A masked man wrapped in the flag of the old Libyan monarchy that has been adopted by the Libyan revolutionary movement makes a victory sign during a demonstration in support of the Libyan rebels and in protest against Sweden and its stance toward the European Union. NATO said on Friday that its warplanes hit eight vessels of Moammar Kadafi's navy, after President Obama predicted the veteran Libyan strongman would "inevitably" leave or be forced from power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A T-shirt produced to commemorate the visit of President Obama is in a gift shop in Dublin. Obama will visit Ireland on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty IMagesLink
Portuguese and Spanish youths sit in front of the Spanish Embassy on Rossio Square to protest the economic crises and sky-high jobless rates in their countries. Spanish youths have camped in main squares across the country since May 15 in the largest spontaneous protests since Spain plunged into recession after the collapse of a property bubble in 2008.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Muslims fight with Bulgarian extreme right nationalists in front of a mosque in Sofia. Supporters of Bulgaria's extreme right and nationalist Ataka party ("Attack") turned up in front of the Sofia's Banya Bashi mosque, during the Friday prayers to protest the fact it has loudspeakers that sound Muslim prayers in the entire area around it.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An injured Muslim worshipper holds a towel on his head after suffering a wound in clashes with supporters of the Bulgarian ultra-nationalist party Ataka, or "Attack," during Friday prayers in front of the Banya Bashi Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPALink
An East Timorese salutes during a ceremony marking the country's ninth independence day anniversary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIRIO DA FONSECA / ReutersLink
Commuters move beside debris of burnt vehicles after a clash between two communities at Sanand in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Dozens of people were injured in Friday's clash between members of the upper cast Darbars and Dalit community groups, who were pelting stones at each other.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / ReutersLink
Swiss cheese maker Christoph Glauser uses a cloth to wipe a loaf of Emmentaler cheese at a storage room of the Kaeserei Zaesiwil cheese dairy east of Bern.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARND WIEGMANN / ReutersLink
Lightning strikes the watchtower on Petrin hill early Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Magdalena Strakova / Associated PressLink
In this Feb. 11 file photo of Tahrir Square, Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military. The simmering frustrations in Egypt -- more than four months after the stunning downfall of Mubarak -- offer a sobering counterpoint to the soaring encouragement for Arab aspirations in President Obama's address Thursday to mark the region's "season of change."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tara Todras-Whitehill / Associated PressLink
View of the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold Schwarzenegger put his movie comeback plans on hold to handle a crisis sparked by his admission he fathered a secret love child several years ago. The former California governor told his agents that work on new projects including "The Terminator" franchise would stop "until further notice" as he grapples with a media storm four months after leaving political office.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Andrew Willey of England tees off the first hole during day two of the Madeira Islands Open in Porto Santo Island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty ImagesLink
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