Buddhist monks perform the "three steps one bow" ceremony at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore. The ceremony, on the eve of Vesak Day, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
A polling official, right, marks an elderly man with indelible ink before he casts his vote in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
A handout picture shows newborn baby seal Conchita at the Boudewijn Seapark in Brugges.
A cloud formation hovers near Mount Discovery, a volcano about 70 kilometers (44 miles) southwest of McMurdo Station on Antarctica’s Ross Island. (Credit: IceBridge project scientist Michael Studinger)