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At Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby entrant Daddy Nose Best grazes after a morning workout.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Girls from the Holy Trinity Yeovil Brownies Hamdon Division cheer the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who visited the southwest of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Ernst Bromeis eases into icy Toma Lake, at 7,693 feet above sea level. Bromeis is swimming, wading and using other means to trace the Rhine 764 miles from its source, Lake Toma, to its mouth near Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The project is called "The blue wonder - River Rhine 2012."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BALZARINI / EPA

Former Taliban fighters display their weapons as they join Afghan government forces during a ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty Images

Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP / Getty Images

In the Abbassiya district, protesters beat a man they accused of attacking them. The anti-military protest, held near the defense ministry, turned deadly when it was attacked. There are reports of 12 to 20 people killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Anti-military protesters assist a participant wounded when a demonstration in the Abbassiya district was beset by attackers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

The remains of residents executed by forces loyal to Gen. Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) are uncovered from an unmarked mass grave. Some 125 citizens of the small town were put in front of firing squads during and after the war.Teba's clandestine graveyard might be the largest in Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE ZAPATA / EPA

Demonstrators rally against the import of U.S. beef. Estimates put the crowd at some 10,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPA

Pope Benedict XVI embraces a child at the end of the weekly general audience in St. Peter's.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIZIANA FABI / AFP / Getty Images

Malian children play in the M'bere refugee camp near Bassiknou in the Nema region of southwest Mauritania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDELHAK SENNA / AFP / Getty Images

A sandal is seen near the wreckage of a ferry as rescuers search the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village. The heavily packed ferry broke apart in a sudden storm late Monday, leaving more than a 100 people dead and more than 100 missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

At the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam, the U.S.' Misty May-Treanor dives for the ball during a first-round match as she and Kerri Walsh face Germany's Jana Kohler and Julia Sude.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Kentucky, where Kentucky Derby entrant Daddy Nose Best grazes after a morning workout at Churchill Downs. “The Run for the Roses” will line up at the gates on Saturday.

In southwest England, a screaming contingent of Brownies welcomes Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who are visiting as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour. In Switzerland, adventurer Ernst Bromeis wades into icyd Toma Lake, source of Rhine. In small Teba, Spain, the remains of residents executed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) are uncovered from an unmarked mass grave.

In Herat, Afghanistan, former Taliban fighters display their weapons as they join government forces during a ceremony; in Cairo, an anti-military protest turns deadly; and in Seoul, thousands of South Koreans rally against the import of U.S. beef.

To round out the report, we stop in China, India, the Vatican and United Arab Emirates.

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