Midwives simulate a childbirth as they stage a flash mob in front of the German Health Ministry. They demonstrated against rising insurance contributions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIAN KAHNERT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Models present creations during Australian Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / Associated PressLink
A Sri Lankan man makes decorative lanterns for buyers at a roadside shop on the eve of annual Buddhist festival Vesakha. The festival which falls on Saturday this year, encompasses the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Nepalese female devotees pull the chariot of Hindu deity Rato Machhendranath through a street. The chariot festival of Rato Machhendranath, regarded as the rain god, is one of the oldest and longest festivals celebrated in the Katmandu valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
A Malian child and his parents wait to be treated at Mbere refugee camp in southern Mauritania. Fighting in nearby Mali has left more than 60,000 people internally displaced, and a similar number have fled to Mauritania and neighboring countries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDELHAK SENNA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A protester is removed by police from outside the Chaoyang Hospital, where Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is staying. The protester had been holding a banner reading "Daqing oil management corruption. Forced redundancy, no money to eat. I want to eat, want to live."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People celebrate during the plenary session to vote a bill nationalizing Argentine YPF oil company. The Argentine Congress voted the expropriation of the 51% of the bonds of YPF, the country's largest oil company, from Spanish company Repsol.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL GARCIA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Italy's Nicola Fontanive body checks Germany's Florian Ondruschka during a preliminary-round match at the Ice Hockey World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jeff Overton of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty ImagesLink
Greenpeace activists protest against the Finnish icebreaker Nordica in the Baltic Sea in order to prevent the ship from heading to Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska. Activists halted an icebreaker headed for the Arctic for a third time this week in a bid to block plans by Anglo Dutch giant Shell to drill for oil in the region, the environmental group said today.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOERG MODROW / GreenpeaceLink
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