Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel pray during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem on Thursday. Sigd marks the community’s longing to return to Jerusalem, where they see their biblical roots
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party worker Lee Jarvis at a polling station in Rochester, England. Polls have opened and voting is taking place in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election.
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi uses his mobile phone as he awaits the arrival of Senegal’s President Macky Sall at Chigi’s Palace, Italy
Portuguese Air Force fighter F-16 (R) and Canadian Air Force fighter CF-18 Hornet patrol over Baltics air space, from the Zokniai air base near Siauliai on Thursday
A Kurdish refugee girl, who is from the Syrian town of Kobani, cooks outside her tent at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a self-styled “godman” is escorted to the high court after his arrest, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. A self-styled Indian religious leader was charged on Thursday with sedition and waging war against the state after a days-long siege of his sprawling compound ended in his arrest along with 450 hardcore followers
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Guests look at the exhibits on show at the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition opening at Auckland Museum on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Afghan security force keeps watch as they block a road at the site of suicide car bomb at the gate of Green Village compound, a large fortified complex where many foreign employees live and work in Kabul. A Taliban suicide car bomb exploded close to a compound that houses many international contractors, officials said, the latest in a series of explosions to rock the Afghan capital in recent days.
A blue herring walks along the beach at sunset in Orange Beach Alabama.
Members of the Druze community watch the funeral of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Nahad Seif in the northern village of Yanuh-Jat on Wednesday. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four rabbis and a Druze police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.