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Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Exploding Snowman, Tube Strike, Ukraine Violence
April 29, 2014 10:45 BST
The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns on a bonfire in Sechselaeuten square in Zurich. Tradition says the faster the head of the "Boeoegg" catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.
Protesters burn an effigy of US president Barack Obama in Manila to protest against his state visit to the Philippines.
Police use a water cannon on "Bayan Muna" (My Country First) activists who tried to march to the American embassy in Manila to protest against the state visit by US President Barack Obama.
An armed pro-Russian man lends his weapon to a boy posing for a picture in front of the seized town administration building in Kostyantynivka, estern Ukraine.
An armed pro-Russian man stands guard at a barricade near the state security service building in Slaviansk. The sticker on the rifle reads: "Republic of Donetsk".
A pro-Russian protester walks in front of riot police during a pro-Ukraine rally in the eastern city of Donetsk. Several people were wounded when what appeared to be stun grenades exploded during a rally in support of Ukrainian unity.
Pro-Russian (R) and pro-Ukrainian supporters clash in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Several people were wounded when pro-Russian separatists attacked a rally in support of Ukrainian unity.
A wounded pro-Russian activist joins other activists after clashing with pro-Ukrainian supporters during a rally and march in Donetsk.
Commuters jostle for places on buses near Victoria station in London, during a planned 48-hour London Underground train strike.
Visitors look at a light show in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.
Researchers search for the remains of writer Miguel de Cervantes at Convento de las Trinitarias Descalzas in Madrid.
A US flag sticks out of the window of a damaged hot rod car in a suburban area affected by the tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas.
A residential neighbourhood near Vilonia in Arkansas, destroyed by a tornado, is seen from the air.
A school tie is left in tribute to stabbed teacher Anne Maguire on the fence outside Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds. A fifteen-year old male student has been arrested in connection with her killing.
A Muslim woman fleeing Central African Republic prays after a night on the road, before departing towards Chad, escorted by African Union peacekeepers.
Anti-government protesters chain themselves to UN offices in Caracas, Venezuela.
A damaged army vehicle is seen after after a suicide bombing at an army camp in Benghazi, Libya.
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the old city of Aleppo.
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