Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of No. 88, crashes early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday in Fort Worth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Laham / Getty Images North AmericaLink
Team Caja Rural's Amets Txurruka, second from left, climbs the Okorro hill in Lazkao during the first stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, a ride around Ordizia, northern Spain, on Monday. Former two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafa Rivas / AFPLink
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill releases a white dove to mark Annunciation Day in the Kremlin in Moscow, on Monday. In Christianity, Annunciation celebrates the relevation to the Virgin Mary that she would bear a son, Jesus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFPLink
French tightrope walker Denis Josselin performs over the Seine river in Paris on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bertrand Guay / AFPLink
Real Madrid's goalkeeper Jesus Fernandez warms up during a training session at the Dortmund stadium, western Germany on Monday, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football match against Real Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrik Stollarz / AFPLink
Indian voters wait in line outside a polling station in Dibrugarh on Monday. Indians have begun voting in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India's 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the ruling Congress party, in power for 10 years and led by India's famous Gandhi dynasty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFPLink
A course worker walks with a pin on the eighth green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday in Augusta, Ga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated PressLink
A South Korean Buddhist arranges lotus lanterns for decoration at Chogye temple in Seoul. South Korean Buddhists prepare to celebrate Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 6.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeon Heon-Kyun / EPALink
A woman jogs along a pavement framed by blossoming cherry trees in Stuttgart, Germany,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Kahnert / DPALink
A Kashmiri boatman crosses Dal Lake during rain in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / EPALink
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