A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election
Larry the cat waits outside 10 Downing Street, London
Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday.
Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, launches her party’s final poster at a campaign event in Leith Walk Edinburgh, Scotland
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez help make a crumble at Ivy Lane Primary School as he canvasses with local Liberal Democrat candidate for Chippenham Duncan Hames on Wednesday in Chippenham, England
Chancellor George Osborne talks to Craig Mackinlay, Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Thanet during a General Election campaign visit to Ramsgate in Kent
A child of a party activist waits for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England
An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back left) separated by Victoria harbour. The city’s government on Wednesday unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.
The shadow of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern England
Boris Johnson campaigns in Ramsgate, in the Thanet South constituency, on behalf of Conservative candidate, Craig McKinlay
A dog and Labour supporters wait for the arrival of party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his general election campaign tour
The sun sets over mist that has formed on the sea from Cape Cornwall near St Just in Cornwall, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the six seats in the county of Cornwall are essential to achieve a Conservative majority when Britain goes to the polls on May 7.
Labour leader Ed Miliband conducts a workplace Q&A session at the NCC, National Composite Centre in Bristol, United Kingdom
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state
Ultra orthodox Jewish rabbi Gershon Edelstein prepares to vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, in an unexpectedly close general election
Workers put up large poster of Isaac Herzog, co-leader with Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party, at the entrance to Jerusalem on Monday. Herzog has said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress is destroying US-Israeli relations at the cost of a few votes in the upcoming March 17 general elections
Lesotho Prime Minister and leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Tom Thabane supporters cheer through the streets of Maseru during a general assembly elections campaign gathering on Thursday in Maseru, Lesotho. Voters from the Kingdom of Lesotho will head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament
Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7.
Supporters of incumbent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attend an electoral campaign rally in Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday, ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections