A Billabong Rio Pro championship in Rio de Janeiro, NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off for the last time and much more.
People watch as the NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
A gentoo penguin dives into the water in its enclosure during a media presentation at the Sea Life London Aquarium. The gentoo penguins, which are native to Antarctica, were acquired from Edinburgh Zoo and are a new attraction at the aquarium.
Buddhist monks pray at Borobudur temple on Vesak Day, commonly known as Buddha's birthday, at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Indonesia.
Actress Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film The Tree of Life, by director Terrence Malick, at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
Peterson Crisanto of Brazil falls from his surfboard during the men's Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro championship on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Trained elephant Cek Mek (right) makes first contact with a newly captured wild elephant at a forest in Kota Tinggi, southeast of Kuala Lumpur, before its relocation to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang.
A participant takes a photograph of herself during a traditional coming-of-age ceremony in Seoul. The ceremony marks the entrance of boys and girls into adulthood at the age of 20, and reminds them of their individual responsibilities as young men and women.
The peloton passes through the countryside during stage 2 of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from Nevada City to Sacramento in Yuba County, CA.
Neon artist Chris Bracey puts the finishing touches to the artwork "Heart of The World," a local community piece designed by East London artist Sally Labern in London.
Guy Creekmore (left) and his wife Diane return from checking on their flooded home in the Chickasaw neighborhood of Vicksburg, MS. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19, 2011. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.
A 37-meter wooden sailing freighter sails under Tower Bridge after sailing from Bordeaux in France in London. The restored freighter carried 9,000 bottles of limited edition Claret Wine from Laithwaites on the voyage, which will be sold at a private auction on May 19, 2011, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support.
A man rides a Hase E-Trike at the Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility trade fair in Berlin.