Palestinian and Lebanese activists light candles in front of the United Nations building to mourn the Palestinian demonstrators killed May 15 during clashes with Israeli soldiers in southern Lebanon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMAL SAIDI / REUTERSLink
Supporters of the largest ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Union for Integration, a coalition partner in the Macedonian government, wave Albanian flags and light torches during an election rally.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGI LICOVSKI / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A student prepares to throw a stone at a police water cannon truck as thousands march in a demonstration against the government of President Sebastian Piñera and a new education law.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO SANTANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tablet computers aimed at competing with the iPad are displayed at Computex Taipei, Asia's biggest information technology and communications trade fair, where manufacturers are showing how they plan to face the formidable challenge presented by Apple's iconic product.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK LIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A pair of rebel fighters pray near a checkpoint.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated PressLink
A student of the University of Applied Sciences of Northwest Switzerland lights a tealight candle in the shape of a tea bag at the 9th DMY International Design Festival. More than 400 idesigners will display innovative products at the fair, which runs through June 5.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOERG CARSTENSEN / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A vintage Rolex Dato Compax watch is displayed during a preview for the final auction of Bernard L. Madoff's estate. The timepiece is expected to fetch $30,000 to $35,000 in the liquidation of the estate of the convicted mastermind of the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eliot J. Schechter / BloombergLink
Leonardo da Vinci's "The Lady with Ermine " is displayed during a preview of the exhibition "Poland Treasures and Art Collections" at the Royal Palace in the Spanish capital. The exhibition opens June 3 and runs through September.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN MEDINA / REUTERSLink
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub Medo plays with the Logar family's dog. The Slovenian family adopted the three-and-a-half-month-old cub after it strolled onto their property a month ago. They planned to construct a fenced enclosure for Medo, but veterinary authorities want to move it to a shelter for wild animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC / REUTERSLink
A macaque monkey is chained to a wall in Jakarta to learn how to stand on two feet to take part in street performances. Cruelty to the small primates is a cause that charities such as the Jakarta Animal Aid Network are increasingly taking up.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty ImagesLink
The space shuttle Endeavour lands at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, capping a 16-day mission to the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE SKIPPER / ReutersLink
Children look out from a window of their classroom at a rural primary school. The school, with five teachers and 102 students, is located on an approximately 6,562-foot-high mountain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHENG LI / ReutersLink
Schoolchildren participate in an International Children's Day event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated PressLink
Girls attend class at a school in a mountainous area of the Jhanda tribal district of Mohmand Hills during a media trip organized by the Pakistani army to show what it says is progress in battles against Taliban insurgents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A spider at the Grosses Moor swamp renaturation area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Bosnian Muslims carry a coffin during a mass funeral. The remains of eight people, victims of an "ethnic cleansing" campaign that former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic is accused of instigating, were retrieved from mass graves in nearby Zvornik and buried during the funeral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / ReutersLink
A forensic expert with the International Commission for Missing Persons holds a skull at an ICMP facility while trying to identify remains of a victim of the Srebrenica massacre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / ReutersLink
Mourners stand around the body of renowned Iranian liberal dissident Ezatollah Sahabi, draped in the national flag during his funeral, Sahabi died of a stroke Tuesday at the age of 81, the official IRNA news agency reported. Haleh Sahabi, his daughter and fellow dissident, died at the funeral, Iranian websites reported Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMADREZA ABBASI / EPALink
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns the ball to Li Na of China during their quarterfinal match at the French Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REGIS DUVIGNAU / ReutersLink
Robin Petrovic, right, and Jamie Gayle embrace after they received their civil-union license, one of numerous same-sex couples to do so after Illinois became the sixth state to allow civil unions or their equivalent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN GRESS / ReutersLink
Soldiers from a special-forces unit walk through a pond during a competition among military units. The winners will be awarded the elite "Madder Beret" -- a symbol of courage, honor and dignity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPALink
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