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The Week in Pictures: June 19-25, 2010

Solstice celebrations, a wig-wearing drug kingpin, and the man who went hunting for bin Laden

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    Australia’s new Prime Minister Julia Gillard attends a news conference after a leadership ballot at Federal Parliament House in Canberra June 24.

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    A runner dressed in inflatable sumo costume takes part in a charity 5K run at Battersea Park in London.

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    Former NBA basketball star Manute Bol poses for a photograph at the Sunrise Sudan headquarters in Lenexa, Kan., June 9.

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    Croatian riot police escort the participants of the annual Gay Pride parade in Zagreb.

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    Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock leave the Stockholm cathedral after the wedding of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

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    Edith Shain, the nurse in an iconic photograph taken in Times Square on V-J Day by Alfred Eisenstaedt, sits in front of a likeness of the image on the 64th anniversary of V-J Day last August.

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    People attend the annual summer solstice at the Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire, southern England.

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    Supporters hold pictures of Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, a rogue general who aided anti-government protesters during the March to May 2010 bloody protest,

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    “Paddy Games” staff demonstrate the “fireman carry” event in Cork, Ireland.

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    Items from the John Steinbeck archive, including a 1939 galley proof of his famous novel with a misspelling of the title as “The Gropes of Wrath,” are displayed at Bloomsbury Auctions in New York.

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    Cast members (left to right) Elise Neal, Scout Taylor-Compton, Helen Mirren, Taryn Manning and Bai Ling pose at the premiere of the movie “Love Ranch” at the Arclight theater in Los Angeles.

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    France’s Nicolas Mahut lies on the ground after missing a point during the fifth set of his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London.

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    Alleged drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke wears a wig in this handout photograph released to Reuters June 23.

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    A collapsed bridge lies in a swollen river as floodwaters fill the city of Barreiros in Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday.

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    Activists from the female rights organization Femen walk away after holding a rally at the entrance to the Ukrainian Security Service headquarters in Kiev.

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    Pablo Picasso’s “Portrait d’Angel Fernandez de Soto,” which eventually sold for $51,585,695, the second highest price for a work of art sold at Christie’s London, is displayed during the Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale at Christie’s auction house.

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    United States’ Landon Donovan, front left, celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria Wednesday.

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    Gen. Stanley McChrystal arrives at the White House for a meeting with President Obama. McChrystal was relieved of his position as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan following the publication of an article in Rolling Stone.

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    Customers line up to buy Apple’s newest iPhone outside an Apple store at the Ginza district in Toky Thursday.

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    Devotees cover themselves in mud and dried leaves before a Mass to celebrate the feast day of their patron Saint John the Baptist, in the remote village of Bibiclat in Nueva Ecija province, north of Manila, Philippines.

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    Gary Faulkner talks to the media after arriving in Denver, Colo., on Thursday. Faulkner was deported from Pakistan after being discovered in the country with a pistol, a sword and night-vision equipment on a personal mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden.

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    Messages of support are seen on a poster carrying the images of Israeli army soldier Sgt. Gilad Schalit, left, and Israeli Air Force navigator Ron Arad in a solidarity tent calling for Schalit’s release in Jerusalem. Friday marks four years since Schalit was captured by Hamas-allied militants in Gaza. Arad has been missing since his plane was shot down in 1986 by Lebanese militiamen.

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    Shepherds drag goats for a traditional bath for the purification and fecundity of the flock at the Puerto de la Cruz beach in Spain’s Canary island of Tenerife.

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    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth greets Roger Federer as she attends the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in London June 24. It is the first visit by Queen Elizabeth to the Championships in 33 years

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    Oxfam activists pose as G-8 leaders during a photo opportunity ahead of the G-8/G-20 summits in Huntsville, Ontario.

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    Train accident victim Jose Hernandez, 24, holds his prosthetic leg in El Progreso.

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    President Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev eat burgers during an unscheduled visit to Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Va.

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    A Michael Jackson fan lights candles in Berlin to commemorate the death of Jackson one year ago, on June 25.

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    A photo released June 25 of Oscar, the cat with a pair of prosthetic paws, courtesy of neuro-orthopedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick in Surrey, England.

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    A sign thanking firefighters north of Flagstaff, Ariz., as the Schultz fire continues to burn in the background.