bear vet
Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, is prepared for surgery on his slipped disc at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.
donkey mining
A young miner leads his team of donkeys back to the coal face underground in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab province, Pakistan. Coal miners in Chao Saidan Shah use donkeys to transport coal from the depths of the mines to the surface. The donkeys make around 20 trips per day carrying sacks weighing about 20 kg (44 lbs) each
An Amur tiger walks over the new Big Cat Crossing at the Philadelphia Zoo in Pennsylvania.
This NASA composite image shows the NGC 2024 cluster at the centre of the Flame Nebula, about 1,400 light years from Earth.
rob ford
A mock missing persons poster with a picture of Mayor Rob Ford is seen in Toronto. Ford gained global notoriety last year after he admitted he had smoked crack, bought illegal drugs and driven after drinking, but refused to step down.
A model poses with a vivid yellow 100.09-carat diamond and a 103.46-carat diamond ring at a Sotheby's auction preview in Geneva.
Conchita Wurst of Austria performs during a dress rehearsal before the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ovi, of Paula Seling & Ovi from Romania, performs at a dress rehearsal before the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cadets attend a prayer service to commemorate Soviet war victims, while kneeling near their remains. Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School in western Russia took part in an operation to find and rebury remains of Red Army soldiers killed during World War Two.
Watermelons with carved images of Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil's Neymar are seen at San Raphael hotel in Sao Paulo.
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Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring a goal against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Brent Metcalf of the USA takes on Magomed Kurbanaliev of Russia during the Beat the Streets Wrestling Exhibition at Times Square in New York City.
James Blake house
Flames engulf a house owned by former tennis pro James Blake (inset) in Tampa, Florida. Four people were found dead in the mansion owned by Blake, police said. Blake was not inside; officials said Blake was renting the home to someone else.
Members of Venezuela's national guard react after a Molotov cocktail is thrown at them by anti-government students during clashes at Metropolitan University in Caracas.
syria homs
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad pose for a picture after their release by rebels, in the al-Meridian district of Aleppo. They were freed as part of a larger deal which saw the last remaining Syrian rebels in Homs evacuate their positions and free captives in several locations in northern Syria.
US President Barack Obama tours a tornado-damaged area of Vilonia, Arkansas.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to the media as he arrives to cast his vote during the South African election in Cape Town.
A young novice Buddhist monk puts on his robe as he walks down stairs after eating dinner at the Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh, India.