New Zealand's Ngakau Toa Theatre Company performs a traditional Maori ceremonial haka at the Globe Theatre at the start of the World Shakespeare Festival, at which 37 international companies will present 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 37 languages. Monday is Shakespeare's birthday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
Well-dressed demonstrators, organized by the satirical gentlemen's publication the Chap, protest on St. George's Day outside the Abercrombie & Fitch store on Burlington Gardens about the company's plans to open a children's clothing store on Savile Row. The protestors claim that the chain store's presence would signal the demise of a street dedicated to the bespoke tailoring trade.
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Angelina Jolie, a United Nations High Commissoner for Refugees special envoy, speaks with an agriculture worker named Plinio at a refugee community on the banks of the San Miguel border, near Barrancabermeja, Ecuador. The community, composed of Colombian families -- refugees of the Colombian conflict -- are taking part in an agricultural project to encourage self-sufficiency and improve nutrition in the community.
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Vietnamese border guards watch the U.S. Seventh Fleet's USS Blue Ridge enter Tien Sa port as Vietnam welcomes the port call of three U.S. Navy ships. Vietnam and the U.S. will hold five days of non-combatant naval exchage activities next week in Danang amid rising tensions in the South China Sea with China, whose authorities have just released 21 Vietnamese fishermen who were detained seven weeks ago near disputed islands in the South China Sea, drawing strong protests from Hanoi.
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Michael Stilson shovels wet, heavy snow. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and as much as a foot of snow at higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Todd Berkey / Johnstown Tribune-DemocratLink
The Olympic stadium in Kiev will house several matches, including the final, of the UEFA Euro 2012 soccer championship, hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine.
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One person was killed and at least six were injured as riot police clashed with hundreds of squatters in a suburb of the Philippine capital, police said. The fatality occurred as squatters blocked a road in the residential suburb of Paranaque, hurling stones at police, armed with shields and truncheons, who were trying to disperse them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Anders Behring Breivik's handcuffs are removed by a policeman inside Room 250 of the central court. Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last July, took the stand again on the second week of his trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tashi Gyaltso, a Gyuto monk of Tibet, encounters a koala during a visit to Wild Life animal park. The monks are in Australia to promote Tibetan causes as well as run programs to assist the public in creating a better world. They visited Wild Life to bless the animals.
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Protesters are engulfed in tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in a Shiite village close to Manama. Bahrain's highest appeals court has postponed for a week the verdict in the case of 21 democracy activists convicted of plotting to overthrow the Gulf kingdom's rulers.
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France's incumbent president and Union for a Popular Movement candidate Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands with supporters as he leaves his party's campaign headquarters. Socialist challenger Francois Hollande won the first round of the French presidential vote, setting himself up for a May 6 run-off with Sarkozy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters call for reforms to the judiciary. According to media reports, Yemeni judges are on strike for three months, trying to force the government to implement judiciary reforms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
Prayers are offered during a service near China's embassy. Participants asked China's government to release North Korean refugees captured in China rather than send them back to their country, where, the activists fear, they might be executed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
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