In this photo, taken on May 14 in Seaside Heights, N.J., a man watches the removal of a roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier it stood on collapsed during Superstorm Sandy.
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A worker weaves rattan into the back of a chair at a workshop in the village of Trangsan on May 15 near Sukoharjo, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's deputy industry minister has been looking at ways to boost the rattan trade in Indonesia.
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Selina, 3, visits Barbie's bathroom at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture, and accessories, and will be open to the public until Aug. 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.
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In this U.S. Navy photo, an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on May 13 in the Atlantic Ocean. George H.W. Bush was the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck (see more about the launch on FP's Killer Apps blog). The Navy plans to have unmanned aircraft on each of its carriers for surveillance and combat purposes.
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A Bangladeshi fisherman sits on a fishing boat tied up in Chittagong harbor on May 15 during preparations for the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. Cyclone Mahasen made landfall on Thursday, killing at least 14 people.
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In this NASA image, the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft -- carrying a Canadian, an American, and a Russian -- lands in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on May 14. The three astronauts were returning from five months on board the International Space Station.
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A U.S. Marine holds an umbrella for U.S. President Barack Obama during a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 16. Read about Erdogan's efforts to resolve his country's Kurd problem here, and why Turkey has become the world's worst place to be a journalist here.
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A rider warms up prior to the BMX Vert Final at the Montjuic Pool during the X-Games Barcelona on May 16 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses inside a T-4 training jet plane at a base in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture on May 12. The visit was part of his inspection tour of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster areas. This photo sparked outrage in Asia, with newspapers reporting that the plane number, 731, was reminiscent of Unit 731, a covert Japanese biological and chemical weapons research unit that conducted lethal experiments on humans during the Sino-Japanese War and World War II.
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Dan Snow lies in the bomb aimer's position of a World War II Lancaster bomber at RAF Scampton in Lincoln, England on May 16, the 70th anniversary of the famous "Dambuster" mission in which a RAF squadron used the specially developed "bouncing bomb" to destroy dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley.
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Keeper Tobias Taraba looks into the mouth of walrus Odin during the annual animal inventory at Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany on May 16.
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Britain's Prince Harry greets people on May 14 in Seaside Heights, N.J. while he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit areas affected by Superstorm Sandy during Harry's visit to the United States.
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A U.S. Seahawk helicopter drops a diver into the water somewhere in the Arabian Sea on May 14 during a drill to destroy mines by detonating them. This photo was taken on the second day of the biggest mine countermeasures exercise ever in the Arabian Gulf. Forty other nations joined the United States for the drill.
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A Palestinian refugee girl flashes the 'V' for victory sign next to masked Palestinian fighters wearing the Fatah movement headband during a rally marking Nakba day in the southern Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh on May 15. Palestinians mark Nakba (meaning 'catastrophe' in Arabic) to commemorate the exodus of hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of the Israeli state in 1948.
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Fire engulfs the black bull sarchopagus containing Tjokorda Ngurah Wim Sukawati's corpse during a royal cremation ritual on May 14 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The cremation ritual is an important tradition held for deceased members of the Puri Agung Ubud royal family.
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O.J. Simpson arrives after a lunch break during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine- to 33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed.
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A cloud of ash belches out of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, some 34 miles from Mexico City, as seen from Cholula in the Mexican central state of Puebla, on May 15. The volcano spewed a new column of ash late Tuesday, with some of the material falling on three towns nearby.
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Two lions laze in the garden of the house of Ales Basista and his girlfriend in the southern Czech village of Stupava on May 15. The lions have lived with the couple since they were cubs.
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Visitors gather in the new Rain Room installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan on May 15 in New York City. The 5,000-square foot installation creates a field of falling water that stops in the area where people walk, allowing them to remain dry. The piece, created by Random International, releases a 260-gallon per minute shower around visitors.
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) testifies before a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the state of video on Capitol Hill on May 14 in Washington, D.C. The committee discussed unbundling cable services and the impact of changing technology, among other topics.
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Kyle Dake of the United States takes down Hassan Tahmasebi of Iran during the Rumble on the Rails wrestling event on May 15 at Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
Classic cars line up during the 50th Hemsby Rock 'n' Roll Weekender as the biannual festival celebrates 25 years on May 12 in Hemsby, Britain. During the festival, fans of rock and roll, rockabilly, rockin' blues, and Americana gather at Seacroft Holiday Camp in Hemsby to dress up in period clothing and re-live the 1940s and 1950s. Every day of the four day 'weekender,' a lineup of top live bands plays the music of the era, and devotees hit the dance floor to hop, bop, jive, and rock 'n' roll.
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Kashmiri women clear grass from a rice field in the outskirts of Srinagar on May 16. Farming activity has picked up in Kashmir in recent weeks as warmer weather arrives in the region.
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A man talks on his phone as he stands in front of a wall plastered with PML-N party election campaign posters in Old City, Lahore, Pakistan on May 12, the day after election day. Millions of Pakistanis cast their votes in parliamentary elections that went to the PML-N party and party leader Nawaz Sharif. It is the first time in the country's history that an elected government will hand over power to another elected government. Pakistanis should celebrate that their country saw democracy in action, writes Arif Rafiq for FP, but they also have a long way to go.
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