May 26, 2014

Published May 26, 2014


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Kashmiri government employees demonstrate as riot police spray purple-dyed water during a protest march in Srinagar. Indian police detained dozens of government employees as they tried to stage a protest march demanding the regularisation of contractual jobs and an increase in salary.

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Guests and members of the media watch as the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft is rolled out to the launch pad by train at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for May 29 and will send Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, ESA, and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA on a five and a half month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Service towers move towards the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (center, R) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre, L) walk as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the state guest house in Tokyo.

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Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (R) and Sergio Ramos hold up the Champions League trophy during a victory ceremony at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, May 25, 2014. Real Madrid won its 10th Champions League title after beating Atletico Madrid in the final match in Lisbon.

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A litter of white Bengal tiger cubs at the White Zoo in Kernhof, Austria. The five cubs were born at the private zoo on May 25, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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Sri Lankans hold on to the sides of a passenger train in Colombo.

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India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi, center left, shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, as Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, and Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, second right, watch during Modi’s inauguration in New Delhi. Modi took the oath of office as India's new prime minister at the sprawling presidential palace, a moment made more historic by the presence of the leader of archrival Pakistan.

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Kurdish militants clash with Turkish riot police at Lice in Diyarbakir, as Kurdish demonstrators clash to protest against construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey.

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Two men paddle in a canoe on a flooded road in Trysil, southeast Norway. Rain and melted snow have increased the water level in the river Trysilelva.

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An aerial view of decommissioned German-made Marder fighting vehicles in the compound of the Koch Battle Tank Dismantling firm in the eastern village of Rockensussra, some 300 km (186 miles) south west of Berlin.

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Competitors tumble down Coopers Hill in pursuit of a round Double Gloucester cheese during the annual cheese rolling and wake near the village of Brockworth near Gloucester in western England. With a disputed history dating back to at least the 1800s, the annual Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling involves hordes of fearless competitors chasing an eight-pound Double Gloucester cheese down a steep hill.

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