Amsterdam, Netherlands — Participants in the Suit-and-High-Heels Run race for 50 meters (164 feet) in the business district of Amsterdam. The run is a teaser for the Zuidas Run for charity on May 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADE JOHNSON / AFP / Getty IMagesLink
Rotterdam, Netherlands — Timo Boll of Germany plays against Robert Svensson of Sweden during their third-round men's singles match at the World Table Tennis Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN / ReutersLink
Beijing — A woman walks past an urban art sculpture at Sanlitun SOHO residential and commercial complex in Beijing. China's economic growth could slow to 8%, Goldman Sach's Jim O'Neill said Thursday, as economic data and a drop in commodity prices point to Beijing ending its monetary tightening policy sometime this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / ReutersLink
Beichuan, China — People lay chrysanthemums during an official commemoration on the third anniversary of China's Sichuan earthquake in Beichuan. The magnitude-8 earthquake left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing and 5 million homeless.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Harbin, China — A child is protected by a scarf during a sandstorm in Harbin, in Heilongjiang province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Rio de Janeiro — Laura Enever of Australia walks along Barra da Tijuca beach before the start of the women's Billabong Rio Pro surfing championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated PressLink
Munich — Former concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk is taken out of the Land court. Demjanjuk, 91, a retired auto worker and former U.S. citizen, received a five-year sentence for his role as an SS guard at a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II. The court found him guilty of being an accessory to at least 28,060 murders, mostly of Jews, at Sobibor camp during 1943.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / EPALink
Sarangani, Philippines — The Panamanian-registered ship MV Double Prosperity remains stuck at Bakud Reef after running aground Sunday, more than 2 miles off Sarangani province in the southern Philippines. Officials say the coal-laden ship destroyed a large portion of a marine sanctuary in Sarangani Bay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Lorca, Spain — Cars are crushed by debris after a magnitude 5.1 quake that killed at least eight people and toppled buildings into the streets. Thousands of terrified Lorca residents spent a night shivering in parking lots, public squares and playgrounds, fearing aftershocks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rawalpindi, Pakistan — A Pakistani child swims with buffalos to beat the heat in Rawalpindi. Residents of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have been suffering through hot weather made less bearable because of lengthy power outages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated PressLink
Bratunac, Bosnia — A Bosnian Muslim cries near the coffin of her relative during a mass funeral for Bosnian Muslims in Bratunac, northeast of Sarajevo. Thousands of Bosnian Muslims attended a funeral for 16 men, women and children killed by Bosnian Serb forces at the beginning of the 1992-95. All of the bodies had recently been exhumed from a mass grave and identified by DNA.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
Deep Space — The details of the Scorpius constellation, right, and the Milky Way are shown in an image produced by Nick Risinger, of Skysurvey.org, who compiled more than 37,000 exposures taken in different locations around the world. Risinger traveled more than 60,000 miles by air and land for more than a year to produce this image.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Risinger / Associated PressLink
New York — A wax figure of Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow sets sail for Madame Tussauds New York aboard the Staten Island Ferry in New York Harbor. The Times Square attraction took Sparrow, or his wax figure at least, out to sea to celebrate the release of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which opens next week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Sulley / NewscastLink
Rome — Serbia's Jelena Jankovic takes on Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain during their match for the Italian Open tennis tournament at the Foro Italico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DI MEO / EPALink
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