The week in 32 photos – An egret preens itself Wednesday, June 4, as it stands on a branch along the Brahmaputra River in Gauhati, India.
The week in 32 photos – A man in Hong Kong takes a picture with his cell phone as people hold up candles Wednesday, June 4, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China. In 1989, after several weeks of demonstrations, Chinese troops entered Beijing's Tiananmen Square and fired on civilians.
The week in 32 photos – Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, reach toward a pageboy who fainted as Queen Elizabeth II, far right, delivers a speech to Parliament on Wednesday, June 4, in London. A House of Lords spokesman later said the boy was OK.
The week in 32 photos – A grand piano sits by the East River, underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Saturday, May 31. Locals aren't sure how it got there, and the mystery has inspired many to post pictures of it online. Did the piano wash ashore like that, perfectly upright? Or did someone place it there?
The week in 32 photos – Hand-painted models depict a lion's head Tuesday, June 3, in London's Carnaby Street. The Zoological Society of London was opening its first shop on the famous street, and the colorful display was part of a campaign to expose the plight of the endangered Asian lion.
The week in 32 photos – Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Tulkarem detain a Palestinian who was protesting land expropriation on Saturday, May 31.
The week in 32 photos – A woman and her dog walk through Gorliz Beach in Plentzia, Spain, on Friday, May 30. The piles of sand were brought to the beach in preparation for the swimming season, which started a couple of days later.
The week in 32 photos – Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah are seen through a broken window during a campaign event in Qala i Naw, Afghanistan, on Monday, June 2. The second round of the presidential election will take place on June 14.
The week in 32 photos – Bello Nock, a seventh-generation circus performer, sits on a chair 27 feet above New York's Times Square on Tuesday, June 3, as he sets an unusual record -- balancing on a wire while giving eight hours of continuous interviews.
The week in 32 photos – People decorated in body paint use sign language to communicate with each other Friday, May 30, during the International Fonambules Body Paint Festival in Mexico City. This year, the festival focused on language motifs.
The week in 32 photos – A man works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Thursday, June 5.
The week in 32 photos – A sick child is carried to her mother Saturday, May 31, at a village between Bambari and Grimari in the Central African Republic.
The week in 32 photos – A supporter of Raila Odinga, a former Kenyan prime minister, listens to Odinga speak Saturday, May 31, during a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Odinga's political party is the Orange Democratic Movement.
The week in 32 photos – Kashmiri Muslims pray Friday, May 30, at the Hazratbal Shrine near Srinagar, India, as a head priest -- not in the picture -- displays a holy relic believed to be hair from the Prophet Mohammed's beard. Devotees flocked to the shrine for the Muslim festival Mehraj-ul-Alam, which is believed to mark Mohammed's ascension into heaven.
The week in 32 photos – Outside the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran, women hold up their hands and pledge to offer their lives, if needed, for the Islamic Revolution on Wednesday, June 4. It was the 25th anniversary of Khomeini's death. Thousands of Iranians gathered to hear speeches to mark the event.
The week in 32 photos – Graeme Alexander, a keeper at the Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirling, Scotland, passes a rhinoceros at the park Wednesday, June 4, as he trains for a Tough Mudder obstacle race.