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.
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A T-shirt produced to commemorate the visit of President Obama is in a gift shop in Dublin. Obama will visit Ireland on Monday.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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An East Timorese salutes during a ceremony marking the country's ninth independence day anniversary.
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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.
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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.
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Lightning strikes the watchtower on Petrin hill early Friday.
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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.
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Andrew Willey of England tees off the first hole during day two of the Madeira Islands Open in Porto Santo Island.
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A surfer reacts upon realizing his impending wipeout fate while riding a large wave at the Wedge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, left, pose during the photo call for "La Piel Que Habito" ("The Skin I Live In") presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFPLink
Members of Officer Candidate School at Kabul Military Training Center attend a graduation ceremony. The female officers graduated after a 20-week course including computer training, human resources training, English classes and marksmanship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD MASOOD / ReutersLink
Iraqi police inspect the site of one of three bomb attacks in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk which killed at least 27 people and wounded 89 in the worst violence to hit Iraq in nearly two months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN IBRAHIM / AFPLink
Heavily armed corrections officers stand guard as a City of New York Department of Corrections vehicle arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court. Dominique Strauss-Kahn will try to get out of one of America's most notorious jails Thursday, hours after the French politician resigned as chief of the International Monetary Fund following his arrest on sexual assault charges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated PressLink
Police carry off an arrested activist of the FEMEN feminist movement after a rally in front of the parliament. More than 1,000 people protested in front of the Ukrainian Parliament against President Viktor Yanukovich's unpopular economic policies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFPLink
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from the Mississippi River. For thousands of people forced from their homes by the rising river, life has become a tedious waiting game: waiting for meals at shelters, waiting for the latest word on their flooded homes, waiting for the river to fall.
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A boy cools off on a hot day in the waters of Dal Lake. Many parts of northern India are facing severe hot weather conditions with temperatures hitting 111 degrees Fahrenheit in many places, the media reported on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / ReutersLink
Children peep through a torn U.S flag hanging from their makeshift shelter in a slum area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATHAR HUSSAIN / ReutersLink
A zebra and a lion are seen in their enclosures in the Hagenbeck zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIAN BIMMER / ReutersLink
Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set a free diving record, pushed by two dolphins named Paco and Marco, in Torvaianica. Arrigoni completed 13 loops in 1 minute and 53 seconds to set the record.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / ReutersLink
Heitor Alves of Brazil surfs during the men's Assn. of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship on Barra da Tijuca beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / ReutersLink
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.
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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.
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A Russian woman watches a live TV broadcast of President Dmitry Medvedev's annual press conference in Moscow.
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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.
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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 / EPALink
A ladybug nestles within a blossom.
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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 / ReutersLink
Matt Wilkinson of Australia during the men's Assn. of Surfing Professionals Billabong Rio Pro championship on Arpoador beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / ReutersLink
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 / ReutersLink
A woman walks among rape blossoms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
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 ImagesLink
In a timed exposure, Buddhists carrying candles are seen in ghostly silhouette as they encircle Wat Dharmmakaya on the outskirts of Bangkok during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Damir Sagolj / ReutersLink
Buddhists pour water on a Bodhi tree in a watering ritual during Vesak Day observances at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / ReutersLink
A haze of blue tear gas engulfs South Africans who clashed with police during protests over land use the day before local elections. Authorities also used water cannons to disperse the crowd. Poor and inadequate housing is one of the major issues in the election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nic Bothma / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
French climber Alain Robert, nicknamed "Spiderman," makes his way up the outside of the 261-meter Istanbul Sapphire Tower as part of a trade show. Robert climbed Europe's tallest building in 1 hour 50 minutes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tolga Bozoglu / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Atlantis crew members Rex Walheim, left, Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley and Sandy Magnus joke around during a photo shoot using the shuttle as a backdrop as it is moved to Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building. Atlantis is scheduled to lift off in July on NASA's last shuttle mission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesLink
A display of mirrors in a street market takes on the look of a carnival fun house.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hossein Fatemi / Associated PressLink
Security officers form a protective line during a protest in Dublin against the visit of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who was beginning a four-day tour. At least 100 protesters chanted slogans and torched the British flag in as Elizabeth began the first visit by a British monarch to the Irish Republic in 100 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl de Souza / AFPLink
U.S. surfer Kelly Slater concentrates before competing in the opening round of the Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition at Arpoador Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A girl carries her younger sister as children play in a field while the sun sets on their slum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
A child, his face covered with flies, sits inside a wooden cart in an alley of a poor neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on a 14-day mission to the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Raoux / Associated PressLink
A pedestrian passes a newsstand with papers carrying coverage of the U.S. arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, on attempted-rape charges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antoine Antoniol / BloombergLink
A woman throws a ball against members of the Left Bloc party dressed as pins during a protest against the International Monetary Fund and its proposed bailout of Portugal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francisco Seco / Associated PressLink
An anti-government protester wearing a glove with colors of the Palestinian flag flashes the victory sign during a demonstration to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Activists with painted faces check a phone during a protest calling for an end to U.S. support of the current regime.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nodar Tskhvirashvili / ReutersLink
Riot police fire tear gas at Kurdish protesters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSMAN ORSAL / ReutersLink
Forensic workers move one of the 28 bodies found decapitated on a farm near the Mexican border to a mobile morgue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cast member and photographer Peter Lindbergh poses with actress Charlotte Rampling during a photocall for the film "The Look" at the Cannes Film Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / ReutersLink
A farmer smokes hash before working in a field of young marijuana plants in the mountainous upper Panjshir region. The farmer has been growing cannabis for three years and says he has seen prices triple since 2008.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
Lady Gaga poses for photographers in the offices of the Metro newspaper, where she guest-edited an edition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL HACKETT / ReutersLink
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