Cape Town: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil touching a cheetah during a visit to Cheetah Outreach Project, Spier, in Cape Town in South Africa on Friday
Ralbitz : Men of the Sorbian community pass a Christian wayside shrine as they ride on decorated horses during the traditional Easter procession in Ralbitz, 70km (45miles) east of Dresden, Germany, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Sorbian men wearing black coats and top hats, sing holy songs on horseback and preach the message of Jesus' resurrection. The Sorbs are a Slavic, Catholic minority group in eastern Germany.
New York : Alla Bout is surrounded by reporters outside Federal court in Manhattan after the sentencing hearing of her husband Viktor Bout, Thursday, April 5, 2012 in New York. Viktor Bout, dubbed the Merchant of Death was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison, far short of the life term prosecutors sought for his conviction on terrorism charges that grew from a U.S. sting operation.
LUBUK PAKAM: A worshipper has his body pierced during the Tamil Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram in Lubuk Pakam, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Panguni Uthiram is a significant Tamil festival observed in the month of Panguni (March – April), to celebrate the celestial weddings of important deities in the Hindu religion.
Mexico : A woman carries a statue of Jesus as worshipers attend the beatification ceremony for the late sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday, April 21, 2012. The Mexican nun, who founded the Congregation of Poor Clare Missionary Sisters, was beatified at the Basilica on Saturday. Beatification is a first step toward sainthood.
Xalitzintla : Street lights illuminate the Mexican town of Xalitzintla as the looming Popocatepetl volcano spews lava, ash and steam in the town's shadows during an eruption, early Saturday, April 21, 2012. Authorities prepared evacuation routes, ambulances and shelters in the event of a bigger explosion after the volcano emitted a low-pitched roar early Saturday morning. Popo, as it's commonly known, has put out small eruptions of ash almost daily since a round of eruptive activity began in 1994. A week ago, the eruptions started growing larger.
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NEWARK: David Amador, 26, center, playing the role of Jesus, is put on a wooden cross by actors during a passion play performance at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Catholics in Northern New Jersey kicked off Holy Week with the observance of Palm Sunday.
Magdeburg :A robot of the Spainish SPIteam (University Rey Juan Carlos Madrid), left, challenges for the ball with the robot of the German team Bembelbots (Goethe University Frankfurt), right, during a soccer match in the Standard Platform League at the RoboCup GermanOpen 2012 in Magdeburg, central Germany, Saturday, March 31, 2012.More than 35 teams from 12 nations participate in the event and show their robots in four different leagues with soccer robots, rescue robots and service robots. The 11th RoboCup German Open 2012 take place
Nice : Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, wearing their medal of champion, center, pose with second place Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S., left and third place, Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France, right on the podium of the Ice Dance at the ISU 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012.
New Delhi: Foreigners watching an exhibition of the United Buddy Bears taking place as part of the theme year known as "Germany and India 2011-2012 Infinite opportunities" at Central Park, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Moritzburg :Michael Grohmann, chief of the high rope forest climbing park, climbs to a GDR Trabant car that is part of the climbing course, and checks the steel cables in the adventure park in Moritzburg, eastern Germany, on Saturday, March, 24, 2012. The Trabant was the first German small car with a plastic body as standard. For most Germans, the Trabant is synonymous with images of the reunification, as thousands of East Germans drove over the border in the little cars in 1989.
ST- RAYMOND :Local resident Donald Moisan walks from his flooded homein St-Raymond-de-Portneuf, Quebec, Canada.on Friday, March 23, 2012. The Sainte-Anne river left its bed for the second night in a row and caused the evacuation of over 450 people.
ZURICH: In this picture made available on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, the "Boeoegg" burns on the Sechselaeuten meadow in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, April 16, 2012. The Sechselaeuten (ringing of the six o'clock bells) is a traditional end of winter festival with a parade of guilds in historical uniforms on horseback and the burning of the Boeoegg, a symbolic snowman, at 6 pm. According to traditional superstition the faster the Boeoegg burns, the hotter the summer will be and this snowman looks quite hot.
BRASILIA: Balloons take off during a festival in honor of the city's birthday in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday April 20, 2012. The city, which celebrates its 52nd anniversary on April 21, was awarded the title of Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by the United Nations in 1987 and will host the opening match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and will also be one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.
ZURICH : Swiss nationals Olivier David Och, right, and Daniela Widmer, left, wave to the media after landing at Zurich airport, Saturday March 17, 2012. The Swiss Foreign Ministry says the couple that were held captive for eight months by the Taliban in Pakistan have returned home where they were greeted by family and friends. It said the Swiss nationals, David Och and Daniela Widmer, safely landed at Zurich's airport Saturday two days after escaping their captors in northwestern Pakistan close to the Afghan border.
Kabul : In this image taken from video, showing smoke rising from Kabul, Afghanistan, following attacks by Taliban militants Sunday April 15, 2012. Militants launched a series of coordinated attacks in the Afghan capital Sunday, with blasts and gunfire rocking three neighborhoods that are home to Afghan government buildings, Western embassies and NATO bases
Lima : Hundreds of nude and semi-nude cyclists demanding that authorities stop the hostilities bicyclists face from motorists, hold up their bikes in unison at the start of their "Naked Bike," protest in Lima, Peru, Saturday March 10, 2012. This is the seventh consecutive year of the annual protest in which cyclists take to the streets in Lima to bring attention to the unsafe conditions for cyclists in the Peruvian capital.
Limasso :lPeople in the carnival clothes dance through in the street during a traditional parade to mark the end of the carnival period in southern port city of Limassol, south of the capital Nicosia
STUDEN : In this publicly provided hand out picture released by Marcel Kuhn of the flight team, Swiss Remo Laeng wears a wingsuit while speeding through the air above Studen, Switzerland Friday March 9, 2012. Former base jumper Laeng practices for his planned wingsuit-flight across the Alps.
San Diego : The statue entitled Unconditional Surrender stands tall in the parkway along the waterfront Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 in San Diego. The statue, which was modeled after a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt taken in Times Square on V-J Day at the end of World War II, is schedule to be moved at the end of the month.
COLOGNE: Newlyweds Alicia of Wisconsin and Sven from Cologne kiss after fixing a padlock onto a fence of a train bridge over the Rhine in Cologne Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. A German custom says that lovers who fix a lock to the fence and throw the key into the river Rhine will have their love forever locked.
TAURANGA: In this photo provided by Maritime New Zealand, the cargo ship Rena is split in two and sits on a reef near Tauranga, New Zealand, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. The Greek-owned Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Tauranga Harbour Oct. 5, 2011, spewing heavy fuel oil into the seas in what has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster
New York : Liu Liang portrays the Spring God during a dress rehearsal for "The Peony Pavilion," performed by the China Jinling Dance Company on Nanjing at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. The company is performing for the first time outside China from Jan. 5-8. First performed as opera during the Ming dynasty in 1598, "The Peony Pavilion" tells a story about forbidden love.
Halifax :Tourists from the Titanic memorial cruise ship the Azamara Journey take a guided tour of the Titanic graves in the Fairview Lawn cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, April 12, 2012. The memorial cruise which departed from New York stopped in Halifax overnight, en route to the location were the Titanic sunk. In the days following the disaster, many of the deceased from the ill-fated ship were brought to Halifax for identification and burial.
Pasadena : The float "Preserving Paradise" sponsored by Dole, awarded top honors as the Sweepstakes award winner, is seen in the 123rd Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Pontiff in his New Year's homily Sunday praised young people as key to securing a future of hope despite what he called "shadows on the horizon of today's world." In the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica, with ambassadors to the Holy See from dozens of countries seated in the front rows, Benedict XVI, wearing white vestments with gold-colored trimmings, celebrated Mass on a day the Vatican dedicates to world peace.
Chennai: Children play at Marina beach, one of the places worst-hit by Tsunami seven years ago, in Chennai on Monday. People observed on Monday seventh anniversary of the tragedy by lighting candles and offering floral tributes at memorials in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
COLORADO SPRINGS: In this Dec. 22, 2011 photo, Kaylee Vasquez, left, and her children Killian, 6 months, and Annya, 2, make their way through fresh snow near the Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a "Hike With Santa" sponsored by the center. Heavy snow kept away most of those who signed up for Thursday's hike but the five who braved the snow got a lot of alone time with Santa. Asked what her favorite part of the hike was, Annya said "Santa Claus."
Vatican City : Pope Benedict XVI talks with Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of CEI (Italian Bishops' Conference), during an audience wit
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Hyderabad (india) : People with lanterns at a pre-Guinness event near Buddha Statue in an attempt to create a World Record of flying 30,000 Sky Lanterns on 11th March 2012, in Hyderabad on Saturday
Antarctica : This image released by the Norwegian Prime Minister's Office Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 shows the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as he stands next to a sign marking the geographical South Pole on Monday Dec. 12, 2011. Stoltenberg was in Antarctica to mark the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole
Sydney : Model Sheridyn Fisher wears a bikini made from lettuce leaves in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Fisher is posing for a new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Australia as part of a new campaign to encourage people to take up a
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ILIGAN: Residents walk around destroyed houses Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Iligan city in southern Philippines as they return following Friday's flash floods that killed hundreds of people. Tropical storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating the southern Philippines with flash floods that killed hundreds of people as they slept and turned two coastal cities into a muddy wasteland filled with overturned cars and uprooted trees.
London : Greece's Vasiliki Millousi goes performs to win a joint gold medal on the Beam during the International Gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena, London,
Chandigarh (india): 100-yr-old Fauja Singh running along the Sukhna Lake during an event in Chandigarh on Saturday. Fauja Singh had recently set the record of becoming the world’s oldest marathoner for his rare feat.
PERTH: Denmark's Emil Toft Nielsen and Simon Toft Nielsen sail their yacht on their way to winning the men's 49er skiff gold fleet 1 race 1
Nagpur: Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy, left, and Dr. Manoj Pahukar of Wockhardt hospital, right, measure 18-yr-old Jyoti Amge, who is declared shortest woman in the world measuring 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) by the Guinness World Records at a press conference in Nagpur on Friday.
CORONADO: North Carolina players practice for the Carrier Classic NCAA college basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Coronado, Calif. North Carolina and Michigan State are scheduled to play the first Carrier Classic basketball game on the flight deck of the ship on Saturday, Nov.
London : Britain's Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at a reception and dinner in aid of the Appeal at St James's Palace, in London, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. The National Memorial Arboretum Appeal was launched in April 2009 by its Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, to develop the Arboretum into a world-renowned centre for Remembrance and to ensure that there are necessary facilities for the 300,000 visiting families, servicemen and women, veterans and members of the public each year.
London : This photo issued by Bonhams in London, shows a detail of an Imperial Chinese vase thought to have been kept at the royal palace in Beijing's Forbidden City, which sold for more than 9 million pounds sterling at auction in Bonhams auction house in London Thursday Nov. 10, 2011. The buyer is understood to be from the Chinese mainland.
Thousands of Dortmund supporters hold a banner with a giant skull on the tribune prior the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund an VfL Wolfsburg in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
London : Lawyers Susan Yu, left, and Thomas Mesereau Jr, right, join producer David Gest, 2nd from left, Rebbie and Tito Jackson, 2nd from right, after their arrival for the European Premiere of Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
Copenhagen : Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, left, Crown Princess Mary, 2nd left, Britain's Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge made a special visit to UNICEF’s global Supply Centre in Copenhagen Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011. The UNICEF’s Supply Centre in Copenhagen, packs and distributes essential supplies for children around the globe, including food, water, special nutritional supplies for the most malnourished children, vaccines and emergency medical kits. Their Royal Highnesses together is seeking to raise the profile of the crisis in East Africa, an area well known to the British royal couple, and encourage the public to support UNICEF’s appeal for funds to help millions of children at risk.
MInsk : Victoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin, of Russia, perform to take first place during the ice dance free dance program at the World Junior Figure Skating Championship in Minsk, Belarus, Friday,
Rome : From left, U.S. actor Ethan Hawke, British actress Kristin Scott Thomas and director Pawel Pawlikowski pose on the red carpet to present the movie "La femme du cinquieme" ("The woman in the fifth") at the 6th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
Mecca : Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center, inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world. The Hajj will start on 5 November.
Manila : A Qantas Airbus A-330 plane sits on the tarmac at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as a Singapore Airlines prepares to land Sunday Oct. 30, 2011 at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines after Qantas Airways abruptly grounded its global fleet over a dispute with striking workers. The Australian government on Sunday sought a court order to force the flagship carrier to put its planes back in the air to ferry tens of thousands of stranded passengers.
Bartlett : Pelicans come in for a landing to join thousands of American White pelicans as they make a temporary home in the flooded fields east of Bartlett, Iowa, Oct. 22, 2011. The pelicans are heading south on their annual fall migration.
Beverly Hills : From left, Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson, Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mary Steenburgen pose backstage with the Hollywood ensemble cast award for "The Help" at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on Monday, Oct. 24,
The spacecraft White Knight Two circles over Spaceport America Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Upham, N.M. British billionaire Richard Branson dedicated he newly completed terminal and hangar where his Virgin Galactic will stage its commercial space tourism venture on Monday.
Exile Tibetans, with painted bodies and names of monks who self-immolated themselves, shout slogans in a protest march in New Delhi on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. The protest is held to express solidarity with the plight of people in Tibet who set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule.
Ranchi: Tribals of Jharkhand performing the States traditional Pyka dance in Ranchi on Tuesday on the occasion of World Tourism Day
Mumbai (india): Reigning Ms Olympia and winner of the Sheru Classic 2011 Figure Championship Nicole Wilkins waves to her fans and audience after winning the trophy in Mumbai on Sunday evening. Sheru Classic 2011 is the first professional bodybuilding and figure contest to be held in Asia.
London : Members of the audience at a fashion show during The London Fashion Week, include Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, right, with American actress Rosario Dawson, left, pictured during the Temperley London Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show held at the British
Budapest : A participant of the National Gallop rides on five horses at the historical Hero's square in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 18, 2011. National Gallop is a historical horse race and festival to evoke the long-lost national tradition of horse riding.
Los Angeles : ""Mildred Pierce" cast members Kate Winslet, left and Guy Pearce hold the Emmys for best actress and best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie backstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Los Angeles.
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LONDON: A model presents an outfit by designer Felder Felder at the BFC tent, Somerset House in London, during London Fashion week.
Madrid (SPAIN) : A model displays an Spring/Summer design by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion show, in Madrid, Sept. 17, 2011.
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New York : The spring 2012 collection of designer Jenny Packham is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
Sao Paulo : The top three finalists at the Miss Universe pageant, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko, left, Miss Brazil Priscila Machado, center, and Miss Angola Leila Lopes wait for the final announcements during the pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Miss Brazil Priscila Machado was second runner up,
Sao Paulo : Miss Angola Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011 by Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete, of Mexico, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday Sept. 12
model walks the ramp during a fashion show in Chennai (Tamilanadu, India) on Friday night .
Bloomsburg : Airplanes sit on the west of the runway at the Bloomsburg Airport, in Bloomsburg, Pa., as flood water from the Susquehanna River continues to cover the airport Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2011.
Mysore (karnatak, india) : Elephants, who take part in famous Mysure Dussehra, being taken for a morning walk after their bath in Mysore on Sunday (4 september) .
Mexico City : Residents are evacuated in boats after their street was flooded due to heavy rains in Cuautitlan, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
BASTROP: Firefighters from Smithville Fire Department battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, Monday, Sep. 5, 2011. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked Monday through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
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MILAN: Demonstrators gather in front of the gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, ( Sept. 6)
BUNAWAN: In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan township, Agusan del Sur Province, pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan late Saturday in southern Philippines. Elorde said Monday that dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot (6.4-meter) male crocodile along a creek in his township after a three-week hunt. It was one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in the Philippines in recent years.
Sao Paulo : Miss Universe contestants applaud as they watch a dance performance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on Sept. 12.
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Southampton :In this photo taken Sunday, April 8, 2012, passengers from the United States, names not given, wearing period costumes, look out from aboard the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship as it sails from Southampton, England. A cruise carrying relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic nearly 100 years ago set sail from England on Sunday to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank.
Naga Sadhu take a holy dip at Gangasagar some 155 Kms south of Kolkata, on January 15, 2012. Some four hundred thousands Hindu pilgrims gathered at the Gangasagar Mela (Fair) to take a dip in the Ocean at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu mythology.Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty,Gangasagar Island,India.
London : Actresses from left, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, arrives with Johnny Dep
ZUERICH: An employee shows the Murat Tiara crown with an estimated value of 1.5 to 2.5 million US dollars at Sotheby's auction house in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The auction of several pieces of jewelry will take place in Geneva on Mai 15,2012.
YANGON: In this photo taken on Sunday, April 29, 2012, the members of Chinese national acrobatic team perform during a fund-raising show for Myanmar Library Foundation at the National Theater in Yangon, Myanmar.
Leipzig : EDS NOTE NUDITY - The model of artist Ramona Lehnert of Germany concentrates during the 4th Body-painting competition at the BEAUTY FORUM and trade fair in Leipzig, eastern Germany, Saturday, April 28, 2012. BEAUTY FORUM 2012 is one of the most important cosmetic trade fairs in Germany.
Clovis : Bull rider Elliot Jacoby of Fredericksburg, Texas is thrown nearly under Holly Rollerin the PBR Touring Pro Division competition, during the 98th Annual Clovis Rodeo, Thursday,April 26, 2012 in Clovis, Calif.
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