A protester falls to the ground during clashes with police. Unions called the strike to protest austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Milos Bicanski / Getty ImagesLink
A surfer rides in the barrel of a wave off the west coast of South Africa. Cold fronts passing the cape as winter approaches generate good swells and have provided excellent conditions for the sport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Jury member Uma Thurman poses on opening day of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / ReutersLink
People relax at Ericeira beach, north of Lisbon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO / ReutersLink
Javier Ballesteros carries the ashes of his father, Seve Ballesteros, during the funeral service for the Spanish golfer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Doyle / Getty ImagesLink
A decorated veteran dances with children after the Veterans Day parade to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty ImagesLink
Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye's talks to the media as he leaves Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators clash with police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROUK BATICHE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An anti-government protester displays a spent bullet case filled with roses during a demonstration demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Afghan security officials inspect an Afghan Army helicopter that crashed in Paroon district of eastern Nuristan province. Afghan Army helicopter crashed and injured nine soldiers in Parun district when it was carrying reinforcement after hundreds of insurgents attacked a police base in same area on 10 May, sparking a fierce battle, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MEER AFZAL / EPALink
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Pictures in the News | May 11, 2011
We begin Wednesday’s Pictures in the News feature in Greece, where demonstrators clashed with police in central Athens during a general strike in protest against austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.
Elsewhere, the stars are out in France as the 64th Cannes Film Festival is underway; a funeral procession for legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros is held in Pedrena; and the surf is up on the west coast of South Africa as cold fronts generate large swells.
In the news, students and riot police squared off in Algiers as protesters took to the streets demanding political change; in Yeman, a spent bullet case is filled with roses during a demonstration demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz; and Afghan security officials inspect an Afghan army helicopter that crashed in Paroon.
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