June 1, 2012

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Thailand Politics Protest

1A member of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) scuffles with police near Parliament House in Bangkok. Thai politics has shifted its focus to the streets again after thousands of protesters have deterred lawmakers from deliberating a bill they claim could whitewash politicians' wrongdoing and bring back ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra. (AP)

Span Economy Stocks

2Traders look at screens at the Madrid bourse. Yields on safe-haven government bonds hit fresh record lows on Friday after a weak U.S. jobs report added to growing fears of a worldwide economic slowdown that on top of Spain's difficult finances sent investors scurrying for safety. (Reuters)

Yemen Protest Journalist

3Rights activists wear chains on their hands during a protest outside the home of President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sanaa, Yemen. Protesters gathered to show solidarity with Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haidar Shai, jailed over alleged links with al-Qaida. (Reuters)

Kenya Madaraka Day

4Kenyan army soldiers march past the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi to attend the 49th Madaraka Day or independence from British rule celebrations (AP)

Kosovo Serb Svecan

5A Kosovo Serb talks to German KFOR soldiers blocking a bridge during clashes in the town of Zvecan, Kosovo. At least five Kosovo Serbs and a NATO soldier were wounded in a gunfight on Friday, as peacekeepers tried to dismantle Serb roadblocks blocking traffic, a witness said. (Reuters)

Afghanistan U.S. Army

6A shopkeeper greets U.S. Army Captain Kelvington in the town of Senjaray, Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Afghan and U.S. Army soldiers were invited to dinner with one of the local elders in Senjaray. (Reuters)

Libya Politics

7A Libyan youth holds his national flag with other protesters during a demonstration in support of unity and democratic transition at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli. (AFP)

Grand Prix Swimming

8Nick D'Arcy, of Australia, competes in a preliminary heat of the 100-meter butterfly at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, California. (AP)

Larry Downing Street Cat

9Larry the Downing Street cat sits with bunting in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street in London. Four days of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne will start on Saturday. (Reuters)

10People observe a Mitshubishi Miev before the start of an electric car rally from Tallinn to Monte-Carlo in Tallinn, Estonia. The rally lasts for 10 days, during which electric cars will cross 10 countries and cover a distance of more than 3,300 km (2,050 miles). (Reuters)

China Childrens Day

11A child plays inside a balloon float on water at Chaoyang park during International Children's Day in Beijing, China. (AP)

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