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News at a glance: Photos from May 24, 2011

The devastation of Joplin, Missouri resulted in many solemn photos today from Getty. The American flag being recovered from the rubble in this one elevates the photo from straight documentation to metaphor. Don't be surprised if it wins some big photography awards this year.

Click through the entire slideshow to see Obama playing ping-pong, a new acrobatics show in NYC and more. You can also see the entire gallery at once as a mosaic.

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