May 13, 2013

Published May 13, 2013


A church is surrounded by blossoming fields of oilseed rape at the village of Strupcice, near the city of Most, Czech Republic.


Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya is seen through a window of her house before she was taken to observe the Chariot Festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur, Nepal.


Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy completes a spacewalk on May 11, 2013, to inspect and replace a pump controller box on the International Space Station’s far port truss (P6) leaking ammonia coolant.


A Syrian soldier sits inside a tank as troops take control of the village of Western Dumayna, some seven kilometers north of the rebel-held city of Qusayr.


A storm lights up the sky above the Yangon river, Burma. Authorities began moving people into emergency shelters in Rakhaine state as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region home to tens of thousands of internal refugees.


A thrush feeds its brood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 12, 2013.


A dead tree stands in front of shallow water and a dried-up area of Lake George, located 50 km (31 miles) north of the Australian capital city of Canberra.


Neli Shoifer of Israel serves to Delgermaa Mergen of Mongolia in the women's single qualifying rounds at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Paris, France.


A fisherman tries to catch a fish in Bentota Ganga river in Bentota, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Moh'd Asadi/VOA reader)


View of the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, in China's northwestern Gansu province, May 12, 2013. Formerly a silk route hub and center for trade between China and the West, Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty.

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