Pro-Russian activists warm themselves next to barricades at a regional office of the security service in Luhansk, Ukraine, 20 miles west of the Russian border, on Friday.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics day which marks Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space.
Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.
Michael Jamieson competes in the men’s open 200m breaststroke heats during the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships at Tollcross, Glasgow.
Ukrainians remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday
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A street vendor walks with her goods in a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to a report released by the World Bank recently, Vietnam’s economic growth is predicted to rise of 5.5 percent in 2014.
Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was issued by the volcanic activity of the Tungurahua
An Angry Bird inspired Hot Air balloon floats over rice fields and houses during the Philippine International Balloon festival in Lubao town, Pampanga province, north of Manila
Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, flash the four finger symbol known as “Rabaa”, meaning four in Arabic, which is associated with those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo last year, as they demonstrate outside Cairo University
Aerial view of flowers fields near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world’s largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year.