A woman sits on a grass-made sofa in Frankfurt. The so-called "Main-Sofa" highlights the upcoming "Day of Sustainability" event.
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A homeless man sleeps on stairs in front of a billboard in the center of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev .
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An anti-Japanese demonstrator holds a Chinese flag during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan, outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing. China dispatched two patrol ships to "assert its sovereignty" over islands at the center of a disagreement with Japan, as Tokyo completed its purchase of the disputed territory.
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Schoolchildren wave British flags as they wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Williams and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Britain's Prince William and Catherine arrived to kick off a nine-day Southeast Asia and Pacific tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
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Pakistani rescuers collect evidence in a shoe-making factory following a fire that gutted the factory the previous night. More than 240 people have perished in devastating fires that gutted factories in Pakistan's two largest cities, raising fresh concerns about workplace safety.
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People view an exhibition featuring images of Turkish victims of the 1980 military takeover. The exhibition includes a replica of the gallows used to hang suspects, torture devices as well as letters, newspapers, clothes and photographs of people who died, went missing or were tortured.
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Striking workers of Anglo American Platinum call on their colleagues to stop working in Rustenburg. Rioting South African miners blocked access to shafts of platinum giant Amplats as officials sought to prevent the widening strike movement from spiraling into a nationwide revolt.
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Brothers sit on tires as they eat rice during breakfast at a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
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Exiled Tibetans participate in a peaceful prostration march on the road leading to the U.N. Information Center in New Delhi. The protest was to appeal to the U.N. to fulfill the demands of three exiled Tibetans who are on a hunger strike in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
A Somali government soldier stands guard as people gather outside the hotel where Somalia's newly elected president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Kenyan foreign minister Samson Ongeri were holding a meeting in Mogadishu. Two explosions followed by gunfire rocked the Mogadishu hotel. Mohamud and Ongeri escaped the attack unharmed. Islamist militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a recycling facility. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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The United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits refugees and their host communities in the Bekaa Valley. The purpose of the joint trip by Angelina Jolie and UN Refugee Chief Antonio Guterres is to demonstrate their solidarity with Syrian refugees and pay tribute to the Jordanian government and people for their strong commitment to refugee protection. Their visit comes on a day when the number of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration in the region topped 250,000.
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Torrential rains in Pakistan have caused at least 80 deaths and left hundreds homeless. Authorities warned of floods in northern and northwestern regions as well as Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where about 50 people have been killed in rain-related accidents over the past two weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAQAR HUSSEIN / EPALink
Indian fishermen walk past a boat moored on the shore near the Russian-built Kudankulam Atomic Power Project site. One person was killed Monday after police fired at protesters demonstrating against the loading of nuclear fuel in the Russian-built reactor. Construction of the plant has been delayed by protests in the past year by residents and anti-nuclear groups concerned about safety following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
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