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Nigerien soldiers patrol in Bosso, near the Nigerian border. Niger has extended for three months the state of emergency in its southeastern Diffa region where the army has been battling Boko Haram militants since February.
Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on Wednesday. China is set to raise the wholesale tax rate for cigarettes to 11 percent from 5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said in early May, in a move to deter smokers in the world’s biggest maker and consumer of tobacco.
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An exhibitor leads her cow as cattle are judged in the judging ring on the opening day of the Royal Bath and West Show at the Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet on Wednesday
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Wingsuit skydivers check each others suits as they prepare to board an aircraft to take part in the first Wingsuit World Cup at Netheravon airfield near Salisbury, Wiltshire on Wednesday
Models take a selfie backstage before the presentation of a collection by Peruvian designer Ani Alvarez Calderon at the Municipal theatre in Lima
Guardsmen march past Buckingham Palace during the State Opening of Parliament in central London, on Wednesday
Georgian military personnel march during Independence Day celebration in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot to Quentin Halys of France during their men’s singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, on Tuesday
Protesters gesture during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday
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Hair stylist Caryn Mitman (L) and stylist Clare Galvin pose with the updated wax figure of British Prime Minister David Cameron at Madame Tussauds in central London on Tuesday.
A Palestinian girl stands near residential buildings that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town
Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari during Formula One practice at Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
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A volunteer helps a Bangladeshi migrant cut his hair at a temporary shelter on Tuesday, in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia.
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Haitian children show their skills during a march in celebrations for National Haitian Flag Day in the streets of Port-au-Prince
A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat is left to adrift off the coast of Sicily.
A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday
Women walk through debris in the early morning hours in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday . The Himalayan nation is still reeling from a devastating quake measuring 7.8 last month that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000.
A man takes pictures of civilians lying down to take cover after hearing shelling in Aleppo on Tuesday
Nepalese search for open space as a strong earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday. The quake that hit Nepal on 12 May 2015 had a magnitude of 7.3, the United States Geological Society says, and was followed by several strong aftershocks.
US astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui take part in a preflight training session at the Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow, on Thursday. The crew is scheduled to blast off to the ISS from Baikonur at the end of May.