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    MAY 24: A 2-month-old black howler monkey, named Gael by the zoo staff, is nursed in the Rescue Center at the National Zoo of Managua, Nicaragua. The orphaned monkey was rescued by hunters before being brought to the center.

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    MAY 24: Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known living person, is escorted down the aisle following a church service and celebration of her 116th birthday in Inkster, Michigan. The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records, followed by Susannah Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who turns 116 in July. Talley bowled until she was 104 and still likes to catch fish. A daughter says her mother still has a sharp mind. "Her No. 1 rule is to treat people how you want to be treated," says godson Tyler Kinloch, 21, who fishes with her.

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    MAY 25: Peter Sturvedant prepares to play taps during a Memorial Day ceremony in honor of soldiers who died in the Civil War at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. The cemetery is the final resting place of about 6,000 soldiers.

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    MAY 25: Migrants sit on their belongings in the back of a truck as it is driven through the desert town of Agadez, Niger. African migrants, encouraged by social media messages from friends who survived the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, set off from Agadez, an ancient trading town on the edge of the Sahara, to cross Niger in the uncertain journey toward Europe via Libya, where the collapse of the government has offered an open door for smugglers. Mostly young men escaping grinding poverty in neighboring Benin or Burkina Faso, they face bandits and often have to pay bribes en route, on top of the hefty payments to people smugglers.

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    MAY 25: Hundreds of nursing school tudents take an exam at a playground of a vocational college in Baoji, Shaanxi province, China.

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    MAY 25: Students practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China. The acrobatic school accepted more than 80 students from 4 to 40 years old. Most of them came from the rural area of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Starting at 4 a.m. every morning, the students practice an average of 10 hours. The training usually lasts from one month to more than a year.

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    MAY 26: Two men carry a pig's carcass to market on a tricycle taxi in Havana, Cuba.

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    MAY 26: A passenger and her children sleep at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India. Temperature in Allahabad on Tuesday were expected to reach 115.5 degrees Fahrenheit, according to India's meteorological department website.

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    MAY 26: Amy Gilmour, a volunteer from San Antonio, Texas, walks past a pile of debris from destroyed homes that amassed when the Blanco River flooded during the Memorial Day weekend rains in Wimberley, Texas. On Friday, rising floodwaters were again submerging highways and threatening homes as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that already had claimed at least 21 lives and left 14 people missing.

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    MAY 26: A Syrian refugee prays on the beach after arriving on the Greek island of Kos in a dinghy after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Hundreds of immigrants, mainly Syrians and Afghans, landed on Kos on Tuesday.

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    MAY 26: Visitors sitting in inflatable whirlpools watch a film during a whirlpool cinema event in Berlin.

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    MAY 26: Rafael Nadal of Spain jumps to serve to Quentin Halys of France during their men's singles match at the French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. On Thursday, Nadal, the sixth seed, saw off longtime rival Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to extend his quest for a record 10th title; he now stands 68-1 at the event. On Saturday, he's scheduled to play Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

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    MAY 27: Lemurs eat an ice block of fruits and vegetables to cool off at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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    MAY 27: In another location near Tel Aviv, a zookeeper at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan hoses down an elephant to help it stay cool during the heat wave.

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    MAY 27: Balloons made by ONE, an international economic advocacy organization, are flown during a protest in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral in Dresden, Germany, where the G7 finance ministers and central bankers meeting is taking place. The balloons depict leaders of the member countries of the G7, from left, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper U.S. President Barack Obama, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi , German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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    MAY 28: Musician Ed Sheeran takes a "selfie" with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds museum in Manhattan.

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    MAY 28: Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole during round one of the Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

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    MAY 28: A policeman uses a baton to disperse a protester during a demonstration in Srinagar, India, where police detained dozens of protesting government employees as they attempted to reach the office of Kashmir's chief minister and his colleagues. Protesters said they were demanding long-overdue back pay from authorities and to have their temporary jobs made permanent.

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    MAY 28: Student protesters gather as a jet of water is released from a riot police vehicle during a demonstration to demand changes in the education system, in Santiago, Chile.

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    MAY 28: Pop star Rihanna prepares for a photoshoot in Havana, Cuba. The 27-year-old "Umbrella" singer, who hails from Barbados, is not subject to US restrictions on travel to Cuba.

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    MAY 28: Ankita Vadiala, 13, of Manassas, Virginia, reacts as she is given the word "billable" to spell during the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Although Vadiala spelled the word correctly, she was eliminated in a later round and Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, were declared this year's co-champions.

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    MAY 29: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg listens as the citation for her Radcliffe Medal is read during a luncheon at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

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    MAY 29: A woman watches a Moto GP practice session as Marco Melandri, left, takes a curve with his Aprilia, at the Mugello race circuit, in Scarperia, Italy.

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