13 May 2014
Last updated at 13:52
Artists from the Cia Base circus group perform in the show Futebol Voador (Flying Soccer) during the International Circus Festival in the Vila Cruzeiro favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Cyclist Phillip Gaimon of the USA prepares to start the individual time trial in stage two of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California in Sacramento.
Thousands of pilgrims are on their way to the Fatima Shrine to attend the 97th anniversary celebrations of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.
Members of the British male dance ensemble BalletBoyz perform during a dress rehearsal at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
During a visit to Japan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) talks with Emperor Akihito (third from left), while Mr Netanyahu's wife Sara (right) talks with Empress Michiko (third from right) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
Mark Rothko's painting Black on Maroon is back on display at London's Tate Modern gallery, 18 months after it was vandalised with graffiti. The 1958 painting was defaced by Wlodzimierz Umaniec in October 2012. He was sent to prison as a result but has now apologised for his actions.
A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through locusts as it spreads pesticide to fight against the swarm threatening to reach Amparihibe village in Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar.
A series of car bomb attacks have killed at least 25 people and wounded 80 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say. Eight cars packed with explosives were blown up during the morning rush hour in predominantly Shia Muslim areas in the north, east and centre of the city.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been freed after being abducted by gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, last month. Fawaz al-Itan was released unharmed and was on his way home on Tuesday, Jordanian officials said. The kidnappers had reportedly demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant in exchange, but it is unclear whether this was granted.