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Prime Minister David Cameron recreates the famous Beatles Abbey Road album cover by walking across Abbey Road crossing with Tessa Jowell, former secretary of state for culture, media and sport in London today
Poppies are installed in an installation at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The installation comprises of almost 300,000 handcrafted poppies created by landscape designer Phillip Johnson. The display is in honour of all servicemen and women who have fought across all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years, and will be on display at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
A man passes closed shops at Hastings in southeast England
Volunteers of the Azov Civil Corps light flares during rally at the Ukrainian Parliament against holding local elections in the occupied eastern territories of Ukraine. As part of an internationally brokered peace agreement, Ukraine must hold local elections in two eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed rebels, but there are major concerns about ensuring the vote takes place in a secure and safe atmosphere
South Korean policemen take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a mall in Seoul, South Korea
Miriam Fatime Sylla of Italy spikes the ball against Netherland during their Women’s Volleyball World Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo, Japan
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (left) meets former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg at City Hall in London today, as the billionaire has warned Brexit would damage Britain’s economy.
Marine life on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef could be beyond saving in five years without “now or never” funding to improve water quality as climate change ravages the World Heritage-listed site, scientists have warned
French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest against the government’s labour reform today in Bordeaux. France was disrupted by a third straight day of strikes and demonstrations as the prime minister called for protesters who torched a police car to face “harsh” punishment. The labour reforms have sparked two months of protests on France’s streets, drawing 68,000 nationwide on Tuesday, police said, while organisers put the turnout at 220,000.
Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet L. Yellen chats with US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew during a welcome reception hosted by the City of Sendai, Japan
A general view of a Neapolitan pizza made to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making it a two kilometres margherita (16 inch wide) pizza stretching along the city waterfront, in Naples
Cast member Lea Seydoux poses during a photocall for the film “Juste la fin du monde” (It’s Only the End of the World) directed by Xavier Dolan in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France today.
Greenpeace protesters climb the British Museum in London, in protest against BP’s sponsorship of the museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition
Sweden’s Louise Hannson starts in the women’s 100m butterfly preliminary event European Aquatics Championships London, Britain
A man dresses a statue figure on the monument dedicated to Kiev city founders, in the national Ukrainian costume called Vyshyvanka, on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark Vyshyvanka Day, named in honour of the Slavic traditional clothing Vyshyvanka
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Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India
A model wears a hat as she presents a creation from the fashion label Bondi Bather during Australian Fashion week in Sydney, Australia
An attendant holds a Google Inc. Cardboard virtual reality headset to demonstrate SoftBank Group Corp.’s Pepper the humanoid robot at a media briefing in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday
A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence today in Paris, as Police across France demonstrate today against the “anti-cop hatred” they say they have endured during a wave of anti-government protests since early March
Photographer Martin Parr looks out from his own caravan which is serving food at the Photo London show in London, Britain today