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Visitors inspect parts of the work "Ghost Keeping" by Romanian-born artist Istvan Csakany during a preview of the Documenta fair for contemporary art in Kassel. The exhibition of modern and contemporary art takes place every five years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA SAX / AFP / Getty Images

A girl blows a kiss as she takes part in a parade at the Euro 2012 football championships fan zone in Kiev, Ukraine, during the official opening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP

Poland's national football team fans wave from a train window in Wroclaw a few hours before the opening match of the Euro 2012 football championships in Warsaw.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images

A blue dragonfly rests on a reed at the edge of a small lake near Briesen. Dragonflies are among the oldest flying insects, with about 5,000 known species worldwide.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty Images

Pakistani police officers check the wreckage of a bus that exploded, killing several people, when a bomb that officials suspect was planted inside the vehicle went off on the outskirts of Peshawar. The bus was carrying government employees and other civilians in northwestern Pakistan when it exploded Friday, a reminder of the continued militant threat despite a significant drop in violence over the past year, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated Press

A Pakistani boy injured in a bomb blast receives treatment at a hospital in Peshawar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / AFP / Getty Images

Supporters of Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal along with other political parties participate in a mass protest rally in Katmandu. Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in the capital to demand that Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai resign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

A young gypsy woman rides her horse in the River Eden before the Appleby Horse Fair in Appleby. The event has existed under the protection of a charter granted by King James II since 1685 and is one of the key gathering points for various gypsy communities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SCOTT HEPPELL / Associated Press

Belmont Stakes hopeful Street Life trains at Belmont Park in Elmont. The Belmont Stakes is Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Spain's Rafael Nadal serves the ball to compatriot David Ferrer during their semifinal match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Young spectator's cheer and reach out to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after he won the men's 100m at the Diamond League athletics meeting at Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN / AFP / Getty Images

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is spread-eagled as the New Jersey Devils apply pressure in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. The Devils won, 3-1

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Chelsea pensioners -- British veterans -- sit as an officer shows his socks during the annual Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The In-pensioners at the Royal Chelsea Hospital were inspected by the countess of Wessex during Founder's Day. The hospital has been caring for British veterans since it was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is currently home to some 300 pensioners all of whom have served in the British army and are over 65 years of age. All participants in the parade wear sprigs of oak leaves to commemorate the escape of the future King Charles II after defeat in a 1651 battle by hiding in the Royal Oak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

After applying protective wax, technician Jonathan Miller buffs the interior surface of the Liberty Bell as part of regular conservation work at Independence National Historical Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

A vendor offers balloons on Zamkowy Square, with the National Stadium in the background, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated Press

A man with hydro shoes flies over the water at a beach on the Baltic Sea on the eve of the Euro 2012 championships opening football match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP

Sara Errani of Italy celebrates winning her semifinal match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium. Errani won in three sets 7-6, 1-6, 6-3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

A Pakistani oil tanker driver bathes next to his tanker, which was used to transport NATO fuel supplies to Afghanistan and is parked in a compound. U.S. negotiators pushing Pakistan to allow NATO troop supply convoys to resume to neighboring Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fareed Khan / Associated Press

Pakistani firemen try to extinguish a fire at an electronics store that erupted due to a short-circuit. No casualties were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated Press

Jeff Gordon tests the new track surface at Pocono Raceway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images

The space shuttle Enterprise passes lower Manhattan and the under-construction One World Trade Center as it makes the final leg of its journey by barge to its new home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. NASA ended its shuttle program last year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated Press

French President Francois Hollande meets with World War II veterans during a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France at a cemetery in western France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Vincent / Pool

Afghan villagers gather at a house destroyed in an apparent NATO raid in Logar province, south of Kabul. Afghan officials and residents say a predawn NATO airstrike aimed at militants in eastern Afghanistan killed civilians celebrating a wedding, including women and children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ihsanullah Majroh / Associated Press

U.S. Marine Sgt. Michelle Hill, left, and Cpl. Reagan Odhner unload their M4 rifles after a patrol with Afghanistan National Army soldiers in Helmand Province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adek Berry / AFP

A man runs on to a bridge that spans an overflowing canal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

A Syrian boy walks next to the rubble of a house destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian pro-Assad army.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Hindu holy men use special cardboard eclipse glasses as they watch the rare transit of Venus on the banks of the Ganges River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A bird comes in to land atop one of the domes of the landmark Taj Mahal as Venus, top left, begins to pass in front of the sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A horse and exercise rider leave the track after a morning workout at Belmont Park ahead of this weekend's Belmont Stakes race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images

Rafael Nadal of Spain kicks up some clay in shoes bearing the number "6," marking his six previous victories at the French Open, in his quarterfinal match against compatriot Nicolas Almagro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Scotland's rugby players catch their breath in heavy rain during an international rugby test match against Australia in Newcastle on Tuesday, Scotland won the match, 9-6.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / Associated Press

People living close to the Arabian Sea coast use sand bags in an attempt to protect their house from heavy waves in the Kerala state of Kochi, India. The southwest monsoon, crucial for India's agriculture, hit Kerala on Tuesday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A Palestinian throws stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes at the entrance to Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday following a demonstration to mark "Naksa Day," the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abbas Momani / AFP

Rescuers stand at the site of a rock slide that blocked the tracks of the Gotthard railways near Gurtnellen, Switzerland on Tuesday. Two people who worked on the track were injured and one is reported to be buried under the rocks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Urs Flueeler / Keystone

Members of a Chinese honor guard prepare for the arrival of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov on Tuesday at the Beijing Capital International Airport. Karimov was scheduled to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Queen Elizabeth II travels by carriage to Buckingham Palace with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, during the procession of the royal family. For only the second time in its history, the U.K. celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WPA Pool / Getty Images

A man sells used shoes at a roadside stall near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan, which saw temperatures rise to over 116 degrees as parts of the country were hit by a heat wave.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTER GULFAM / EPA

Mike, left, and Bob Bryan of the U.S. celebrate their point in the men's doubles quarter final match against Olivier Marach of Austria and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris' Roland Garros stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Spingler / Associated Press

Velo bike designer Dieter "Didi" Senft sits on a tricycle he created that rolls on 100 soccer balls. The 60-year-old German has invented five bike constructions, among them three Guinness-record winners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stefana Sauer / DPA

A cyclist passes a barricade by coal miners that blocks a road in La Vid, Leon, Spain. The miners are protesting cuts of public aid to the sector, which trade unions say will lead to the inevitable closure of mines in the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANA F BARREDO / EFE

A giant panda relaxes at the Beijing Zoo. The endangered giant panda dwells in a few mountain ranges in central China, with an estimated 1,600 living in the wild.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

Rescue workers search for bodies at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, government officials said. Firefighters pulled at least one body from a building that was damaged by the crash and searched for survivors as several charred corpses could be seen in the rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sunday Alamba / Associated Press

A Palestinian child holds a bag with cheese during a walk through the rubble of a cheese factory in Al Zaiton. Israel bombed two targets in the northern Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel. A military spokeswoman in Tel Aviv said the targets were a workshop used for manufacturing weapons and a tunnel dug by militants. Palestinian witnesses countered that it was a cheese and dairy factory on the southeastern outskirts of Gaza City that was hit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI ALI / EPA

Spanish riot police fire tear gas to disperse a miner's demonstration in Vega del Rey. Spanish coal miners are staging a nationwide strike action organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFP / Getty Images

Royal supporters gather on the mall outside Buckingham Palace in preparation for the Queen's Jubilee concert in London. A chain of more than 4,200 beacons began to flare across the globe Monday to mark Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, with the last to be lit by the monarch at a star-studded concert at the palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty Images

An exiled Tibetan man carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on the 15th day of the Tibetan Buddhist holy month of Sa Ka Dawa in Dharmsala. Tibetans believe that virtuous actions are multiplied on this full-moon day that commemorates Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated Press

A contestant performs during the first Polish pole dance championships in Skaryszew.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Piotr Polak / EPA

Egret chicks and a parent bird sit in their nest on the bank of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati City, India. During this season, of the year hundreds of egrets built their nests in the trees available in the highly populated Panbazar area, which is a major business centre of the city. With the expansion of the city and fast-growing high-rise buildings, many trees of the area have been cut down, and as a result, more and more egrets are losing their breeding habitats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Zoology professor Ratul Rajkhowa of Cotton College in India holds a dead spider of the alleged species that killed two people in the northeastern state of Assam. Panicked villagers there complained of an invasion of giant biting spiders that resemble tarantulas but are unknown to local specialists. Authorities have swung into action by fogging and spraying insecticides in the area, and a team of scientists have been dispatched to investigate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP / Getty Images

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to the Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova during their fourth-round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty Images

A Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccine to a child in Lahore. Polio remains endemic in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: K.M. Chaudary / Associated Press

People take part in a a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong held to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, are believed to have died when the government sent in tanks and soldiers to clear Tiananmen Square, bringing a violent end to six weeks of pro-democracy protests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty Images

A partial lunar eclipse is seen through a TV tower in Sapporo, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

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

In the news, tragic images out of Pakistan as emergency workers check the wreckage from a bus explosion that killed several people in northwestern Pakistan on Friday. Workers searched for  bodies at the site of a plane crash in Nigeria, where a passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Lagos; and Spanish riot police fire tear gas to disperse a miner’s demonstration in Vega del Rey. Spanish coal miners are staging a nationwide strike action organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions.

Fans of Poland’s national football team wave from a train in Wroclaw a few hours before the opening match of the Euro 2012 football championships in Warsaw;  a young gypsy woman rides her horse in the River Eden before the Appleby Horse Fair in England, a key event for various gypsy communities; and a blue dragonfly rests on a reed at the edge of a small lake near Briesen, Germany.

On the sports front, the Stanley Cup Final is underway with the Los Angeles Kings seeking their first title in franchise history. See gallery. Over in Norway, young spectators reach out to  Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt upon his 100m win in Oslo; Spain’s Rafael Nadal is in the swing of things at the French Open; and Belmont Stakes hopeful Street Life  trains at Belmont Park for Saturday’s race.

The space shuttle Enterprise passed Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center as it makes the final leg of its journey by barge to its new  home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; French President Francois Hollande shook hands with WWII veterans during a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France.

Elsewhere, people take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong held to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989; a partial lunar eclipse is seen through a TV tower in Sapporo, Japan; and an exiled Tibetan man carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on the 15th day of the Tibetan Buddhist holy month of Sa Ka Dawa in Dharmsala.

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