An African migrant who was on a sinking rubber boat clambers up the side of the cargo ship Zeran, which came to the boat's aid in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Sicily. Five migrants died in the incident. They, along with the survivors, were brought ashore Tuesday to the port in Catania, Sicily.
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A migrant is carried on a stretcher after disembarking from the Italian navy vessel Bettica in the harbor of Salerno, Italy. About 700 migrants, including children, were rescued in the Sicilian Strait while trying to cross from Africa to Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francesco Pecoraro / Associated PressLink
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks from his plane as he arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. Kerry made a surprise trip to Somalia, becoming the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW HARNIK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The Clippers' Blake Griffin loses the ball against the Rockets' Nick Johnson in Game 1 of the second round of the NBA playoffs Monday in Houston.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Tiger Woods signs autographs for golf fans while walking off the ninth green during a practice round for the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK S. LESSER / EPALink
A person take a photo on their smartphone as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to party supporters in Cornwall, England. British citizens will go to the polls in a national election in two days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
The media wait outside St. Mary's Hospital in London after the birth of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine's daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tim Ireland / Associated PressLink
Two young sloth bears play under the gaze of their mother, Lina, at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUKAS SCHULZE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man poses with a wooden rifle in the Musaga neighborhood in Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundi, where a 13-year civil war between Tutsis and Hutus ended only in 2006, has been rocked by violent protests since the ruling party designated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run in elections for a third term, in apparent defiance of the constitution and the Arusha accords that ended the war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Earthquake survivors prepare a meal before spending the night at a shelter in Katmandu, Nepal. Authorities said emergency workers were finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of last month's massive earthquake, which killed more than 7,500.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Afghan farmers harvest opium sap from a poppy field in Nangarhar province. Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2014, a U.N. report revealed, highlighting the failure of the U.S.-led campaign to crack down on the lucrative crop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's former president, waves from his room at the Maadi military hospital in Cairo as his supporters gather outside the building for his birthday. An Egyptian court is expected to examine on Thursday an appeal of a lower court's ruling to drop murder charges against Mubarak and acquit six of his top security chiefs of charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian protester holds a bow and arrow as she sits with others during a demonstration in New Delhi against the government's proposed land acquisition bill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MONEY SHARMA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Boats sail by a day after the twelfth edition of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, which was held in the South Pacific. Over the years, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta has become the largest Pacific Islands regatta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREGORY BOISSY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian boy from the Khirbet Susiya community, south of the city of Hebron, plays with an old tire next to a tent village in the West Bank. Media reports state that the Israeli Supreme Court has decided to have the village demolished. The approval of the move, which had been requested by Israel's civil administration, will leave some 450 people homeless, the reports said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASLHAMOUN / EPALink
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