Thursday, May 14, 2009

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A diver explores the coral reef at the Bunaken Island marine protected national park in Manado as the capital city of northern Sulawesi hosts the World Ocean Conference. Pope Benedict XVI touches the traditional site where Jesus was crucified in the Golgotha, or Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Members of a specialized boarding team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, Detachment 409, capture suspected pirates in the Combined Maritime Forces area of responsibility in the Gulf of Aden. This photo provided by NASA taken from the ground using a telescope with a solar filter shows the NASA space shuttle Atlantis in silhouette during solar transit. Astronaut John Grunsfeld (L) makes a repair during the first space walk to repair the Hubble space telescope. The two astronauts from the US space shuttle Atlantis Thursday began the first of five ambitious spacewalks to overhaul the Hubble and extend its working life. A monkey at the zoologic section of a public park in Caracas. A woman throws boots over a fence at the General Motors truck plant in Oshawa the day the plant closed. Employees threw the boots to signify that they would no longer be needing them. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney testifies at the Oliphant Commission in Ottawa. The commission is probing Mulroney's business dealings with German-Canadian arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber. Tamil demonstrators occupy the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, successfully blocking the expressway in both directions. They were holding a sit-down protest on the highway with many linking arms and chanting ``No More Genocide,'' a reference to the civil war in their native Sri Lanka. Syrian men play backgammon in the old city of Damascus.

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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