Competitors hug after running through colored powder at the Orange County Color 5K Run in Irvine, California on May 10, 2014. The Color Run is aptly called the Happiest 5k on the Planet as it is a paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard stand at attention during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2014. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consist of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174 cm (5.7 ft) tall and without a beard. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6 to commemorate the day where 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome in 1527.
Horses, riders and acrobats perform during a preview of the "Cavalia" show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary, in Brussels. The show, by Normand Latourelle of Canada, and often considered as an equestrian ballet, features 50 horses and 37 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives for a Service of the Order of the Bath at Westminster Abbey in London. The service is held every four years and attended by the Prince of Wales, while the Queen also attends every second service. The Queen last attended in 2006.
A sign is seen pinned to a tree during a demonstration against the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria, outside the Nigerian Embassy in London. The United States is considering a request by Nigeria to provide surveillance aircraft and intelligence to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants, a senior U.S. official told Reuters.
Prospectors work at an open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine, near Djoubissi north of Bambari.
A mask is seen before the parade of the 9th International Festival of the Iberian Mask in Lisbon. The festival runs until Sunday, May 18th with about 450 masked people from Spain, Portugal and Italy are participating.
A statue of Lenin is placed in front of a pro-Russian barricade on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk. Acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted "yes" in a separatist referendum on Sunday.
Bayern Munich players celebrate with the German soccer trophy following their final German first division Bundesliga soccer match of the season, against VfB Stuttgart, in Munich. Bayern Munich secured their 23rd Bundesliga title in record time with seven games left in the campaign.
Supporters of Conchita Wurst representing Austria pose before grand final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen.