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South African voters line up to cast their ballots in local elections in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Millions of South Africans are heading to the polls, with the ruling party African National Congress expected to lose ground to the official opposition Democratic Alliance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is surrounded by floodwater. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest Thursday. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

A Russian woman watches a live TV broadcast of President Dmitry Medvedev's annual press conference in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IGOR KHARITONOV / EPA

A man grabs a 22-year-old woman after she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh-floor building in northeastern China's Jilin province. The bride cut her wrists and tried to commit suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her just before the marriage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

Real estate fraud victims with members of the Ukrainian female political activist group FEMEN shout slogans and wave placards during a rally in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building. Protesters took off their clothes to protest a pyramid scheme conducted by a Ukrainian construction firm in 2003 which took their savings and left them homeless. About 200 families invested money in the project, which was never completed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

A ladybug nestles within a blossom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF HORNER / WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia hits a return to Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden during the second round of their WTA Brussels Open tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS LENOIR / Reuters

Matt Wilkinson of Australia during the men's Assn. of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship on Arpoador beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / Reuters

The space shuttle Atlantis is prepared for mating to the external tank and solid rocket boosters inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SCOTT AUDETTE / Reuters

A woman walks among rape blossoms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

A municipal worker in front of policemen during a demonstration at the Greek parliament. The workers, on a 24-hour strike, protested austerity measures and plans to prolong their working hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty Images

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Pictures in the News | May 18, 2011

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where millions of voters headed to the polls. The ruling African National Congress party expected to lose ground to the official opposition — Democratic Alliance.

The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station was surrounded by floodwater in  Vicksburg, Miss., where the river is expected to crest Thursday. Elsewhere in the news, a man in China’s Jilin province saves a bride who tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window after her boyfriend broke up with her just before the marriage; real estate fraud victims protest in Kiev against a pyramid scheme conducted by a Ukrainian construction firm in 2003 which took their savings and left them homeless; and the space shuttle Atlantis is prepared for mating to the external tank and solid rocket boosters inside  the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

On the sporting front, Jelena Jankovic of Serbia hits a return shot during the second round of the WTA Brussels Open tournament in Brussels and Matt Wilkinson of Australia busts a move during the men’s Assn. of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship in Rio de Janeiro.

Add stops in Greece, Russia, Washington and South Korea and you have our report.

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