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A boy flexes during a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul. Bodybuilding is one of the country's most popular sports, permmited even during the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

During a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul, spectators congratulate a winner in the batamweight class.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

A maybug sits on the nose of 6-year-old Janne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / EPA

A worker cleans a restored wall at an archaeological site in a residential district. Pre-Inca archeological sites abound in Lima, where the ruins of hundreds of huacas, or sacred places, are at the mercy of urban growth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian migrant child worker goes about his tasks at a brick factory a day before International Labour Day. Reports state that Indian seasonal migrant workers travel from neighboring India to work at brick factories around Kathmandu valley. International Workers' Day, or May Day, is celebrated on May 1.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Lawmakers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party shout slogans during a rally on the second day of a two-day long country-wide strike in front of the parliament building. Police in Bangladesh have charged three opposition figures with vandalism and arson over attacks allegedly carried out during a series of general strikes protesting the disappearance of a political colleague, a police officer said on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPA

A monkey named Junior performs in front of a boy during a street performance. Then again, which one is the performer?

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

A young park visitor plays amid Iceland poppies in full bloom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images

A Royal Thai Air Force aircraft rests off the runway at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The plane, carrying 15 people, skidded. At least three people were reported to be injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A street parade is festooned in traditional masks and costumes during the national mask festival. The annual parade highlights Javanese traditions and artistry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMAN ROCHMAN / AFP / Getty Images

A teargas shell gets lobbed toward police during a protest against a government and police operation in the troubled Lyari area. At least 12 people, including police officials, have been killed and several injured in three days as police swoop into a neighborhood inhabited by criminal gangs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP / Getty Images

A man views a building damaged by bomb in Idlib. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, two car bombs killed at least eight people; others said that 20 people, civilians as well as security officers, were killed and more than 100 injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPA

People walk on the OCBC Skyway linking "supertrees" that will come alive with vertical gardens. On ground level is the nearly completed Gardens by the Bay. The projects, adjacent to the busy financial district, are part of efforts to urban nurture greenery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Villagers inspect the body of a dead elephant in Krueng Layoun Village. An environmentalist from Flora Fauna International believes that the elephant was poisoned by the owner of a palm oil plantation near protected forest. The smallest of the Asian elephants, the Sumatran elephant, faces increasing pressure from illegal logging and habitat loss from palm oil plantations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPA

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Afghanistan, where a boy flexes his muscles during a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul. Bodybuilding is one of the country’s most popular sports and was permitted even during the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.

In Nepal, an Indian migrant child worker carries bricks at a factory in Lalitpur a day before of International Workers’ Day; lawmakers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party shout slogans at a rally on the second day of a two-day long country-wide strike in Dhaka; and also in Bangladesh, a Royal Thai Air Force aircraft lies off a runway after skidding at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

In Japan, a monkey named Junior performs in front of a boy during a Tokyo street performance, although it appears the the boy is performing for the monkey.

Elsewhere: In Indonesia, participants parade in traditional masks  and costumes during the national mask festival in Malang; in Syria, a man looks at a building damaged by suicide bombing; and in Pakistan, residents throw a tear gas shell at police during a protest against a government and police operation in the Lyari area.

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