May 20, 2014

Published May 20, 2014


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Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district. Thailand's army declared martial law to restore order after six months of anti-government protests which have left the country without a proper functioning government, but the move did not constitute a coup, military officials said.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), bows down in respect at the steps of the parliament house upon his arrival to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi.

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Photojournalists run away from a explosion of a tear gas canister, fired by police in a bid to disperse rioting university students in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Public university students started their protests, which are against the planned hiking of fees and lowering of maximum loan awarded to students by the Higher Education Loans Board, local media reported.

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Mammoth researcher Professor Adrian Lister looks at Lyuba, a baby woolly mammoth considered to be the most complete example of the species ever found, at the Natural History Museum in London, May 19, 2014. Lyuba - "love" in Russian - was discovered frozen in clay and mud in Russia's Yamal Peninsula of Siberia in 2007 and is estimated to have died around 42,000 years ago at one month age.

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Malawians start voting after polling was delayed by several hours at a voting station in Blantyre's central district during the general elections.

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Residents try to excavate a car trapped in the mud caused by a landslide at the village of Topcic Polje, near the Bosnian town of Zenica, 90 kilometers north of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Cast member Rachid Youcef jumps during a photocall for the film Geronimo presented as part of the specialsscreenings at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.

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Detail of Marion Cotillard's dress is pictured as she poses during a photocall for the film Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

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A security person struggles with an umbrella as Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) walks out of a plane upon arriving for the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in Shanghai, China.

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A jetliner leaves a vapour trail as it passes in front of the moon in this photo taken from the Algerian capital Algiers.

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A police officer (top) grabs a man who tries to jump off the seventh floor of a hotel, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, May 19, 2014. The 32-year-old man attempted to commit suicide after a failed relationship.

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World Champion Christian Sprenger of Australia swims during a swimming clinic session for children with special needs on the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore.

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A white-faced saki is pictured in its enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Germany.

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by: Bearman from: U.S.A.
May 21, 2014 8:09 AM
VOA has some of the most interesting photos on the internet. Keep up the good work!