May 9, 2014

    Published May 09, 2014


    A police station is ablaze in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. Fighting between government forces and insurgents in the city left several people dead on Friday.


    Women carry placards as they attend a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria.


    A man walks down steps past a tribute to victims of the Sewol ferry, in Seoul, South Korea. The confirmed death toll stands at 273, with 31 still unaccounted for, after four more bodies were retrieved from the sunken ship overnight.


    Local residents carry portraits of their ancestors, participants in World War II, as they celebrate Victory Day in St. Petersburg, Russia. About 30,000 people walked in the march named 'Immortal regiment.'  Victory Day marks the defeat of Nazi Germany and is Russia's most important secular holiday.


    A Syrian resident of Homs looks at a damaged building after returning to the Christian Hamidiyeh neighborhood of the old town of Syria's central city.  The last rebels left Homs under an evacuation deal that hands the government a symbolic victory.


    People pass a mural by French street artist Christian Guemy, also known as C215, which depicts Pope Francis giving the thumbs-up sign, in a subway station in Rome. The mural is near a ticket booth at the subway stop at the Spanish Steps, one of the capital's most popular tourist stops.


    An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a rally in downtown Bangkok. Country's anti-graft commission indicted ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a widely criticized rice subsidy program.


    A Hindu priest walks up the 272 stairs to the Batu Caves temple outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The temple built inside the centuries-old, limestone-formed Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.


    Kerry Keane, Christie's musical instruments specialist, poses for a photograph with the Kreutzer Stradivarius violin in London. The violin, estimated to be worth between $7.5 million (4.45 million pounds) and $10 million (5.9 million pounds), will be sold in New York on June 18.


    Young Hindu students wear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, caps and wait for the arrival of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during an election rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


    Russian fans support their team during the Group B preliminary round match between Switzerland and Russia at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.


    Graffiti artist Barba works on a mural in celebration of the 2014 soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mural will be a part of a contest organized by city hall.

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