viking skull
The skull and crown of Swedish 12th century king Erik Jedvardsson, called Erik the Saint, are displayed after his relic shrine was opened in Uppsala Cathedral. Erik, who led the first Swedish Crusade to evangelise Finland, was beheaded by rebel noblemen outside the church in Uppsala in 1160Reuters
pope statue
Dondon Awa works on a statue of the late Pope John Paul II at his workshop in Tayuman, the Philippines. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on SundayReuters
normandy landings
An effigy of Private John Steele in his uniform hangs from the steeple of the Sainte-Mere-Eglise church, in Normandy. Private Steele was one of the American paratroopers who landed in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village in Normandy liberated by the Americans on D-Day, June 6, 1944Reuters
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US President Barack Obama bows to Honda's humanoid robot Asimo at the Miraikan Science Expo in TokyoAFP
F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone arrives at court in Munich to stand trial for bribery. Prosecutors have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth the sale of a stake in F1 to private equity firm CVCReuters
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves a court in Milan after agreeing to help the elderly for four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax fraud convictionAFP
ukip farage
Ukip leader Nigel Farage shares a joke with his party's candidates Mandy Boylett and Mark Chatburn during a visit to Yarm, Stockton-on-TeesGetty
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EDL supporters chant before a meeting where the UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage spoke at the Sage building in GatesheadGetty
St george
Justine Pearson of The Knights of the Damned Jousting team commemorates St George's Day on Thomas Telford's famous iron bridge in Ironbridge, ShropshireGetty
A fiery depiction of William Shakespeare is seen during a firework display at the Royal Shakespeare Company marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in Stratford-upon-AvonReuters
ferry candles
People hold a candlelit vigil in Ansan for passengers who were travelling aboard the South Korean ferry that sank off the coast of JindoGetty
lebron james
LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks on during the 2014 NBA playoffs against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FloridaGetty
Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals is doused with water by team-mates during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Washington, DCGetty
real madrid
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumps to block a pass from Bayern Munich's Frank Ribery as Pepe watches during their Champions League semi-final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in MadridReuters
real madrid
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic challenges Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos as team mate Pepe looks on during their Champions League semi-final first leg match at Santiago-Bernabeu stadium in MadridReuters
cat cafe
A TV cameraman films at the cat café in New YorkReuters
A golden pheasant walks among bluebells at Kew Gardens in LondonReuters