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Ana Guevara, 20, second from left, joins dancers from the Groov 3 dance studio and students from Los Angeles schools who participate in a flash mob on the one-year anniversary of the "Let's Move! Flash Workout," in Hollywood. Around 30 people participated in the flash mob and danced to the to the Beyonce song, "Move Your Body," in hopes of promoting a healthy active lifestyle for kids.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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 Images

Models present creations during Australian Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rob Griffith / Associated Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / Greenpeace

Tiaina Seau Sr cries as he stands at a memorial of flowers and messages for his son, Junior Seau, who took his life yesterday at his home in Oceanside.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

The body of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent killed by a single shot fired into his home Wednesday night is removed by officials in Carson. Authorities on Thursday arrested the agent's 14-year-old son on suspicion of murder.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A security guard shouts to a driver trying to get through the locked gates of a hospital where blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is recuperating. The Obama administration's diplomatic predicament deepened Thursday when Chen, who took temporary refuge in the U.S. Embassy, declared that he now wants to leave China, rejecting a deal that was supposed to keep him safely in China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Police stand guard for the ceremonial lowering of the flag at dusk at Tiananmen Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

British soldiers raise their bearskin hats and give a cheer during a ceremony at Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth II presented new colors to the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company of the Coldstream Guards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Stansall / Pool

A giraffe looks for low-hanging forage amid a sea of lesser flamingos at Kenya's Lake Oloidien. Recent heavy rains nationwide have altered the salinity of the water in many lakes where flamingos feed, making them less rich in their preferred food, phytoplankton, which has prompted the birds to fly to drier regions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP

Multiple lightning strikes hit the earth as a thunderstorm moves through a wind farm in eastern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernd Maerz / DPA

Hayashi Masanori, top, of Japan returns a shot to Tony Ontam of the United States on the opening day of the International Sepak Takraw Federation Super Series tournament. The acrobatic sport has been described as a blend of volleyball, football, martial arts and gymnastics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images

Students celebrating the last day of school splash and float in a fountain on Independence Square in downtown Kiev. Ukrainian schools ended their academic year one month earlier than usual because of the Euro 2012 soccer tournaments scheduled for June.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPA

A boy sits under the chariot of Rato Machhendranath during the chariot festival devoted to the Hindu rain god, one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the Katmandu Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson walks through the outfield at Dodgers Stadium talking with reporter Jim Hill, right, after a press conference in center field Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

At Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby entrant Daddy Nose Best grazes after a morning workout.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Girls from the Holy Trinity Yeovil Brownies Hamdon Division cheer the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who visited the southwest of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Ernst Bromeis eases into icy Toma Lake, at 7,693 feet above sea level. Bromeis is swimming, wading and using other means to trace the Rhine 764 miles from its source, Lake Toma, to its mouth near Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The project is called "The blue wonder - River Rhine 2012."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BALZARINI / EPA

Former Taliban fighters display their weapons as they join Afghan government forces during a ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty Images

Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP / Getty Images

In the Abbassiya district, protesters beat a man they accused of attacking them. The anti-military protest, held near the defense ministry, turned deadly when it was attacked. There are reports of 12 to 20 people killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Anti-military protesters assist a participant wounded when a demonstration in the Abbassiya district was beset by attackers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

The remains of residents executed by forces loyal to Gen. Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) are uncovered from an unmarked mass grave. Some 125 citizens of the small town were put in front of firing squads during and after the war.Teba's clandestine graveyard might be the largest in Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE ZAPATA / EPA

Demonstrators rally against the import of U.S. beef. Estimates put the crowd at some 10,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPA

Pope Benedict XVI embraces a child at the end of the weekly general audience in St. Peter's.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIZIANA FABI / AFP / Getty Images

Malian children play in the M'bere refugee camp near Bassiknou in the Nema region of southwest Mauritania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDELHAK SENNA / AFP / Getty Images

A sandal is seen near the wreckage of a ferry as rescuers search the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village. The heavily packed ferry broke apart in a sudden storm late Monday, leaving more than a 100 people dead and more than 100 missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

At the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam, the U.S.' Misty May-Treanor dives for the ball during a first-round match as she and Kerri Walsh face Germany's Jana Kohler and Julia Sude.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Protesters break windows of downtown businesses including American Apparel and NikeTown during a May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua Trujillo / Seattlepi.com

Jesus Garcia, in a wheelchair, leads a chant before the start of a May Day march at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists. Hundreds of activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

A model poses backstage ahead of the Magdalena Veleveska show on day two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Australia National Maritime Museum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Nolan / Getty Images

Vendors carry baskets of handmade artificial flowers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFP

A juggler makes circles with glow sticks during a celebration of Walpurgis Night, a traditional spring festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / DPA

Performers take part in the Beltane Fire Festival, an event inspired by a pre-Christian spring ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP

On a warm, sunny day, a boy jumps into the water on the occasion of the season opening of public swimming pools.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joerg Koch / dapd

A horse leaves the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs, where the 138th Kentucky Derby will be held Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

Rhiannon Spratling of the troupe Legs on the Wall performs "The Voyage." The aerial and physical-theater company will appear this summer at the London Olympics cultural festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a remote-controlled bomb blast targeting a convoy of the paramilitary Frontier Corps. At least two civilians were killed and 12 injured in the attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAHEED KHAN / EPA

Villagers watch as a piece of a sunken ferry is pulled onto the bank of the Brahmaputra River. Rescuers on Tuesday had recovered 103 bodies from the turbulent river after the heavily packed ferry capsized and broke apart, according to the Associated Press. About 100 people were still missing Tuesday evening, local time, and authorities said they feared that many had been swept by the current to neighboring Bangladesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP

An Israeli soldier fires tear gas toward about 300 Palestinian protesters outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Clashes erupted between stone-throwing demonstrators, who were rallying in support of Palestinians held in Israeli jails, and the Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and a foul-smelling liquid known as "skunk" to break up the demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

During a demonstration in support for prisoners held in Israeli jails, Palestinians writhe on the ground after being doused with pepper spray outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Thousands of Turks gather at Taksim Square for a May Day rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP

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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Civil disobedience was on display this during May Day events. Occupy Wall Street protesters resurfaced on the streets of New York City with minor clashes between cops and demonstrators who pounded drums and cursed corporate greed. Downtown Seattle erupted in chaos as black-clad demonstrators marauded through the shopping district, smashing windows at banks and retail outlets, spray-painting cars and slashing tires. In Los Angeles, rallies brought immigrant rights, labor and Occupy protesters onto streets, snarling traffic and drawing a police force that at times outnumbered the demonstrators.

Flash mobs surfaced in Berlin and Hollywood this week. In Tinseltown, dancers participated in a flash mob on the first anniversary of the “Let’s Move! Flash Workout” on Hollywood Boulevard to a Beyonce song, “Move Your Body,” in hopes of promoting active lifestyles for kids. In Germany, midwives simulated a childbirth as they staged a flash mob in front of the Health Ministry in Berlin to demonstrate against rising insurance costs.

On the European continent, a screaming contingent of Brownies welcomed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, to the southwest region of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour; adventurer Ernst Bromeis waded into icy Toma Lake, source of the Rhine in Switzerland; and in small Teba, Spain, the remains of residents executed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) were uncovered from an unmarked mass grave.

On the sports front, the Los Angeles Dodgers paraded out their new ownership, which includes Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, to the media in centerfield; Kentucky Derby entrant Daddy Nose Best grazed after a morning workout at Churchill Downs. The “Run for the Roses” will line up at the gates Saturday; Italy’s Nicola Fontanive body checked Germany’s Florian Ondruschka during a preliminary-round match at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Stockholm; and a golfer lost his driver during a tee shot in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

In Japan, a monkey named Junior performed in front of a boy during a Tokyo street performance, although it appeared the the boy was performing for the monkey.

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