A Black Rattlesnake, which had been rescued with other animals while being trafficked illegally, is seen inside a plastic cylinder at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City, Friday, May 20. According to Mexico's Federal Wildlife Conservation Department, at least 2,500 different animals are rescued annually in the country.
Pippa Middelton, maid of honor to sister Kate Middleton, arrives at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29. Ms. Middleton's dress, by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, has attracted more attention and copycats than her sister Kate's wedding dress by the same designer.
Lady Diana Spencer, engaged at the time to Prince Charles, is hounded by the media at her flat in Coleherne Court in 1980. From the moment she entered royal life, Diana was the object of insatiable public scrutiny.
Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during harvest season, on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin.
A train driver prepares to depart the Beijing-South railway station for Shanghai in a new high-speed train as part of an official trip for members of the media June 27, 2011. The landmark Beijing -Shanghai line costs 220.9 billion yuan and spans over 800 miles, linking the capital and financial hub.
Ai Weiwei, 53, one of China's most prominent avant-garde artists and human rights activists, poses for a portrait in his Beijing studio on April 25, 2009. Although a show of his art has been “indefinitely postponed” in the People’s Republic of China, a public art piece by Ai, “Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads,” is on view at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York from May 2 to July 15.
Kamchatka Brown Bear Mascha and her three-month old bears Wanja and Misho are pictured in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wave as they leave Westminster Abbey after the royal wedding in London, on April 29.
The Band of the Royal Marines rehearses for the forthcoming Royal Wedding, at HMS Collingwood, a shore-based establishment in Fareham, England, on April 26. A total of 120 naval staff have been rehearsing during the Easter period at the HMS Collingwood training facility, which features the largest parade ground in Europe.
Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.