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.