English Premier League champions Manchester City paraded in an open top bus around the city having claimed the title for the first time since 1968.
An abandoned building stands in the middle of ploughed fields on the outskirts of Venice.
German riot police removed a demonstrator covered in paint as they cleared a camp of Occupy protesters in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch goes through yoga poses in her class in Hartsdale, New York. At 93 years old, Ms Porchon-Lynch was named the world's oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records.
A Guard of Honour enjoyed the moment ahead of a training exercise for the Jubilee celebrations at Windsor, England.
Francois Hollande was sworn in as president of France, becoming the first Socialist leader in 17 years to occupy the Elysee Palace. Despite the rain Mr Hollande rode up the Champs Elysees in an open-topped car and attended a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier underneath the Arc de Triomphe.
Actor Bill Murray posed for photographers at the Moonrise Kingdom photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in France.
The Olympic flame was handed over to organisers of the London Games at a ceremony in Athens. Once in the UK it will travel through 1,019 cities, towns and villages, on foot or in convoy, and drop in at UK landmarks like the Giant's Causeway and Stonehenge.
A stencilled image appeared on the wall of a Poundland discount shop in the Wood Green area of north London and is believed to be the work of the artist, Banksy.
Bonus, Day in pictures: May 18, 2012
People attend the closing rally of the presidential campaign of candidate Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic's ruling Dominican Liberation Party in Santo Domingo.
Britain's Princess Anne holds the torch with the Olympic Flame during the handover ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens.
Christian Klien of Austria drives the #66 Supercheap Auto Holden during practice for round five of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Australia
The new French President Francois Hollande poses with his cabinet at Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
A demonstrator is carried away by the police as they clear a camp of Occupy activists in Frankfurt Main, western Germany.
A volunteer distributes food to people staying at a temporary shelter after their shanties were destroyed by a fire in Del Pan, Tondo city, Manila. Local media reported more than 6,000 people were staying in the complex.
Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan is taken down by Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty in the 3rd period during Game three of the NHL Western Conference final hockey play-offs in Los Angeles, California.
Inge Maux, Peter Kazungu, Margarethe Tiesel and director Ulrich Seidl pose during a photo call for Paradise: Love, at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) members read newspapers as they queue before the second day's play in the first cricket test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London.
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