An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite
Soldiers stand guard in front of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, during a commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
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Women wearing sevillana dresses are seen during the traditional Feria de Abril (April Fair) in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain
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Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea
A woman walks under an umbrella during a sudden hail storm on Wednesday in Istanbul
Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday
A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary
Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action
A member of the Patrouille Suisse flight team of the Swiss Air Force performs in his Northrop F-5 ll Tiger fighting jet during a media day of the Swiss Air Force at the airbase in the central Swiss town of Emmen on Friday
The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels on Friday. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks
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Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands inside a defendants’ cage as she attends a court hearing in Moscow. Pro-Russian separatists battling Kiev’s forces captured Savchenko last June and handed her over to Moscow, where she is being held on charges of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
Immigrants wait to apply for political asylum at the asylum service office in Athens, Greece
People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on Wednesday
An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Keukenhof is considered to be the world’s largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year
A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.
A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London
US Marines stand to attention during a military exercise at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, 290 km from Sofia, Bulgaria
Two actors dressed as robots at the launch of the Industry 4-0 platform at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, Germany
Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland
An Orthodox priest leads an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery in Bulgaria on Monday.