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Pic of the Day

Pope-approved

Dec. 9, 2016: People with phones photograph the moment the Christmas Tree and nativity scene are lit up in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
(AP)

Hazardous chemicals

Dec. 8, 2016: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents destroy $62,000 worth of chemicals and laboratory equipment seized in Valenzuela city, Philippines.
(AP)

Operation

Dec. 7, 2016: Britain's Prince Harry, right, plays the "Operation" game with members of the London Air Ambulance, during an ICAP Charity Trading Day in support of Sentebale -- a charity supporting orphans and vulnerable children, in London.
(AP)

Castro memorial

Dec. 1, 2016: Placed in a small coffin covered by a Cuban flag the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro depart from the town of Santa Clara, Cuba.
(AP)

Christmas season already?

Nov. 23, 2016: People enjoy the traditional Christmas Market after it was opened in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Protect the president!

Nov. 18, 2016: Security guarding Chinese President Xi Jinping run alongside the car transporting him, in Quito, Ecuador.
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Sunset ride

Nov. 17, 2016: A Palestinian man rides a horse on the beach as the sun sets over Gaza City.
(AP)

Giant leap

Nov. 16, 2016: Fiete, a two year-old male polar bear from Rostock Zoo, jumps into the pool in his new enclosure at the Nyiregyhaza Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.
(AP)

World shocked

Nov. 9, 2016: A passerby takes copies of the Evening Standard, the local free newspaper for London.
(AP)

Look out below!

Nov. 8, 2016: A massive shinkhole in the middle of the business district in Fukuoka, southern Japan.
(AP)

Left behind

Nov. 4, 2016: Dolls are left behind on the floor of a migrant makeshift camp in Paris. Police and city officials are clearing out hundreds of migrants camped out on sidewalks in northern Paris in a camp that recently grew into a new challenge for the French government.
(AP)

Falling leaves

Nov. 3, 2016: A public worker blows away leaves from a street in Frankfurt, Germany.
(AP)

Mediterranean sunset

Nov. 2, 2016: A Palestinian family eat corn as the sun sets on the beach of Gaza City.
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Incredible view

Nov. 1, 2016: A woman enjoys the sun next to the Lac Bleu Lake near Evolene, Switzerland.
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Green dome

Oct. 28, 2016: The Thufa hill in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Migrant rescue

Oct. 26, 2016: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) field coordinator Michele Telaro, top right, distributes lifejackets during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday that the death toll for migrants in the Mediterranean has reached at least 3,800 this year so far, making 2016 the deadliest year on record.
(AP)

Deadly attack

Oct. 25, 2016: People light candles to pay tribute to the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy during a vigil in Lahore, Pakistan.
(AP)

Where now?

Oct. 24, 2016: An unidentified refugee carrying his luggage is one of thousands kicked out as workers clear a squalid camp known as "The Jungle" near Calais, France.
(AP)

Military exercises

Oct. 21, 2016: Ukrainian artillerists take part in command-and-staff exercises "Frontier-2016" on the military range Divycky some 75 km southeast of Kiev, Ukraine.
(AP)

Be afraid

Oct. 20, 2016: A member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces pauses as they advance towards the city of Mosul, Iraq.
(AP)

Sweet treat

Oct. 19, 2016: Pakistani vendors make ''gur,'' or jaggery -- a sweetener -- prepared from molasses of sugarcane in Peshawar, Pakistan.
(AP)

Rays of sunlight

Oct. 18, 2016: A stroller walks along linden trees during early morning mist at the Georgengarten in Hannover, northern Germany.
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Airstrikes rock Yemen

Oct. 14, 2016: Fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots on the outskirts of Yemen's capital, Sanaa.
(AP)

Roll of the dice

Oct. 13, 2016: All kind of dice are pictured during the opening of the international SPIEL game days in Essen, Germany.
(AP)

National Day celebrations

Oct. 10, 2016: Dancers perform during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Don't try this at home

Oct. 7, 2016: Stunt drivers show their skills at the international motorcycle exhibition in Cologne, Germany.
(AP)

Hurricane slams Cuba

Oct. 5, 2016: A couple embrace standing among the debris of their home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba.
(AP)

Winter is coming...

Oct. 4, 2016: A squirrel carries a walnut in its mouth in Rotenburg, northern Germany.
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Sea of umbrellas

Oct. 3, 2016: A sea of umbrellas of women and men participating in a nationwide 'Black Monday' strike to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion, in downtown Castle Square is pictured in Warsaw, Poland.
(AP)

Ride of the future

Sept. 30, 2016: Children enjoy mechanical robot rides at a park in Beijing, China.
(AP)

Fishing for trash?

Sept. 29, 2016: A man holds a fishing rod as floating trash hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.
(AP)

Saying goodbye

Sept. 28, 2016: Members of the Knesset guard stand next to the Israeli flag at half-staff in preparations to display the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem.
(AP)

And many more!

Sept. 26, 2016: Silvia and Liciniu Agapi, a couple married for 52 and a half years, dance at a party organized by a district city hall in Bucharest, Romania, celebrating hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards.
(AP)

Warm start to autumn

Sept. 22, 2016: Two girls walk past a fountain on a square in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Meeting once more

Sept. 17, 2016: Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gather to discuss and vote on a peace accord reached with the Colombian government to end five decades of war. Historically secretive, this congress is the first one open to civilians.
(AP)

India festival

Sept. 15, 2016: Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India.
(AP)

Tractor art

Sept. 13, 2016: This aerial photo provided by artist Dario Gambarin shows a giant portrait of Hillary Clinton he ploughed out with his tractor on a field in Castagneto, near Verona, northern Italy.
(AP)

Crowded commute

Sept. 8, 2016: People sit on top of trains as they head to their hometowns ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(AP)

Selfie time

Sept. 7, 2016: A visitor takes a selfie with a camel during a circus performance at Bastille in Paris.
(AP)

Daring leap

Sept. 6, 2016: A policeman from Pakistan's Military Police demonstrates his skills during a show to celebrate Pakistan Defense Day in Lahore, Pakistan.
(AP)

More than child's play

Sept. 2, 2016: People look at a giant sand castle in Duisburg, Germany. The castle was made of 2300 tons of sand.
(AP)

A closer look at the issue

Aug. 25, 2016: An activist wears a mask outside the French embassy in London protesting the French crackdown on Muslim women wearing burqinis on the beach. 
(AP)

Italy earthquake

Aug. 24, 2016: A Mickey Mouse doll lies amidst the debris of a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy.
(AP)

Delivery of the future

Aug. 23, 2016: New self driving robots for the delivery service of the Swiss Post are presented in Bern.
(AP)

Emotional testimony

Aug. 22, 2016: A pregnant witness, the live-in partner of JP Bertes, an alleged drug-pusher who was killed while in police custody, tearfully recounts their ordeal as she testifies before the Philippine Senate investigating extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs."
(AP)

Relax, it's Sunday

Aug. 21, 2016: Female white lion Ivanna yawns on a hot sunny day in a private zoo in the village of Demydiv, Ukraine. Most white lions live in captivity, as the rare color mutation is widely believed to make it difficult for white lions to survive in the wild.
(AP)

Crowd scene

Aug. 18, 2016: People gather on a pulic beach in Bournemouth, England, enjoying the typical English warm weather.
(AP)

Protesting attacks targeting Christians

Aug. 13, 2016: An Egyptian woman holds a sign in Arabic that reads, "the demands are not only for Christians but for all Egyptians." Egyptian Christians staged a rare demonstration in downtown Cairo to demand the government uphold their rights, saying they are sorely lacking and they are treated as second-class citizens in the Muslim-majority country.
(AP)

Feeding time

Aug. 5, 2016: A zookeeper Aleksandar Rakocevic feeds Muja the alligator in Belgrade Zoo, in Belgrade Serbia.
(AP)

A watchful eye

Aug. 3, 2016: White tigress Cleopatra pets one of three newly born tiger cubs in Tbilisi Zoo, Georgia.
(AP)

High divers

Aug. 2, 2016: Israeli Arab youth jump into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre, northern Israel.
(AP)

Smile for the camera!

July 27, 2016: Faithful cheer and take pictures and videos with their phones of Pope Francis arriving by tram in Krakow's Jordan Park, Poland.
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Not your usual poncho...

July 27, 2016: Pakistanis use a plastic sheet to protect themselves from rain in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
(AP)

Learning to ride

July 26, 2016: A little boy rides his bike on the tarmac of a former small airport in Frankfurt.
(AP)

Vampire's worst nightmare

July 25, 2016: A man carries a strip of garlic during an annual garlic fair on Saint James' feast day in Vitoria, northern Spain.
(AP)

Royal treat

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George with the family dog Lupo, at Sandringham in Norfolk, England.
(AP)

Strike heats up

July 20, 2016: Riot police walk past a flaming barricade set by striking truckers in Bogota, Colombia.
(AP)

Leading the way

july 20, 2016: Horse performer Vincent Liberator performs a show with his horses at the 'Eurocheval' horse trade fair in Offenburg, Germany.
(AP)

Darting through the water

July 19, 2016: Kosovo swimmer Rita Zeqiri swims during her training session in the village of Hajvalia near Kosovo capital Pristina.
(AP)

The day after

July 15, 2016: People stand by flowers laid near the scene where a truck mowed through revelers in Nice, southern France.
(AP)

Change of routine

July 13, 2016: Larry the Downing Street cat sits on the steps of 10 Downing Street in London, after Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron left to face prime minister's questions for the last time.
(AP)

Head-on collision

July 12, 2016: Italian firefighters search among debris at the scene of a train accident after two commuter trains collided head-on near the town of Andria, in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people.
(AP)

Running for their lives

July 7, 2016: A runner falls beside Fuente Ymbro fighting bulls on the Estafeta corner during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
(AP)

Going around in circles

July 6, 2016: This photo taken with a drone shows an aerial view of the Olympic rings in a corn field near Meinersen, northern Germany. The corn maze by farmer Hinnerk Bode-Kirchoff is much influenced by the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil.
(AP)

Down to the wire

July 5, 2016: A member of a Chinese honor guard gets help aligning his cap with a thread ahead of a welcome ceremony for Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
(AP)

We need some space

July 4, 2016: Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS space ship on its way to the launch pad in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft is set to carry new crew members, including U.S. astronaut Kate Rubins, to the International Space Station later this week.
(AP)

Ramadan prayers

July 1, 2016: Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Allhabad, India.
(AP)

Maverick takes office

June 30, 2016: Rodrigo Duterte takes the oath as the new president of the Philippines, with many hoping his rogue style will energize the country, but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse.
(Radio Television Malacanang via AP Video)

A perfect 10!

Jun. 29, 2016: Iraqis swim in a public swimming pool in Baghdad, Iraq. The temperature in Baghdad reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
(AP)

Keeping close

June 28, 2016: The five days old yet to be named baby seal is swimming in the water next to its mother Babsi at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.
(AP)

Let's dance

June 25, 2016: Russian cadets waltz during a graduation ceremony in Moscow.
(AP)

Breaking away

June 24, 2016: Vote Leave supporters walk along a street in central London. Britain entered uncharted waters Friday after the country voted to leave the European Union.
(AP)

Remembering WWII

June 22, 2016: People walk past World War II-era tanks in the early morning at the time Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union at Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg 75 years ago.
(AP)

Warning: Low visibility

June 21, 2016: Buildings engulfed in clouds of pollution in Santiago, Chile, which reached critical levels of air pollution over the weekend, according to the Ministry of Environment.
(AP)

Polio alert

June 20, 2016: An Indian child reacts in pain as she is administered an injection of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in Hyderabad, India, which declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water.
(AP)

Egyptian ex-president sentenced to prison

June 18, 2016: Mohammed Morsi raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom in an eastern Cairo suburb.
(AP)

Standing up for freedom

June 17, 2016: A woman shouts pro freedom slogans as she sits on a bed carrying the body of Altaf Ahmed, a suspected militant, during his funeral procession in Indian controlled Kashmir.
(AP)

In pursuit

June 16, 2016: The pack is pictured during the 6th stage, a race from Weesen to Amden in Switzerland, at the 80th Tour de Suisse.
(AP)

Hear us roar!

June 15, 2016: Two Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) cubs snarl on an examination table during a routine medical check in Veszprem Zoo in Veszprem, 108 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary.
(AP)

Opera House lit up

June 14, 2016: The Sydney Opera House is lit in bright colors and patterns during the Vivid Sydney 2016 light and music festival in Sydney, Australia.
(AP)

Remembering Orlando victims

June 13, 2016: American flags and a rainbow banners hang at the Paris City Hall in Paris. The Eiffel Tower will shine in the colors of a rainbow on Monday night to honor victims of the mass shooting at an Orlando gay club.
(AP)

Rainy days

June 10, 2016: A woman sweeps away water after a sudden downpour at a retail district in Beijing, China.
(AP)

Duck dive

June 9, 2016: A man leaps from a boat as he tries to catch a duck during a competition held as a part of the Dragon Boat Festival which is known locally as "Peh Cun Festival", in Cisadane river in Tanggerang, Indonesia.
(AP)

Restless cubs

June 8, 2016: Zookeeper Julia Forst presents two white lion cubs during a press event at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany.
(AP)

Ramadan prayer

June 7, 2016: An elderly Kashmiri Muslim prays inside the Grand Mosque on the first day of holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, India.
(AP)

Paying respects

June 6, 2016: Henry Breton, a 91-year-old veteran from Augusta, Maine, who landed on the beach soon after dawn on D-Day in 1944 with the 106th Infantry Division, walks to pay respects and share memories with other survivors in the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France.
(AP)

Flood selfie?

June 3, 2016: A family take their picture with flooding in the background, on the banks of the Seine in Paris.
(AP)

Parked upright

June 2, 2016: A car is squeezed between houses after the small town was hit by flooding in Simbach am Inn, Germany.
(AP)

Suspended in the air

June 1, 2016: Performance of members of the theatre Dimitri on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel, at the fairground in Pollegio, Switzerland. The 35.4-mile tunnel is the world's longest railway tunnel and was built under the Swiss Alps to ease trade and congestion in European trade and travel.
(AP)

Can you see me?

May 31, 2016: Turkish army's special force members in camouflage perform as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan observes EFES 2016, Turkey's largest military exercise with multifaceted operations, including air and amphibious assaults, in Seferihisar near Izmir, Turkey.
(AP)

Bugged out

May 27, 2016: A man walking his dog, stops to examine an Aedes aegypti mosquito sculpture created by street artist Andre Farkas, on a Paulista Ave. sidewalk, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
(AP)

Seeing pink

May 26, 2016: A woman takes a close look at oversized glasses titled 'Sea Pink II' by Marc Moser at the Baltic Sea beach in Zingst, northern Germany.
(AP)

Parking problem

May 25, 2016: Cars are engulfed by a chasm which opened along Arno river near the Ponte Vecchio Old Bridge, in Florence, Italy.
(AP)

Where did the Louvre go?

May 24, 2016: Rope access technicians paste a giant picture on the Louvre Pyramid as part of JR project in Paris. For his latest bold project, street artist JR is creating an eye-tricking installation at the Louvre Museum that makes it seem as if the huge glass pyramid at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared.
(AP)

On the move

May 23, 2016: Vehicles of the Iraqi security forces are seen on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq.
(Reuters)

Relief from the heat

May 20, 2016: A stray dog and a homeless person sleep under bushes on a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad, India.
(AP)

Tense protest

May 19, 2016: Riot police officers detain a man during a demonstration against a labor law bill, in Paris.
(AP)

Cooling off

May 18, 2016: Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan.
(AP)

Play time

May 17, 2016: A man views Jeff Koons' sculpture Play-Doh 1994-2014 during the opening of the Newport Street Gallery's new exhibition, Jeff Koons: Now, in London.
(AP)

Life of a monk

May 11, 2016: A shaven-headed child whose Buddhist name is Won Wook, looks at a ray at the Lotte World Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. He is one of the ten children who chose to experience the life of a monk for two weeks as a part of program to celebrate Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14.
(AP)

At attention

May 10, 2016: North Korean youths participate in a mass dance party on the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP)

Splashing around

May 9, 2016: A dog chases a ball through a pond in the grounds of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on a warm and sunny day.
(AP)

They're a handful

May 6, 2016: Two white lion cubs are presented during a press event at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany.
(AP)

Show of strength

May 5, 2016: A soldier from the South Korean army special forces breaks stone plates with his hand during a martial arts demonstration for Children's Day at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
(AP)

Spring bloom

May 4, 2016: Farmers work in a field of blossoming tulips in Den Helder, northern Netherlands.
(AP)

Gone fishing

May 3, 2016: A Lebanese fisherman casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline in Lebanon.
(AP)

Life at a border crossing

May 2, 2016: Mohammoud Attaki, of Damascus, Syria, shaves his face on the platform of a train station which was turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece.
(AP)

He doesn't look scared

April 29, 2016: A referee puts an ogre mask to make a baby, who is held by a college sumo wrestler, cry to win in the Naki Sumo, or crying baby contest at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The babies participated in the annual traditional ritual performed as a prayer for healthy growth of them.
(AP)

Tons of ivory

April 28, 2016: A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) stands guard near some of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. The wildlife service has stacked 105 tons of ivory consisting of 16,000 tusks, and 1 ton of rhino horn, from stockpiles around the country, in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.
(AP)

Massive fire

April 27, 2016: Flames rise and black smoke fills the air after a fire broke out at the Biomax Fuels Ltd. near Vishakhapatnam, a port city in Andhra Pradesh state, India.
(AP)

Remembering Chernobyl

April 26, 2016: Ukrainians lay flowers to the tombstone that bears their relative's names, during a ceremony to commemorate victims of Chernobyl tragedy at a monument to them in Ukraine's capital Kiev, Ukraine
(AP)

Virtual Obama

April 25, 2016: U.S. President Barack Obama looks at his hand as he tests VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany.
(AP)

Cheers!

April 22, 2016: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center attends the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law in Ingolstadt, Germany.
(AP)

Happy 90th!

April 21, 2016: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets well wishers during a walkabout close to Windsor Castle in Berkshire as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
(AP)

Nothing left

April 20, 2016: Residents comb through a field, salvaging recyclable material from post-earthquake debris, in Manta, Ecuador
(AP)

Harry, meet Chewie

April 19, 2016: Britain's Prince Harry meets the character Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west London.
(AP)

Bus bombing in Jerusalem

April 18, 2016: A bus bombing in Jerusalem wounds more than 20; police call it terror.

Counting the numbers

April 15, 2016: A visitor walks in front of an art installation at the Art Cologne fair in Cologne, Germany.
(AP)

Stay back!

April 14, 2016: Chacha, the male chimp, screams at a worker in Sendai, northern Japan, after fleeing from a zoo.
(AP)

Feeding a baby elephant

April 13, 2016: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge feeds a baby elephant at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga, east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India
(AP)

Welcoming the royals

April 12, 2016: An Indian child plays near elephant statues being prepared to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Panbari reserve forest near Kaziranga National Park east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India.
(AP)

Newborn giraffe

April 11, 2016: A newborn reticulated giraffe cub stands next to its mother in their enclosure in the Debrecen Zoological and Botanical Garden in Debrecen, east of Budapest, Hungary.
(AP)

At a crossroads

April 7, 2016: People walk on a road near Muenzenberg, central Germany.
(AP)

City in ruins

April 6, 2016: A Nepalese woman dries vegetables on the rubble of houses damaged in last year's earthquake in Bhaktapur. Nearly 9,000 people were killed and 1 million houses damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. It also damaged Nepal's tourism industry, which drew foreign tourists to visit Hindu temples, old palaces and trek mountain trails.
(AP)

War hero

April 5, 2016: Heroic US Marine dog Lucca rests for photographers after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal, awarded for animal bravery, equivalent of the Victoria Cross, at Wellington Barracks in London.
(AP)

Sticking out

April 4, 2016: A red flower sticks out surrounded by yellow flowers in a park in London.
(AP)

How far will it go?

April 1, 2016: Refugee boy throws a ball in a field of wheat near a makeshift camp at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni.
(AP)

Nice catch

March 31, 2016: A gull catches a piece of bread thrown by a visitor feeding birds, on the shore of a lake on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus,
(AP)

Don't look down

March 30, 2016: Two window cleaners work on the 27-meters-high glass ceiling of a building in Dresden, Germany.
(AP)

EgyptAir hijacking

March 29, 2016: A man leaves the hijacked aircraft of Egyptair from pilot window at Larnaca airport in Cyprus.
(AP)

Candlelight vigil

March 28, 2016: Members of a civil society group light candles during a vigil for the victims of Sunday's suicide bombing.
(AP)

Sniper lookout

March 25, 2016: Lebanese army snipers take their positions on the top of a building, as they secure the area where the United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and other delegations suppose to visit it, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.
(AP)

Seeing Red

March 24, 2016: An Indian reveler, face smeared with colored powder, dances during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Gauhati, India. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring.
(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Border protest

March 23, 2016: A migrant girl shows a banner during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Greece.
(AP)

Half mast

March 22, 2016: Two soldiers from the Belgian Army patrol outside EU headquarters as EU flags fly at half mast after an explosion in Brussels.
(AP)

The 'French Spiderman'

March 21, 2016: French urban climber, Alain Robert, also known as "French Spiderman", climbs the building of French energy group Total in the La Defense business center, in the suburb of Paris, France
(AP)

Arms protest

March 18, 2016: Amnesty International members protest by carrying a mock up of a missile, against the British Governments continued sale of arms to Saudi Arabia outside Downing Street in London.
(AP)

Watch where you're walking

March 17, 2016: People walk along the stairs which shows the sign of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, central Germany.
(AP)

'Grebeg' ritual

March 16, 2016: A boy painted his face waits for the Hindu ritual, called "Grebeg," at Tegalalang village in Bali, Indonesia. The young participants having their bodies and faces with colorful paint paraded around their village to ward off evil spirits during the ritual that is held every six months.
(AP)

Blast off!

March 14, 2016: The Proton-M rocket booster blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Europe and Russia launched a joint mission Monday to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
(AP)

5 years ago

March 11, 2016: Tsutoshi Yoshida and his wife Seiko pray for their daughter who was killed by the 2011 tsunami, in Namie, Fukushima, northern Japan.
(AP)

Something's Fishy

March 7, 2016: Lifeless bodies of fish float near a bank of Ulsoor Lake in Bangalore, India. Thousands of dead fish washed up on the banks of the polluted lake on Monday as nearby residents alleged that sewage has been flowing into the lake, depleting its oxygen.

(AP)

Welcome to South Korea

March 3, 2016: A South Korean handler feeds a panda named Le Bao, a three-year-old male, during a welcoming ceremony for a pair of giant pandas from China’s Sichuan province at a cargo terminal of the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.
(AP)

Shut out

March 2, 2016: Refugees wait next to the fence on the Macedonian side of the border as they wait to go back to Greece near southern Macedonia's town of Gevgelija. Macedonia is restricting the entry of refugees to match the number of those leaving the country, allowing in only refugees from Syria and Iraq, in response to bottlenecks further up along the Balkans migrant route.
(AP)

Voting from the other side of the pond

March 1, 2016: American Democrats living in Germany cast their ballots, center, at a polling station in a restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany.
(AP)

A watchful eye

Feb. 29, 2016: A worker clears snow next to a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin at the Lenin Hut Museum in a forest near Razliv Lake, outside St.Petersburg, Russia.
(AP)

Meeting adjourned

Feb. 26, 2016: Opposition lawmakers cover their eyes as smoke fills the auditorium of the Kosovo assembly after they released tear gas canisters disrupting a parliamentary session in Kosovo capital Pristina.
(AP)

Friendly greeting

Feb. 25, 2016: A woman holds a baby after their arrival with other refugees and migrants from the southeastern Greek islands to the Athens' port of Piraeus.
(AP)

First responders

Feb. 24, 2016: An aerial view of the site after a building collapsed, at Didcot Power Station, in Oxfordshire, England.
(AP)

Cuddle time

Feb. 23, 2016: Lion cubs cuddle in the Gyongyos Zoo in Gyongyos, northeast of Budapest, Hungary.
(AP)

Blown to pieces

Feb. 22, 2016: Debris fly into the air as foreign fishing boats are blown up by Indonesian Navy off Batam Island, Indonesia.
(AP)

Rising tide

Feb. 19, 2016: Australian surfer Jarryd Foster rides a big wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal.
(AP)

Unrest in Uganda

Feb. 18, 2016: An angry voter smashes a campaign placard of long-time President Yoweri Museveni, outside a polling station where voting material for the presidential election never arrived, at a polling station in Ggaba, on the outskirts of Kampala, in Uganda.
(AP)

Signs of spring

Feb. 16, 2016: A child walks between freshly sprung snowdrops and other spring flowers during an unseasonably warm winter day, in Bucharest, Romania.
(AP)

Who am I?

Feb. 15, 2016: Revelers participate in a parade, during the Basel carnival in Basel, Switzerland.
(AP)

Love for sale

Feb. 14, 2016: A Filipino vendor arranges roses at a flower market in Manila.
(AP)

Tensions boil over

Feb. 12, 2016: A farmer clashes with riot police during a protest outside Agriculture ministry in Athens.
(AP)

Frozen treat

Feb. 11, 2016: A penguin at London Zoo eats a fish, as they are given their breakfast in special heart-shaped ice blocks as a fun way of celebrating Valentines’ Day, and to highlight the start of penguin breeding season.
(AP)

Getting a view

Feb. 10, 2016: Nepalese people watch from the window of a Hindu temple the cremation of Nepalese prime minister Sushil Koirala, on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal.
(AP)

Orange fight

Feb. 9, 2016: Costumed revelers in protective helmets throw oranges during Carnival in the northern Italian Piedmont town of Ivrea, Italy.
(AP)

Year of the monkey

Feb. 8, 2014: A woman reacts to a dragon during New Year's celebrations in Chinatown, London, to mark the beginning of the year of the Monkey.
(AP)

Forces of nature

Feb. 5, 2016: In this photo taken with a 15-second exposure by a fixed-position camera in Ushinefumoto in Tarumizu, Kagoshima Prefecture, lightning flashes above flowing lava as Sakurajima, a well-known volcano, erupts in southern Japan.
(AP)

Up in flames

Feb. 4, 2016: Protesters throw a petrol bomb at riot policemen during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens.
(AP)

Runaway 'zebra'

Feb. 2, 2016: Employees at Ueno Zoo use a net to capture a mock zebra during an emergency drill, in Tokyo
(AP)

Windy day

Jan. 29, 2016: Zac, a Bearded Collie, runs on the beach, in Ardrossan, Scotland, as a storm reaches the UK. Winds of more than 90mph have hit the west of Scotland as Storm Gertrude sweeps the country, causing power cuts and travel disruption.
(AP)

A clockwork lion

Jan. 28, 2016: A tourist takes a photograph of a new clockwork Lion statue in Trafalgar Square, London.
(AP/Invision)

Rosy red

Jan. 27, 2016: A big heart, made of red roses is on display at the international trade fair for plants in Essen, Germany.
(AP)

Steamrolled

Jan. 26, 2016: Pakistani authorities destroy seized contraband and liquor bottles to mark International Customs Day at the Pakistan-India border town Wagah near Lahore, Pakistan.
(AP)

Concert on wheels

Jan. 25, 2016: An Egyptian rides his motorbike as he plays national songs marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.
(AP)

Twisting and turning

Jan. 22, 2016: Spectators watch from the desert as the Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performs during the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain.
(AP)

Snow day

Jan. 21, 2016: Children play at a pile of snow in front of St. Basil Cathedral, right, and the Spasskaya Tower, left, in Moscow.
(AP)

Reflections

Jan. 20, 2016: Polar bears are reflected in the water during the cold winter weather at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
(AP)

A cold dip

Jan. 19, 2016: Christian Orthodox believers swim across cold water for a cross in the river Ribnica, in Podgorica, Montenegro, marking Orthodox Epiphany. Orthodox Serbs celebrate Epiphany on January 19, following the old Julian calendar, with the tradition of retrieving crosses from the rivers and lakes.
(AP)

Living dolls

Jan. 18, 2016: Living dolls perform in colored living rooms at the IMM Cologne interiors show at the fair halls in Colonge, Germany. The international leading trade fair presents the latest trends on furniture and interiors design during the week in Cologne.
(AP)

Not Afraid

Jan. 15, 2016: An activist in a Darth Vader costume holds a poster during a rally condemning Thursday's terror attack in Jakarta, Indonesia. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombings.
(AP)

Winter run

Jan. 14, 2016: A jogger runs through the snow under the Angel of the North near Gateshead, northeastern England.
(AP)

ISIS bombing mission

Jan. 13, 2016: A Rafale fighter jet is catapulted for a mission, on France's flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
(AP)

Coming of Age Day

Jan. 11, 2016: Kimono-clad women, who reach the age of 20 this year, ride a roller coaster following their Coming of Age ceremony at Tokyo's Toshimaen amusement park on the Coming of Age Day national holiday in Tokyo.
(AP)

Putin shows off

Jan. 8, 2016: Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, competes against Mikhail Pulyaev, member of Russian national judo team during Russia's national Judo team training session in the resort city of Sochi, Russia.
(Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Walking a fine line

Jan. 7, 2016: An Indian man is silhouetted against the evening sun as he works on electric cables in preparation for the upcoming 'Magh Mela' festival in Allahabad, India.
(AP)

All aboard!

Jan. 6, 2016: Participants speed down the track on their wooden sledge during the traditional fun race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany.
(AP)

Republic Day parade

Jan. 5, 2016: Delhi Police personnel practice a march for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India.
(AP)

Deep freeze

Jan. 4, 2016: A woman looks through an icy window in a bus in Ukraine's capital in Kiev. The temperature in the Ukrainian capital fell to 7 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.
(AP)

Cheerio, 2015

Jan. 1, 2016: Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, in London.

Colorful costumes

Dec. 31, 2015: Indonesian children in costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia.
(AP)

Dressing up

Dec. 30, 2015: Children wearing bear furs perform during a festival of New Year ritual dances attended by hundreds in Comanesti, northern Romania
(AP)

Flying through the air

Dec. 29, 2015: A gymnast performs during a show for New Year and Christmas celebrations in Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, Georgia.
(AP)

Dreaming of a Wet Christmas

Dec. 25, 2015: England's annual Exmouth Christmas Day swim.

Ho Ho Hopeful

Dec. 24, 2015: An Israeli boy dressed up as Santa Claus waits for the start of the annual Christmas parade in Nazareth.

Paying tribute

Dec. 23, 2015: A U.S. Air Force officer speaks during a memorial ceremony for six Airmen killed in a suicide attack, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
(AP)

Christmas in France

Dec. 22, 2015: A Paris department store is reflected in a huge Christmas tree ball.
(AP)

Rocky reef run

Dec. 21, 2015: A fisherman runs on a rocky reef in Mediterranean sea in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon.
(AP)

Lunch at the zoo

Dec. 18, 2015: A California sea lion catches a fish thrown by its keeper in the enclosure in the zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany
(AP)

Gift from Russia to Paris

Russian police puppy Dobrynya.
(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Paris Attacks

Police officers and rescue workers gather around a victim outside a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. 
(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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