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Pictures Of The Week: April 30-May 6 (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05/07/2012 1:42 pm Updated: 05/07/2012 1:42 pm

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    A wounded opposition protester winces in pain during a rally in Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Riot police in Moscow have begun arresting protesters who were trying to reach the Kremlin in a demonstration on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president. (Mikhail Metzel, AP)

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    In this late Sunday, May 6, 2012 photo, lanterns release by Buddhist worshippers fly as full moon is seen in the background during a procession commemorating Waisak day which marks the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha at the 9th century Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. (Slamet Riyadi, AP)

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    In this May 3, 2012, photo provided by the Tennessee National Guard, Ashley Edens puts her head against the casket of her late husband, Spc. Jason Edens, in Smyrna, Tenn. Spc. Edens was killed April 15 during combat in Afghanistan. (Capt. Darrin Haas, The Tennessee National Guard / AP)

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    Dead cows lie amid burned posts on May 3, 2012, following a raid by gunmen in a cattle market in Potiskum, Nigeria. At least 34 people were killed after a failed cattle raid on Wednesday in the northeast Nigeria market sparked a retaliatory attack by robbers angry one of their colleagues had been burned alive by herders, an official and witnesses said Thursday. (Adamu Adamu, AP)

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    President Barack Obama fist bumps service members after he addressed troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (Charles Dharapak, AP)

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    A protester, right, waves a stick at Egyptian soldiers during clashes outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 4, 2012. Egyptian armed forces and protesters clashed in Cairo on Friday, with troops firing water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators who threw stones as they tried to march on the Defense Ministry, a flashpoint for a new cycle of violence only weeks ahead of presidential elections. (Ahmed Gomaa, AP)

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    Pakistani boys play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run. (Muhammed Muheisen, AP)

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    Shareholders watch as Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, deploys an oversize bat against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, May 6, 2012. Berkshire Hathaway is holding its annual shareholders meeting this weekend. (Nati Harnik, AP)

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    Activists from various trade unions affiliated to the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) raise slogans during a rally to mark May Day in Katmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2012. (Niranjan Shrestha, AP)

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    Models present creations during Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia, on May 4, 2012. (Rob Griffith, AP)

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    A man chants slogans during a May Day march in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (Javier Galeano, AP)

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    In this photo released by the US Embassy Beijing Press Office, U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, left, makes a phone call as he accompanies blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, right, in a car en route from the U.S. Embassy to a hospital in Beijing on May 2, 2012. At center is language attache James Brown. (U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office / AP)

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    Luisa Seau, mother of former NFL football player Junior Seau, grieves in the driveway of her son's home, on May 2, 2012, in Oceanside, Calif. Seau was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. (Chris Carlson, AP)

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    Moka, an endangered western lowland Gorilla, plays with her unnamed 3-month-old baby at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (Gene J. Puskar, AP)

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    Government supporters celebrate outside the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 3, 2012. Argentina's takeover of its formerly state-owned energy company from Spanish shareholders won easy approval from legislators Thursday night. Congress' lower house voted 207-32 to give the force of law to what President Cristina Fernandez surprisingly decreed two weeks earlier: the expropriation of the Spanish company Repsol SA's $10.5 billion stake in the YPF oil company, without a single centavo paid in advance. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP)

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    An Egyptian protester holds a national flag as he chants slogans at a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt, Friday, May 4, 2012. Thousands rallied in Egypt against the country's ruling military council on Friday, two days after a flare-up of street violence left at least nine dead and fueled a wave of Islamist-led opposition to the generals ahead of presidential elections.(Amr Nabil, AP)

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    A youth wearing a clown mask dotted with foam-shaped cannabis leaves, smokes a joint or marijuana cigarette during a march in favor of the legalization of marijuana, in Medellin, Colombia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. (Luis Benavides, AP)

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    Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves after addressing supporters at his Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party headquarters after the the preliminary results of the second round of the presidential elections were announced in Paris Sunday May 6, 2012. Socialist Francois Hollande defeated Sarkozy on Sunday to become France's next president, heralding a change in how Europe tackles its debt crisis and how France flexes its military and diplomatic muscle around the world. Sarkozy conceded defeat minutes after the polls closed, saying he had called Hollande to wish him "good luck" as the country's new leader. (Michel Euler, AP)

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