A visitor examines "Leviathan" by Indian-born, British-based artist Anish Kapoor, executed in the Nave of the Grand Palais for Monumenta 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERSLink
A Libyan refugee is silhouetted against her tent at a refugee camp in Dehiba, near the southern Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Wazin, where an estimated 20,000 refugees have found shelter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / REUTERSLink
People stroll past the Bank of Greece in Athens. The country was in talks with Eurozone partners on ways to fill a 27-billion euro ($39 billion) deficit next year as a new credit rating cut on Monday made its return to financial markets even more difficult.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YIORGOS KARAHALIS / REUTERSLink
German designer Karl Lagerfeld walks down the runway during the showing of his 2011-2012 Cruise Collection for French fashion house Chanel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / REUTERSLink
Workers hang a giant canvas of the official poster of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, depicting actress Faye Dunaway, on the facade of the Festival Palace in advance of Wednesday's grand opening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERSLink
A Libyan pumps gasoline into a bottle in Zawiyah, 30 miles west of Tripoli, during a guided government media tour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAFI LARBI / REUTERSLink
Against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, Berne Union High School students Olivia Eckols, from left, Emily Carlo and Maria Camacho practice their auxiliary techniques during a color guard clinic. The sunshine and mild temperatures are a welcome respite for Ohioans who have experienced record rainfall in recent weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abigail S. Fisher / Lancaster Eagle-Gazette/APLink
Floodwaters surround a gravestone at a Luxora cemetery in Mississippi County. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in five Southern states.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty ImagesLink
The locker of PGA Hall of Fame golfer Seve Ballesteros, who died last week at the age of 54, is seen at the World Golf Hall of Fame 2011 induction ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Serota / Getty Images/World Golf Hall ofLink
An aircraft leaves a condensation trail over a crescent moon high above Hohenschwangau in southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated PressLink
Pedestrians walk past one of the city's Apple Stores fafter an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand. In a report released by London-based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking, with an estimated value of more than $153 billion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesLink
A veteran of World War II pays his respects at a Victory Day monument in Kiev.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Belarusian World War II veterans celebrate Victory Day, commemorating the 66th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Russian World War II veteran and a young woman, both in vintage military uniform, mark Victory Day in Gorky Park with a dance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / EPALink
Laying flowers at Victory Square. Belarus celebrated the 66th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILY FEDOSENKO / ReutersLink
A woman throws flowers near the World War II memorial while police block the memorial to prevent clashes between members of Ukrainian nationalist organizations and Victory Day celebrants. In Ukraine, the use of Russian symbols on Victory Day -- with red hammer-and-sickle banners hung from government buildings -- has stirred anger and resentment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GLEB GARANICH / ReutersLink
Egyptian Coptic Christian priests perform a mass prayer at a church burned in weekend clashes to honor those killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians in the Imbaba neighborhood. The fresh clashes between Muslims and Christians left 12 dead and more than 230 people injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Young residents of the informal Masiphumelele shack settlement peer out of a newly erected shack after it was rebuilt within a week following a fire that devastated 1,500 homes in Cape Town. Housing and the lack thereof is one of the major issues facing the ruling African National Congress and its opposition parties leading up to the May 18, 2011, municipal elections in South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Afghan women feed pigeons in front of the Imam Ali shrine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
An anti-government protester flees as police use a water cannon to disperse protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemeni forces opened fire on protesters blockading a government building on Monday, killing a shopkeeper in a city that has seen some of the largest rallies seeking to oust Saleh, witnesses said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
A referee accidentally pushes Slovakia's Miroslav Satan's face as he tries to break up a fight between Satan and Denmark's Jesper Jensen during their qualifying-round game at the Ice Hockey World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GRIGORY DUKOR / ReutersLink
The silhouette of a woman can be seen in the reading room of the German National Library prior to the opening ceremony for the fourth extension of the building. The construction took more than five years to be completed. The German National Library is the central archival library and national bibliographic center of Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
A model served as the canvas for New Zealand artist Men Bourk and Chinese painter Ren Zhongni at a body-painting festival in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. The artists combined various icon images of Auckland and Chongqing into their paintings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Students from the University of East London perform in a Big Dance Royal flash mob outside Buckingham Palace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEWIS WHYLD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People sit in a gondola of a Ferris wheel as the sun sets behind them at a German fair. Temperatures rose to a summer-like 75 degrees Fahrenheit in most parts of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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