May 4, 2013

    Published May 04, 2013


    A South Korean traditional gate guard beats a drum during the reopening ceremony of landmark Sungnyemun gate in Seoul. Five years after an arsonist destroyed it, the stone-and-wood southern gate to the old walled capital of Seoul has been painstakingly restored to its late 14th century glory by a small army of master craftsmen using traditional tools.


    Jakub Koucky (R), a graduate from Jedlickuv Institute, in a wheelchair, is helped by a climber during the first ever attempt to rappel from Prague's Congress Center at an event to mark the institute's 100th founding anniversary in Prague, Czech Republic.


    A supporter is silhouetted against a giant flag of Malaysia's opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party as he waves the party's flag ahead of the upcoming general elections in Pekan, Pahang state.


    A crescent moon rises above a backfire started into the Santa Monica Mountains off Potrero Road near Newbury Park, California as a fire ignition flare is fired from the road.


    Cars are seen on a flooded parking lot after the overflowing of the Ouche river caused by recent heavy rainfalls in Dijon, central eastern France.


    Worshipers hold candles in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old city.


    Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe (L) challenges Southampton's Steven Davis for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London.


    Desirae Masterson from Indianapolis, Indiana, with her hat covered in a plastic bag to protect it from the rain, shares a mint julep with her husband Ray before the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.


    A competitor slides into the mud during the Barjot Run (mad run) in Biere, western Switzerland. Around 700 competitors took part in either in the 5km (3.1 miles) or 10km (6.2 miles) event.


    People watch a fountain light show in Warsaw, Poland, May 3, 2013.

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