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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 / REUTERS

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 IMAGES

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 IMAGES

Paramilitary policemen gather for a flag-lowering ceremony at Beijing's Tiananmen Gate at dusk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / REUTERS

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 Images

A man carries goods with his cycle rickshaw, known as a trishaw, amid a general strike in the Nepalese capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERS

The experimental aircraft Solar Impulse lands at Brussels International Airport after its first international flight, from Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thierry Roge / ASSOCIATED PRESS/POOL

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 / Reuters

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 Images

Laborers clean the windows of the Zifeng Tower.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEAN YONG / Reuters

Actresses wait backstage to perform Kunqu Opera's "Dream of the Red Chamber."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

A China Eastern Airlines passenger jet passes in front of the moon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / Reuters

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 Images

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 Images

"Bollywood" actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach-front photo call at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YVES HERMAN / Reuters

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 Press

Anti-government protesters mourn during the funeral of Majed Al-Ghrghzi, 24, who was killed during clashes with the police in Sana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

An Afghan man cultivates poppy bulbs at a farm close to Kandahar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hossein Fatemi / Associated Press

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 Images

Fishermen prepare their nets on the gulf coast off the emirate of Fujairah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP / Getty Images

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 IMages

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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: EPA

A child is protected by a scarf during a sandstorm in Harbin, in Heilongjiang province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 / Newscast

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 / EPA

Jury member Uma Thurman poses on opening day of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / Reuters

People relax at Ericeira beach, north of Lisbon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO / Reuters

Javier Ballesteros carries the ashes of his father, Seve Ballesteros, during the funeral service for the Spanish golfer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Doyle / Getty Images

A decorated veteran dances with children after the Veterans Day parade to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye's talks to the media as he leaves Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images

Demonstrators clash with police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROUK BATICHE / AFP / Getty Images

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 / Reuters

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 / EPA

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 / REUTERS

Luxury yachts are moored in the port of Cannes the evening before the opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / REUTERS

Aspiring dancers audition for the Radio City Rockettes' 2011 "Radio City Christmas Spectacular!" in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERS

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 Agency

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 Images

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 Images

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 Agency

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 Images

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/AP

Heavy smoke from fires in Collier County masks the sunrise over Anglin's Pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE CAVARETTA / Sun Sentinel

Pakistani girls attend a daily religion class at a mosque in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

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 / EPA

A bolt of lightning strikes in the horizon during a storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

A Canada goose gosling feeds near the Schuylkill River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

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 / Reuters

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: EPA

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 / EPA

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 / Reuters

Chinese folk performers take part in the Miaofengshan temple fair on the outskirts of Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A bumblebee collects pollen from a dog rose near Frankenthal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ANSPACH / AFP / Getty Images

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 / Reuters

A visitor examines "Leviathan" by Indian-born, British-based artist Anish Kapoor, executed in the Nave of the Grand Palais for Monumenta 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS

A Libyan refugee is silhouetted against her tent at a refugee camp in Dehiba, near the southern Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Wazin, where an estimated 20,000 refugees have found shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / REUTERS

People stroll past the Bank of Greece in Athens. The country was in talks with Eurozone partners on ways to fill a 27-billion euro ($39 billion) deficit next year as a new credit rating cut on Monday made its return to financial markets even more difficult.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YIORGOS KARAHALIS / REUTERS

German designer Karl Lagerfeld walks down the runway during the showing of his 2011-2012 Cruise Collection for French fashion house Chanel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / REUTERS

Workers hang a giant canvas of the official poster of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, depicting actress Faye Dunaway, on the facade of the Festival Palace in advance of Wednesday's grand opening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS

A Libyan pumps gasoline into a bottle in Zawiyah, 30 miles west of Tripoli, during a guided government media tour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAFI LARBI / REUTERS

Against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, Berne Union High School students Olivia Eckols, from left, Emily Carlo and Maria Camacho practice their auxiliary techniques during a color guard clinic. The sunshine and mild temperatures are a welcome respite for Ohioans who have experienced record rainfall in recent weeks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abigail S. Fisher / Lancaster Eagle-Gazette/AP

Floodwaters surround a gravestone at a Luxora cemetery in Mississippi County. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in five Southern states.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

The locker of PGA Hall of Fame golfer Seve Ballesteros, who died last week at the age of 54, is seen at the World Golf Hall of Fame 2011 induction ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Serota / Getty Images/World Golf Hall of

An aircraft leaves a condensation trail over a crescent moon high above Hohenschwangau in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

Pedestrians walk past one of the city's Apple Stores fafter an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand. In a report released by London-based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking, with an estimated value of more than $153 billion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

A veteran of World War II pays his respects at a Victory Day monument in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP/Getty Images

Belarusian World War II veterans celebrate Victory Day, commemorating the 66th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty Images

A Russian World War II veteran and a young woman, both in vintage military uniform, mark Victory Day in Gorky Park with a dance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / EPA

Laying flowers at Victory Square. Belarus celebrated the 66th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASILY FEDOSENKO / Reuters

A woman throws flowers near the World War II memorial while police block the memorial to prevent clashes between members of Ukrainian nationalist organizations and Victory Day celebrants. In Ukraine, the use of Russian symbols on Victory Day -- with red hammer-and-sickle banners hung from government buildings -- has stirred anger and resentment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GLEB GARANICH / Reuters

Egyptian Coptic Christian priests perform a mass prayer at a church burned in weekend clashes to honor those killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians in the Imbaba neighborhood. The fresh clashes between Muslims and Christians left 12 dead and more than 230 people injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

Young residents of the informal Masiphumelele shack settlement peer out of a newly erected shack after it was rebuilt within a week following a fire that devastated 1,500 homes in Cape Town. Housing and the lack thereof is one of the major issues facing the ruling African National Congress and its opposition parties leading up to the May 18, 2011, municipal elections in South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Afghan women feed pigeons in front of the Imam Ali shrine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

An anti-government protester flees as police use a water cannon to disperse protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemeni forces opened fire on protesters blockading a government building on Monday, killing a shopkeeper in a city that has seen some of the largest rallies seeking to oust Saleh, witnesses said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

A referee accidentally pushes Slovakia's Miroslav Satan's face as he tries to break up a fight between Satan and Denmark's Jesper Jensen during their qualifying-round game at the Ice Hockey World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GRIGORY DUKOR / Reuters

The silhouette of a woman can be seen in the reading room of the German National Library prior to the opening ceremony for the fourth extension of the building. The construction took more than five years to be completed. The German National Library is the central archival library and national bibliographic center of Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated Press

A model served as the canvas for New Zealand artist Men Bourk and Chinese painter Ren Zhongni at a body-painting festival in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. The artists combined various icon images of Auckland and Chongqing into their paintings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Students from the University of East London perform in a Big Dance Royal flash mob outside Buckingham Palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEWIS WHYLD / AFP / Getty Images

People sit in a gondola of a Ferris wheel as the sun sets behind them at a German fair. Temperatures rose to a summer-like 75 degrees Fahrenheit in most parts of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP / Getty Images

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Young leopard cubs peer inquisitively from their cage at Bangkok International Airport after Thai police thwarted a high-profile attempt to smuggle rare and exotic animals to Dubai; in Kolkata, India, Trinamool Congress party supporters celebrate after early election results gave party leader Mamata Banerjee an overwhelming lead; and on the outskirts of Moscow, the next crew headed to the International Space Station prepares for its June 7 blast-off.

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-Austrian border; while in Toledo, Ohio, transmission parts wait in line to get into gear at a GM assembly plant.

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 that the island was rented to the Windsors for William and Kate’s honeymoon in paradise, albeit belated.

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