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    MAY 17: Taylor Swift poses backstage with her awards for Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for "Shake it Off" and Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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    MAY 17: Internally displaced people play football in a school in Sanaa, Yemen. Residents were forced to leave their homes in the nearby province of Saada amid Saudi-led air strikes.

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    MAY 17: Model Natasha Poly poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Carol" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.

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    MAY 17: A rebel fighter of the Al-Furqan brigade covers his ears as a fellow fighter fires a cannon during what the rebels said is an offensive to take control of the al-Mastouma army base that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

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    MAY 17: A man shows his traditional body tattoo as he poses outside the Sensoji temple during the Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo.

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    MAY 17: A reveller sleeps on the pavement during the Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo. The three-day festival attracts more than one million revelers, who carry portable shrines through the Asakusa neighborhood, rocking and shaking them in a belief that doing so intensifies the powers of the deities that reside inside them.

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    MAY 18: Police academy graduates march during their graduation ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan. Out of the 408 graduating officers, 76 female officers were inducted into the Pakistan police force, according to the police force.

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    MAY 18: A disabled Palestinian passes by an artificial limb before the start of a local wheelchair basketball championship in Gaza City. Some of the participants were injured in past rounds of conflict with Israel, according to the organizers of the event. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1DFIE

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    MAY 18: Orson Welles portrays Harry Lime in a scene from "The Third Man" in this image released by Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal. "The Third Man" premiered again as part of the Cannes Classics at the 68th Cannes international film festival.

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    MAY 18: Workers of an environmental corporation hold up a dead pelican on a beach near Concepcion, Chile. About 1,300 marine birds were found dead and authorities were investigating the cause, according to local media. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1DJL3

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    MAY 19: A Rohingya boy who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat holds his ball at a shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia's Aceh province. United Nations agencies urged Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on Tuesday to step up sea rescue operations and stop preventing thousands of desperate migrants from reaching land.

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    MAY 19: Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive on the outskirts of Baghdad. Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Baghdad government and its Western backers.

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    MAY 19: Residents cross an improvised bridge after a landslide sent mud and water crashing onto homes close to the municipality of Salgar, Colombia. A landslide in Colombia's northwest mountains killed more than 50 people and injured dozens, officials said.

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    MAY 19: A displaced Iraqi Sunni woman who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi carries her child on the outskirts of Baghdad.

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    MAY 19: Customers sitting inside a Tokyo fast food shop are seen behind hamburger advertisement posters on the windows.

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    MAY 20: A man uses a mobile phone while riding a camel through a traffic jam in downtown Cairo.

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    MAY 20: Graduate Robert McConnel and U.S. President Barack Obama strike a "James Bond" pose during the 134th Commencement Exercises of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where Obama gave the commencement address.

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    MAY 20: A man kneels to kiss the knee of his mother, who was among thousands of Yemeni people stranded in Egypt, upon her arrival at Sanaa International Airport in Yemen. Some 200 Yemenis who had been unable to return home arrived in Sanaa on Wednesday in the first such flight from Egypt, though many more are expected in the coming days and weeks, officials say.

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    MAY 21: Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez sports a new neck tattoo that includes the word "Lifetime" during his arraignment in Boston on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. Hernandez was convicted last month in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

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    MAY 21: Schoolchildren hand out food to a Rohingya girl from outside a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday. In the past three weeks, thousands of people – Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis trying to escape poverty – have landed in overcrowded boats on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. After initially pushing many boats back, Malaysia and Indonesia announced on Wednesday that they will offer temporary shelter to all incoming migrants.

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    MAY 21: A soldier walks through the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund flag garden on Boston Common in Boston, ahead of Memorial Day. Each of the approximately 37,000 flags represents a Massachusetts military member who died in service from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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    MAY 21: The broken helicopter of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is placed on top of a structure as members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas march during a military graduation ceremony in Gaza City. - RTX1DX2J

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    MAY 21: A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a weapon inside a damaged building during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the frontline north of Aleppo.

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    MAY 21: A protester prepares to throw a stone as a policeman approaches during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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    MAY 21: Dutch model Lisa van Heijningen, 23, presents a creation of Israeli brand Gottex, with a 17th-century Dutch East India Company ship in the background, during the Canal Catwalk at the Floating Fashion Week in Amsterdam.

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    MAY 21: Earthquake victim Tes Bahadur Ghale, 60, covers himself with a wool blanket as he walks toward the site of his collapsed house in Barpak village at the epicenter of the April 25 earthquake in Gorkha district, Nepal.

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    MAY 21: Stagehands remove props from the "Late Show" with David Letterman set outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan. Letterman hosted his last "Late Show" on Wednesday after 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists.

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    MAY 21: A demonstrator is detained by riot policemen during a rally at the same time that Chile's President Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech inside the National Congress, in Valparaiso, Chile.

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    MAY 21: People take photos of a solar halo at Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City. According to meteorologists, a solar halo is a rainbow around the sun created by the reflection of ice crystals.

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    MAY 21: A member of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) takes part in a "Flags-In" ceremony ahead of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. Soldiers from the Third placed American flags at the foot of more than 228,000 graves during the ceremony.

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    MAY 21: A rescued cat peers from its perch at the Animal Rescue n San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica. The National Animal Health Service and the Ministry of Environment and Energy have joined forces with the Humane Society International to support animal welfare programs, following an increase in violence against pets and wildlife in the country. Costa Rica has a bill to penalize animal abuse that has been stalled in Congress, according to local media.

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    MAY 21: Children wait to ride a roller coaster during their visit at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea. The children entered a temple to experience a monk's life for weeks to celebrate Buddha's 2,559th birthday on May 25.

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    MAY 21: Pilgrims push a carriage as they cross the Quema River on their way to the shrine of El Rocio in Aznalcazar in southern Spain. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at the shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during a pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color.

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    MAY 21: U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev wrestles Andres Ramos Dinza of Cuba during the "Salsa in the Square" wrestling exhibition in New York's Times Square.

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    MAY 21: A Rohingya migrant who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat has his head shaved by a fellow migrant inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur. Malaysia and Indonesia issued a joint statement on Wednesday saying they will offer international assistance to 7,000 migrants adrift at sea and assist them with "resettlement and repatriation" within a year with international help.

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    MAY 22: A Rohingya migrant child, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, cries as a volunteer cuts his hair inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur, Indonesia.

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    MAY 22: Midshipmen look to the sky as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a flyover to begin the graduation and commencement ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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