Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week in protest against Israel's actions; mass wedding ceremony in India; wind joking with the Pope, and much more.

Cyclists pass by a trained monkey Italian Valentino Rossi on a wooden copy of the racing motorcycle in Jakarta. (AP Photo / Dita Alangkara)

A skateboarder performs tricks in Newtown, Johannesburg. On weekends, the young people from remote areas come together to ride skateboards. (AP Photo / Denis Farrell)

A man walks past a bridge of friendship, coming from the north-east China's Liaoning Province, North Korea. (AP Photo / Ng Han Guan

Fan of waving the flag of Germany ahead of the friendly football match between Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Team Germany won 3-1. (AP Photo / Petr David Josek)

A boy having fun on a rainy day in Havana's Chinatown. (AP Photo / Javier Galeano)

Israeli youth released balloons during a rally in support of the Israeli army after the Israeli Navy raid on the "Freedom Flotilla" was heading to the Gaza Strip. As a result of the diplomatic failure after the bloody attack on the flotilla, Israel decided not to bring charges of tens of Palestinian activists, and instead to deport them from the country as soon as possible. It changed the decision came after the international community has condemned Israel's actions, which killed 9 people and injured dozens. Israel opposes the requirements of an independent investigation. (AP Photo / Sebastian Scheiner)

Sedeyn Morris is waiting for the soldiers look on her school bag at a military checkpoint in the Tivoli Gardens, Kingston. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)

Indian Muslim bride with bangles and henna patterns involved in a mass wedding ceremony in Mumbai. Mass wedding ceremonies, usually arranged by social organizations in order to save, - common in India, where the tradition of dowry and expensive gifts from the bride's family is still dominant in society. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP / Getty Images)

Alicia Alonso - Head of the National Ballet of Cuba - in New York. Alonso will celebrate its 90th anniversary a special program of the American Ballet theater, in which she was the leading dancer at the dawn of his career. (Chad Batka / The New York Times)

The soldiers are on duty in the Tivoli Gardens in Kingston. The photo was taken through the tinted glass of the bus during a tour organized by the city authorities. After the raid in the area, which resulted in a shootout killed dozens of people in four days, drug lord, who was the target of a soldier, he remains at large. (AP Photo / Rodrigo Abd)

The child photographed image of bacteria during the excursion to the Museum of Science in Beijing. (AP / Andy Wong)

The Indians brought flowers to the elephant, who died in the incident on the railway in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. (AP Photo)

Chicks rabbit owl peeking out of its socket on the golf course «Green Tree Golf Club» in Vacaville. (AP / Photo, The Reporter, Rick Roach)

South African children playing soccer in a field in Soweto. FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 11. (AP Photo / Hassan Ammar)

A girl poses for a photo with the metal sculptures of wolves Chinese artist Liu Ruovanga in Beijing. (AP Photo / Andy Wong)

Silhouettes of Turkish demonstrators on the national flag during a protest in front of the Israeli consulate in Istanbul. Israeli Navy attacked a flotilla Driven humanitarian assistance to the shores of Gaza. The attack killed 10 people, another 30 were injured of varying severity. Turkey condemned the attack Israelis, saying that "the Israeli operation could lead to irreparable consequences in the relations between the two countries." (TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC)

Teens jumping into the sea on the beach in Sochi. In the summer here rests the whole country, but in 2014 Sochi will host the Winter Olympic Games XXII. (AP Photo / Igor Yakunin)

Philippine woman hanging wet things after the flood in the southern part of the country, in the town of Sultan Kudart province of Maguindanao. Over 47 000 people were displaced as refugees by the floods that hit the ten cities in the southern lowlands of the Philippines. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem / Getty Images)

A gust of wind covered his face with Pope Benedict XVI during the weekly audience on St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. The Pope said that with bated breath watching the news of the bloody Israeli attack on the flotilla to Gaza, which may be detrimental to the consequences for peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo / Andrew Medichini)

Cheryl King yells a passing drivers during a protest against the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama. (Reuters Pictures)

Young and adult Sumatran orangutan sitting in the zoo cage Como in St. Paul, Minnesota. (AP Photo / Jim Mone)

Taronga Zoo Vet Jam Watkinson holding female laughing kookaburra obese before weighing in the clinic Zoo Sydney. Australian Kucabara, which weighs 565 grams (almost 40% more than the normal weight for this type of bird), held an individual course of treatment. Kucabara stopped flying because of his excessive weight that she gained through her love for sausages. (REUTERS / Tim Wimborne)

South Korean artists are working on a sand sculpture on the beach on the eve of the sand festival in Busan. (AP Photo / Andy Wong)

The man in red and yellow costume representing the devil, known here under the name "El Kolachev", the boy runs through the streets of Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, during the celebration of Corpus Christi. (Felix Ordonez / Reuters)

Man floating on an inflatable boat on the flooded suburb of Warsaw. Heavy downpours caused new flooding in central Europe. (Peter Andrews / Reuters)

Man floating on an inflatable boat on the flooded suburb of Warsaw. Heavy downpours caused new flooding in central Europe. (Peter Andrews / Reuters)

Zookeeper feeds a crocodile in Day of protection of wildlife in Malabon Zoo in Manila. (Romeo Ranoco / Reuters)

A dog lies on the ruins of the house after a fire in San Javier, Colombia. The fire damaged about 70 homes, but reports of those killed were not. (Fredy Amariles / Reuters)

Catherine Jones throws a tennis ball to his 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Lilly on a warm day in Brooklyn. (David Goldman / Associated Press)

A girl resting in a sunny day in a park in the center of London. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters)


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