Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris. Mr Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor’s office said
An Afghan woman waits to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable Read more
Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.
An al-Qaida-inspired militant stand guard at a checkpoint captured from the Iraqi Army outside Baiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq
Britian’s Queen Elizabeth, French President Francois Hollande, Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko, Netherland’s King Willem-Alexander and Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri (L-R) arrive for a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville Castle. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two’s D-Day landings Read more
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A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-53 Korean War on South Korea’s Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea
Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer’s Free French commando, 91-year-old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy, France. Mr Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer’s special forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This week marks the 70th anniversary of that event.
A general aerial view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
The Russian Izvestia newspaper, citing an official document, claims that Russia has drafted a program for colonisation of the moon and plans to send the first expeditions to build a permanent lunar base in 2030 Read more
A worker adjusts a display of paper lanterns at Sensoji Buddhist temple, Tokyo, Japan. The lanterns carry the names of supporters that have donated money to the temple. Read more