May 13, 2014

Published May 13, 2014


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Men hang Vesak lanterns ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

2

An Iraqi policeman stands near burning vehicles moments after one in a series of bombs hit the Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, killing tens.

3

Faithful gather during a candle light vigil at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, Portugal. Every year on May 12 and 13 thousands of Catholic pilgrims arrive in the Fatima Sanctuary to attend Masses and pray in honor of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she was witnessed by three shepherd children in 1917.

4

Soldiers take part in a ceremony presenting the troops who will provide security during the World Cup at Brigadier Sampaio Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 2014.

5

Members of the British male dance ensemble BalletBoyz perform during a dress rehearsal at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

6

Buddhist devotees pour water on a sacred tree during a ceremony at the Shwedagon pagoda in Rangoon, Burma, on the full moon day of Kasone Festival to mark Buddha's birthday in Rangoon.

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A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur.

8

Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the second period of Game 5 of NHL hockey's second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, California, May 12, 2014.

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