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The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Canadian soldiers who survived a Chinook crash in Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan return to base on another Chinook on Monday.

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A Bangladeshi homeless man sits on the side of a road during a seasonal rainfall in Dhaka.


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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, waits to be arraigned Monday in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attack on a maid who went into his penthouse suite at a hotel near Times Square to clean it.

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Buddhist monk Thich Hai Hoa prays during Vesak Day celebrations at Duoc Thuong pagoda, outside Hanoi. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.


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Tens of thousands of Finns gathered in the capital Helsinki on Monday to celebrate their first ice hockey world title in 16 years.

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Natalie Ast looks at a collection of dresses worn by Princess Diana on display at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Diana: The Life of a Royal Icon dress exhibition runs until June 10.

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Cast member Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie leave the festival palace after the screening of the film The Tree of Life, n competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

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Hundreds of homes have been lost in a forest fire that swept through Slave Lake, Alberta.

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A street sign stands in the rising water of Atchafalaya River in Simmesport, Louisiana. The Morganza Spillway floodgates were opened for the first time in nearly forty years to lower the crest of the flooding Mississippi River.

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Robin Carter drives his tractor beside his home along the intentional breach of the dike along the Assiniboine River Monday in Manitoba.

Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

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A slow shutter speed blurs the spring runoff as it rushes among moss-covered rocks and trees on Mount Seymour as rain melts the snow in higher elevations in Deep Cove, B.C.

Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

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