May 30: Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly stand onstage with Susan Boyle during the finals of the "Britain's Got Talent' TV competition in London. Boyle came in second place. She was later admitted to a London clinic where she was being treated for exhaustion following and emotional breakdown.
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May 30: Friends of Susan Boyle gather at a community center in Blackburn, Scotland, to watch her compete in the final episode of "Britain's Got Talent."
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May 31: Children attempt to break the world record for the largest custard pie fight at the Kidz Stuff Festival in Horsham, England.
May 30: Prince Harry celebrates at the awards ceremony following the 2009 Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic in New York.
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May 30: Britain's Prince Harry sits with a student during a tour of the Harlem Children's Zone school in New York.
May 30: Wes Geary receives a free haircut at a church fellowship hall in Denver, Colo., at the end of a week of church activities called "An Economic Empowerment Experience" designed to aid the local black community, which has been hard hit by the recession.
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June 1: Rocio's Virgin sculpture is carried through streets during a procession in El Rocio, Spain. Nearly a million people from all over Spain and Andalucia make the long journey to gather for a festival in the hamlet, where the statue of the 'Madonna of the Dew' has been venerated since 1280.
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June 1: Children cry as they are hoisted up to the virgin statue during the annual procession in El Rocio, Spain.
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June 1: Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs carry the statue of the Mother of God during a procession in Rosenthal, Germany, Traditionally on White Monday, Catholic faithful of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority situated near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the small village.
June 1: A Jewish settler prays in a synagogue at the Ramat Gilad outpost near the West Bank city of Nablus. Settlers prepared for possible evacuation from the outpost by the Israeli police.
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June 1: Palestinian medics treat a wounded man at a hospital in Nablus, the West Bank, following an attack by Jewish settlers on Palestinian villagers. Four Palestinians were injured, one of them seriously, when dozens of masked extreme-right Jewish activists blocked a road outside Nablus and hurled rocks at Palestinian vehicles, local medics said.
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May 31: A masked member of Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, takes part in a demonstration in Gaza City to protest an attempt to arrest a senior Hamas commander in the West Bank town of Qalqilya. Six people were killed in a West Bank shootout, deepening the rift between the two main Palestinian factions.
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May 31: Members of the Samaritan sect look towards the West Bank city of Nablus as they stand atop Mount Gerizim during the traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Shavuot. The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the biblical Kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism.
May 31: People attend a candle light vigil for Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Ks. Tiller, a late term abortion doctor, was gunned down inside the Reformation Lutheran Church during morning services. A suspect in the shooting was apprehended in Kansas City.
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May 31: Sylvia Higgins of Coursegold participates in a rally at City Hall to show support for the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, a day after thousands marched in the area against the ban.
May 30: Organizer Robin McGehee gives an emotional speech as her son Sebastian holds on to her during a "Meet in the Middle 4 Equality" rally in Fresno, Calif. The rally was held to protest the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state Constitution. Her wife Kathy Adams, right, holds their other child, Jackson.
May 31: A man walks past a collapsed ancient pagoda temple in Yangon, Burma. The 2,300-year-old building collapsed while workers were attempting to repair it, killing at least two people and injuring scores more.
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May 31: Georgian soldiers participating in NATO training exercises walk near a broken statue of the Soviet founder, Vladimir Lenin, at a former Soviet military facility outside Tbilisi.
June 1: Relatives of Air France flight 447 passengers arrive at a crisis center at the Tom Jobim International airport in Rio de Janeiro. The plane with 228 people on board disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on its way from Brazil to Paris on Monday after hitting strong turbulence.
May 30: People push back one of the dozens of pilot whales who beached themselves in Kommetjie, South Africa. Rescue teams had to put some of the whales down after failing to return them to the ocean.
May 31: Children look at dead whales on the back of a truck at the beach in Kommetjie, South Africa. Authorities removed the carcasses of 55 beached whales after failing to rescue them.
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May 24: An old bull elephant that strayed from his herd searches for water in the drought stricken Gourma region of Mali. Mali's 350 to 450 desert elephants, the northernmost elephant species in Africa, are accustomed to surviving in harsh drought conditions, but one of their crucial water sources, Lake Banzena, recently dried up, putting the animals at risk.
May 30: B.B. King performs in a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino at the New Orleans Arena.
May 31: A shepherd makes fresh cheese during the "Dispatch of the Flock to Pasture" festival in the Carpathian Mountains of the Ukraine. During the festival, shepherds drive their sheep to grazing grounds high up in the mountains where they remain until autumn.
May 31: Blonds parade through the streets during Blond Weekend in Riga, Latvia.
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May 30: Onlookers wave as President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives for a show at the Belasco Theater in New York.
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May 30: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to board a small jet serving as Air Force One for a personal visit to New York City from Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Pres. Obama explained, "I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished."
May 31: The sun illuminates 42nd Street at sunset during the biannual occurrence named "Manhattanhenge" in N.Y. Manhattanhenge, named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time.
May 30: People look at the moon with binoculars under the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan. The hill of the Citadel is a popular place for amateur astronomers.
June 1: A bird flies over missiles displayed at the war museum in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea was reported to have moved a long-range missile to a military base for a planned launch. South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak warned that Seoul would "never tolerate" the North taking a "path of military threats and provocation."
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April 1: Iraqi soldiers inspect the scene of a bomb blast at a market in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad. Four people were killed and 14 others wounded in the blast.
June 1: Gravediggers place bodies in a mass grave in Baquba, Iraq. Approximately 50 unidentified bodies piled up at the Baquba morgue this month as a result of violence in the city, morgue workers said.
May 31: In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a detainee talks with other detainees over a steel table inside a common area at the Camp 6 detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. The U.S. military is rigging up satellite television service and distributing Sudoku puzzles inside the prison cells, even as the Obama administration works towards a goal of emptying the facility.
May 31: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives a gift from children in traditional dress upon her arrival at El Salvador International Airport in Comalapa. Clinton is in El Salvador to attend the June 1 inauguration of president-elect Mauricio Funes.
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May 31: Hungarian horsemen ride during the "National Gallop on the Square of Heroes" in Budapest.
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May 30: A jet ski acrobat carries fireworks as he drives over the Main river in Frankfurt during the opening ceremony for the International German Gymnastics Festival.
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May 30: An acrobat hangs on a moon balloon above the Main river in Frankfurt during the opening ceremony for the International German Gymnastics Festival.
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May 31: Spanish street theater actors perform in the front of Parliament Palace during the International Street Theater festival in Bucharest, Romania.
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May 31: FC Gold's C. Dew, left, fouls Freedom's Abby Wambach late in the game in Washington and receives her second yellow card. Dew was ejected from the game. Washington won 3-1.
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May 31: Revelers perform during Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of the Cultures), a street parade of ethnic minorities in Berlin, Germany.
May 31: A veterinarian holds the newborn cub of female panda Lin Hui at Chiang Mai Zoo near Bangkok, Thailand.
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May 30: A Canadian Sphinx cat sits at a Pets Fashion Week event in Moscow.
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