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French Republican guards take part in a show in Deauville, France, on May 3. 

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A large crowd surrounds a convoy carrying India's election front runner as he makes his way down a street of downtown Varanasi towards the city's BJP party headquarters on May 8. Tens of thousands of Narendra Modi supporters crowded the streets of the city as they expressed their support for Modi, a hardline Hindu nationalist, who is widely expected to lead his party to victory in the general election and win the contest in Varanasi when results are announced on May 16. For more on Modi's politics, read 's story, "Is Narendra Modi India's Reagan or Nixon?"

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Young Flamengo supporters wait in the tunnel for the team to enter before a match between Flamengo and Palmeiras as part of Brasileirao Series A 2014 at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 4.

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Civil servants face riot forces as they demonstrate against austerity measures imposed under the debt-mired country's international bailout commitments in central Athens, on May 6.

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Yemeni soldiers and citizens stand around the body of Yemeni army commander Mohammed Guawza who was shot four times while walking down a street in the capital Sanaa early in the morning on May 5, by two armed men suspected to be members of al-Qaeda.

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A Pomak man (an ethnic-Bulgarian of the Islamic faith) rides a horse with his son during a mass circumcision ceremony for young boys in the village of Draginovo, Bulgaria on May 4. More than 100 boys were circumcised during a traditional ceremony.

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A supporter of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) reacts during the final EFF electoral campaign rally in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on May 4. South Africans went to the polls on May 7 to elect provincial leaders and legislators. The lawmakers will then elect a president from the party which garners the most number of votes.

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Prison staff protest judicial reforms, overcrowding, and lack of psychiatric care for detainees, during a demonstration held outside the Villefranche-sur-Saone prison in France on May 6.

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Supporters run past a banner showing BJP leader Narendra Modi in Rohaniya, near Varanasi, India, on May 8. Thousands of supporters later lined the Hindu holy city as Modi drove to a party meeting after a rally he had planned was prohibited by local authorities. India is in the midst of a nine-phase election that began on April 7 and ends May 12. 's James Traub examines Modi's progress on the campaign trail in his piece "Watching Modi, the Maestro, at Work."

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Men carry balloons near the sea at Kadikoy on May 3, in Istanbul. 

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Afghan villagers search through dirt and debris at the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in the Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5. Some 2,100 people are believed to be dead, according to the New York Times.

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Orthodox Christians march around the regional administration building, which is occupied by pro-Russian activists, in a call for peace on May 8, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Tensions in Eastern Ukraine are high after pro-Russian activists seized control of at least ten cities ahead of the Victory Day holiday and a planned referendum on greater autonomy for the region. 's Oliver Carroll reports on the ongoing conflict in Donetsk in his dispatch, "A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence."

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South Africans queue to vote for the general elections on May 7, in the restive Bekkersdal township.

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A Kosovo Albanian man carries a slaughtered sheep in the village of Babaj Bokes on May 6, during the celebration of the traditional feast of Saint George's Day, which is observed by several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint.

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Palestinian women walk past a mural depicting late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (seen left) and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on May 4, in Gaza City. The Hamas movement's deputy leader Musa Abu Marzouq said the Islamist movement will never recognise Israel and will not accept the conditions laid out by the Middle East peacemaking quartet.

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Miners watch as rescue workers attempt to remove sludge looking for victims of a gold mine on May 3, in San Antonio, Colombia. The mine collapsed on May 1 while independent mine workers were excavating it without authorization. At least 12 miners are dead, according to the New York Times.

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A worker stands near recycling waste in Ampang, Malaysia on May 5.

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Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 5. The parade took place on the Red Square in Moscow on May 9 to commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany.

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Members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) pose for a picture during a visit by the chief of Defence Forces of Uganda (UPDF) in Beni in North Kivu on May 7. UPDF chief General Edward Katumba Wamala visited the troops taking part in an ongoing military operation against Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the area.

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Vietnamese veterans in Vietcong uniforms pay homage to Vietnamese soldiers killed during the Dien Bien Phu battle at the official military cemetery in the northwestern town of Dien Bien Phu on May 6. Vietnam celebrated the 60th anniversary of its victory over France at the Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954, on May 7. 

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Visitors cheer for international teams during the tournament of the computer game "League of Legends" on May 8, in Paris. Launched late in 2009 by American video game publisher Riot Games, "League of Legends" is a game in which teams of five players compete in a virtual arena, killing each other using different powers and equipments in the goal to capture the enemy base. According to Riot Games, more than 67 million people play each month, with peaks of more than 7.5 million concurrent players at peak hours.

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Supporters of the opposition party Democratic Alliance (one of them wearing a "Mmusi Maimane for Premier" T-shirt) flock into the venue of its final campaign rally in Johannesburg on May 3, ahead of the May 7 general election. The Democratic Alliance held its final campaign rally at a vast events center in Johannesburg's upmarket suburb of Northriding.

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A woman takes a selfie during the Vesak Buddhist Ceremony celebrating Buddha's birth at the Jogyesa Temple on May 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The lantern festival will be held until May 11. As the exact birthday of Buddha, born 2,558 years ago is unknown, South Korea celebrates his birthday on the full moon of May, which is May 6 this year.

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