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Photos Of The Week June 5-11


Brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast, coated in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, wait in a holding pen for cleaning in Buras, Louisiana. Photo by Saul Loeb (AFP)
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Brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast, coated in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, wait in a holding pen for cleaning in Buras, Louisiana. Photo by Saul Loeb (AFP)

An Afghan refugee waits at the UNHCR registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar prior to returning to her home country. About 1.7 million Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule in their homeland. Photo by A. Majeed (AFP)
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An Afghan refugee waits at the UNHCR registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar prior to returning to her home country. About 1.7 million Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule in their homeland. Photo by A. Majeed (AFP)

Murman Modebadze of Georgia holds a giant chicken egg -- 82mm long, 62mm wide, 170 grams -- next to an average-sized egg in the village of Zestafoni, 200 kilometers west of Tbilisi. The Modebadze family has submitted the egg for inclusion in the "Guinness Book of Records." Photo by Vano Shlamov (AFP)
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Murman Modebadze of Georgia holds a giant chicken egg -- 82mm long, 62mm wide, 170 grams -- next to an average-sized egg in the village of Zestafoni, 200 kilometers west of Tbilisi. The Modebadze family has submitted the egg for inclusion in the "Guinness Book of Records." Photo by Vano Shlamov (AFP)

Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-Islam Freedom Party, reacts after his party became the third-largest party in parliament following general elections in the Netherlands. Photo by Robin Utrecht (AFP)
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Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-Islam Freedom Party, reacts after his party became the third-largest party in parliament following general elections in the Netherlands. Photo by Robin Utrecht (AFP)

A Canadian soldier secures a street as an Afghan couple looks on during a patrol in the village of Nakhonay in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan. Photo by Denis Sinyakov (Reuters)
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A Canadian soldier secures a street as an Afghan couple looks on during a patrol in the village of Nakhonay in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan. Photo by Denis Sinyakov (Reuters)

Serbian women, dressed as brides, take part in a race in the center of Belgrade. Photo by Alexa Stankovic (AFP)
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Serbian women, dressed as brides, take part in a race in the center of Belgrade. Photo by Alexa Stankovic (AFP)

Nine-year-old Murad Khan leans on a cart while standing outside his home in the outskirts of Islamabad. Photo by Faisal Mahmood (Reuters)
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Nine-year-old Murad Khan leans on a cart while standing outside his home in the outskirts of Islamabad. Photo by Faisal Mahmood (Reuters)

Afghan police show off two suspected militants to the media in Kandahar. The two were arrested during a security operation; arms and bomb-making materials were allegedly in their posession. Photo by Humayoun Shiab (epa)
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Afghan police show off two suspected militants to the media in Kandahar. The two were arrested during a security operation; arms and bomb-making materials were allegedly in their posession. Photo by Humayoun Shiab (epa)

A South Africa team supporter smiles during a fans' party in Cape Town as the country geared up to host the 2010 World Cup. Photo by Yves Herman (Reuters)
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A South Africa team supporter smiles during a fans' party in Cape Town as the country geared up to host the 2010 World Cup. Photo by Yves Herman (Reuters)

Remains of Soviet World War II POWs unearthed at the site of a former German labor camp in Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Photo by Oleksandr Hizay (Kaskad history research organization)
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Remains of Soviet World War II POWs unearthed at the site of a former German labor camp in Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Photo by Oleksandr Hizay (Kaskad history research organization)

A performer at the Iranian pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai poses during a visit by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Photo by Philippe Lopez (AFP)
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A performer at the Iranian pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai poses during a visit by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Photo by Philippe Lopez (AFP)

The oldest-known leather shoe -- 5,500 years old -- was found in a cave in Armenia. The shoe is made of a single piece of cowhide leather, with intricate laces, and was shaped to fit the wearer's right foot. (Photo by Reuters)
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The oldest-known leather shoe -- 5,500 years old -- was found in a cave in Armenia. The shoe is made of a single piece of cowhide leather, with intricate laces, and was shaped to fit the wearer's right foot. (Photo by Reuters)

A boy carries hay in a field outside the village of Nakhonay in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan. Photo by Denis Sinyakov (Reuters)
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A boy carries hay in a field outside the village of Nakhonay in Panjwai district, southern Afghanistan. Photo by Denis Sinyakov (Reuters)

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