The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016

Updated: May 23, 2016, 14:26 IST
  • The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016
    French police officers detain a topless Femen activist during a protest outside a banquet held by France's far-right Front National (FN) party in honour of Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) at the Porte de La Villette in Paris. Pic/AFP
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    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) recieves a 'Hongi', or touching of the noses, after the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016
    A boy throws stones into a puddle at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the village of Idomeni not far from the Greek-Macedonian border. Pic/AFP
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    A child sleeps under a table at the Jorkpan market in Sinkor district in Monrovia. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016
    Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the 'Holy Fire' as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for eleven centuries, is marked by the appearance of 'sacred fire' in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre. Pic/AFP
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    A woman walks along a small alley in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains. According to the latest list of the 50 world's most beautiful cities released by Condé Nast Traveler, Morocco's northern city of Chefchaouen ranks sixth among the top ten most beautiful cities, dethroning Paris, which remains in the top 10 in 7th place, followed by Cape Town (South Africa). Pic/AFP
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    A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. Aleppo residents ventured out onto the streets, taking advantage of a lull in violence in the northern Syrian city as the United States pushed to salvage a ceasefire. Pic/AFP
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    A boy rides a robot style vehicle outside a shopping mall in Daqing, Heilongjiang province. Pic/AFP
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    A man walks along Watamu beach at sunrise. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016
    This picture shows one stack of burning elephant tusks, ivory figurines and rhinoceros horns at the Nairobi National Park. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end 'murderous' trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 2-8, 2016
    This picture shows one stack of burning elephant tusks, ivory figurines and rhinoceros horns at the Nairobi National Park. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end 'murderous' trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Pic/AFP
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