads sticking out from holes of a large white fabric, perform during a performance, "Divisor" during an exhibition, "A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story," in Central business district of Hong Kong Friday, May 17, 2013. The art work was originally performed on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in 1968, created by the Late Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Oxbow, with an exercise rider aboard, gallops at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 17, 2013. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 18. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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An US Airways jet flies over a rainbow as descends to land Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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An employee stand inside the National Stadium Mane Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The stadium is being remodeled for the upcoming Confederations Cup in June 2013 and the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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In this Monday, May 13, 2013 photo, an Indian Muslim Sufi devotee offers prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of Sufi Muslim saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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An Indian Muslim devotee prays at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival, in Ajmer, India, Friday, May 17, 2013. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of the saint. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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A Pakistani youth runs after his horse along a field as the sun sets on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Kashmiri boatmen row their Shikara on Dal Lake in the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Set in the Himalayas at 1,707 meters (5,600 feet) above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges. About 100 lakes dot its highlands and plains. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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Bangladesh army soldiers watch a prayer ceremony for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in a garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Islamic prayer service was held a day after the army ended the nearly three-week, painstaking search for bodies among the rubble of the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry and turned control of the site over to the civilian government for cleanup. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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A shaven-headed young boy yawns while attending a volunteer activity in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 16, 2013. He is among ten children who entered a temple to have an experience of monks' life for three weeks, called Little Buddha Camp, to celebrate upcoming Buddha's birthday on May 17. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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In this picture taken with a long time exposure a man walks besides a piano, part of the installation 'Klinger - Landscapes of Melancholy' of of German artist rosalie during the press preview of the exhibition 'World Creators: Richard Wagner, Max Klinger, Karl May' on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner in the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. All three artists were born in the German state of Saxony. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Buddhists gather under lanterns during a service to celebrate Buddha's birthday at Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 17, 2013. Many Buddhists visit temples nationally to celebrate Buddha's 2557th birthday and pray with their wishes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A Russian Soyuz TMA-07M space capsule lands about 150 km (90 miles) south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. A Soyuz space capsule with a three-man crew returning from a five-month mission to the International Space Station landed safely Tuesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, Pool)
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Workers set up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the Cannes Festival Palace, Monday, May 13, 2013. The poster shows Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing, on the set of the film 'A New Kind of Love ', directed by Melville Shavelson in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival will start on Wednesday, May 15. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Pilgrims ride their horses crossing the Quema river on their way to the shine of El Rocio in the countryside of Almonte in Huelva province, Spain, Thursday May 16, 2013. The annual pilgrimage to the shrine of El Rocio in the southern province of Huelva, one of the biggest pilgrimages in the world with one of the largest crowds, brings together hundred of thousands pilgrims every year making their way for several days from throughout Andalusia, either on foot, on horseback or in horse drawn carriages, to the Hermitage of El Rocio. This cult dates back to the 13th century, when a hunter discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary in a tree trunk in the Donyana Park and a chapel was built on the site of the tree (El Rocio) and it became a place of pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)
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An Iraqi man dives into a public swimming pool in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man bleeds after he was hit by a stone during clashes as Palestinians mark Nakba Day in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Palestinians annually mark the "nakba," or "catastrophe" the term they use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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Britain's Prince Harry, right, walks with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Casino Pier during a tour of the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The prince toured the community's rebuilt boardwalk, which is about two-thirds complete. New Jersey sustained about $37 billion worth of damage from the storm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Chinese military officers use a piece of rope to line up honor guards as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A Bangladeshi fisherman uses an anchored ropes of his boat to come on the banks of the river Kornofuli, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Cyclone Mahasen is expected to make landfall early Friday. The storm was heading toward Chittagong, Bangladesh, but could shift east and deliver a more direct hit on Rakhine state in Myanmar. (AP Photo/ A.M.Ahad)
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Novice Buddhist monks play soccer in shallow sea, Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The U.N. said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp makeshift housing camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya. Myanmar state television reported Monday that 5,158 people were relocated from low-lying camps in Rakhine state to safer shelters. But far more people are considered vulnerable. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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A blue sky begins to emerge from early morning clouds and fog as the Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company pulp and paper mill operates along with cargo container cranes at the Port of Tacoma, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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An Afghan girl takes a short cut through a streaming river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Temperatures in Kabul have risen to 27 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Farhreinheit), bringing children out to play in streams. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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Pope Francis frees a dove during his weekly general audience in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. As Francis toured the square in his open-topped popemobile at his Wednesday audience with the public, someone at the edge of the crowd thrust a white bird cage at him. Looking puzzled, his security detail took the cage, containing a pair of white doves, and handed it to Francis. Without hesitation, the pope opened the cage door, thrust a hand inside and extracted one dove, and with a flick of his hand, sent the bird flying over the square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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A participant, with her head sticking out from holes of a large white fabric, reacts during a performance, "Divisor" during an exhibition, "A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story," in Central business district of Hong Kong Friday, May 17, 2013. The art work was originally performed on the streets of Rio de Janeiro in 1968, created by the Late Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Best Pix Of The Week

From an inopportune rain at the White House's Rose Garden to an Indian holy man self-flagellating himself during a procession, take a look at some of the most captivating images captured in the past seven days around the world.    

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