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Today in Pictures: May 25

Political protests, competitive spelling, Fleet Week and more of Wednesday's best news photos.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies take a protester into custody near the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally at the convention center.

Jae C. Hong / AP
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A girl watches Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak at a rally at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif.

John Locher / AP
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Sailors on board of USS Bataan arrive in New York Harbor for Fleet Week. Nearly 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate during Fleet Week New York this year. General public ship tours will be conducted daily throughout the week in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

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A man walks inside the "Cathedral of Light" at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Brendon Thorne / Getty Images
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A chasm measuring 650 feet long and 23 feet wide opened up in Florence, Italy trapping about 20 vehicles. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella said, "No one was injured, only damage - heavy damage."

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President Barack Obama greets people in the audience after speaking to Vietnamese young people during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall meeting at the GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Carolyn Kaster / AP
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Six-year-old Akash Vukoti, of San Angelo, Texas, the youngest contestant in the 2016 National Spelling Bee, pulls down his microphone to compete in the preliminaries of the Bee at National Harbor, Md. He spelled his word correctly, but was eliminated in the second round.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

A bird hovers over her nest in the reeds on the lake on a foggy day near the village of Vyazyn, 40 miles north of the capital Minsk, Belarus.

Sergei Grits / AP
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Migrants jump out of a boat right after overturning off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it recovered 7 bodies from the overturned ship and another 500 migrants were rescued.

Marina Militare via AP
Image: French Oil Refinery Strike

French police dislodge protesters blocking a fuel depot after trade unionists erected a burning barricade to block the entrance of a refinery in Douchy-les-Mines, northern France. A strike hit oil refineries, fuel depots and petrol stations across France.