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A South Korean tank fires smoke shells during a joint military drill with U.S. forces.


Children practice during a ballet class at the Croatian National Theater.


Transfer cases containing the remains of, from left, Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri of Chicago; Pfc. Christopher B. Fishbeck of Victorville, Calif.,; Pfc. Michael B. Cook of Middletown, Ohio; and Emilio J. Campo Jr. of Madelia, Minn., wait inside an Air Force C-5 cargo plane after their arrival in the U.S. The soldiers died in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

Lightning flashes across the sky during a thunderstorm over the central business district.


Lotuses blossom in a pond at the Old Summer Palace.


An employee of a foreign exchange trading company walks past a display showing the rate of the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

University students hold candles during a rally demanding cuts in tuition fees.


A woman looks out at the sea from the beach.


Sheep are sheared at Kilgram Farm.


A worker takes a nap as fish are dried at a salted-fish processing facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irwin Fedriansyah / Associated Press

A Hindu priest along with supporters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev shout slogans before burning an effigy with pictures of government officials. The demonstration targeted the forceful eviction of Ramdev and his followers from a camp erected to protest government coruption.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

Children wait before a performance to mark World Oceans Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

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