Tuesday 5 May 2015

The World in Pictures

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Soldiers from the honour guards of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) shout as they march during a welcoming ceremony for Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Petar Kujunzic
Soldiers from the honour guards of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) shout as they march during a welcoming ceremony for Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Petar Kujunzic
A soccer fan of Brazil wears a Brazilian flag as he cheers his team before their international friendly soccer match against Panama ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Goiania. The words in the flag reads: "World Cup of the Peace" . REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
The old church of Geamana village is seen partially submerged by polluted water tainted with cyanide and other chemicals near Rosia Montana, central Romania. Romania's lower house rejected a bill on June 3 that would have enabled Canada's Gabriel Resources to set up Europe's biggest open-cast gold mine in the small Carpathian town of Rosia Montana, putting the project on hold indefinitely. The bill, which was initially approved by the leftist government of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, drew thousands of anti-mine protesters into the streets across the European Union state last year, prompting the senate to strike it down. The sight of a nearby tailings pond that is the product of a decades-old industrial project, has been used by protesters to highlight fears about the potential fallout of the gold mine. State-owned copper miner Cupru Min started that pond in the 1970s under the communist regime when it poured polluted water tainted with cyanide and other chemicals that result from copper extraction over the village of Geamana, not far from Rosia Montana in Alba county. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Fighters of Social Nationalist Assembly (SNA), part of ultra-nationalist Right Sector movement, take an oath of allegiance to the country before heading to Eastern Ukraine as part of the battalion "Azov" during a ceremony in their headquarters in Kiev. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Vehicles come to a standstill at a flooded crossroad in Pingba, Guizhou province. According to Xinhua News Agency, strong rainfall has battered Guizhou province since Monday. REUTERS/Stringer
Giant portraits by French street artist and photographer JR are pictured during the presentation of his creation at the Pantheon in Paris. French Government named JR to decorate with portraits the dome of Paris' Pantheon, that is the final resting place for 72 of France's renowned men, and just one woman, as the monument is undergoing a 2 year renovation. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Members of the Bangladesh Christian Association attend a ceremony commemorating the victims of a bomb blast in Baniarchar, at the University of Dhaka campus in Dhaka. People observed the 13th anniversary of the bomb blast, where a total of 10 people were killed and many others injured at a Catholic church at Baniarchar, Faridpur in 2001. Members of the Bangladesh Christian Association are demanding for the completion of investigation and trial for the culprits behind the bomb blast, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in front of an actor of an Open-Air-spectacle "The curse of the white woman" at the beginning of a meeting of the Christian Democratic party faction in Berlin, Germany. Merkel was invited to the show that takes place in Schwedt, Germany.(AP Photo/dpa,Wolfgang Kumm)
A Pakistani worker looks on while building a ship, known as Lenj, on the southern Persian Gulf island of Qeshm in Iran. This workshop in northern coast of Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, has kept a three thousand years of father-passed-son traditional of hand-built boats, known as Lenj, alive despite growing economic hurdles and takeover of modern technologies.(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
A Palestinian boy looks out the window of his family's apartment at a damaged building in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe listens to his father King Juan Carlos during a ceremony at the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial outside Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Supporters of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the nations former military chief, let off fire works during a celebrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. El-Sissi was officially declared the next president Tuesday, winning elections to replace the Islamist leader he removed from the post last year. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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