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, on May 26. EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky
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
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.
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, Peace and Security which was launched last year by Jolie and Britain's former foreign secretary, William Hague. Image: Remy Steinegger/commons.wikimedia.org
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 continues fighting against the illegal wild animal trade on the black market. EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak
A massive blaze broke out at a scrapyard in south Alba in Riffa, Bahrain, yesterday (May 21). A total of 20 civil defence vehicles and more than 60 firefighters worked to put out the fire. A senior police official said there were no injuries reported, adding that an investigation is underway to find out the cause of the blaze. The fire was reported at 1:41 pm and the teams reached within six minutes. A cooling operation was then conducted after dousing the fire, in spite of the strong wind which caused flames to spread. -Image courtesy BNA.
Black beauty at Cannes
Belgian actress Virginie Efira arrives for the screening of 'Elle' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 21. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which concludes tomorrow (May 22).
Ready for Blue Strike
Thai soldiers perform the martial art 'Muay Thai' during the opening ceremony of the Blue Strike 2016 joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, on May 21.
Thailand and China hold joint 'Blue Strike' military exercises, naval exercises focused on humanitarian relief including maritime transport, positioning training, onshore joint exercises and overall retreat.
More than 700 personnel from Thailand and China are taking part in the drills, which will be held in Thailand until June 9.- epa
Spreading colours of love
Revellers take part in the 'Festival of Colors' in Warsaw, Poland, on May 21. The event refers to the tradition Hindu festival of Holi celebrated across India on the occasion of the arrival of spring. It takes place on the approach of vernal equinox, in the month of Phalguna (February-March) and is one of the most joyous and colorful Hindu festivals.-epa
Neapolitan pizza makers walk after attempting to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making a two kilometre margherita (16-inch wide) pizza along the city waterfront, in Naples, Italy, May 18. EPA/Cesare Abbate
Relatives of missing EgyptAir flight MS804 passengers are seen at Cairo Airport, in Cairo, Egypt, on May 19. The EgyptAir Airbus A320 Paris -Cairo flight disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. The plane was carrying 69 people on board. -EPA
Interior view of the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in San Francisco, California on May 17. The museum opened to the public on May 14 after being closed for three years during renovation. EPA/John G Mabanglo
A journalist sits on the drivers seat of an Audi during a piloted test driving on a closed part of the motorway A9 near Ingolstadt, Germany. Behind the windscreen, a red light signals the driver to take over control of the car soon. During the so-called piloted driving, the car takes over full control, breaks and accelerates, uses signals and changes lanes while keeping a sufficient distance to cars in the front. EPA/Andreas Gebert
Andy Murray enjoyed the perfect 29th birthday present on Sunday, puncturing Novak Djokovic's air of dominance by beating the out-of-sorts Serb in straight sets in the final of the Italian Open in Rome.
Just a week after Djokovic had beaten him in the final of the Madrid Open, the Scot gained his revenge over the world number one in another clay court final with a superb 6-3 6-3 win in one hour and 35 minutes. – Reuters
Photo: EPA/Claudio Onorati
Europe Day celebrations
An entertainer and dancers wait for their turn at a concert in the Stefan cel Mare Park, during the public celebration of the 'Day of Europe' in Chisinau, Moldova, on May 14.
The Schuman declaration by former French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman on May 9, 1950 is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.-epa
The winner takes it all
Italian rider Gianluca Brambilla of the Etixx - Quick Step team wears the overall leader's pink jersey as he is kissed by two hostesses on the podium after winning the 8th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race over 186km from Foligno to Arezzo, Italy, on May 14.
Lively charms Cannes
US actress Blake Lively (centre) arrives for the screening of 'The BFG' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 14. The movie is presented out of competition at the festival which runs till May 22.-epa