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Last updated on: May 31, 2013 08:33 IST

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Police officers detain an activist from the women's rights group FEMEN during a protest against the arrest of their Tunisian member named Amina, in front of Tunisia's Ministry of Justice in Tunis.

Tunisia's interior ministry said earlier on May 19 that Amina had been arrested in Kairouan for placing a feminist banner on the wall of a mosque and trying to expose her breasts.

Amina sparked controversy in recent months by publishing nude images on Facebook and writing on her chest: "My body belongs to me and not the honour of others".

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Photographs: Anis Mili/Reuters

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Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau kiss on the terrace of the city hall after they were married in Montpellier. The two men are the first same-sex couple to marry in France under a reform, which has stoked some of the ugliest protests in the country in decades.

The law, backed by most French and feted by gay and lesbians as it came into force this month, makes France the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage despite heated street protests by conservatives, Catholics and extreme-right groups.

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Photographs: Philippe Laurenson/Reuters

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People take pictures of sunset on 42nd street, during the biannual occurrence named 'Manhattanhenge' in New York.

'Manhattanhenge', coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time.

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Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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A visitor takes a picture in front of the installation called 'We sit starving amidst our gold ' by British artist Jeremy Deller at the Great Britain pavilion during the 55th La Biennale of Venice. The exhibition runs till September 15.

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Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi. Temperatures in New Delhi on Wednesday reached 43 degrees Celsius, according to India's meteorological department.

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Photographs: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

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A security member loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gestures to a photographer.

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Photographs: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

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Visitors looks at the installation called 'Bang' by China's artist Ai Weiwei at the German pavilion during the 55th La Biennale of Venice. The exhibition runs till September 15.

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Photographs: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

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Police personnel carry their injured comrade during a clash with supporters of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a separatist party, in Srinagar on May 30.

Dozens of JKLF supporters held a protest on Thursday against the government's decision not to allow JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik to visit the earthquake-affected areas of the Doda region to distribute aid to victims, local media reported.

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Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters

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A dried up riverbed is pictured near Barrick's Zaldivar copper mine in the foothills of the Antofagasta region, 1400 km north of Santiago, Chile.

Miners like Barrick have to go to great lengths to assure adequate supplies of water for everything from toilets for their workers to separating the valuable metals in the ore body from waste rock and tamping down dust that heavy trucks kick up.

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Photographs: Julie Gordon/Reuters

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Farmers shear an alpaca in its enclosure at a zoo in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province.

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Photographs: Reuters

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AT-3 jet trainer aircrafts perform at an air force drill in Taitung county, eastern Taiwan.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A boy wearing costume performs Peking Opera at a Kindergarten at Balikun county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration event ahead of the coming International Children's day.

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A Loggerhead sea turtle named Gal Handless is moved into a large case at the rescue center for sea turtles as it is transferred to the Istanbul Aquarium in Michmoret, Israel.

The turtle was rescued after losing her front fins when caught in a fishing net in 2004. She was rehabilitated at the rescue center but could not be returned back to the sea and now after 9 years she is being transferred to her new home at the Istanbul Aquarium in Turkey.

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Photographs: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

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The Oracle AC72 America's Cup catamaran sails on the San Francisco Bay under a blanket of fog on as seen from Sausalito, California.

The San Francisco Bay Area will see mostly cloudy skies with highs expected to be in the 50s to mid 60s.

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An employee works inside a textile factory in Linhai, Zhejiang province. China's slowing factory sector may have barely grown in May amid lacklustre local and foreign demand, a Reuters poll showed, adding to fears that the world's second-largest economy is losing steam.


Photographs: William Hong/Reuters

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