Veterans march during the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu battle, when Viet Minh forces over-ran the French garrison after a 56-day siege, forcing the French government to abandon its colonial rule in Indochina.
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Vietnamese female militants, dressed in ethnic minorities costumes, hold rifles while marching during the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Dien Bien Phu battle.
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New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard march through the Vatican during their swearing-in ceremony.
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Anti-government protesters march in Bangkok after a Thai court found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of violating the constitution and said she had to step down.
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North Korean soldiers who took part in building a workers' hostel at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill applaud during a photo session with the country's leader Kim Jong-un.
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Russian servicemen walk in the snow as they rehearse for Friday's Victory Day military parade in Moscow, celebrating victory over Nazi Germany.
Mourners pay their respects as the cortege passes through Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, following the repatriation of five British servicemen who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
The mother of one of the missing Nigerian school girls wipes her tears during a rally pressing for the release of the girls, in Abuja. Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.
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A aerial view of the Israeli Air Force museum in Beersheba, taken from a military plane during an aerial show held to mark Israel's Independence Day.
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The wreckage of a small plane that crashed into a house is lifted by a crane in Northglenn, Colorado. The pilot of the single-engine plane pulling an advertising banner walked away uninjured after it crashed into an unoccupied home in suburban Denver.
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Scottish country dancer Mairie McGillivray, 16, dances on the beach on the Hebridean island of Islay. She says she'll vote "yes" in the referendum on Scottish independence.
Venezuelan artists Cristobal Ochoa and Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Brighton Festival on the city's seafront.
lion swim
Smithsonian National Zoo biologist Leigh Pitsko throws a male lion cub into the moat in its enclosure. Four unnamed, ten-week old lion cubs were tested for their ability to swim and climb out of the moat.
A swallow feeds her babies in their nest under the ceiling of a house in Dongfeng, Guizhou province, China.
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Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour concert at the O2 Arena in London.
Mariya Yaremchuk of Ukraine performs on stage with a man in a giant hamster wheel during the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
robot football
Robots play a game of football at the eMerge Americas Techweek held in the Miami Beach Convention Centre.