Bristol, England — Staff at Bristol Zoo in England move an animatronic Baryonyx dinosaur as it arrives at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Twelve animatronic dinosaurs arrivedthere as part of the zoo's summer exhibition "DinoZoo," which opens later this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Madrid — View of the Puerta del Sol Square, where "indignants" have called for another gathering to mark the first 15-M movement anniversary. A year after the "indignants" protests, all groups that started the 15-M movement have been gathering and protesting during the weekend at various cities all over the country to remember their "indignation" is still the same and to stress that now there are even more reasons to protest against the austerity measures approved by the government. Spain is suffering an unemployment rate of 24% in the first quarter of 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMILIO NARANJO / EPALink
Herat, Afghanistan — Former Taliban militants attend a ceremony during which they surrender arms under a U.S.-backed Afghan government amnesty program. Under an amnesty program launched by President Hamid Karzai in November 2004, hundreds of anti-government militants have so far surrendered to the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JALIL REZAYEE / EPALink
Srinagar, India — A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays as a head priest, unseen, displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Qingdao, China — A Chinese fisherwoman rides past old fishing boats on her motorcycle. Reports state that excessive fishing, ocean pollution and the high price of diesel have caused a sharp decline in fishery resources, nearly paralyzing the industry in East China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPALink
Banda Aceh, Indonesia — An Aceh resident bathes his horse on the beach. Banda Aceh is a disaster-prone area directly opposite the Indian Ocean that is frequently rocked by earthquakes and tsunamis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
Hebron, West Bank — Palestinian boys play soccer outside their homes at the refugee camp of al-Fawar in the West Bank town of Hebron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tel Aviv — Israeli right-wing protesters hold their national flags in front of Tel Aviv University to protest against a "Nakba Day" ceremony organized by Arab Israelis and left-wing students. Palestinians mark the "Nakba," or "Catastrophe," on May 15, which commemorates the expulsion and fleeing of Palestinians from their lands as a result of the 1948 war that led to the creation of the Jewish state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Dhaka, Bangladesh — A supporter of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) holds up a bunch of hay during a rally organized by the BNP.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Mount Salak, Indonesia — Indonesian soldiers recover bodies at the crash site of a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 in West Java province. Search teams found an emergency transmitter from the Sukhoi jet that slammed into a dormant volcano in Indonesia but said they have yet to locate the flight recorders that could explain the deadly crash.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tripoli, Lebanon — Sunni Muslim gunmen are seen in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood during clashes with Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Syrian President Bashar Assad belongs, in the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. Two people were killed and 16 others wounded as fresh sectarian clashes linked to unrest in neighboring Syria erupted, a security official told AFP.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Islamabad, Pakistan — Pakistani Ghulam Sadiq, 38, who was displaced by 2010 floods from a village near Multan, bathes in a tub, outside his makeshift tent in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
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