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Pictures Of The Week: May 7 - May 13 (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/15/2012 3:38 pm

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    Taiwanese people pray together during the Taiwan National Buddha's Birthday celebration in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 13, 2012. Buddha's birthday is celebrated in East Asia on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, and statutory on the second Sunday, Mother's Day, of May in Taiwan. (Chiang Ying-ying, AP)

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    In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 photo, Kashmiri orphan boys study inside their room at Gulshan Mahal Orphanage in Srinagar, India. Though there are varying statistics on the number of orphaned children in Jammu and Kashmir state, some estimates put it at around 100,000, many of them orphaned due to the armed conflict that began in 1989, according to news reports. (Dar Yasin, AP)

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    A man floats in the water with some of his belongings as his neighborhood is engulfed in fire on May 11, 2012 in a slum area in Manila, Philippines. Officials say the fire that swept through a sprawling squatters' colony on Manila Bay's rim has left two people missing and some 10,000 others homeless. (Pat Roque, AP)

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    A woman is led away by a police officer at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Police officers have evicted people gathered in an assembly at Sol square during the early hours. Spaniards angered by increasingly grim economic prospects and unemployment hitting one out of every four citizens protested in droves Saturday in the nation's largest cities, marking the one-year anniversary of a spontaneous movement that inspired similar anti-authority demonstrations across the planet. (Alberto Di Lolli, AP)

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    Transvestites wait outside Congress for the approval of the Gender Identity Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Argentina's Congress is set to approve on Wednesday the Gender Identity Law, which allows citizens to change their gender in public records, including birth certificates and national identity cards. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP)

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    South Korean Black Eagle aerobatic team planes fly in formation on the opening day of the 2012 Yeosu Expo in Yeosu, South Korea, on May 12, 2012. (Ahn Young-joon, AP)

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    Indonesian soldiers carry a victim of Wednesday's plane crash at Cijeruk in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, on May 12, 2012. Search teams who scaled a volcano's steep slopes found at least 12 bodies Friday near the wreckage of the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet-100 that crashed in Indonesia during a demonstration flight for potential buyers, an official said. All 45 aboard the jetliner that crashed Wednesday are feared dead. (Achmad Ibrahim, AP)

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    Onlookers gather after a 50-meter (164-foot) Japanese trawler with 28 fishermen ran aground off a popular beach in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 12, 2012. Craig Lambinon, spokesman for the National Sea Rescue Institute, said thick fog may have contributed to the accident early Saturday at First Beach in Cape Town's upscale Clifton area. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

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    A South Korean Buddhist monk shaves the head of Hye Oh during a service to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday at Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 13, 2012. He is one of the nine children who entered the temple to have an experience of monks' life for three weeks, called Little Buddha Camp. (Lee Jin-man, AP)

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    Dancers' hands are illuminated during a performance by the National Ballet of Panama at the National Theater in Panama City on May 9, 2012. (Arnulfo Franco, AP)

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    Police fire tear gas at health professionals and medical students during a strike by public doctors as journalists stand behind in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Bolivia's President Evo Morales announced on May 4 that he was temporarily suspending his presidential decree to increase professional working hours from six to eight hours per day, but public doctors say they will continue their strike until the decree is annulled. (Juan Karita, AP)

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    Pakistani children who fled their villages with their families due to fighting between security forces and militants in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round at a makeshift entertainment park set up in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 11, 2012. (Muhammed Muheisen, AP)

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    Boston University students including Tori Pinheiro, third right, of New Bedford, Mass., and Austin Brashears' girlfriend, holds a candlelight vigil on Marsh Plaza at Boston University, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Boston, for three students studying in New Zealand who were killed when their minivan crashed during a weekend trip. Daniela Lekhno, 20, of Manalapan, N.J.; Austin Brashears, 21, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Roch Jauberty, 21, whose parents live in Paris, were killed as they traveled in a minivan Saturday near the North Island vacation town of Taupo when the vehicle drifted to the side of the road and then rolled when the driver tried to correct course. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye, AP)

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