27 April 2012
Last updated at 16:15
French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces an uphill struggle in the second round of the presidential election after coming second in Sunday's first vote to Socialist rival Francois Hollande (pictured).
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Sudan's bombardment of a border area in South Sudan. Warplanes dropped bombs near the South Sudanese town of Bentiu, witnesses said.
Netherlands's Jeroen Mooren (left) fights with Ukraine's Georgiy Zantaraya during their match at the European Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Mooren won the fight.
Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority began safety inspections of all airplanes operated by private airlines, days after a crash killed 127 people. The Bhoja Air Boeing 737, which had flown from the southern city of Karachi, crashed on its approach to Islamabad's airport.
The Queen officially named the 94ft (28.6m) royal barge Gloriana which will lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June.
A supporter kisses Greek Conservative leader Antonis Samaras after a speech at Zappeion Hall in Athens ahead of elections on 6 May.
News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took to the stand at the Leveson Inquiry declaring his session was an opportunity "to put certain myths to bed". He is seen here with his wife Wendi Deng leaving the court having repeatedly claimed there had been a "cover-up" at the News of the World over the extent of phone hacking, but insisting it was kept hidden from him.
An Indian shepherd woman carries a lamb across a dried pond on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.
Some of the 80 life-size concrete figures by artist Cristel Lechner that are on show at the Maximilian park in Hamm, Germany.
Alhaji Jusu Jarka (right), chairman of Sierra Leonian amputee association, watches as the former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war.