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Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride sits inside a temporary campwith her face covered with scarf during her wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Friday, May 31, 2013. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk identified as Bowatte Indrarathane walks after self immolating outside the sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 24, 2013. Sri Lankan police said the Buddhist monk has suffered serious injuries after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle. He reportedly had told other monks that he was burning himself to protest the killing of cattle for meat. (AP Photo)
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This May 23, 2013 photo, shows lettering that reads in Spanish; "This is my family," above an effigy of a worker, at the entrance of the Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama project facilites in northern Chile. Chiles newly empowered environmental regulator confirmed nearly two-dozen violations of Barricks environmental impact agreement on Friday, May 24, 2013, blocking all other construction on the $8.5 billion project until the Canadian company keeps its promises to prevent water contamination. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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In this May 25, 2013 photo, Gino, who did not give his last name, wears a costume that mimics the character "Pain" from a Japanese comic, during a K-pop music party held at a school that was rented for the occasion in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Baghdad municipality workers clean up while restaurant staff react after a parked car bomb exploded near the popular restaurant in the Ur neighborhood in northern Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 30, 2013. A series of bomb explosions in Baghdad and the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday killed and wounded dozens in the latest eruption of violence rattling the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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Riot police use pepper gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the cutting down of trees in the center of Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.(AP Photo)
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A Lebanese man removes debris off a bed inside his damaged home that was hit, due to rockets fired by Syrian rebels according to villagers, in Hermel town, northeast of Lebanon, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Shells fire from Syria regularly strike the Lebanese northeastern town of Hermel, a predominantly Shiite town. Sectarian tensions in Lebanon have been on the rise, particularly as a result of the involvement of the militant Hezbollah group in fighting in Syria alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks with Ricardo Samper, an owner of the flower plantation Flores de Serrezuela, during a tour of the Madrid plantation, on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, Monday, May 27, 2013. In his first visit to Colombia in more than a decade, Biden says he's pleased security concerns can now take a back seat to trade and economic issues in talks with Washington's longtime ally. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-09M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The Soyuz carrying an American, Russian and Italian blasted off Wednesday for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station, where the new crew will spend six months conducting a variety of experiments. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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South Korean Army soldiers move past national flags hanging on a tree to commemorate upcoming the Memorial Day on June 6 at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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In this Feb. 10, 2013 photo, a Mapuche Indian performs during a "Guillatun," a spiritual ceremony to ask for the well-being of the clan and strengthen ties, in the Temucuicui Autonomous community in Ercilla, Chile. For centuries, many tried to claim the verdant homeland of the Mapuche by force, which once sprawled across South America to the Atlantic Ocean. The mighty Incan empire failed. The Spanish conquistadors, who founded Chile five centuries ago, crossed the worlds driest desert only to suffer defeat when the expeditions leader was killed. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Onlookers gather along a flooded intersection, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in San Antonio. Heavy rains and flooding are being blamed for at least two deaths in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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In this May 23, 2013 photo, Juan Guerrero rides past a wall of rock as he rides into El Corral, a small town of about 200 inhabitants, mostly from the Diaguita ethnic group, near the facilities of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama project in northern Chile. The Diaguitas live in the foothills of the Andes, where for as long as anyone can remember theyve drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates their orchards and vineyards with clean water. But since Barrick gold mine project moved in, the residents claim the river levels have dropped and some complain of cancerous growths and aching stomachs. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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A boy playfully teases another boy dressed in a traditional devil mask and costume during Corpus Christi celebrations in the streets of La Villa, Panama, Thursday, May 30, 2013. "Devils,"parade through the streets in a dance to pay penance and ask for relief from physical ailments, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between good and evil. It originated in southern Spain in the fifth century, when the Catholic church used the dance to convert pagans to Christianity. Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic holiday celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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A man holds a traditional devil mask during Corpus Christi celebrations in La Villa, Panama, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Residents donned colorful masks and bright costumes as they danced through the streets of this small Panamanian town, for its annual commemoration of Corpus Christi, a Roman Catholic holiday celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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In this May 24, 2013 photo, tourists stop to view one of the hundred or so resident cats resting on a wall in the small town of Houtong, Taiwan. Cat lovers arrive by the dozens to fondle and photograph the felines of Houtong, one of Taiwan's former coal mining communities. Local residents welcome the unexpected rise in tourism due to the large feline population by building feeding points, lounging pedestals and have gone as far as constructing an elevated bridge for cats and visitors to roam across the passing railroad tracks. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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Nancy Waring, of Cumming, Ga., kisses the grave of her husband, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran 1st Lt. Gerald Paul Waring, as she visits Georgia National Cemetery before the Memorial Day holiday, Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Canton, Ga. Waring also visited the grave of her son, U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Lt. Brian Scott Waring, who died less than a year before the death of her husband. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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A fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Rosedale, Md., where fire officials say the train crashed into a trash truck, causing an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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A Brazilian Navy sniper participates in a mock hostage rescue drill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, May 27, 2013. The Brazilian Navy conducted the drill in preparation for the Confederation Cup that runs from June 15-30. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Commuters walk along Comercio square during a 24-hour subway workers strike, Lisbon, Thursday, May 30, 2013. The strike snarled rush-hour traffic in the Portuguese capital in the latest protest against the bailed-out country's austerity policies. Unions representing subway workers called the walkout Thursday over labor reforms and cuts in entitlements. The government is enacting those measures in return for a euro 78 billion ($101 billion) financial rescue two years ago. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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In this May 11, 2013 photo, a poster of South Korean K-pop singer Woorissica stands against a tree trunk after it was left behind by fans who gathered here in Ramon Castilla park in Lima, Peru. Teenagers throughout Latin America have long looked north for pop music inspiration. Now the East is rising, with a large and enthusiastic cult of fans in some countries following the K-pop music from Korea. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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A member of the Secret Service is reflected in the side of Air Force One at McGuire Air Force Base, N..J. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. President Barack Obama and New .Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey shore communities devastated by Super Storm Sandy. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, the Skywalk hangs over the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz., prior to a grand opening ceremony. On one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, travelers looking to get to the Grand Canyon's glass-bottom Skywalk will have to pay an extra fee to cross through a private ranch. Land owner Nigel Turner says it's his right as a property owner to charge what he calls an admission fee for visitors to cross the 168-square-mile Grand Canyon Ranch and catch one of his on-the-hour rodeo shows. But officials with the Hualapai Indian tribe contend the toll is unethical and potentially illegal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Female supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili, shown in the poster on the wall, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, waits for him, at a campaign rally attended by his female supporters, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Iran will hold its 11th presidential elections after 1979 Islamic Revolution, on June 14. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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American Jack Wiegand, from Fresno, CA, prepares his Mooney M20 single-engine plane for departure to Kobe, Japan, in the next leg of his attempt to be the youngest pilot to fly around the world Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Wiegand, 20, has flown North America, the Atlantic, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. In a statement, Wiegand piloted his first introductory glider at 13 and on his 14th birthday, he became the youngest pilot in his flying club to solo a glider. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A 60-foot traditional dhow passes the city skyline, including the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, center, during the Al-Gaffal long distance traditional dhow race starting from Sir Bu Na'air island, 50 nautical miles west of the United Arab Emirates, which finishes in Dubai, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, swims in his new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Singapore. Modeled closely after the arctic habitat, the enclosure helps replicate the chilly climate of the arctic by including an ice cave, and a large pool filled with giant ice blocks. These are part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's efforts in providing visitors greater knowledge of the natural world. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Kevin Lewis looks at tornado destruction while cleaning up at the Dan and Nichole Angle residence Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Moore, Okla. The Angle's daughter Sidney, 9, was on of seven students killed at Plaza Towers Elementary school after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A masked member of the 18th Street gang peers from behind a window of a prison door as other gang members give a press conference inside the San Pedro Sula prison in Honduras, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Honduras' largest and most dangerous street gangs have declared a truce, offering the government peace in exchange for rehabilitation and jobs. A Mara Salvatrucha gang spokesman says the gang and its rival, 18th Street, will commit to zero violence and zero crime in the streets as first step show of good faith. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Members of the 2013 graduating class of the United States Naval Academy throw their caps into the air marking the end of their commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md,. Friday, May 24, 2013, where President Barack Obama spoke. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Israeli soldiers of the Home Front Command rescue unit wear protective gear during a drill in Azur, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Israel has launched a national civil defense drill, which the army said this year will focus on the threat of unconventional weapons at a time of growing regional tensions. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Toy poodles, left to right; Pu, Peach and Poko pose at a dog show event in Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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A tourist is reflected in a glass surface as she walks in the newly opened first floor of the Museum of the ancient Agora, Stoa of Attalos, central Athens, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Greeces conservative-led government is hoping for a strong performance in the countrys vital tourism sector this year to help deliver on its promise to end a crippling recession in 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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In this Monday, May 14, 2013 photo, Azza William, who gave herself the name Habibah Shaaban after she converted to Islam, speaks to the Associated Press while recovering at Assiut University's Teaching Hospital some 180 miles (300 kilometers) south of Cairo in the province of Assiut, Egypt. The woman suffered stab wounds to her chest, arms and thighs when her husband Romani Farhan Amir attacked her at the office of the headmistress of the school that their son Youssef attends. Police say Amir, a 35-year-old laborer who did odd jobs for a day's wage, jumped to his death minutes before he was to be questioned by a judge on the stabbing and wounding nearly 12 hours earlier of his estranged wife, who had vanished in January and reappeared the following month declaring she had converted to Islam. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A couple photograph themselves amongst a sea of flags on Boston Common in Boston, Sunday, May 26, 2013. The flags were placed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Civil War to the present. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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Anti-gay marriage demonstrators face riot police (not seen) while teargas canisters smoke during clashes in Paris, France, Sunday May 26, 2013. Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalizing gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year's election.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates with winners milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., holds the championship trophy after he won the National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "knaidel" correctly on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, People walk on the Skywalk during the First Walk event at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. On one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, travelers looking to get to the Grand Canyon's glass-bottom Skywalk will have to pay an extra fee to cross through a private ranch. Land owner Nigel Turner says its his right as a property owner to charge what he calls an admission fee for visitors to cross the 168-square-mile Grand Canyon Ranch and catch one of his on-the-hour rodeo shows. But officials with the Hualapai Indian tribe contend the toll is unethical and potentially illegal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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An Indian child plays in water to cool off, at a water theme park during a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad, India, Friday, May 24, 2013. The region continues to reel under extreme heat wave conditions with the mercury reaching 44 degrees Celsius. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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Masked Thai protesters holding placards and banners stage an anti-government rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 31, 2013. About 100 protesters took part in a brief rally to voice their opposition to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatras government and to criticize their alleged plans to enact a bill that could facilitate the return of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Yinglucks brother. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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In this April 25, 2013 extended time exposure photo, stoplights shine like stars at top right, and traffic, seen as streaks, flows along Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control. With the flip of a switch earlier this year, Los Angeles became a worldwide leader by synchronizing all of its nearly 4,400 stoplights, making it the world's first major city to do so. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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A street becomes clogged with traffic in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. With more than 13 million cars sold in China last year, motor vehicles have emerged as the chief culprit for the throat-choking air pollution in big cities. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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A Lebanese man removes debris from his damaged house, hit by rockets fired by Syrian rebels according to villagers, in Hermel town, northeast of Lebanon, Wednesday May 29, 2013. Shells fire from Syria regularly strike the Lebanese northeastern town of Hermel, a predominantly Shiite town. Sectarian tensions in Lebanon have been on the rise, particularly as a result of the involvement of the militant Hezbollah group in fighting in Syria alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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In this May 24, 2013 photo, one of the hundred or so resident cats rests in a window sill in the small town of Houtong, Taiwan. Cat lovers arrive by the dozens to fondle and photograph the felines of Houtong, one of Taiwan's former coal mining communities. Local residents welcome the unexpected rise in tourism due to the large feline population by building feeding points, lounging pedestals and have gone as far as constructing an elevated bridge for cats and visitors to roam across the passing railroad tracks. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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From left, Director Roman Polanski, actors Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric arrive for the screening of the film Venus in Fur at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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The government house is bathed in purple light as fireworks explode over a government rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Cristina Fernandez's government and supporters are celebrating 10 years since she and her late husband Nestor Kirchner have held office, and the 203th anniversary of Argentina's May Revolution. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Actress Actress Audrey Tautou poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of Venus in Fur at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/David Azia)
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The sculpture "Aurora" by artist Ruth Asawa frames a waterfront scene along The Embarcadero in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Sea Cadet Andrew Culp, 13, cleans a war memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2013. The ceremony honored Glen A. Doherty and Trone Woods, who were Navy Seals and were killed during the attacks on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker)
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A man runs through smoke of tear gas fired up by riot police in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, May 31, 2013. Riot police used tear gas and pressurized water to quash a peaceful demonstration by hundreds of people staging a sit-in to try to prevent the demolition of trees at an Istanbul park. (AP Photo)
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An Indian girl stands in front of a water sprinkler to cool off on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, May 25, 2013. The region continues to battle extreme heat wave conditions with the mercury reaches 43 degrees Celsius (109 degree Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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Tina Taylor salvages items at her brother-in-law's tornado-ravaged home Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Russian border guard veterans, holding a Russian Border guard flag, pose for a photo while bathing in a fountain in Moscow's Gorky Park as they celebrate the Border Guard's Day in Moscow, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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An Indian laborer rests at a construction site in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 31, 2013. India's economy expanded at its slowest pace in a decade last fiscal year, adding to pressure on the government to speed up economic reforms. Government figures released Friday showed that growth for the 12 months ended March 31 slowed to 5 percent, far below the 8 percent rate the country has averaged in the past 10 years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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A man holding a Romanian flag stands on a record breaking version of the flag, on the Clinceni Airfield, south of Bucharest, Romania, Monday, May 27, 2013. Romania entered the Guinness Book of records after it unveiled the largest flag ever made. It took about 200 people several hours Monday to unfurl a five-ton flag of Romania which organizers said measured 349.4 meters by 226.9 meters, about three times the size of a football pitch.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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An Egyptian employee protests inside the Cairo Opera House, in Egypt, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The Cairo Opera House has become a new battleground between supporters and opponents of Egypts Islamist president, this time fighting over the direction of the Middle Easts oldest music institution. The new culture minister fired the operas head in what he calls a campaign to bring in new blood across the artistic scene. But her staff refuse any new boss and have closed the curtain on all performances, accusing the minister of bending to Islamist pressure. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Smoke rises from the International Red Cross building after a gun battle between security forces and an insurgent, in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the International Red Cross on Wednesday after a two-hour-long gun battle with an insurgent at a guest house in the eastern city of Jalalabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Workers walk in Maracana stadium, center seen through a window, as soldiers are reflected in the window as they attend a security drill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The army conducted the security exercise to prepare for the Confederation Cup soccer tournament that runs from June 15-30. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Women chant slogans, one wearing an burka, as they march in a "Slut Walk" to protest the mistreatment of women in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 25, 2013. "Slut Walks" have been held around the world, asserting that women's rights should be respected no matter their occupation, beliefs, age, or physical appearance. The protests originated in Toronto, Canada, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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