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Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, left, pose during the photo call for "La Piel Que Habito" ("The Skin I Live In") presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.


Members of Officer Candidate School at Kabul Military Training Center attend a graduation ceremony. The female officers graduated after a 20-week course including computer training, human resources training, English classes and marksmanship.


Iraqi police inspect the site of one of three bomb attacks in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk which killed at least 27 people and wounded 89 in the worst violence to hit Iraq in nearly two months.


Heavily armed corrections officers stand guard as a City of New York Department of Corrections vehicle arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court. Dominique Strauss-Kahn will try to get out of one of America's most notorious jails Thursday, hours after the French politician resigned as chief of the International Monetary Fund following his arrest on sexual assault charges.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Police carry off an arrested activist of the FEMEN feminist movement after a rally in front of the parliament. More than 1,000 people protested in front of the Ukrainian Parliament against President Viktor Yanukovich's unpopular economic policies.


Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from the Mississippi River. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising river, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dave Martin / Associated Press

A boy cools off on a hot day in the waters of Dal Lake. Many parts of northern India are facing severe hot weather conditions with temperatures hitting 111 degrees Fahrenheit in many places, the media reported on Thursday.


Children peep through a torn U.S flag hanging from their makeshift shelter in a slum area.


A zebra and a lion are seen in their enclosures in the Hagenbeck zoo.


Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set a free diving record, pushed by two dolphins named Paco and Marco, in Torvaianica. Arrigoni completed 13 loops in 1 minute and 53 seconds to set the record.


Heitor Alves of Brazil surfs during the men's Assn. of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship on Barra da Tijuca beach.


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