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  • 101.73-carat diamond to be auctioned for $20m

    2013-05-01 12:16

    A pear-shaped colorless diamond weighing 101.73 was presented here in Geneva on Tuesday by Christie's and expected to achieve more than $20 million at an auction on May 15.

  • Horse trick festival held in Ukraine

    2013-04-28 10:47

    A man performs while riding on a horse during a horse trick festival in Kopachiv near the capital Kiev, April 27, 2013.

  • Intrepid pup shows off prosthetic paws

    2013-04-27 16:06

    Naki'o, a mixed-breed dog who lost all four feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home, goes for a run with four prosthetic devices in Colorado Springs, April 12, 2013.

  • Budapest Dance festival

    2013-04-27 15:26

    Dancers from the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble perform during the dress rehearsal of their new show "Song of the Stag" at the Budapest Dance festival April 26, 2013.

  • Best Baguette of Paris 2013

    2013-04-26 13:20

    Baguettes, French bread, selected in the competition for the Best Baguette of Paris 2013 are displayed on tables at the annual prize in Paris April 25, 2013.

  • Kite surfers in Mediterranean sea

    2013-04-26 09:51

    Kite surfers practice in the Mediterranean sea in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon April 25, 2013.

  • Memorial service for Texas blast victims

    2013-04-26 07:42

    Members of the audience cry during a memorial ceremony for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, attended by US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, April 25, 2013.

  • LAX Air Exercise aircraft disaster simulation drill

    2013-04-25 10:06

    The LAX AirEx is a two-hour long simulated aircraft disaster with over 100 volunteers in moulage, role-playing as accident victims and is designed to test LAX's Emergency Response Plan.

  • Newborn Griffon Vulture chick at zoo

    2013-04-25 09:33

    Zoo employee Michal Erez holds a partially hatched Griffon Vulture egg at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo April 23, 2013.

  • Amman Contemporary Dance Festival

    2013-04-25 09:15

    Members of British dance company Candoco perform "Set and Reset/Reset" during the 5th Annual Amman Contemporary Dance Festival at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman.

  • Earth Day marked around the world

    2013-04-23 07:39

    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, which aims to promote public awareness and protection of the environment.

  • Bridal Couture Week in Karachi

    2013-04-22 15:20

    Models wearing creations by designer Nadya Mistry wait backstage moments before taking to the catwalk during the final day of the Bridal Couture Week in Karachi April 21, 2013.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.