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.
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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.
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A village boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of this eastern Indian city.
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A young boy jumps into the water as he cools off while scavenging for valuables in the holy Yamuna River on a warm day.
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Students participate in a protest march Wednesday demanding that the government of President Sebastian Pinera provide higher quality and free public education.
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A sculpture cast from the body of British artist Antony Gormley stands atop a building downtown. The public exhibition titled "Event Horizon" uses 31 rooftops as part of Gormley's exhibition at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. According to organizers, when the exhibition began, many people confused the sculptures with potential suicides and reported them to authorities.
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A slow shutter speed photo of the China Central Television Tower, which was officially declared completed Wednesday, a decade after work started on the "twisted arch" building.
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Chinese actresses Hao Lei, left, and Qi Xi pose during the photocall of "Mystery" at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
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Sri Lankan army special forces commandos prepare for a Victory Day parade rehearsal. Saturday's parade will celebrate the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, ending a 37-year separatist conflict.
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People look at a burned-out bus after a dynamite explosion in this oil hub city. The driver was killed and two others wounded, officials said.
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Slovakia's players celebrate their team's 4-3 victory over Canada during their quarter-final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship.
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Police officers arrest a protester splattered in paint during the clearing of the "Occupy" camp in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Several camp residents had resisted the clearing of the camp and attacked the police with paint.
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Bill Murray brings his own camera to a photo call for the movie "Moonrise Kingdom" at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Actress Charlize Theron poses with a fan during a photo call for the film "Snow White and the Huntsman."
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Confetti covers the ground outside Harrods department store as employees celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's upcoming Diamond Jubilee.
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Dancers with the Swiss company Zimmermann and de Perrot perform a scene from their piece "Hans was Heiri" in a large rotating cube. The production will premiere at the 10th Moviementos dance festival in Wolfsburg.
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Exultant (and fully costumed) Duesseldorf fans celebrate after Fortuna Duesseldorf defeated Hertha Berlin to regain a spot in Germany's first-division Bundesliga.
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Duesseldorf fans shoot off fireworks during the German Bundesliga relegation soccer match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Hertha Berlin. The German football federation has opened an investigation into the end of the match, marred by fans who rushed onto the field.
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Sri Lankan soldiers rehearse for Saturday's Victory Day parade, part of national celebrations in observance of the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, which ended a 37-year separatist conflict.
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Butchered tiger parts are displayed at a police station after they were found in a raid on a suburban Bangkok home. Police discovered frozen parts of several tigers in a seizure of big cat carcasses thought to be destined to buyers in Vietnam and China.
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Karin Melis Mey of Turkey is captured in mid-leap in an image taken with a fish-eye lens of the women's long jump competition at the Daegu Championships track and field meet.
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Aysa Begum cries in front of her burnt shanty after a fire raced through a slum in the Symoli area of Dhaka. At least 150 shanties were completely destroyed. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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North Korean soldiers attend a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate 100 years since the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Spectacles in North Korea exist at the intersection of dogma, tedium and entertainment.
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Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave the Élysée Palace after the hand-over ceremony Tuesday in Paris.
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Andy Murray of Great Britain serves to David Nalbandian of Argentina during Day 4 of the Rome Masters tennis tournament in Italy.
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Dutch cyclist Wim Stroetinga, right, followed by teammate Robin Chaigneau, reacts as he wins the first stage of the 60th Olympia's Tour in Noordwijk, Netherlands.
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Masked Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes outside the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah during the 64th anniversary of "Nakba," Arabic for "catastrophe," the term used to mark the events leading to Israel's founding in 1948. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their villages during the war over Israel's 1948 creation, an event they commemorate every year as their "Nakba".
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A Palestinian child peers through hanging floor matting at her home in the Shati Palestinian refugee camp in Gaza City, as Palestinians and Arab-Israelis marked Nakba day, which commemorates the exodus of hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of Israel state in 1948.
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Refugees from South Kordofan, Sudan, await distribution of basic goods in the Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan. More than 30,000 refugees currently reside in Yida, having fled war between the government of the Republic of Sudan and rebel forces in South Kordofan. In recent weeks, aid agencies have reported a steep influx of new arrivals, at times exceeding 700 per day. Most arrive in need of food, medical treatment and other basic services.
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A Kashmiri Muslim village girl walks through a field in Ganderbal, India.
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A worker fumigates the field before the start of an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi, India.
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An Afghan refugee boy pours water on Doost Hamid, 7, bottom center, while bathing in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. People in Pakistan are facing shortage of water due to the low level of water in the country's dams, according to Pakistani Meteorological Department.
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Onlookers and rescuers are seen near the wreckage of an Agni Air Dornier Do 228 aircraft at the crash site in Jomsom, Nepal, about 190 miles west of Katmandu. A small plane crashed near a treacherous high-altitude airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people while six others miraculously survived, police said. The aircraft belonging to local carrier Agni Air plowed into the ground just outside Jomsom airport, a gateway to the Annapurna mountain range, shortly after the pilot reported a problem.
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A line of whitewater is seen as the tow line from a tug boat to the grounded Japanese fishing trawler, Eihatsu Maru, snaps in an attempt to pull it off the exclusive Clifton beach in Cape Town, South Africa. A second attempt to tow the vessel out to sea failed when the tow line snapped again. The 164-foot Japanese fishing trawler ran aground close to the shore in the fog on Saturday with 28 Taiwanese crew and a dog on board. The vessel grounded less than 50 yards from the upmarket Clifton Beach with million-dollar apartments overlooking the striken vessel at the foot of the iconic world heritage site, Table Mountain.
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