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Buddhists pray during a ceremony welcoming the holy month of Vesak, marking the birth, enlightenment and demise of Buddha.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

A man balances a bottle on his head during a celebration of St. George's Day, the biggest holiday of the year for members of the country's Roma minority.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / Reuters

Models prepare backstage ahead of a David Bowie show during Australian Fashion Week at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Nolan / Getty Images

A World War II veteran walks behind naval cadets at a war memorial. Many Russian veterans wear their awards as the country prepares to celebrate Victory Day on May 9.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP/Getty Images

Muslims led by Iman Jamil Yahya, center, pray in the street during a protest march to denounce the manner in which Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea after he was killed by U.S. forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

A man walks past the outside wall of the "Art In The Streets" exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUCY NICHOLSON / Reuters

Australia's Paul Gallen, center, is tackled by New Zealand's Benji Marshall, left, during a rugby league test match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON O'BRIEN / Reuters

Supporters of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb flagpoles during a rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / Reuters

Palestinian youths throw bricks and stones at an Israeli car that mistakenly drove into the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / Reuters

Supporters of anti-government protesters in Syria kick out a supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad during Friday prayers at a mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HASHISHO / Reuters

Nationalist Nikita Tikhonov, background right, and his girlfriend, Yevgenia Khasis, left, listen from behind glass to their sentences for the killings of a prominent human rights lawyer and an independent journalist. The Moscow City Court sentenced Tikhonov to life in prison and Khasis to 18 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

A baby spider monkey named Estela plays at the Melbourne Zoo. She was abandoned by her mother and has been cared for by keepers since her birth on Jan. 17.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILLIAM WEST / AFP/Getty Images

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Friday’s Pictures in the News feature begins in Indonesia, where Buddhists pray during a ceremony welcoming the holy month of Vesak.

Elsewhere, models sporting vintage David Bowie hairstyles are set against the Sydney skyline during Fashion Week in Australia; members of the Roma minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate their biggest holiday; and supporters of Yemen’s president climb flagpoles during a rally in Sana.

In Russia, we get a look inside the judicial system as a nationalist and his girlfriend are sentenced in a homicide case. Separately, World War II veterans prepare to celebrate Victory Day in Moscow.

Other photos include: An Israeli car that mistakenly drove into the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan is pelted with bricks and stones by Palestinian youths; a  supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad is forcibly removed from a mosque during Friday prayers  in southern Lebanon; and a baby spider monkey is being cared for at the Melbourne Zoo after being abandoned her mother.

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