TODAY'S SHINY PICTURES: Carlos Zambrano goes crazy, Obama checks out solar energy

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Here's 17,000 words worth of event from around the globe for Wednesday, May 27, 2009 ...

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano, right, argues with home plate umpire Mark Carlson after being ejected by Carlson during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Zambrano argued that he tagged Pirates' Nyjer Morgan out at the plate after throwing a wild pitch - you can see the blowup on video here. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

More of the day in pictures after the jump ...

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and Col. Howard Belote, looks at solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Kimberly Robinson, right, holds her baby Jordan Smith, left,, at the University of Miami Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The baby was born March 25, 2009 with a large mass protruding from his face, and was unable to swallow the amniotic fluid, which is a normal process during pregnancy. Nine days after the baby was born the growth was successfully removed, and he is expected to lead a normal life. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is thrown in the air in celebration, at the end of the UEFA Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, Wednesday May 27, 2009. Barcelona won 2-0. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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A reflection from the sunshine is seen above a fishing boat on the Tonle Sap river as Cambodian fishermen catching fish for their daily income in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Fish play a major role not only in the diet, but also in the economy of the Cambodian people. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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A North Korean soldier monitors a Chinese tour boat with binoculars along the Yalu River dividing China and North Korea near Dandong, northeastern China's Liaoning province, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. North Korea's military says it considers South Korea's participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of spreading weapons of mass destruction tantamount to a declaration of war against the North. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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South Korean soldiers look at the North Korean side through binoculars at Dora Observation Post in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) near the border village of Panmunjom that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. North Korea warned South Korea and the United States on Wednesday that Seoul's participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction is equal to a "declaration of war." (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lays flowers at the tomb of Peter the Great, founder of St. Petersburg, while visiting the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The cathedral houses the remains of almost all the Russian Emperors and Empresses. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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Reformist Iranian presidential candidate, Mahdi Karroubi, sends a flying kiss to his well wishers, as he arrives at his home town of Aligoudarz, during his campaign tour, about 240 miles (400 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. Clergyman Karroubi, a reformist challenger to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the June 12 elections has criticized the hard-liner's denial of the Holocaust, saying it has served Israel's interests and pushed the country deeper into international isolation. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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A bar-headed goose walks with one of her day old her chicks at the zoo of Servion near Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. ((AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre)

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People wait in line to enter Bankruptcy Court in New York, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Chairman of the Czech Republic's Social Democrats (CSSD) Jiri Paroubek, reacts after being pelted with eggs by onlookers during a rally for the European Parliament elections, in Prague,Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The European parliament is facing elections across the bloc's 27 members in early June. (AP Photo/CTK, Rene Volfik

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Pakistani rescue workers and police officer remove their injured colleagues from the site of suicide car bombing in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. A suicide car bomber targeted buildings housing police and intelligence agency offices in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing around 30 and wounding more than 100 in one of the deadliest such blasts in the country this year, officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)


A young girl plays on a bridge over a stream of raw sewage, in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday May 27, 2009. Kibera, which houses almost one million people, is the largest slum in Africa, and one of the biggest in the World. It has only two main water pipes, and in most of the slum there are no toilet facilities, with one hole-in-the ground latrine being shared by up to 50 shacks. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft carrying a new crew to the international space station (ISS) blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The Russian rocket carries Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Frank De Winne of Belgium. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Mexican Navy sailing ship Cuauhtemoc, on the tall ship's training cruise, arrives at Yokohama port near Tokyo, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first contacts between Mexico and Japan and to participate in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the port. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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A young giraffe looks up between others at a zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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