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Stunning images of the month: May

June 01, 2015 13:46 IST

We present some of the best photographs clicked across the globe in the month of May.


An amateur sumo wrestler holds a baby during a baby crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo. In the contest, two wrestlers each hold a baby while a referee makes faces and loud noises to make them cry. The baby who cries the loudest wins. The ritual is believed to aid the healthy growth of the children and ward off evil spirits. One hundred and twenty children took part in the event, the organiser said. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters


Graduate Robert McConnel asks US President Barack Obama to strike a James Bond pose during the 134th Commencement Exercises of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters


Dutch model Lisa van Heijningen, 23, presents a creation of Israeli brand Gottex, as a 17th century Dutch East India Company ship is seen in the background, during the Canal Catwalk at the Floating Fashion Week in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 21, 2015. Photograph: Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters


A man holds a child on a car at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray will face criminal charges, including manslaughter and murder, in the death of the 25-year-old black man, the city's chief prosecutor said. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters


Israeli border policemen scuffle with a Palestinian man as Israeli forces bulldoze a farmland in Soba village near the West Bank city of Hebron. Palestinians said they were informed by the Israeli army that they do not have the needed Israeli-issued permission to own lands there. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters


Britain’s Prince Harry performs the haka with soldiers from the 1st New Zealand Brigade during his visit to Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North. Prince Harry is on a week-long tour of New Zealand. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters


The Villarrica Volcano is seen at night in Pucon town, Chile. Villarrica, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon, is among the most active in South America. Photograph: Cristobal Saavedra/Reuters



A rebel fighter from the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement carries his weapon as he moves past an injured fellow fighter during what they said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in al-Kafir area at the southern entrance of the town of Jisr al-Shughour, in the province of Idlib in Idlib province. Photograph: Reuters


Framed pictures are seen hanging from the wall of a house damaged by earthquakes in Sindhupalchowk district. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, in Xian, Shaanxi province, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters



A Rohingya child who recently arrived by boat has his picture taken for identification purposes at a shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia’s AcehProvince. The United Nations has called on Southeast Asian nations not to push back the boatloads of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis - men, women and children who fled persecution and poverty at home, and now face sickness and starvation at sea. Photograph: Roni Bintang/Reuters


People react as Ireland voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, in Dublin. Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote as 62 per cent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters


Residents stand outside their homes as damaged cars are seen after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. At least 10 people died after a tornado hit Ciudad Acuna, a Mexican city on the border with Texas, Mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez said. Photograph: Ramiro Gomez/Reuters


Former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney fights five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during their boxing match in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two boxed to benefit the medical charity CharityVision. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters


Pope Francis meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican. Pope Francis, who helped broker a historic thaw between the United States and Cuba, held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro ahead of the pontiff's trip to both countries in September. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/Reuters


Afghan immigrants land at a beach on the Greek island of Kos after crossing a portion of the south-eastern Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on a dinghy. Despite the bad weather at least a dingy with over thirty migrants made the dangerous voyage to Greece. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters