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A bird comes in to land atop one of the domes of the landmark Taj Mahal as Venus, top left, begins to pass in front of the sun, as visible from Agra, India, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. People around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus.

Kevin Frayer/AP

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Hilal Ahmed Bhat, a traditional Kashmiri carpet weaver works at a factory in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. A carpet weaver in India earns around three US dollars a day..

Dar Yasin/AP

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Polar bear cub Anori swims with her mother Vilma in their enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal June 6, 2012. Anori was born on January 4, 2012.

INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

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A Thai fisherman catches freshwater white tilapia fish at a fish farm in Samut Prakarn province June 6, 2012. The price per kilo of white tilapia fish has decreased to almost half the price it was before historic floods hit Thailand last year. The country's exports unexpectedly fell in April from a year earlier as industry continued to feel the impact of the flooding but the Commerce Ministry expects a significant improvement in the second half of the year.

SUKREE SUKPLANG/REUTERS

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Palestinians look at the damage left after an Israeli strike hit a chicken farm in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Palestinian official said two Palestinians were wounded in Israel's airstrikes in Gaza overnight.

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A man eats a popsicle while sitting through a field littered with waste in a slum area of Karachi June 6, 2012.

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise passes the Statue of Liberty as it rides on a barge in New York harbor, June 6, 2012. The Space Shuttle Enterprise was being moved up the Hudson River to be placed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

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A Syrian boy walks next to the rubble of house , destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian pro-Assad army in April 2012 , in the town of Taftanaz, 15 km east of Idleb, Syria, Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

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A ladybird sits on a marguerite in Lofer, Austrian province of Salzburg, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. The forecast predicts sunny weather and temperatures up to 28 degrees (82.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country.

Kerstin Joensson/AP

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