Bangkok — Four 2-month-old leopard cubs peer out from a cage after Thai police found them and other animals in luggage at Suvarnabhumi Airport. A United Arab Emirates citizen who allegedly attempted to travel with the animals in his luggage was arrested.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERSLink
Kolkata, India — Trinamool Congress party supporters celebrate outside the residence of party leader Mamata Banerjee after early election results gave the party an overwhelming lead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAYANTA SHAW / AFP/GETTY IMAGESLink
Star City, Russia — The next crew bound for the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, left, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, pose before their final preflight exam at a space training center outside Moscow. The crew is to blast off in a Soyuz spacecraft on June 7.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP/GETTY IMAGESLink
Beijing — Paramilitary policemen gather for a flag-lowering ceremony at Beijing's Tiananmen Gate at dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / REUTERSLink
Lorca, Spain — Caskets of earthquake victims are pictured at a funeral Mass two days after a magnitude 5.1 quake killed nine people in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Katmandu, Nepal — A man carries goods with his cycle rickshaw, known as a trishaw, amid a general strike in the Nepalese capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERSLink
Brussels — The experimental aircraft Solar Impulse lands at Brussels International Airport after its first international flight, from Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thierry Roge / ASSOCIATED PRESS/POOLLink
Cairo — A protester with his face painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag prays at Tahrir Square. Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Friday to push their military rulers to do more to help Palestinians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / ReutersLink
Cairo — Egyptian demonstrators hold the flags of Arab nations at Cairo's Tahrir Square during a protest calling for national unity after attacks on Egyptian churches, and solidarity with the Palestinians as they mark the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" which befell them following Israel's establishment in 1948.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nanjing, China — Laborers clean the windows of the Zifeng Tower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEAN YONG / ReutersLink
Beijing — Actresses wait backstage to perform Kunqu Opera's "Dream of the Red Chamber."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
Shanghai — A China Eastern Airlines passenger jet passes in front of the moon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / ReutersLink
Jerusalem — A masked Palestinian youth throws a fire bomb toward Israeli forces during clashes following Friday prayers in Arab East Jerusalem as Israeli police flooded the streets of Jerusalem, fearing violence as Palestinians began marking the "Nakba," or "catastrophe," of Israel's establishment in 1948.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jerusalem — Israeli forces run and fire tear gas canisters toward Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes following Friday prayers in Arab East Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cannes, France — "Bollywood" actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach-front photo call at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YVES HERMAN / ReutersLink
Shabqadar, Pakistan — Pakistani paramilitary forces check a damaged vehicle at the site of a bombing outside a paramilitary training center. A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving the center Friday, killing 80 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Sana, Yemen — Anti-government protesters mourn during the funeral of Majed Al-Ghrghzi, 24, who was killed during clashes with the police in Sana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Kandahar, Afghanistan — An Afghan man cultivates poppy bulbs at a farm close to Kandahar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hossein Fatemi / Associated PressLink
Leon, Nicaragua — Students visit the crypt at the 18th century La Asuncion cathedral, which Nicaragua expects to be nominated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELMER MARTINEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Fujairah, UAE — Fishermen prepare their nets on the gulf coast off the emirate of Fujairah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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