Gallery: Russian traditional wooden dolls Matryoshka depicting, from left, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio, stand on a table during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Russian Soyuz TMA-11M space capsule carrying the three, returning from a half-year mission to the International Space Station landed safely Wednesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
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Gallery: Dust rises as the Russian Soyuz TMA-11M space capsule, left, stands on the ground just after landing, some 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of town Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Soyuz space capsule with Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio, returning from a half-year mission to the International Space Station, landed safely Wednesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
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Gallery: In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 photo, Paula Hackett, left, of Harleysville, Pa., holds her dog Tosey, a 5-year-old Great Dane, as certified veterinary technicians Kym Marryott, right, and Nicole Esposito draw a blood sample at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school's animal bloodmobile in Harleysville, Pa. The university operates the bloodmobile around the city to raise awareness and make it easier to garner canine blood donations.
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Gallery: Sea turtles crawl before being returned to the ocean on a beach in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. With the help of tourists, Bali police released about a dozen turtles which they seized last month from illegal poachers.
Mindaugas Kulbis – Associated Press - Ap
Gallery: Members of the Lithuania Army Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf practice during a military exercise 'Black Arrow 2014' at the Rukla military base some 120 km. (75 miles) west of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Exercise Black Arrow 2014, is the largest tactical field training event of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf, of Lithuanian Armed Forces, this year. For the following two weeks approximately 1,500 military from the MIB Iron Wolf and other units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will be training defensive operation in Lithuanian territory along with service members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the U.S. Army in Europe (USAREUR).
Alexander Zemlianichenko – Associated Press - Ap
Gallery: Local citizens collect parts of a seized APC that was set alight during a fighting between and government troops at Oktyabrskoye village, about 20 km. (12 miles) from Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. At list six servicemen were ambushed and killed and eight others wounded Tuesday afternoon outside the town of Kramatorsk, Ukrainian defense ministry said.
Kyle Green – Associated Press - Ap
Gallery: Mike Chase, center left, kisses his partner Matthew Montoya on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse during a rally in support of same sex marriage in Boise on Tuesday night May 13, 2014. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled earlier in the day that Idaho's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
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Gallery: In this April 2014 photo provided by Olympic National Park, a log cabin teeters on the eroding bank of the Quinault River in Olympic National Park in Washington. The cabin has been added to the state list of most endangered historical properties. Built in 1930, the chalet was used as a lodge, summer ranger station and emergency shelter. It's located in the southwest corner of the park, 13 miles up the Graves Creek trail in the Enchanted Valley.
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Gallery: Israeli border police officers stand guard as a house is demolished in the Wesk Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Rehavam, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the land the houses were built on belong to Palestinians.
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Gallery: Cody Krueger, 25, of Lowell, dances with Karissa Bedford, 23, of Grand Rapids, with the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
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Gallery: FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said Tuesday May 13, 2014.
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Gallery: Students on school excursion pose in front of the replica of the Statue of Liberty at Odaiba in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Toru Yamanaka – Associated Press - Ap
Gallery: U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy wearing a yellow helmet, a protective suit and a mask, inspects the central control room for the Unit One and Unit Two reactors of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, operated by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Kennedy toured the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant for about three hours Wednesday.
Bloom Early Learning & Child Care's annual scholarship benefit offered raffles and games to raise money to provide child care and tuition assistance to enable single mothers and families in need to go back to school.