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Veterans Bill Hough and Jim Wilkinson (left and right) take part in a moment of silence during a ceremony in Ottawa, Friday June 6, 2014 marking the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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D-Day veteran Percy Howard of Kamloops, BC, who served with D Company of the Royal Regina Rifles, views the beach at sunset after a Canadian-French ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles sur Mer, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.

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D-Day veteran Alexander Polowin of Ottawa, who served with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve destroying German shipping in the English Channel, North Sea and on the Arctic convoys, plays a harmonica on the beach after a ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles sur Mer, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.

CHRIS HELGREN/Reuters

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A man looks at historic documents displayed in a showcase next to pictures of Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) and Queen Sofia by Spanish painter Felix Revello de Toro at the exhibition "The Spanish kings in Malaga: from Isabel The Catholic to Juan Carlos I" at the Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM) in Malaga, southern Spain, June 6, 2014. The King said on May 2 he would abdicate in favour of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. The exhibition will run until August 31.

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People look at a cracked side window of a bus which was damaged at bomb blasts in Kabul June 6, 2014. Abdullah Abdullah, front-runner in Afghanistan's presidential election, escaped assassination on Friday when two bombs blew up outside a hotel where he had just staged a rally, killing six people. The midday blasts, one caused by a suicide bomber, destroyed a car in Abdullah's convoy, police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said. One of the dead was a bodyguard. Twenty-two people were injured.

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A participant arrives at the Wave Gothic Festival in Leipzig, central Germany, Friday, June 6, 2014. About 20,000 members of the Gothic scene from all over the world are expected to attend the 23. edition of the Wave Gothic Festival .

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Jeff Wilsey, a Newmont Mining haul truck driver, climbs into his truck at Newmont's Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 22, 2014. The two-storey haul truck carries approximately 248 tons of material at a time.

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US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the international D-Day commemoration ceremony in Ouistreham, in Normandy, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.

Alain Jocard/AP

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The broken racket of Novak Djokovic of Serbia is seen on the court after he smashed it during his men's semi-final match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 6, 2014.

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Guarani Indians use their bows and arrows to stop drivers from passing a roadblock they imposed in front of the Sao Paulo State legislature in Sao Paulo, June 6, 2014. The Indians were protesting over a new law project called PEC 215 being debated in the legislature that would transfer the power to demarcate their ancestral lands from the federal government to Congress.

LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERS

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Performers take part in the International 70th D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings that helped turn the tables in World War Two.

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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A new undated Hubble image shows NGC 1566, a galaxy located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). According to NASA, the NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy. That means while the NGC 1566 does not have a well defined bar-shaped region of stars at its centre, like barred spirals, it is not quite an unbarred spiral either (heic9902o). The small but extremely bright nucleus of the NGC 1566 is clearly visible in this image, a telltale sign of its membership of the Seyfert class of galaxies. The centres of such galaxies are very active and luminous, emitting strong bursts of radiation and potentially harbouring supermassive black holes that are many millions of times the mass of the Sun. NGC 1566 is the second brightest Seyfert galaxy known. It is also the brightest and most dominant member of the Dorado Group, which is a loose concentration of galaxies that collectively comprise one of the richest galaxy groups of the southern hemisphere. The image was taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) in the near-infrared part of the spectrum.

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An Air China jet flies past a rainbow over Beijing Friday, June 6, 2014.

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A woman with an umbrella and boots runs in the heavy rain in Tokyo Friday, June 6, 2014. The start of the rainy season was announced by Japan Meteorological Agency for the Tokyo region Thursday.

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