May 31, 2013

Published May 31, 2013

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A demonstrator falls after being hit by water cannon used by riot police to disperse the crowd during a protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul.

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Messages are seen with flowers at the scene of the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, southeast London. Rigby was killed on a busy London street near an army barracks last week.

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Riot police try to prevent protestors from breaking through barricades near the European Central Bank headquarters during an anti-capitalist "Blockupy" demonstration in Frankfurt. Thousands of demonstrators were protesting the handling of Europe's debt crisis.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal clenches his fist after scoring a point against Slovakia's Martin Klizan in their second round match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Nadal won in four sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

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African immigrants walk among rows of prefabricated container houses, which have replaced scores of tents, at the open center for immigrants formerly known as "Tent City" in Hal Far, outside Valletta, Malta. Some 450 immigrants who have been granted humanitarian protection live in the center, according to UNHCR

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Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride is seen inside her tent during her wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.

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A race-goer cheers as she wins a bet during the racing on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England.

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Amnesty International activists demonstrate against a new law limiting press freedom in Burundi during a protest in front of the Burundi embassy in Brussels.

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Tunnellers stand next to tunnelling machine "Elizabeth" at the official announcement that they have broken into the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf, in east London. The Crossrail project, which will connect London to the East and West, is now one-third complete and due for completion in 2018.

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A woman rides a bicycle past a bicycle rental point in central Moscow. Hoping to ease traffic in one of the world's most congested cities, Moscow will launch a large-scale public bike hire scheme on Jun 1, 2013, despite fears over road safety.

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A girl laughs as she sits among hand fans during a mass performance at a children's martial arts fair in Foshan, Guangdong province.

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Race-goer Laura Hays poses in her hat on Ladies Day at the Epsom Derby festival in southern England. Friday is World No Tobacco Day.

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