Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pays his respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow to commemorate those who were killed during World War II, on the eve of the Victory Day holiday celebrating the end of the war.
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A devotee pours water on a Buddha statue resting under a Bodhi tree during the Kason watering festival being celebrated at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma.
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An Indian policeman uses a sling to throw stones at Kashmiri protesters during an anti-election protest in Srinagar, India. At least 30 people were injured when Indian police in Kashmir's main city fired teargas shells on Friday to disperse thousands of Muslims protesting against India's general election in the disputed Himalayan region, police and witnesses said.
An Israeli settler clashes with an Israeli left wing activist during a demonstration against settlements in the West Bank town of Hebron. Israeli left wing activists and Palestinian land owners demonstrated against the settlers of Kharsina settlement in Hebron after they built wooden rooms on Palestinian land. Israeli settlements on occupied land are viewed as one of the main stumbling blocks in the Middle East peace process.
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Jailed murder suspect Amanda Knox of the United States faces her former boyfriend and co-defendant Rafaele Sollecito, second from right, of Italy during a trial session in Perugia. Knox and Sollecito are on trial for the November 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Women activists of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal, a Maoist party, struggle with Nepalese police during a protest against the president in Kathmandu. Thousands of Maoist demonstrators have been taking part in a wave of protests on the streets of the capital after the collapse of the ex-rebels' government following a bitter stand-off with the army chief. The ultra-leftists called their supporters to the streets of the Himalayan nation's capital to demonstrate against a move by the president to stop the Maoist government from firing the head of the army, a longtime rival.
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Rescued migrants aboard an Italian coast guard boat arrive at the port of Tripoli, Libya. Italy shipped more than 200 migrants who had been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea back to Libya on Thursday as Rome pressed its crackdown on illegal immigration.
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Russian army jet fighters release anti-missile flares as they fly over the Ivan the Great Bell Tower of the Kremlin in Moscow, during a final rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade, which will take place at Moscow's Red Square on May 9.
Kashmiri voters push each other playfully as they queue up outside a polling station on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Thursday's vote is part of India's month-long national elections. The new parliament is expected to be elected by early next month. The separatists have called for a strike to protest against the elections.
German army Bundeswehr soldiers carry the coffin of slain German Corporal Sergej Motz of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) during a memorial service at the Sankt Johannes church in the southwestern German city of Bad Saulgau. One German soldier was killed and nine others wounded in an attack on their convoy near Kunduz, Afghanistan, on April 29.
New Basque Socialist leader Patxi Lopez takes the oath during a ceremony in Guernica, Spain, watched by the president of the Basque parliament, Arantza Quiroga, right. Lopez took the oath of office as the region's first non-nationalist president. The Basque regional parliament confirmed Lopez as president on Tuesday. He will lead a minority government, with backing from mainstream conservatives, ending nearly 30 years of rule by Basque nationalists.
A Russian World War II veteran and a Chinese businessman drink a toast to mark the upcoming Victory Day in a Chinese restaurant in Vladivostok, Russia. Russia celebrates the anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 9.
Pope Benedict XVI kisses the head of a baby during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI told his weekly general audience that he hoped his trip to the Middle East will "bear much fruit" for the troubled region's inhabitants.
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A man displays a document to journalists in Tehran after registering as a candidate for president of Iran. Iran started registering candidates on May 5 for the Islamic Republic's June 12 presidential election.
Indian Border Security Force soldiers are watched by bystanders as they alight from a boat in the Diyara area of Patna on the eve of the fourth phase of polling in general elections. Voting in India's elections will enter the fourth of five phases on May 7, with the final phase on May 13 and results expected on May 16.
A protester hurls a stone at Indian policemen as a photographer takes his picture during an anti-election protest in Srinagar. Kashmir's separatist leaders are hoping that a boycott of Thursday's election to the Indian parliament may yet breathe new life into the 20-year movement.
People gather around a marketplace damaged in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq. A car bomb exploded at the entrance to a fruit and vegetable market, killing 11 people and wounding about 30.
Workers carry a portrait of India's ruling Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, left, and party leader Rahul Gandhi, after an election rally at the end of the second-to-last phase of polling in New Delhi, India. With more than 700 million voters, India holds elections in five phases, ending May 13. Results are expected on May 16.
Shuttle workers wearing protective gloves as a precaution against swine flu hold route signs at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico.
Flower arrangers work on some of the 100 floral displays in the Rejoice flower festival in Westminster Abbey in London. The festival, which runs from May 6 to May 9, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS) and features work from over 300 flower arrangers from around the United Kingdom.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson, center left, poses with a wax figure of himself as it is unveiled at the Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in London.
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German defendant Fritz Gelowicz waits inside the high-security courtroom of the superior regional tribunal in the western city of Duesseldorf during one of Germany's biggest terror trials in decades against four alleged Islamic extremists -- three Germans and a Turkish national -- accused of plotting devastating attacks against U.S. interests.
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People gather around newly dug graves outside the village of Bilge, near the city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey. Masked assailants with automatic weapons attacked an engagement ceremony Monday night, killing 44 people and injuring six others in what appeared to be the result of a family feud.
Maoist supporters carrying torches take part in a rally in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal's political parties met on Tuesday in a bid to form a new coalition after Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda resigned and his party threatened street protests over a crisis sparked by the army chief's sacking.
South Korean special warfare soldiers break roof tiles during a military show to celebrate Children's Day at the War Memorial in Seoul.
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A Saudi official welcomes the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, right, on his arrival for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council were gathering to discuss the location of a long-delayed regional central bank, a step crucial to advancing the oil-rich region's plans for a unified currency.
Chinese petitioners toss handbills from the rooftop of a hotel, where they hung banners describing accounts of corruption, at a protest in Beijing. Protesters timed their protest with the 90th anniversary of the May Fourth protest movement, seeking redress for a litany of grievances and hoping to win attention from authorities.
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Survivors of last year's deadly Cyclone Nargis grab for money as it is thrown in the air in Tha Gyarhin Oh, Burma, in the Irrawaddy Delta during dedication ceremonies for an emergency shelter. Cyclone Nargis left more than 140,000 dead or missing.
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French National Police remove prison wardens during a sit-in to block the entrance of the Lille-Sequedin prison facility. French prison wardens staged a nationwide protest against their work conditions.
A youth ducks during clashes between protesting pig farmers and Egyptian riot police in the neighborhood of Manishyet Nasr, in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and clashed with irate pig farmers Sunday, leaving 12 people injured as owners resisted the government's attempt to slaughter all the nation's pigs to guard against swine flu.
Palestinian women hold pictures of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, during a demonstration calling for their release in the West Bank city of Nablus.
North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun, second from right, and Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marco Rodriguez, right, participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in the Revolution Square in Havana. Pak is in Cuba for an official visit.
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A resident navigates a boat near a road flooded by the Tocantins River in Maraba, northern Brazil. Officials say floods and mudslides from heavy rains in north and northeastern Brazil have killed at least 14 people in the last month and driven tens of thousands from their homes.
New priests lie in front of Pope Benedict XVI during a mass for the ordination of 19 new priests at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai adjusts his hat as he is photographed during his registration to stand for re-election in Kabul, Afghanistan. Karzai officially registered on Monday to stand for re-election, and named current vice president Karim Khalili and former vice president Mohammad Qasim Fahim as his two running mates.
Hotel staff and guests wearing masks as a precaution against swine flu look through the glass door at the lobby of Metropark Hotel in Hong Kong. The health department imposed a week-long quarantine on the downtown hotel where a Mexican man stayed, trapping 350 guests and employees inside.
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