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Venice sunset : The sun sets in Venice as the city prepares for the 51st International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, which will open to the public Sunday. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte) Thu Jun 9

A relative of one of the victims of yesterday’s unrest gestures outside the morgue of the Menelick hospital in Addis Ababa. Police were out in force in the tense and near-deserted streets of the Ethiopian capital Thursday, a day after clashes with protestors demonstrating against the results of last month’s elections killed more than 20 people.(AFP/Marco Longari)

This picture provided by the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank town of Jenin said to be taken with a mobile phone by Palestinian inmates at the Israeli prison of Megido in nothern Israel, shows the torn pages of a copy of the Quran, Islam’s Holy book. The image was alledgedly taken Tuesday June 7, 2005 , according to Islamic Jihad representatives, Israeli soldiers tore three copies of the Quran while searching Palestinians and their possessions on Tuesday morning. Israel denied the charge and claimed the pictures were staged. (AP Photo)

Pretty funky.

Something fishy : Japan’s machinery giant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) subsidiary Ryoumei Engineering unveils the new fish swimming robot in a fish tank at the Pototype Robot Exhibition, at the 2005 World Expo Aichi in Nagakute near Nagoya, central Japan. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Homeless in Dhaka : A Bangladeshi homeless boy sits on a pile of discarded coconut husks as he attempts to gain nourishment from one of the skins in Dhaka. (AFP/Sobbir Mia)

Senior Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin, 37, second from right, is surrounded by members of the media in Sydney, Australia in this June 4, 2005 file photo. Chen Yonglin who claims he was part of a 1,000-strong spy network in Australia is in no danger of being sent back to China, an Australian government minister said Thursday June 9, 2005. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

A slightly older photo, but posted at yahoo only today.

A surf ski paddler encounters dolphins surfing on a wave at Manly Beach in Sydney June 5, 2005. Dolphins, a protected marine species, are a common site off the coast of Australia but delight city folk unused to the mammals’ visits to metropolitan beaches. Photo by Will Burgess/Reuters

A woman on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne shows the 51 live tropical fish hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt in this handout photograph from the Australian Customs Service on June 3, 2005. Customs officers became suspicious after hearing ‘flipping’ noises coming from the vicinity of her waist, and an examination revealed 15 plastic water-filled bags holding concealed fish. (Reuters/Australian Customs Service/Handout)

A model displays an embroidered traditional creation by Turkish designers during the ‘Made in Turkey’ exhibition in Dubai June 6, 2005. The event showcased latest fashion collections and accessories by various Turkish designers. REUTERS/Anwar Mirza

A member of the Chinese National Acrobatic Circus performs a balancing act in Burgos, northern Spain June 7, 2005. The Chinese National Acrobatic Circus was formed some 50 years ago and its acrobats have entertained in over 80 countries. Picture taken June 7, 2005. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

After the raid : A woman shows her injured knee reportedly caused by police in a raid on her house in the area of Matala 09 June 2005 in El Ayoun. (AFP/Samuel Aranda)

Muskan Orphanage : An Indian Kashmiri orphan holds India’s national flag outside the army-run Muskan Orphanage during its inauguration, in Srinagar. (AFP/Sajjad Hussein)

A chandelier made of tampons, entitled ‘The Bride’ and created by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, hangs at the arts Biennale in Venice June 9, 2005. The arts festival is open to the public from June 12 – November 6. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Old photo, but posted at yahoo only recently.

A team of Mexican dwarf bullfighters and a clown pose for a group photo at a small bullring in central Mexico, May 29, 2005. The Mexican ‘dwarf bullfighters’ are carrying on a tradition born in Spain along with regular bullfighting. They say the ring showcases their skill and comic artistry, making them more than just a curiosity. ( REUTERS/Oliver Ellrodt)

June 9: A Palestinian protestor is arrested by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the construction of the controversial separation barrier next to the West Bank village of Salfit.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Those College Dem t-shirts…

Former President Bill Clinton, left, talks with Ball St. student Erin Graham of Muncie, Ind., as he signs her copy of his autobiography, ‘My Life Bill Clinton’ in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Clinton will also give a speech in Indianapolis tonight. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Poor kid. 🙁

Ibrahim, aged 6, whose right leg is paralyzed by the polio, leans on a bench after his routine exercise at an Orthopaedic centre run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kabul June 5, 2005. Afghanistan looks to be on the verge of eradicating polio, just as a flare-up in another remote corner of the world has led to the crippling children’s disease leaping between continents. Picture taken June 5, 2005. To match feature Afghan-Polio. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Stunning coloring.

A diver heads towards the surface. Vast resources hidden on the international deep sea floor need protection from excessive commercial exploitation that could have catastrophic consequences, according to a new report from the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies(AFP/File/Tarik Tinazay)

Bull elephant Maxi (L) gives his one-month-old female calf Farha (C) a playful shove with a tusk while mother Ceyla-Himali (R) stands by in their enclosure at Zurich zoo June 9, 2005. Maxi and Fahra met for the first time since the latter was born May 3, 2005. REUTERS/Andreas Meier

A dragonfly makes a brief rest on a flower Saturday, June 4, 2005 in Archer, Fla. The dragonfly enjoys the late afternoon as other insects come out in search of food. The frequent rain storms in Central Florida help the mosquito population rise. Mosquitos are a favorite food for the dragon fly or as it is sometimes called, the mosquito hawk. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Australian farmer Alan Slack-Smith feeds cattle on his drought stricken farm near Toowoomba. Hundreds of cattlemen on horseback brought Melbourne to a standstill to protest grazing bans they say are destroying a unique way of life.(AFP/Heather Faulkner)

A child eats a food rations in western Eritrea. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned that about 2.3 million Eritreans — or almost 60 percent of the population — need food aid as a result of drought and conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia.(AFP/File)

June 8: A 500-year-old world map, seen here being held by a Christie’s employee in April 2005, that was the first to name a newfound continent west of Europe ‘America,’ was sold for one million dollars at an auction in London(AFP/File/Odd Andersen)

Damn, that’s a lot of taxis.

Taxies wait for passengers at a parking lot in Tokyo. A Japanese man who planned to mug a taxi driver on a short ride changed his mind after being struck by the kindness of the cabbie, but got arrested anyway.(AFP/File/Toru Yamanaka)

US soldiers secure the area of a checkpoint during a military operation in southern Baghdad. Twenty-two Iraqi soldiers were kidnapped near the Syrian border, an Iraqi military source said, as four US soldiers were killed in less than 24 hours in attacks north of the capital(AFP/Yuri Cortez)

U.S. Army Pfc. Stephen Thomas of Gainsville, Florida jumps into the swimming pool at Camp Victory, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)

The U.S. Army will relax requirements for new officers, welcoming older candidates and allowing more tolerance of past minor crimes, officials said on Thursday. A Task Force Liberty soldier from 3rd Infantry Division mans his M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle near an Iraqi police checkpoint in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in this handout photo released June 8, 2005. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Sgt. Photo by Reuters (Handout)

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