Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.
Sahara the leopard Gecko turned up safe and well after hitching a 2-day, 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up. Sahara sneaked into an open parcel at his owner, Lisa Richardson's, home in Sedgeford, England, last Wednesday, and popped out again in front of a shocked Phillipa Durrant, in Finchampstead, England, who had been expecting the parcel to contain a belt she had bought on internet shopping site eBay from Richardson.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Actress Frederique Bel wears a bicycle necklace as she arrives for the screening of the film Habemus Papam (We Have A Pope) in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in France.
Lolo, a black jaguar, plays with Ward, her 14-month-old spotted cub, inside their enclosure at the zoo in Amman, Jordan.
Pippa Middleton won widespread praise for her Alexander McQueen dress at the royal wedding, but it's what she wore before the wedding that has the paparazzi clamoring for more and the royal family asking for legal intervention.
Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during harvest season, on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin.
Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital of Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices.
Fifteen newly-married couples from China pose for photographers at the Parc des Eaux-vives in front of Lake Geneva, in Geneva.