A man sells household goods to supporters of populist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), in front of the Parliament house building, during the Revolution March in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pakistani child, Harris Khan, 4, wearing a military uniform and holding a toy gun, poses for a picture while he and other Pakistanis celebrate the 68th Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
A girl and her goat head home down an empty main road full of children playing. The police blocked the road, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, with shipping containers
Apartment buildings destroyed by Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip.
An injured man reacts at a damaged site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs thrown by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo. Syria.
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Soldiers in a vintage jeep cross Pegasus bridge (also known as the Bénouville bridge) in Normandy, France, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings
Fire crew tackle a major blaze at the Glasgow School of Art, in Glasgow today. The school stated that everyone in the building escaped to safety and there have been no reports of any casualties.
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden temple in Amritsar today, on the occasion of the 535th birth anniversary of Guru Amardas, the third master of the Sikhs.
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The world’s most complete mammoth, Lyuba, on display at The Natural History Museum, London. The baby mammoth, 85cm tall and 130cm long, was discovered in Siberia by reindeer herder Yuri Khudi along the Yuribei River, some 42,000 years after the one-month-old creature died. It is on display at the museum from Friday until September 7.
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Two three-dimensional sculptures, ‘Reed 1′ and ‘Delphine 2′ by the artist Julian Opie are placed onto plinths inside the Holburne Museum today. The exhibition, ‘Julian Opie: Collected Works’, opens next Wednesday and runs until September 14.
A donkey hauls coal through a mine in Punjab province, Pakistan. The donkeys make about 20 trips a day to the surface, carrying sacks weighing about 20kg each. The difficult conditions mean their life expectancy is 12-13 years, whereas those in prosperous countries live between 30 and 50 years.
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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Manuel Valls (left), France’s newly appointed prime minister, meets President François Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Élysée Palace in Paris.
A boy carries election material to polling stations inaccessible by road in Shutul, Panjshir province, Afghanistan. Presidential elections will be held on Saturday.
A man attaches prayer petitions, with names written on cards, to lotus lanterns in preparation for the upcoming birthday of Buddha, at Jogye temple in Seoul. Buddha’s birthday falls on May 6 this year for countries in east Asia, except Japan.
Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.
A Cossack guard stands in front of Crimea’s regional parliament building in Simferopol
A man takes a nap in the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International airport, Malaysia
Muslim Palestinians take part in Friday noon prayers blocked by Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Clashes broke out after police confronted stone-throwing Palestinians at the al-Aqsa mosque compound