May 12, 2014

Published May 12, 2014

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Buddhist monks perform the "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore on the eve of Vesak Day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

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A polling official, right, marks the finger of an elderly man with indelible ink before he casts his vote at a polling station in Kunwarpur village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Jaunpur district, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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A handout picture released by the Boudewijn Seapark Animal Park shows newborn baby seal Conchita at the Boudewijn Seapark in Brugges. The baby seal, which was born on the eve of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, is named after Austria's bearded transvestite and winner of the contest Conchita Wurst.

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A multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery, a volcano about 70 kilometers (44 miles) southwest of McMurdo Station on Antarctica’s Ross Island.(Credit: IceBridge project scientist Michael Studinger)

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Members of the Fife and Drum Corps march during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The monument was closed in 2011 after it suffered widespread damage caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake along the East Coast.

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Workers set up a giant canvas of the official poster of the 67th Cannes Film Festival featuring actor Marcello Mastroianni on the Festival Palace in Cannes.

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A Turkmenistan man performs on a horse during the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Take Horses Association Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival at Forbidden City, in Beijing, China.

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Chinese dancers perform for the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Take Horses Association Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival at Forbidden City, in Beijing, China.

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