Day in Pictures

A glimpse of happenings from around the world

The Apollo Blue and The Artemis Pink diamonds

"The Apollo Blue" and "The Artemis Pink" diamonds mounted as earrings during a press preview by Sotheby's auction house in Geneva.
The two diamonds will be on offer individually at an estimated price of $38-50 million for the Apollo Blue and $12.5-18 million for ‘The Artemis Pink’ during sale on May 16 in Geneva. (AFP)

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A boy sits inside of a round furnace of clay in the town of Osh some 500 km from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on May 11, 2017. The clay is used to make traditional round ovens 'Tandyr' in which bread is baked. (AFP)

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A person stamps his barefoot on a mound of clay as he makes a round furnace in the town of Osh some 500 km from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on May 11, 2017. The clay is used to make traditional round ovens 'Tandyr' in which bread is baked. (AFP)

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Jim Furyk of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee during the first round of the THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP (AFP)

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A worker cleans the street outside the Bank of England in the City of London on May 11, 2017, ahead of the central bank's quarterly Inflation Report press conference. The Bank of England on Thursday held its main interest rate at a record low 0.25 percent and slightly downgraded its growth forecast for 2017 as Brexit uncertainties hit consumption. (AFP)

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Kevin Streelman of the United States walks on the second hole during the first round of the THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP (AFP)

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A general view of debris at a hall in Bharatpur on May 11, 2017, after an accident at a wedding party in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
A wall crashed down on an Indian wedding party during a storm killing at least 24 people including four children, police said, with one rescuer describing the scene as "horrific".
MONEY SHARMA / AFP (AFP)

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Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron addresses the media during the launch of the Welsh Liberal Democrats General Election campaign in Cardiff, south Wales on May 11, 2017. Britain will vote in a general election on June 8.
Geoff CADDICK / AFP (AFP)

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Surgeons complete restorative surgery on a woman in Nairobi on May 11, 2017. US based NGO Clitoraid, has launched its first humanitarian mission in Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to 40 victims of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to a 2013 UNICEF report, as many as a quarter of all Kenyan women are victims of FGM. FGM is a life-threatening procedure that involves the partial or total removal of a woman's external genitalia. It has been banned in Kenya since 2011 but it still takes place in some tribal areas which refuse to omit it from cultural and traditional practices. (AFP)