Thursday, May 7, 2009

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An abseiler projects smoke from flares as he glides down from the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is the official opening of the Abseiling season. Roma people dance as musicians play on St. George's Day or Djurdjevdan in the Roma settlement in Sarajevo's suburb of Butmir. Members of the Bulgarian theater group 'Temp' perform 'Wings in the Fire' during the first night of the International Theater Festival 'Faces Without Masks' in Skopje. Residents ride bicycles on a street during a sandstorm in Hetian, Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region. Merlin helicopters and sailors line the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious sails past the Thames Barrier in Woolwich, London. A group of girls play in a fountain in downtown Seoul to cool off on an unusually hot, spring day, as temperatures soared to a high of 31 centigrade across South Korea. A flamingo rests during a rain shower in its enclosure at the zoo in the northern German city of Osnabrueck. A frog of the new species 'boophis ulftunni' is seen in this undated picture released by the  Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Dancers from Hungarian State Folk Ensemble perform a show entitled 'Bitter-sweet' in Budapest. A man stands on a boat on a street flooded by the Tocantins river in Maraba, north of Brazil. A man walks his bicycle past part of the Victory Monument depicting the surrender of French troops at Dien Bien Phu. Visitors and veterans travelled to the site of the former battlefield as Vietnam is to celebrate on May 7, the 55th anniversary of Vietnam's victory over France at Dien Bien Phu. People wearing national dresses celebrate after taking part in the pagan rite Yurya celebration, a harvest protector, in the village of Pogost, some 250 km (155 miles) south of Minsk. The tradition is devoted to the bread and good future harvests.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Actors Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan arrive for the screening of Bright Star at Cannes. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Singer Avril Lavigne arrives at the 16th annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles. Dan Steinberg/AP

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