Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district. Thailand's army declared martial law to restore order after six months of anti-government protests which have left the country without a proper functioning government, but the move did not constitute a coup, military officials said.
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), bows down in respect at the steps of the parliament house upon his arrival to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi.
Photojournalists run away from a explosion of a tear gas canister, fired by police in a bid to disperse rioting university students in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Public university students started their protests, which are against the planned hiking of fees and lowering of maximum loan awarded to students by the Higher Education Loans Board, local media reported.
Mammoth researcher Professor Adrian Lister looks at Lyuba, a baby woolly mammoth considered to be the most complete example of the species ever found, at the Natural History Museum in London, May 19, 2014. Lyuba - "love" in Russian - was discovered frozen in clay and mud in Russia's Yamal Peninsula of Siberia in 2007 and is estimated to have died around 42,000 years ago at one month age.