May 18: Children who have been displaced from the Pakistan Army's offensive against the Taliban in Swat and Buner play at a relief camp in Swabi, Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be displaced as a result of military operations against the Taliban.
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May 19: A girl who was displaced by fighting in the Swat valley attends class inside a tent at a United Nations refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. Soldiers continued to battle Taliban militants in Swat towns as authorities scrambled to get food to thousands of civilians trapped by the fighting.
May 18: A boy displaced by the Malakand Agency area offensive rests inside a church in Mardan, Pakistan. About 100 people belonging to Christian and Hindu communities who fled from a military offensive in the Malakand Agency have taken refuge here.
May 19: Boys cool off in the low waters of the Euphrates River in Hindiya, Iraq. Baghdad faces an agricultural disaster this summer if Turkey continues to illegally draw water from the Tigris and the Euphrates.
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May 17: A man washes clothes by the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The river, once the lifeline of the Bangladeshi capital, is now one of the most polluted in Bangladesh because of dumping of industrial and human waste.
May 18: Children displaced by war play on a tree near Gos Beida, Chad. Sudan's top official in North Darfur accused Chad of sending troops into his territory to fight alongside Darfur rebels.
May 18: A mother prepares porridge at a camp for displaced persons in Mogadishu, Somalia. Families at IDP camps are having difficulty finding food and water due to the shortage of distribution. Some families with children can only afford to feed their children one meal a day.
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May 19: A child sits in a stroller as its mother searches for steel bars for recycling at a demolished site in Hefei, Anhui, China.
May 19: A Palestinian woman holds a girl's hand as they walk past the Israeli barrier at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah in the West Bank.
May 19: Japanese Prince Akishino and his wife, Princess Kiko, plays with a disabled child during a visit to the International Peto Institute in Budapest.
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May 19: Japanese junior high school students wear masks as precaution against swine flu during a tour of the upper house of the Parliament in Tokyo. Japan confirmed dozens more cases of the flu overnight, bringing its tally to 176.
May 18: Former plebes celebrate after the annual Herndon Monument Climb at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
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May 19: A coal miner showers after his shift near Changzhi, China.
May 18: A barber shaves a man displaced by fighting at a camp in Swabi, Pakistan.
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May 18: Men watch the display at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Although world markets were mixed due to weak company earnings, India's index rose 17 percent after election results paved the way for economic reforms.
May 19: A tourist and amateur acrobat from Venezuela walks on a rope next to the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel.
May 18: An Israeli soldier stands guard near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, next to a Palestinian woman standing in front of a Star of David spray painted by Israeli settlers during a protest by a visiting delegation of ultra-nationalist Israeli MPs. The MPs were protesting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promotion of the easing of restrictions on Palestinians.
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May 18: Jewish groups are kept separate from counter protesters during a demonstration in support of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of the White House while Netanyahu and President Obama were meeting inside.
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May 18: Tamils from Sri Lanka demonstrate outside the White House in Washington to denounce the actions and policies of the government of Sri Lanka against the Tamil people. The protesters claim the Sri Lanka government is committing a genocide against the Tamils.
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May 19: Residents cheer and throw flower petals at a portrait of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa declared his country "liberated from separatist terror" as the military said it recovered the body of the Tamil Tiger rebel leader from the battlefield on which he was slain.
May 18: A Marine adds his duffle bag to the pile before deployment to Afghanistan at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.
May 18: Kurdish security officers walk along a dirt road next to a the Tawke oil pipe line in Zakho, Iraq. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will begin exporting crude oil for the first time on June 1.
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May 18: The road connecting El Calafate with Los Glaciares National Park glistens through a windshield in Argentina's Patagonia region.
May 18: Tourists stand on Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Patagonia region.
May 18: A tourist stands before the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Patagonia region.
May 18: Workers clear snow from the Gotthard pass in the Swiss Alps. The pass will be reopened on May 27, after about seven weeks of cleaning removal of 220,000 tons of snow. The pass connects the German and Italian-speaking regions of the country.
May 19: A woman lies under a light treatment system that uses high-intensity LEDs to improve skin condition during a beauty and spa industries expo in Tokyo.
May 19: Men try to extinguish the fire after an unemployed electro homeopath set himself ablaze in Srinagar, India, to protest a lack of jobs in his field. The medical of electro homeopaths are not recognized by the Indian Medical Council.
May 18: Homeless Movement member Raquel Ramirez (R) shows the palm of her hand pierced with a nail during the seventh day of a protest in Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay.
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May 18: Mayor Jorge Ramos comforts Celia Urdelia Medina, wife of slain assistant municipal police chief Abel Salazar, during his funeral in Tijuana, Mexico. Salazar was fatally shot while driving to his job at a police station.
May 18: The Chief Officer of a Philipino cargo ship shows the hole made by a rocket propelled grenade during a hijack attempt 780 nautical miles off the port of Mogadishu, Somalia. The attempt was thwarted by the crew.
May 18: Principal Joseph Gates walks past flowers and candles placed in memory of Mitchell Wiener, who worked with Gates as assistant principal at Susan B. Anthony School in N.Y. Wiener died Sunday after contracting the swine flu virus.
May 18: Students dressed in military costumes in L'Arcahie, Haiti, participate in a parade marking the 206th anniversary of the country's flag.
May 18: Nils Lofgren (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform onstage in Washington.
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May 18: A newly born Eastern Black Rhinoceros sits with her mother at the zoo in Chester, England.
May 18: A baby Bornean orangutan sits with his mother at the zoo in Chester, England.
May 19: A man cries during a memorial ceremony at the site of the mass grave of victims of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's 1936-1937 repressions near Donetsk, Ukraine.
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May 19: A woman in traditional Vietnamese dress stands next to a painting of Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi. ,May 19 is the 119th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh's birth.
May 18: Prince Charles kisses the hand of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, after he was presented with a Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honor during a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. The Victoria Medal of Honour is the highest accolade that the Royal Horticultural Society can bestow.
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May 18: Rapeseed blooms in a field in stands in Chelmsford, England.
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May 18: A photographer is reflected in foam at an environmental plant that produces green fuel from seaweed in Le Vigeant, France.
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May 19: The moon rises behind the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, in this photo made through a telescope.
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