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The National Flipper Race at the Dam square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADE JOHNSON / AFP / Getty Images

A boy climbs on a World War II monument at an open-air museum during Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine, Russia and other post-Soviet countries marked the 67th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images

A World War II veteran walks in Red Square after a Victory Day parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / Getty Images

A Kyrgyz honor guard marches near the Eternal Flame monument during Victory Day celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty Images

An injured Syrian army soldier, right, who was wounded after a roadside bomb hit his military truck, is helped by a comrade. The explosion targeted the Syrian military truck just seconds after a team of U.N. observers passed by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muzaffar Salman / Associated Press

A Kashmiri government employee falls as a water cannon hits him during a protest in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Indian police detained dozens of government employees, used water cannons and resorted to baton-charging the employees during the protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

A view of Queen Elizabeth II delivering her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALASTAIR GRANT / EPA

Australia's Owen Wright competes in Round One of the Billabong Rio Pro men's surfing competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press

A sculptures titled "Silent Majority" by Swiss artist Milan Spacek stands in the park. An open-air exhibition with more than 80 works of different artists in Bad Ragaz and Vaduz, Liechtenstein, opens Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Associated Press

Fishermen pull a net in a traditional method around Aceh that helps preserve corals and other rare wildlife.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPA

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Pictures in the News | May 9, 2012

In Wednesday’s Pictures in the News, Ukraine, Russia and other post-Soviet countries mark the 67th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.  In Kiev, a boy climbs on a World War II monument at an open-air museum during Victory Day celebrations; a World War II veteran walks through Red Square in Moscow after a  parade; and Kyrgyz honor guards march near the Eternal Flame monument during celebrations in Bishkek.

On the lighter side, Dutch runners  participate in the National Flipper Race at the Dam square in Amsterdam.

Elsewhere, a Kashmiri government employee falls as he gets splashed by a water canon shooting purple water during a protest in Srinagar; Queen Elizabeth II delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords; and a Syrian army soldier is injured after a roadside bomb hits his military truck in Daraa.

Add stops in Indonesia, Switzerland and Rio de Janeiro to round out the report.

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