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G7 protest

Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders attending the G7 summit stage a protest in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy. Heads of States and Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialised economies, plus the European Union, met for a summit titled 'Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust'.  EPA/Ettore Ferrari

Race rush in Monaco

German Formula One driver Pascal Wehrlein of Sauber F1 Team in action during the second practice session at Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco on May 25. The 2017 Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco will take place on May 28. EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Mosul battle continues

A member of Iraqi federal police force takes position in front of an Islamic State militants' position during a battle at Dawasa district in the centre of western Mosul city, Iraq on May 24. The Iraqi forces will launch a new operation to retake the old city area which still under IS control, in the center of the western side of Mosul, after surrounding the area from all sides. Thousands of people flee the city every day towards refugee camps due to the fighting.  EPA/Ahmed Jalil

Digital learning

A woman looks at a robot during the Digital Business World Congress in Madrid, Spain on May 23.The event runs from May 23 to 25. EPA/Chema Moya

Joining hands for peace

A handout photo made available by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows US President Donald J Trump (R), US First Lady Melania Trump (R-2), King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (C) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21. President Trump is in Riyadh to attend the GCC summit.  EPA/Saudi Press Agency


Robocop in Dubai

Dubai Police has welcomed a new member to its force - a robot policeman. The super smart cop, the world’s first operational robot policeman, stands 170 cm tall and weighs 100 kg and is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 m away. The Robocop can also detect a person's emotions and facial expressions – whether the individual is happy, sad, or smiling - and has the ability to change his expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease.

When patrolling the streets, the Robocop which harnesses Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and the latest smart technologies, can use its facial recognition software to help police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

No news day

A man reads a Sozcu newspaper published with blank pages to protest the latest operations against the newspaper by Turkish police, in Istanbul, Turkey on May 20. Turkish police started an operation on opposition Sozcu Newspaper and arrest the owner and three employees over alleged ties to the movement of Fethullah Gulen, as a part of investigation of the coup attempt on July 15, according to local media.  EPA/Erdem Sahin

It's election time ...

Two women show ink on their fingers after casting their ballot during the Iranian presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, on May 19. Out of the candidates, the race is tightest between frontrunners Iranian current president Hassan Rouhani and conservative presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi. EPA/Abedin  Taherkenareh

Getting it right

A model poses for photographs after the Dyspnea fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney, Australia, on May 18. EPA/Dan Himbrechts

Clear and present danger

A general view of the area of steaming fumarolas at the Solfatara crater bed, in the Campi Flegrei (Phlegraean Fields), near Naples, Italy on May 16. Experts from the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples and the University College London (UCL), warned that magma is swelling beneath the crust and an eruption could be imminent. According to volcanologists, the Campi Flegrei's activity is close to hit a critical pressure point, which built up in the past years and that could trigger another eruption similar to its last one in 1538. The caldera area, restless since the 1950s, is now inhabited by some 360,000 people, with nearly a million people living in nearby Naples.  EPA/Cesare Abbate

Cannes readies for big show

People walk in front the official poster of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on the Palais des Festivals facade, in Cannes, France on May 15. The poster displays a photogram of Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. The film festival will run from May 17 to 28.  EPA/Sebastien Nogier

Dhow rush in Dubai

Sailors aboard a wooden dhow called Zilzal (No. 25) of skipper Marwan Al-Marzouqi celebrate near the Dubai Marina towers the second victory in a row in the long distance Al Gaffal Dhow Race from Sir Bu Nuayr Island to Dubai, UAE on May 14. Al-Marzouqi won the Dh10 million ($2.7 million) race three times.  EPA/Martin Dokoupil

Making China great again

A decorative bridge installation is seen outside the China National Convention Center, where the upcoming Belt and Road Initiative Forum will be held, Beijing, China on May 13. Heads of state and government as well as delegates from 1,200 countries will attend the Belt and Road forum, which will take place on May 14 and 15.  EPA/Wu Hong

Two in a million

A Sotheby's employee displays the Apollo blue diamond and the Artemis pink diamond earrings during a preview at the Sotheby's, in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 11. The earrings, the most valuable ever to appear at auction, are estimated to sell between $50-$70 million. The auction will take place in Geneva, on May 16.  EPA/Martial Trezzini

Street art

Ryan McCann's 'Death to Stepard Fairy' (L) is displayed along with Tomokazu Matsuyama's 'N.I.P. (Nothing in Progress' (R) as part of the Julien's Street Art and Contemporary Art Auction in West Hollywood, California on May 10. 'Happy Trails' is expected to sell for around $2,500 and 'Duality of Humanity and Fatal Woman' for between $30,000 and $50,000. EPA/Mike Nelson