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Race-goer David Goddard in fancy dress during Investec Ladies' Day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse. Queen Elizabeth II kicked off a long weekend of celebrations of her 60-year reign by going to the races.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dominic Lipinski / Associated Press

This image obtained from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the Andromeda galaxy. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore announced that Andromeda and the Milky Way galaxy are on a collision course and will crash head-on in 4 billion years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

Kosovo Albanian children dressed as ballet dancers take part in activities marking International Children's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty Images

A Pakistani child, whose family fled their village due to fighting between security forces and militants in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, lies in a bed outside her home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nathalie Bardou / Associated Press

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Ayumi Morito of Japan during their second round match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE KARABA / EPA

Repsol Honda Team's Australian Casey Stoner takes a curve at the Catalunya racetrack during a training session of the Catalunya Moto GP Grand Prix.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP / Getty Images

A crew member of the Dutch submarine Dolfijn is welcomed in the harbor of Den Helder. The submarine returned after a stay of three months in Somali waters, where the submarine and its crew helped prevent a hijacking and arrested Somali pirates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPA

Bishops and priests listen to Pope Benedict XVI as he delivers a message to the faithful at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican's gardens during the celebration of a rosary event to mark the closing of the Marian month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP / Getty Images

Venezuelan Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami, center, examines aircraft debris during an operation to destroy a clandestine airstrip used by drug traffickers near the border with Colombia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN BARRETO / AFP / Getty Images

Two women walk on non-operational railway tracks. China's manufacturing activity grew at a markedly lower rate in May, official data showed, providing further confirmation that the world's No. 2 economy is slowing rapidly.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty Images

Thai policemen stand guard as members of the royalist Yellow Shirts protesting a proposed reconciliation debate confront them outside the Parliament building

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOAN MANUEL BALIELLAS / AFP / Getty Images

A view of a world record attempt for the most humans forming the Olympic rings, with over 6,000 people taking part at Crosby Beach as the Olympic torch relay is passing through Liverpool.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID RICHARDS / EPA

Schoolchildren wear anti-smoking masks during a rally on World No Tobacco Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP

Hindu women dressed in colorful sarees rest after participating in a procession as part of Ganga Dussehra festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on her first trip outside of Myanmar in 24 years, arrives at a national verification center for Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wason Wanichakorn / Associated Press

Protesters chant slogans after setting fire to a scooter during a strike spurred by an increase in gasoline prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

Members of the Palestinian security forces arrange Palestinian flags on coffins holding the remains of 91 militants transferred from Israel to the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian officials said all were killed either while carrying out suicide bombings or other attacks on Israeli targets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated Press

Young men place candles in front of the portraits of Pakistani soldiers who were victims of an avalanche in the Himalayas more than seven weeks ago. Pakistan says 140 people died in the avalanche; only three bodies have been recovered so far.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP

Rescue personnel and bystanders gather around the wreckage of a passenger train traveling from eastern India to the Himalayan foothills. At least four people were killed in the incident, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

A Hindu devotee takes a dip in the Yamuna River during the Nirjala Ekadashi celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

New eco-friendly lighting on the Tower Bridge is switched on after a six-month renovation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

A scarf vendor waits for customers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP

This image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon capsule just after the capsule was released by the International Space Station's robotic arm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

People stand in front of a collapsed building a day after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy, toppling old buildings as well as new factories and warehouses. The quake, which followed a May 20 magnitude 6.0 quake in the same area, dealt another blow to one of the country's most productive regions at a time when Italy is struggling to restart its economy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated Press

A child walks between tents in a camp set up by the Italian Civil Protection organization for earthquake victims. The death toll from Tuesday's quake climbed to 17 after rescuers found the body of a worker who had been previously listed as missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO / EPA

Californian Dylan Bird, 13, of Pebble Beach waits his turn during the early rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. California sent a total of 16 spellers to the national competition, which will wrap up Thursday,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Children come eye to eye with a Pacific white-sided dolphin at the Beijing Aquarium, which houses more than 1,000 species of marine and freshwater fish.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty Images

Missuula, a 7-week-old puma, tries to snag her keeper at the Friedrichsfelde Zoo. Missuula weighs about 6 1/2 pounds and is the first puma kitten to be raised at Friedrichsfelde in 22 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / EPA

Protesters and riot police scuffle in front of City Hall during a rally by municipal workers opposed to the city's plans to privatize local sanitation services and award a contract to repair city garbage trucks to a private company. The employees attempted to disrupt a city financial committee meeting, where a final vote on the moves was expected, but were repelled by police using pepper spray.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOTIRIS BARBAROUSIS / EPA

Masked miners carry felled trees to barricade a highway during a strike called to protest subsidy reductions imposed as part of austerity measures adopted by Spain in an attempt to slashing its swollen deficit and reduce it's near-25% unemployment rate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce / Associated Press

Spanish Civil Guards move in to disperse miners protesting cuts in government subsidies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFP / Getty Images

Joanne Gregory carries the Olympic torch on a hand-drawn canal boat across the historic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as the Olympic flame makes its way to London on Day 12 of its 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers and covering 8,000 miles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Refugees from northern Mali wait for treatment at the Imbaidou refugee camp in Niger. Tuareg and Islamist rebels failed to break an impasse over the formation of a breakaway state in northern Mali, a plan which has swiftly unraveled over a disagreement on implementing Islamic law.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP / Getty Images

A woman crosses a flooded street on a row of tables in Wuhan. China is hit by big summer rainfalls every year, as heavy downpours across large swathes of the country trigger flooding, landslides and other rain-related disasters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / AFP / Getty Images

Roger Federer serves to Romanian Adrian Ungur during their second-round match at the French Open tennis tournament. Federer won in four sets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian woman carries paddy in a basket in the village of Digaru Mukh,. India plans to export up to 7 million tons of rice this year and a similar amount in the next fiscal year, according to government figures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Rescue workers search the debris of a collapsed factory after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area of northern Italy hit by another fatal tremor on May 20.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Vasini / Associated Press

A man on a bicycle rides past a building heavily damaged in the quake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO DEGL'INNOCENTI / EPA

A moving sidewalk is littered with trash at the El Prat airport in Barcelona, where cleaning workers are on strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO ESTEVEZ / EPA

Legendary British mountaineer Chris Bonington, 77, holds the Olympic torch on the summit of Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain and the peak on which Bonington began his climbing career 61 years ago, on Day 11 of the torch's 70-day, 8,000-mile relay to London for this year's Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

An Egyptian woman walks past a mural on a wall at Tahrir Square bearing caricatures of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, from right, melded with the face of military ruler Hussein Tantawi and presidential candidates Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafiq. Graffiti in Arabic reads, "I will never give you peace and you will not rule me another day."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

A theatrical drama inspired by the Lapindo mud volcano that threatens to overwhelm the East Java district of Sidoarjo and performed outdoors includes a local actor caked in, appropriately, mud. The mud volcano erupted six years ago from the well of a gas company linked to one of Indonesia's richest men and is still spewing its toxic sludge over the countryside. All attempts to plug the geyser, which has acquired the nickname "Lusi," have failed and new spouts are opening up, threatening to destroy more villages, homes and livelihoods in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP / Getty Images

Spectators try to catch a glimpse of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during a victory celebration for the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team's championship in the Indian Premier League at Eden Garden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

An opponent of the upcoming European fiscal treaty referendum wears his sentiments on his cap while handing out leaflets on a Dublin street. Irish voters go to the polls Thursday to vote on the referendum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MUHLY / AFP / Getty Images

Kashmiri Hindus light candles during the annual festival at the Khearbhawani temple. Some 200,000 Kashmiri Pandits fled the region in the early '90s at the start of an insurgency against Indian rule, settling mainly to the Hindu-dominated southern city of Jammu, and they return yearly for the festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROUF BHAT / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian man takes a drink of water provided by a local charity outside a Hindu temple on a warm morning in New Delhi. The temperature in the Indian capital has soared past 100 degrees in recent days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A mahout cools off with his elephant in the Yamuna River in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty Images

A boy plays on a newly built chariot wheel outside the Lord Jagannath Hindu temple, where preparations are well underway for the annual chariot festival that begins its nine-day run on June 21.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated Press

Julia Douglas watches as about 3,500 lanterns launched by about 40,000 participants float away from Ala Moana Beach at the culimination of the 14th annual Floating Lantern Hawaii ceremony. The event is meant to honor the war dead and other loved ones who have passed away and to promote peace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oskar Garcia / Associated Press

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

For those of you planning to be around in 4 billion years – watch out! The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore announced that the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are on a collision course and will crash head-on in 4 billion years. Mark your calendars.

Queen Elizabeth II kicked off a long weekend of celebrations of her 60-year reign by going to the races,  where an attendee donned a horses head during Investec Ladies’ Day event at the Epsom Racecourse. Staying in England, the Olympic torch was carried across the historic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales on its 70-day relay to London for the start of the Summer Olympics, and a world record attempt was made for the most humans forming the Olympic rings, with more than 6,000 people taking part at Crosby Beach in Liverpool.

We have contrasting images for International Children’s Day, with Kosovo Albanian children dressed as ballet dancers in Pristina, and a Pakistani child lying in a bed outside her home in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.

A powerful earthquake struck northern Italy, killing at least 13 people and injuring 200. Factories, warehouses and churches collapsed, dealing a second blow to a region where thousands are still homeless from another temblor just nine days ago.

In Greece, protesters and riot police scuffled during a protest against plans to privatize sanitation services, and in Spain, masked miners used trees to barricade the highway during a strike in Campomanes.

Elsewhere, spectators tried to catch a glimpse of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan in Calcutta; an outdoor performance of a theatrical drama about the Lapindo mud volcano in Indonesia got dirty; and a child sat on a new chariot wheel ahead of the annual chariot festival at the Lord Jagannath Hindu temple in Puri, India.

Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. June 2, 2012, 9:03 am

    Queen should help poors all over the world espacially India and Pakistan vs going on 4 days of sepending spree…….

    By: Nadeem KHattak

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