Flowers left by supporters don the residence of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on April 8. Thatcher, a conservative icon seen by many as divisive, was the country's first female prime minister.
The final stretch of Venezuela's presidential race to replace Hugo Chavez coincides with a delicate anniversary for the opposition: 11 years since a brief coup against the late leftist leader. On Tuesday, Venezuela stepped up security and closed its borders earlier than usual ahead of Sunday's presidential election after acting President Nicolas Maduro claimed former US officials hatched a plot to kill him.
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Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir shake hands prior to a meeting in Juba, South Sudan. It is the first visit of Bashir to South Sudan after the country split in two in 2011.
The wreckage of an accident rests in a river bed after a public transport bus of Horna Transport Company crashed down a 200-metre cliff, killing at least 25 people and injuring another six people, in a rural region of Peru.
South Koreans look north through binoculars near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, north of Seoul. North Korea, angry about new UN sanctions imposed for its third nuclear weapon test in February, has made increasingly strident warnings of an imminent war with South Korea and the United States.
A chicken, which according to its owner is not infected with bird flu, crows at a yard in central Beijing after the city reported its first case of the new strain of bird flu. So far 11 people have died of the H7N9 bird flu strain since it was confirmed in humans for the first time last month, with 51 infections in all having been reported to date.
Alaa Mubarak, the elder son of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, sits in front of his father behind bars during their retrial at the Police Academy in Cairo. The judge in the retrial of Mubarak recused himself, in a chaotic opening hearing that lasted just seconds.
Fans of South Korean rapper Psy take a picture at the Seoul World Cup stadium, the venue for Psy's concert "happening" in Seoul. Psy performed his new single "Gentleman" in public for the first time on Saturday, hoping to repeat the success of "Gangnam Style" that made him the biggest star to emerge from the growing K-pop music scene.