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Awesome PHOTOS of the WEEK

Last updated on: June 8, 2012 09:43 IST

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A soldier from the US Army's Alpha Company, 1-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, runs across open ground to avoid sniper fire at Combat Outpost Pirtle-King in Afghanistan's Kunar Province June 7, 2012.

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Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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An Afghan man sells bread along a street as he waits for customers in Kabul June 7, 2012.

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Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
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A seagull is silhouetted in front of the sun as the planet Venus (black spot, top right) crosses the sun, as the sun rises in Malmoe June 6, 2012. Picture taken June 6, 2012.

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Photographs: Johan Nilsson/Reuters
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Dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba perform during the VI International Ballet Festival in Cali June 6, 2012. Dance groups from 10 countries around the world will be participating in the festival which runs till June 10.

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Photographs: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

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An untitled artwork by German artist Stephan Balkenhol is seen at Saint Elisabeth church in Kassel June 6, 2012.

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Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

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A boy plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea as it drizzles during a pre-monsoon shower in Mumbai, June 6, 2012.

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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A Thai fisherman catches freshwater white tilapia fish at a fish farm in Samut Prakarn province June 6, 2012. The price per kilo of white tilapia fish has decreased to almost half the price it was before historic floods hit Thailand last year. The country's exports unexpectedly fell in April from a year earlier as industry continued to feel the impact of the flooding but the Commerce Ministry expects a significant improvement in the second half of the year.

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Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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A man swims in the polluted waters of a pond next to his buffalo on World Environment Day on the outskirts of Jammu June 5, 2012. According to the United Nations Environment Programme website, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise global awareness and motivate action for environmental protection.

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling during clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah June 5, 2012. The clashes broke out following a protest marking the anniversary of the 1967 Middle East War.

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Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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A man rides a tricycle loaded with lounge chairs along a road in Beijing June 5. While the opportunities are vast in China's estimated $50 billion auto insurance industry, there are roadblocks aplenty - from poor driving standards to a new generation of car owners unfamiliar with the concept of buying protection against accidents and repairs. In 2010, China reported 3.9 million road accidents that killed 65,225 people and injured 254,075. For comparison, there were 30,797 fatal crashes in the United States in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has almost 2.5 times as many registered vehicles as China.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A protester shouts during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo, against the verdict for deposed leader Hosni Mubarak June 4, 2012. Egyptian pro-democracy campaigners called on Sunday for a new uprising, saying justice was not served by the trial of Mubarak and others blamed for the killing of protesters during the street revolt that ended his three-decade rule.

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Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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Cuban farmhand Bienvenido Castillo, nicknamed Lilly, rests with his hands on his knee while doing chores on a neighbour's dairy farm in Aranguito near Havana, May 2, 2012. Lilly has been working as a cow herder and animal breeder for the past 25 years. In spite of his age at 74-years-old and having underwent a colostomy, he works some 16 hours and walks at least 9 miles (14 km) a day. The milk from the cows he raises is collected and brought to a state cooperative and then distributed to schools, old folks' homes and state rationing shops. Picture taken May 2, 2012.

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Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters

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A man sleeps on a rickshaw van as boats wait to dock by the river Buriganga in Dhaka June 3, 2012.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves after a thanksgiving service to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee St Paul's Cathedral in central London June 5, 2012. Four days of nationwide celebrations during which millions of people have turned out to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee conclude on Tuesday with a church service and carriage procession through central London. 

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Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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A bee sting therapist holds a bee to sting the arm of a patient in a bee farm in Silang, Cavite south of Manila June 6, 2012. Farm owner Joel Magsaysay uses bee sting to treat patients with ailments such as hypothyroidism, paralysis and cancer. Magsaysay said the bee's venom contains a potent cocktail of proteins that boost auto-immune system that let the body activate the nerves and heal itself.  

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A visitor looks at a work entitled "Button" by the Grevis group from the Ukraine in Kiev's Botanical Garden June 6, 2012. Kiev will host the first international festival of contemporary sculpture "Kiev Sculpture Project" from June 2 to July 2. 

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Photographs: Anatolii Stepanov/Reuters
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Polar bear Vilma shakes water off in her enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal June 6, 2012. Anori was born on January 4, 2012.  

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Photographs: Ina Fassbender/Reuters
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US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta pays respect at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi June 6, 2012. Panetta encouraged Indian leaders on Tuesday to take a more active role in Afghanistan as international forces leave, saying Washington viewed Pakistan's long-time rival as a source of regional security.

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Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the fly-over from Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession after the service of thanksgiving at S .Paul's Cathedral on the Mall on June 5, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of wellwishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations.

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Photographs: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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A giant panda rests at the Beijing Zoo on June 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. With an estimated 1,600 living in the wild, the endangered giant panda dwell in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.

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Photographs: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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