American shrimp farmer Diane Wilson of Texas daubs herself with oil before trying to gain access to the British Petroleum annual general meeting. BP faced anger from protesters from across the world as it held its meeting just days ahead of the first anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stefan Rousseau / Associated PressLink
Flowers are left on the platform of the Oktyabrskaya metro station in memory of victims killed by Monday's bomb blast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VLADIMIR NIKOLSKY / ReutersLink
A plainclothes security officer charges down a road in Kasangati after military police blocked a peaceful demonstration led by opposition candidate Kizza Besigye and tried to arrest him.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ugandan police detain a protester. Military police officers shot Uganda's top opposition politician in the arm Thursday and fired tear gas into a hospital as demonstrations against rising fuel and food prices broke out in several locations across the country, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Wandera / Associated PressLink
A paramedic tends to a man who was shot in the shoulder after the military police blocked a peaceful demonstration led by opposition candidate Kizza Besigye and tried to arrest him.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Spanish KTM-rider Marc Coma, three-time winner of the Rallye Paris-Dakar, jumps over American Ronnie Renner, winner of the freestyle motocross at the X-Games, in the desert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOERG MITTER / EPALink
Contract workers celebrate in front of Greece's Supreme Court following a ruling in their favor by the high court, which means that they must be rehired by various wider public sector agencies and organizations where they were first employed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU / EPALink
A woman runs as men throw water at her as part of traditional Easter celebrations. Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko celebrate Easter with the traditional "watering of the girls," a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LASZLO BALOGH / ReutersLink
An Egyptian teen break-dances as his friends look on in Tahrir Square. Ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were detained for investigation of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters, bringing cheers of victory from activists who hoped it marked a turning point in Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mugur Varzariu / Associated PressLink
Italy's Federica Pellegrini during the Spring Swimming Italian Championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniele Badolato / Associated PressLink
An Afghan government employee searches through debris at his office which was destroyed after a suicide attack in the Musayi district of Kabul. Three Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban militants struck at a police training center in one of three suicide attacks to hit Afghanistan on the same day. Insurgents are increasingly targeting Afghan security forces, whose role will increase as U.S.-led NATO troops prepare to hand over responsibility for security in seven areas in July and end front-line fighting in 2014.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Libyan rebel fighter scans the area with his binoculars after what the rebels claimed was a NATO airstrike outside Ajdabiya. NATO allies sought to show a united front in the Libya campaign, insisting they all wanted to see the ouster of Moammar Kadafi even as they remained divided over dropping more bombs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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