Monday 30 May 2016

Sky salute

Turkish Stars fly in formation during a rally marking the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans, in Istanbul, Turkey on May 29. The capital of the Byzantine empire, known then as Constantinople, fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II on May 29, 1453.  EPA/Sedat Suna


Ramadan in the air

Palm tree painted in various colours as Islamic decorations by the Islamic Orphanage, as Muslims prepare to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, they start fasting for 30 days based on the sightings of the crescent moon, Beirut, Lebanon, on May 28. The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin o


On a joy ride

Visitors ride a roller coaster at an outdoor theme park of the newly-opened Wanda Cultural Tourism City or 'Wanda City' in the eastern city of Nanchang in Jiangxi Province, China, on May 28. The 200-hectare 'Wanda City' includes an outdoor theme park, indoor mall and ocean park,


Robbie takes Georgia by storm

British singer Robbie Williams (left) performs on stage during his concert at the Boris Paichadze National stadium in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 27. Showing off his muscular physique in a vest top, he wowed the audience, especially his female fans. The 42-year-old former Take That


Strategic talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R), Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah (L) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir (C) pose during the 4th meeting of the strategic dialogue Russia-Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the GCC, in Moscow, Russia,


Louvre on Louvre

A view of the Pyramid of the Louvre museum covered with a gigantic black and white trompe l'oeil photo of the Louvre building by French artist JR in Paris, France, on May 25. The exhibition 'Contemporary art – JR at the Louvre' runs till June 27. EPA/Jeremy Lempin


Ivanovic wins

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in action against Oceane Dodin of France during their women's single first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, May 23. Ivanovic won 6-0, 5-7; 6-2. EPA/Rober Ghement.


Professor Jolie

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie will join the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor on a new masters course on women, peace and security, the school announced. The course, which starts next year, is the first of its kind globally and will be run by the LSE Centre for Women,


Stop this trade!

Indonesia government officials burn confiscated consumer goods made from endangered animals at the Aceh Forestry Ministry Office in Band Aceh, Indonesia, on May 23. The illegal items were confiscated from wild animal poachers and illegal wild animal traders in Aceh as Indonesia's government


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