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/AP/Jerome Delay

President Jacob Zuma, center, sings at a victory party in Johannesburg, South Africa, after his ruling party African National Congress was declared as the electoral winner.



/AP/Sunday Alamba

People attend a rally calling on the Nigerian government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School in Abuja, Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists for weeks, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.



/MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images

A Yemeni man has his fingerprint scanned at an election registration centre in the capital Sanaa as part of a trial phase to electronically register voters before the upcoming elections. The success of the trial could see the campaign spread to the whole of Yemen.



/AP/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between Russian amateur players and ice hockey stars at a festival in Sochi on May 10.


/AP/Jeff Roberson, File

Michael Sam was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St Louis Rams in the National Football League draft. He is the first openly gay player to be picked in the NFL draft.



/AP/ Bernat Armangue

India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center, wearing white without a hat, waves to supporters in a street festooned with party flags during an election campaign rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi will go to the polls on May 12, the final day of voting.



/AP/Karim Kadim

A woman gestures as she looks at damage from a car bomb attack near a kebab restaurant, in the mainly Shia Habibiya neighbourhood of Baghdad. A series of bombings on Saturday killed and wounded scores of people, a day after army shelling killed many civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah.



/EPA/FLINDT MOGENS / POOL

An Austrian bearded drag queen won the annual Eurovision song contest in Denmark. Watched by 180 million people in 45 countries, Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won in Copenhagen with the song "Rise like a Phoenix".



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President Jacob Zuma, center, sings at a victory party in Johannesburg, South Africa, after his ruling party African National Congress was declared as the electoral winner.

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People attend a rally calling on the Nigerian government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School in Abuja, Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists for weeks, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

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A Yemeni man has his fingerprint scanned at an election registration centre in the capital Sanaa as part of a trial phase to electronically register voters before the upcoming elections. The success of the trial could see the campaign spread to the whole of Yemen.

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Michael Sam was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St Louis Rams in the National Football League draft. He is the first openly gay player to be picked in the NFL draft.

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India(***)s ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center, wearing white without a hat, waves to supporters in a street festooned with party flags during an election campaign rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi will go to the polls on May 12, the final day of voting.

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A woman gestures as she looks at damage from a car bomb attack near a kebab restaurant, in the mainly Shia Habibiya neighbourhood of Baghdad. A series of bombings on Saturday killed and wounded scores of people, a day after army shelling killed many civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah.

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An Austrian bearded drag queen won the annual Eurovision song contest in Denmark. Watched by 180 million people in 45 countries, Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won in Copenhagen with the song "Rise like a Phoenix".

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The ruling party president Jacob Zuma, center, sings at a victory party in Johannesburg, South Africa, after the African National Congress being declared as the electoral winner.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/81c535db6c6e38819bdcd0ac43d98c43AP/Jerome Delay

The ruling party president Jacob Zuma, center, sings at a victory party in Johannesburg, South Africa, after the African National Congress being declared as the electoral winner.

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People attend a rally calling on the Nigerian government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School, in Abuja, Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists for weeks, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/e283dfabbf0dd3580563daf95dfe7aa9AP/Sunday Alamba

People attend a rally calling on the Nigerian government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School, in Abuja, Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists for weeks, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

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A Yemeni man has his fingerprint scanned at an election registration center in the capital Sanaa as part of a trial phase to electronically register voters ahead of upcoming elections. The success of the trial could see the campaign spread to the whole of Yemen.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/2f1167f2eb0806264ef8cf1f3a8800afMOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images

A Yemeni man has his fingerprint scanned at an election registration center in the capital Sanaa as part of a trial phase to electronically register voters ahead of upcoming elections. The success of the trial could see the campaign spread to the whole of Yemen.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between Russian amateur players and ice hockey stars at a festival in Sochi on May 10.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between Russian amateur players and ice hockey stars at a festival in Sochi on May 10.

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Michael Sam was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League draft. He is the first openly gay player to have entered and play in the NFL.

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Michael Sam was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League draft. He is the first openly gay player to have entered and play in the NFL.

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India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center wearing white without hat, waves to supporters in a street festooned with party flags during an election campaign rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Varanasi will go to the polls on May 12, the final day of voting.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/a75afc5751b74d24893cfc17acc8757eAP/ Bernat Armangue

India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center wearing white without hat, waves to supporters in a street festooned with party flags during an election campaign rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Varanasi will go to the polls on May 12, the final day of voting.

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A woman makes a gesture as she looks at damage from a Saturday car bomb attack near a Kebab restaurant, in the mainly Shiite Habibiya neighborhood of Baghdad. A series of bombings on Saturday in Iraq killed and wounded scores of people, a day after army shelling killed many civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/922d14c3d488aedbd70b456f738b4c42AP/Karim Kadim

A woman makes a gesture as she looks at damage from a Saturday car bomb attack near a Kebab restaurant, in the mainly Shiite Habibiya neighborhood of Baghdad. A series of bombings on Saturday in Iraq killed and wounded scores of people, a day after army shelling killed many civilians and gunmen in the militant-held city of Fallujah.

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An Austrian bearded drag queen has won the annual Eurovision song contest in Denmark, watched by 180 million people in 45 countries. Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won in Copenhagen with the song "Rise like a Phoenix".

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_week_in_pictures_may_11/slideshow/no-caption/8ce9ccca1ac4b4f3f3fe8d60cd0d88f0EPA/FLINDT MOGENS / POOL

An Austrian bearded drag queen has won the annual Eurovision song contest in Denmark, watched by 180 million people in 45 countries. Conchita Wurst, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won in Copenhagen with the song "Rise like a Phoenix".



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