May 6, 2014

    Published May 06, 2014


    A Buddhist monk and villagers examine a damaged Buddha statue following an earthquake in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand.


    Cars are engulfed in flames after a bomb hidden in a car exploded at a police station parking lot in Hat Yai district in Songkhla province, southern Thailand.


    Soldiers of KPA Units 966, 462, 101, 489, who took part in building the workers' hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill, applaud during a photo session with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang.


    Participants take part in a bun scrambling competition during Bun Festival at Hong Kong's Cheung Chau island. The festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits.


    Hundreds of people, who believe that laughter is the best medicine for a happy and healthy life, take part in an attempt to break a world record of the largest gathering of senior citizens at a laughing exercise in Mumbai, India, May 5, 2014.


    Boats sail in the bay of the Ionian island of Corfu, Greece, May 5, 2014.


    A swallow feeds her babies in their nest under the ceiling of a residential house in Dongfeng township of Guiyang, Guizhou province, India, May 5, 2014.


    Venezuelan artist Cristobal Ochoa (R) and his performance partner Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Artist Open Houses part of the Brighton Festival on the seafront in Brighton.


    Debris rises in what the Free Syrian Army fighters and Islamic rebels said was an operation to strike the Al-Sahaba checkpoint, which is considered a gateway to Al-Dayf valley, and remove forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib province, May 5, 2014.


    Sea gulls fight over food thrown to them in the Southwest duck pond outside Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 6, 2014. (Diaa Bekheet/VOA)


    A girl holding to an inflatable hammer in the color of the Israeli flag stands on a beach at Tel Aviv during an aerial show as part of celebrations for Israel's Independence Day to mark the 66th anniversary of the creation of the state.


    San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable (left) is soaked with Powerade by catcher Rene Rivera (44) after Venable drove in the winning runs during the twelfth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Petco Park in San Diegom, California, May 5, 32104. The Padres won 6-5 in twelve innings. (Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports)


    Troops from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team parachute during a NATO-led exercise "Orzel Alert" (Eagle Alert) held together with Canada's 3rd Battalion and Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, and Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade in Bledowska Desert in Chechlo, near Olkusz, south Poland, May 5, 2014.

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    by: czll from: chengdu china
    May 07, 2014 8:15 AM
    all the pictures are marvelous. they really represent voa's best work.