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In today's pictures, a distressed deer is found with a chip bag on its head in Florida, a tornado looms in France, Rafael Nadal wins the French Open for the eighth time, and more.

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An undercurrent of explosive anger at the government of Turkey found a fuse on May 31 as a protest over the demolition of a public park in Istanbul quickly spread to other cities and encompassed simmering passions on broader issues in Turkish political life. Police have used tear gas and water canons to break up the protests, which have grown as demonstrators express opposition to what they view as the increasing authoritarianism of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. -- Lane Turner (29 photos total)
Tear gas surrounds a protestor holding a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as he takes part in protests against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on June 1, 2013. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)     

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Another year has come and gone and with it hundreds of thousands of images have recorded the world's evolving history; moments in individual lives; the weather and it's affects on the planet; acts of humanity and tragedies brought by man and by nature. The following is a compilation - not meant to be comprehensive in any way - of images from the first 4 months of 2012. Parts II and III to follow this week. -- Paula Nelson ( 64 photos total)
Fireworks light up the skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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NO RETURN IN MALI
NO RETURN IN MALI: Members of Mali’s military gathered at Bamako Thursday. Five African presidents seeking to restore Mali’s elected government were forced to make a U-turn and head to Ivory Coast to hold their meeting, after demonstrators supporting the junta took over the tarmac. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

BACKSTAGE
BACKSTAGE: Models waited backstage Thursday for a show to start as part of China Fashion Week, which opened in Beijing Wednesday. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

PROTESTS IN TURKEY
PROTESTS IN TURKEY: Sebahat Tuncel, left, a Kurdish member of Turkey’s Parliament, received help as she looked for cover Thursday from water being sprayed during a protest in Ankara against a new education bill. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

PARAGUAYAN FARMERS
PARAGUAYAN FARMERS: A farmer used a towel as a cape to keep warm during the annual National Farmers Federation march to the Plaza de Armas in Asunción, Paraguay, Thursday. (Jorge Saenz/Associated Press)

RIDING UP A HILL
RIDING UP A HILL: About 1,200 cyclists rode Thursday in stage 4 of the 2012 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike race in South Africa. (Nic Bothma/European Pressphoto Agency)

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MILITARY FUNERAL
MILITARY FUNERAL: Mourners attended the funeral of U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Robert Marchanti II at Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday. Maj. Marchanti, of Maryland, was fatally shot in an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in February that the Taliban said was retaliation for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SOMBER CEREMONY
SOMBER CEREMONY: A man mourned in front of a portrait during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday. A Turkish helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers and Afghan civilians. (Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

HUDDLED AROUND
HUDDLED AROUND: Men gathered around a religious flag as they celebrated the New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Afghanistan uses the Persian calendar. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

MUD BATH
MUD BATH: A believer asking for a miracle emerged from mud in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday. Thousands of believers participated in a procession to ask for miracles from Niño Fidencio, a deceased Mexican folk healer whose spirit still heals people, according to local legend. (Julio Cesar Aguilar/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

HAPPY BOY
HAPPY BOY: A child played in mud on the banks of the Bago River in Bago, Myanmar, Tuesday. (Reuters)

KEEPING THEIR COMPOSURE
KEEPING THEIR COMPOSURE: Soldiers stood still after a comrade fainted as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles arrived for a wreath-laying ceremony at Akershus Fortress in Oslo Tuesday. (Getty Images)

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CHOKED UP
CHOKED UP: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) was emotional as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong received a Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol in Washington Wednesday. Astronauts John Glenn, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin also received medals. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

PONCHO IN THE PARK
PONCHO IN THE PARK: A woman wrapped in a plastic poncho sat on a bench at New York’s Zuccotti Park. A judge ruled Tuesday that Occupy Wall Street protesters can no longer camp out in the park near Wall Street after police cleared the area earlier in the day. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)

HAVING A BALL
HAVING A BALL: Maintenance worker Luis Alcala emerged from inside a large Christmas ornament that he bolted down at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., Tuesday. (H. Lorren Au Jr./The Orange County Register/Associated Press)

CRIME SCENE
CRIME SCENE: Law enforcement investigated a window at the White House in Washington Wednesday. Pennsylvania authorities arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho, in connection with shots fired at the White House Friday. The windows are bulletproof. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SILENCE IS GOLDEN
SILENCE IS GOLDEN: A lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party, Huseyin Sahin, tried to stop a fellow party member, Muhittin Aksak, from speaking during a debate at parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday. (Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

BOY IN THE MASK
BOY IN THE MASK: Yang Weihao’s mother helped him take off a mask at their home in Zhuanji, Anhui Province, China, Tuesday. The boy was severely burnt in a fire in June and has to wear a surgical mask and a pair of gloves to prevent the wounds from becoming infected. (Reuters)

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