Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, center left, and Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., center right, applaud after Zuckerberg remotely rings the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq MarketSite from the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif.
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Facebook is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange shown on the board in Times Square.
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The "Style Police" and model Amanda Lepore, center, arrive for the Life Ball gala at the airport. The 20th Life Ball, an annual charity fundraiser for HIV and AIDS projects, takes place at the Vienna City Hall on Saturday.
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Participants parade during the Juwenalia 2012 festival. Juwenalia is an annual students' holiday in Poland that starts with a parade of colorfully dressed students. The participants march from a college campus to the city's main square, where in a symbolic gesture, the mayor hands keys to the city's gates to the students.
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Police carry a protester away after demonstrators blocked a street. Police have temporarily detained some 400 demonstrators during largely peaceful protests by Occupy activists.
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A Thai woman lays inside a coffin at Wat Prommanee during a rebirth ceremony in Nakhon Nayok. The resurrection service follows an hour of prayer lead by Thai monks and then a person stepping into a coffin for a few minutes to arise reborn.
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Czech model Petra Nemcova poses during a photo call of "Haiti: Carnival in Cannes," an event to raise money for charities working in Haiti, at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
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This trace of a moving light is made by Japan's H-IIA, launched from the Tanegashima space center in Kagoshima. Japan successfully put a South Korean satellite into space, in its first foray into the European- and Russian-dominated world of commercial launches.
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France's Team Energy, left, New-Zealand's Team Fly Emirates, center, and Italy's Team Luna-Rossa compete during the America Cup World Series Match-Racing in Venice, Italy's lagoon.
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Sweden's Anna Laurell, left, and Azerbaijan's Elena Vystropova exchange punches during a middleweight 75 kg semi-final bout for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
An exercise rider and horse are lead off the track after a morning workout at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race takes place Saturday at Pimlico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated PressLink
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