Protesters are covered in magenta dye sprayed by police attempting to control demonstrations in the Ugandan capital. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and has blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES AKENA / REUTERSLink
Luxury yachts are moored in the port of Cannes the evening before the opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / REUTERSLink
Aspiring dancers audition for the Radio City Rockettes' 2011 "Radio City Christmas Spectacular!" in New York City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERSLink
Parts for a 6-speed transmission wait to be installed at the GM Toledo transmission plant. The company announced it will build a new 8-speed transmission at this plant as part of a plan to invest about $2 billion in U.S. plants, creating or preserving more than 4,000 jobs at 17 facilities in eight states.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF KOWALSKY / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A woman walks past a display window at the BBC's new MediaCity headquarters near Manchester. Several thousand jobs are being transferred from London to the new facility on the site of Salford's derelict former docklands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Two young meerkats, members of the mongoose family, explore their enclosure at the Gelsenkirchen zoo in western Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTORIA BONN-MEUSER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A contestant takes part in the Hang Gliding World Championships near Schwangau. Over 80 top national and international pilots were expected to compete in the event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A Deportivo de La Coruna supporter appears from beneath a giant flag at the end of the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de La Coruna vs. Athletic Bilbao. Deportivo won 2-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An aerial view of privately-owned North Island, part of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles. Real estate mogul Farhad Vladi, based in Germany, has said he rented the island to the Windsors, claiming that Prince William and his bride would be honeymooning there. The office of Seychelles' president James Michel would not confirm that the royal couple had arrived or planned to do so, but noted they had previously visited the tropical paradise.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dana Allen / Wilderness Safaris/APLink
Heavy smoke from fires in Collier County masks the sunrise over Anglin's Pier.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE CAVARETTA / Sun SentinelLink
Pakistani girls attend a daily religion class at a mosque in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
View of the Monumenta 2011 exhibit, entitled "Leviathan," by British artist Anish Kapoor at the Grand Palais in Paris. The installation is presented in the nave of the Grand Palais for the Monumenta 2011 exhibition until June 23.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ETIENNE LAURENT / EPALink
A bolt of lightning strikes in the horizon during a storm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
A Canada goose gosling feeds near the Schuylkill River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
Yemeni soldiers search a man at a checkpoint near an anti-government rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / ReutersLink
Conjoined female twin babies undergo an ultrasound examination. They were born May 5 in Suining city, Sichuan province, and were moved to Chongqing in preparation for an operation. Two previous ultrasound scans, in September 2010 and February, reported a single embryo until a check May 3 found the twins were conjoined.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
An Italian soldier helps remove rubbish piling up in an eastern suburb. The Italian army has come to Naples to help the city deal with its continuing rubbish collection crisis, a week before elections in the country's third largest city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CIRO FUSCO / EPALink
French plainclothes policemen evacuate people during a ceremony to commemorate France's 1848 abolition of the slave trade at the Luxembourg gardens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: POOL / ReutersLink
Chinese folk performers take part in the Miaofengshan temple fair on the outskirts of Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
A bumblebee collects pollen from a dog rose near Frankenthal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ANSPACH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman smiles during an audition for the television show "China's Got Talent" downtown. China's version of the internationally popular television talent show will start its second season with more than 5,000 applicants and with an estimated audience of more than 35.5 million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / ReutersLink
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Pictures in the News | May 10, 2011
Protesters find themselves covered in magenta dye sprayed by police attempting to control demonstrations against higher prices in the Ugandan capital of Kampala; on the French Riviera, luxury yachts are moored in the port of Cannes the evening before the opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival; while in New York City, dancers audition for the Rockettes’ Christmas special at Radio City Music Hall.
Across the pond, a giant image of a tiny goldfish is part of the window display at the BBC’s new headquarters near Manchester; a pair of young meerkats explore their zoo enclosure in Germany with a touch of trepidation; the Hang Gliding World Championships are underway near the German border with Austria; while in Toledo, Ohio, transmission parts wait patiently in line to get into gear at a GM assembly plant.
In Pakistan, young girls attend a daily religion class at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad; bolts of lightning light up the sky over the Indian city of Jammu; while in Shanghai, auditions begin for the second season of the wildly popular show, “China’s Got Talent,” with over 5,000 hopefuls vying to perform for a television audience north of 35 million.
Four degrees south of the equator and a thousand miles east of Africa, privately-owned North Island, part of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles, is seen from the air. It’s said the island was rented to the Windsors for William and Kate’s albeit belated honeymoon in paradise.
Images from Germany, Italy, Spain and Yemen, as well as Florida and Pennsylvania, complete our snapshot of the world today.
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