Men hang lanterns ahead of Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Vesak Day, which is celebrated on May 14 and 15 in Sri Lanka, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
An policeman stands near burning vehicles after a series of bombs hit Sadr City, in Baghdad. The bombs killed 10 persons.
Faithful gather during a candle light vigil at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, Portugal. Every year in May, Catholic pilgrims arrive to honor the Virgin Mary. It iis believed she was witnessed by three shepherd children in 1917.
Soldiers take part in a ceremony for security during the World Cup at Brigadier Sampaio Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 2014.