North Korean tourist poses with a souvenir pillow decorated with an portrait of Kim Jong-un in front of a poster showing Vladimir Putin and a bear at the Victory park in Moscow, Russia. On Saturday Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and it’s Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron prepare to place a wreath during a tribute at the Cenotaph to begin three days of national commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day in London, England. Leaders of the United Kingdom are gathering together after the country went to the polls yesterday and voted to keep Conservative party leader David Cameron as Prime Minister. Great Britain now starts three days of national commemorations of street parties, concerts and other events across the country to remember the end of World War II in Europe.
Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib
South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested.
Elephant Voi Nam grabs some apples with his trunk at his enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany
Aerial view of sailing boats that lay in the water of Lake Starnberg which water is covered with pollen near Starnberg, southern Germany
A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election
A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine, to mark the anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in the second world war.
Ed Milliband and his wife Justine Thornton arrive at the Labour party headquarters after his party’s defeat in the UK general election
David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to 10 Downing Street in London after the Conservative party surged to a commanding lead in Britain’s parliamentary election.
Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London
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Foreign fighters who joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to fight against jihadists and Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria take part in a training session in the south-west Syrian region of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border
General view of inside the White Horse Inn in Priors Dean, also known as the ‘Pub with no name’ which is part of the East Hampshire constituency and acts as a local polling station on the day of the General Election
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.
UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage reads a leaflet given to him by an anti-UKIP protester as he campaigns in Ramsgate in south east England on the eve of a general election in Britain.
An Afghan policeman stands in a window of the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday.
A malnourished child rescued by Nigerian soldiers from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest rests on the ground at Malkohi refugee camp in Yola
Pizza Express has created pizzas showing portraits of the leaders of the main political parties (left to right David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg) to celebrate this year’s General Election campaign. The prime minister’s portrait uses 89 olives to illustrate his customary dark suit and three stems of asparagus for his tie, while the deputy PM’s image uses a variety of peppers in his party colours. The leader of the opposition’s pizza portrait features Labour’s party colour using chillies, red peppers, cherry tomatoes and pepperoni
A man takes a picture of Russian Air Force fighter jets as they fly over Moscow during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade which will take place at Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday