May 24, 2010: Handsome Dan, Yale University's bulldog mascot, stands near future graduates during commencement in New Haven, Conn.
May 24, 2010: A roseate spoonbill passes a gull over an island in the Barataria Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The island is home to thousands of brown pelicans, egrets and roseate spoonbills, many of which are now stained by oil. Officials say that it might be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected by the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which continues gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
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May 24, 2010: A contractor operates an oil skimmer in Pass a Loutre, La.
May 24, 2010: A worker places a plastic bag containing oiled sand in a pile while cleaning Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La.
May 24, 2010: BP chief executive Tony Hayward, right, looks over cleanup efforts in Port Fourchon, La.
May 24, 2010: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) speaks at a press conference in Galliano, La. Standing behind Durbin are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
May 24, 2010: Harbor police talk to Greenpeace activist Scott Cardiff as he holds a protest banner on the ship Harvey Explorer to send a message to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at an industrial port of Port Fourchon, La. Activists used oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill to paint the message "Arctic Next?" on the bridge of the ship, which is scheduled to depart for Alaska to support drilling operations in July.
May 24, 2010: Code Pink activists demonstrate outside the U.S. headquarters of BP in Houston.
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May 25, 2010: The hull of the Malaysian-flagged MT Bunga Kelana 3 oil tanker sits damaged in the waters between Malaysia and Singapore. The tanker and a bulk carrier collided on Tuesday morning, spilling an estimated 2,500 metric tons of oil.
May 24, 2010: A ballet dancer's legs are projected onto the facade of the historic Colon Theater during a show of lights in Buenos Aires. The theater reopened as Argentina marked 200 years since the 1810 May Revolution that decided Argentina's independence from the Spanish crown.
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May 25, 2010: The slogan: "Argentina throbs with you" is projected onto the Colosseum in Rome to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Argentine revolution, which brought independence from Spain.
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May 24, 2010: An ad for a clothing shop featuring a pink-clad image of Adolf Hitler hangs over a street in Palermo, Italy. The poster, on which the swastika on Hitler's armband has been replaced by a red heart, reads: "Don't Follow Your Leader." It has outraged many citizens in Sicily and led World War II resistance fighters to ask that it be taken down. The agency that created the campaign said the ad was meant to be provocative, not to glorify Nazism.
May 24, 2010: Spectators in Phoenix hold signs protesting Arizona's controversial new immigration law during Telemundo's morning show broadcast of "Levántate," which featured an interview of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.
May 22, 2010: Tim Lebling, Alaska SeaLife Center's stranding coordinator, holds Kaladi, a baby sea otter found abandoned on Kodiak Island. The newborn otter was probably just a couple of days old and weighed less than three pounds when found last week on the shore at Mayflower Cove.
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May 25, 2010: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II makes her speech to the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster.
May 25, 2010: Yeomen of the Guard line up as they wait to start their ceremonial search in the Palace of Westminster before the opening of Parliament .
May 24, 2010: A man photographs flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
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May 24, 2010: Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson, center, wears ceremonial robes as he arrives on his airline's inaugural flight from London to Accra, Ghana.
May 25, 2010: A bouquet of flowers sits near the crash site of Air India Express Flight 812 during recovery operations for the black box digital flight recorder in Mangalore.
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May 25, 2010: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
May 25, 2010: South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as police spray a fire extinguisher during a rally against the North in Seoul.
May 25, 2010: Officers from the U.N. Command inspect a broken section of what Seoul says is a North Korean torpedo, which was salvaged near the disputed sea border and displayed at South Korea's defense ministry building. Both sides have stepped up their angry rhetoric after international investigators late last week blamed the North for torpedoing a Cheonan corvette in one of the deadliest clashes between the two since the 1950-53 Korean War.
May 25, 2010: A supporter holds a picture of the late Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito on Tito's birthday in Belgrade. Tito became leader of the country in 1945, and president in 1953. His death in 1980 was followed by a decade of ethnic wars that broke his federation along ethnic lines.
May 24, 2010: Freshman midshipmen participate in the Herndon Monument Climb at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The climb is a traditional part of Commissioning Week.
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May 24, 2010: With teamwork from hundreds of midshipmen, Keegan Albi of Eugene, Ore., successfully reaches the top of the Herndon Monument after 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
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May 25, 2010: Supporters of the religious group Jamiat Tulba-e-Islam rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, to condemn a Facebook page that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Pakistan has banned Facebook and YouTube, but said it would consider restoring the Web sites if they take down pages considered offensive to Islam.
May 25, 2010: A police officer stands in front of ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting against what they say is a desecration of graves at a construction site in Jaffa, Israel.
May 25, 2010: Ministry of Culture employees protest atop the Acropolis archaeological site in front of the Parthenon. Greek state employees hijacked a restoration event at the Acropolis to protest government's forcing through wage cuts and hiring freezes.
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May 24, 2010 Emergency workers arrive by boat to a flooded house in Juliszew, Poland. The death toll from the worst floods to hit Poland in over a decade reached 15 on Monday, as floodwaters spread towards the north of the country and burst through a dike.
May 24, 2010: Farmers help a horse to jump into an amphibious vehicle during flooding in Juliszew, Poland.
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May 21, 2010: A worker harvests tea leaves at a plantation in Coonoor, India. India is the world's largest grower of tea.
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May 25, 2010: An automobile passes through fields of rape near Luetjenburg, Germany.
May 24, 2010: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the premiere of "Sex and the City 2" at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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May 24, 2010: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker signs autographs as she arrives for the premiere of her film "Sex And The City 2" in New York.
May 24, 2010: Costa Rica's Arenal volcano spews geysers of lava, ash and toxic gases from its crater.
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May 25, 2010 (release date): The Heart and Soul nebulae is displayed in this infrared mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The image covers an area of the sky in the constellation Cassiopeia over 10 times as wide as the full moon and eight times as high. Located about 6,000 light-years from Earth, the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy.
Photo and text editor Dan Murano