The day in pictures, May 8, 2011

Today, as usual for the weekend was a lot of sports and celebrations. But it was unusual to see so many politicians. However, more in an informal setting.

Canadian residents of the town of Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu is now quite difficult to see where it starts and where it ends street. Help only road signs.

Not the best situation in the Philippines. There was heavy rainfall, which is then to "support" a powerful tropical storm.

The fourth day the weather is not happy people in the capital of Afghanistan - Kabul.

Man and woman did not dare go out in the pouring rain from the underpass in Beijing, China.

Spectators look at the cow fights under the name "Battle of Kings" in Aprotse, Switzerland.

South Korean girl is photographed on a background of lights near the temple Jogye in Seoul, where on Tuesday will begin the celebration of the birth of Buddha.

Bavarian Mountain Arrow marching in a parade in their honor in Traunstein, Germany.

Preparing to Hindu religious procession in Amritsar, India. Now he pierced his cheeks and he will go.

But the Indians far from insane resident of the city.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama continues his official visit to the United States. The next meeting of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Pope Benedict XVI is floating on the canal in Venice during his two-day visit to the city.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toasts with veterans of the Great Patriotic War, at a meeting at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with a glass has not been noticed. But he was seen with carnations at the monument of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the castle of Saint-Louis on the anniversary of the signing of the act of surrender of Germany. It was here on the night of the seventh on May 8, 1945 was signed the document.

The winner of the race «Kentucky Derby» in Louisville, Kentucky, known as the Kingdom and its two prizes.

Players, coaches and fans, "Manchester United" celebrates a key victory over London "Chelsea" with a score of 2: 1. "Red Devils" half a step from the championship title.

Sumo grand champion Hakuho performs a ritual on the Tokyo scene «Ryogoku Kokugikan».

Philippine prison inmate Makati watching a championship fight their fellow countryman Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley from the US. Filipino won.

More than two periods could not "print" the gates of the Swiss, Swedish hockey players. This is not surprising joy of goals. Match Ice Hockey World Championship was won by the Swedes with the score 2: 0.

But the Russians beat the Czechs have failed. The match ended with a score of 2: 3.

The second phase of a multi-day bicycle race "Giro d'Italia" was held between the towns of Alba and Parma.

The main star of «Los Angeles Lakers» Kobe Bryant and his head coach Phil Jackson in a great mood. They do not know that in a couple of hours NBA season for the team over. «Dallas Mavericks» just killed an opponent in a series of 4: 0.

Player of the Spanish "Barcelona" Gerard Pique scored the second goal in the gate "Hispaniola". Was in the stands Shakira - is unknown.

Winner of the "Grand Prix of Turkey" among riders in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso applauds for second place. Apparently applauded for having failed to catch up :)

Photo: AP, Getty Images, Reuters


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