Policemen detain a man taking part in a protest against Vladimir Putin's inauguration to his third term as Russia's president. A backlash has followed the elections that put Putin back in power after the four years during which his hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, served as president.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPALink
Russia's President Vladimir Putin enters Andreyevsky (St. Andrew's) Hall at the Great Kremlin Palace during his inauguration ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Members of the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement celebrate the Russian leader's inauguration to a third term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated PressLink
A woman displays her ink-dipped finger after casting her vote in parliamentary elections. Polling stations opened Monday in a time of unrest. During a shaky cease-fire, opposition to the presidency of Bashar Assad continues to press for his ouster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of Francois Hollande, France's Socialist presidential candidate, celebrate his victory in Sunday's election. Hollande surpassed President Nicolas Sarkozy with about 51.7% of the vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Balint Pornezci / BloombergLink
In Greece, supporters of the leftist Syriza party celebrate its showing in elections that produced a fragmented Parliament as Greece struggles with debt and its membership in the Eurozone.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / BloombergLink
Buddhist monks release a lantern after praying at the Borobudur temple during the Vesak festival, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLARA PRIMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Poppy buds provide raw opium, likely to be processed into heroin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDUL MUEED / EPALink
Visitors pose for a picture in front of a UEFA EURO 2012 Cup placard displayed in Independence Square, the city's central square. Ukraine is co-hosting Euro 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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