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Pictures of the Week: Best Photos of Past Seven Days
May 9, 2014 17:38 BST
The head of Edith Piaf's waxwork, wrapped in plastic, is seen at the Grevin Wax Museum's workshop in Paris before it is shipped to a new branch in Prague.
A singer drinks from a bowl of beer on-stage after performing at a club in Beijing.
Venezuelan artists Cristobal Ochoa and Jean-Paul Fowler promote the Brighton Festival on the city's seafront.
A man throws himself down a giant 90m (295ft) water slide that was installed along Park Street in Bristol.
John Isner of the United States plays a forehand against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia in their first round match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during a practice session on day one of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Austria's Daniel Habesohn eyes the ball as he serves to China's Ma Long during their men's quarter final match at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo.
J'Leon Love of the US connects with Marco Antonio Periban of Mexico during their super middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Amir Khan of Britain punches Luis Collazo of the US during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker lands on a fan during the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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.
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Hamburg SV's Kerem Demirbay argue as Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer comes up during their German Bundesliga first division match in Hamburg.
Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring a goal against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Palermo players celebrate after winning Serie B and gaining promotion to Serie A after their match aginst Novara Calcio in Novara, Italy.
A horse gives off steam as it is bathed during early morning workouts ahead of the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
A brown bear is checked by vets at the Four Paws Bear Sanctuary in Pristina, Kosovo. Six adult brown bears rescued from illegal private zoos all over Kosovo and three recently found brown bear orphan cubs received thorough health check-ups and dental treatment. The four male adult bears Ero, Ari, Anik and Vini were castrated.
Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, is prepared for surgery on his slipped disc at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.
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.
An Amur tiger walks over the new Big Cat Crossing at the Philadelphia Zoo in Pennsylvania.
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.
A common mynah bird feed its baby in a nest on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar, India.
A swallow feeds her babies in their nest under the ceiling of a house in Dongfeng, Guizhou province, China.
A crow eats its prey on the roof of the Chancellery in Berlin.
Eden Project staff measure a Titan arum, which is poised to flower in the Cornish project's Rainforest Biome. The 268cm-tall Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is currently only 23cm short of Eden's biggest ever Titan and could break that record in the next few days.
Nili Patera, one of the most active dune fields on the planet Mars, is shown in this photo taken by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. By monitoring the sand dune changes, Nasa can determine how winds vary seasonally and year-to-year.
This NASA composite image shows the NGC 2024 cluster at the centre of the Flame Nebula, about 1,400 light years from Earth.
Conchita Wurst, representing Austria, reacts after qualifying in the second semi-final at the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
Nissa Katerahong, the winner of the Miss Tiffany's Universe transgender beauty contest, poses with the two runners up in Pattaya, Thailand.
Miley Cyrus performs during her Bangerz tour concert at the O2 Arena in London.
Prince Charles kisses his mother to bid farewell as she departs Westminster Abbey after attending Order of the Bath Service.
A staff member vacuums a podium before an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC
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.
An employee of the "Oruzheinik" (Gunmaker) factory holds up a commemorative coin minted to mark the accession of Crimea into the Russian Federation. The 1kg coin features a bas-relief of Russian President Vladimir Putin on one side and a map of Crimea on the other
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appear to wearing army uniform hats as they stand in front of members of the military during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Kremlin in Moscow.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks in front of St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square during the Victory Day parade.
A former serviceman marches with a Soviet navy flag to mark Victory Day in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
A pro-Russian activist aims a pistol at supporters of the Kiev government during clashes in the streets of Odessa.
Firefighters inspect the burnt-out police headquarters in Mariupol after Ukrainian forces attempted to drive out pro-Russian militants, and the building caught fire.
Debris rises in what Free Syrian Army fighters said was an operation to strike Al-Sahaba checkpoint, which is considered a gateway to Al-Dayf valley, and remove forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad.
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad search for survivors under the debris at a hotel used by Assad's forces, in Aleppo. Rebels detonated a huge bomb underneath the Aleppo hotel, destroying it and damaging other buildings on the edge of the city's medieval citadel.
8 May 2014: Syrian government forces hang the national flag on top of a pole in the old city of Homs, following a negotiated withdrawal of rebel fighters.
Israeli scouts are reflected in the pool of a monument at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem during a ceremony marking Memorial Day.
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 II.
Villagers mourn over the dead body of a woman at the site of a landslide in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.
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