ukraine cross
A man holds a cross and a mobile phone as he stands near a barricade erected by pro-Russian activists during a rally to celebrate results of the referendum in Donetsk
ukraine blow up
An inflatable doll with a swastika on her arm and a Yulia Tymoshenko hairdo adorns a pro-Russian militia checkpoint in Slovyansk, Ukraine
ukraine blast
Rescuers carry out a body after an explosion at a nine-storey building in Mykolayiv, Ukraine
homs
A woman walks past a burning shop in the Maskuf Souk in the Old City of Homs. Syrians streamed back into the ruins, picking through the remains of their homes
homs
A resident of the Old City of Homs carries belongings she retrieved from her destroyed home
venezuela
Venezuelan national guards detain an anti-government protester in Caracas
buddha
A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Buddhists across the world celebrate Vesak to honour the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha 2,550 years ago
bamboo
Professional rock climbers work on the art installation "Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You" by artists Doug and Mike Starn at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
washington monument
Flags flutter during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument, which was closed in 2011 after it suffered damage caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake
circus festival
Artists from Cia Base circus group perform their show "Futebol Voador" (Flying Football) during the International Circus Festival in Vila Cruzeiro slum in Rio de Janeiro
manchester city
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Barclays Premier League trophy aloft outside Manchester Town Hall at the start of the team's victory parade
cannes
Workers set up a giant poster of the 67th Cannes Film Festival on the Festival Palace. The poster features Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini's film "8 1/2'", which was presented during the Official Selection in 1963
x men
Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender arrive for the British premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' at Leicester Square in London
boris and cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson play a game of table football against apprentices and students during a visit to Harrow Skills Centre in north-west London