Neblus, Westbank - A member of the Samaritan Torah at Mt. Gerizim, above the West Bank city of Nablus,during a sunrise religious service marking the end of their Passover holiday.
Funchal, Portugal, Golfer Roope Kakko of Finland warms up for Day 2 of Madeira Islands Open. The image was made with a use of selective focus lens.
Kiev Ukraine - The shiny tournament cup of Europe 2012 is set out for display.
Kafr Qaddum, Westbank
The first torch bearer, Greek swimming World Champion Spyros Gianniotis runs with the Olympic torch.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Amsterdam - The National Flipper days at the Dam Square
Boy among giants
Moscow, a world war II veteran
A view of Queen Elizabeth II delivering her speech during the State Opening of parliament in the house of Lords.
Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
Bratislava, Slovakia - History enthusiast dressed as Soviet and Nazi soldiers reenact the liberation of Bratislave.
Chicago - A sculptor of Marilyn Monroe is dismantled and ready to transport to Palm Spring.
Goodbye Norma Jean
Seoul, Korea - At Jogye temple, lanterns are readied for the celebration marking the birthday of Buddha.
Moscow - Russia's president Vladimir Putin enters Andreyevsky (St.Andrew's) Hall at the Great Kremlin Palace at his inauguration ceremony.
Damascus, Syria,- A woman displayed her ink-dipped finger after casting her vote in parliamentary elections.
Paris - Supporters of Francois Hollande, France's socialist presidential candidate, celebrate his victory in Sunday's election.
Athens - In Greece, supporters of leftist Syriza party celebrate its showing in election that produces a fragmented parliament as Greece struggles with debt and its membership in the Eurozone.
Jalalabad, Afghanistan - Puppy bud provide raw Opium, likely to be processed into heroin.