Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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A Russian girl stands on a pedestrian bridge in downtown Moscow as a full moon is seen in the background. The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. US astronauts took off Monday at the start of a high-risk mission to service, for the last time, the Hubble telescope. Palestinian women walk past artist Walid Ayyoub as he draws a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. An aerial view of Russian ship 'Petrozavodsk' after running aground close to Bjoernoeya (Bear Island) in the Norwegian Sea. The Italian acrobatic air patrol 'Frecce Tricolori' performs over the pack during the third stage of 92nd Giro of Italy between Grado and Valdobbiadene. Italy's Allessandro Petacchi (LPR/IRL) won the stage to take race lead. A street performer walks a tightrope and plays a violin during the Brighton Festival 2009 in Brighton southern England. Syrian men play backgammon in the old city of Damascus. A 120mm mortar is fired during a training operation in at a desert range some 40 kms south of the town of Latifiyah.  Iraqi soldiers from the 9th Brigade which make up one of three brigades that protect the province of Baghdad took part in a joint military training operation with the US forces. School children form a line as they walk in their costumes during a school excursion to a permanent exhibition at Velazquez research centre in Seville. Kite surfers make the most of strong winds off a beach in Redcar in north-east England. A student studies the Koran prior to examinations at the Dar al-Haqqania Madrassa near Peshawar, Pakistan. The current Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari, this week during his trip ot the US insisted that the government would take over all madrassas in the country to separate students from extremism and impart modern as well as religious education.

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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