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June 7, 2013

Daily Life: May 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from France, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Ecuador, Germany, Italy and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young -- Editors note: The Big Picture will publish again next Wednesday June 12. ( 52 photos total)

A girl plays on May 28 with soap bubbles during the Share Drive of Life charity event organized by the Kiev Chapter Ukraine motorcycling club for children with autism in a park in Kiev. The number of children with various forms of autism in Ukraine increased over the past five years by 2.35 times, and 2,791 children were under the supervision of child psychiatrists in 2012. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

People gather on the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy day on May 20 in Paris. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) #

An admirer of the late Yugoslav Communist President Josip Broz Tito kisses a statue of him in a park in Belgrade on May 25. People from various parts of former Yugoslavia flocked to Tito's grave to mark his birthday anniversary. (Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images) #

School of American Ballet faculty member Katrina Killian works with 6-year-old Noran Lin, as boys and girls ages 6-10 try out for The School of American Ballet during auditions at P.S. 124 Yung Wing on May 3 in the city's Chinatown neighborhood, one in the school's ongoing series of audition events around the city. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) #

A young Turkish gypsy stand jumps over a fire during the celebration of the annual Spring Festival "Hidirellez" on May in Edirne, south-western Turkey. Gypsies celebrate the beginning of the spring season according to their calendar. Hidirellez is celebrated as the day on which Prophets Hizir (Al-Khidr) and Ilyas (Elijah) met on earth. (Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images) #

Lava spurts out from the Tungurahua volcano in Pelileo, Ecuador, on May 8. (Carlos Campana/AFP/Getty Images) #

Lightning of a thunder storm illuminates teh sky on May 9 over a wind energy park near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images) #

This picture taken with a slow exposure shows seagulls flying in the sky over Rome on May 2. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images) #

A gardener hangs flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 19. The Chelsea Flower Show run by the Royal Horticultural Society celebrates its 100th birthday this year. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images) #

A performer parades during the drag queen election of the Gay Pride of Maspalomas on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria on May 10. (Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images) #

A visitor of a Wave-Gothic meeting poses for a photo on May 17 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. Organizers expect some 20,000 visitors from all over the world for the "dark" music and arts festival running until May 20. (Hendrik Schmidt/DPA via AFP/Getty Images) #

Vladimir Kouklatchev performing with a cat on May 3 during a show in the Moscow Cat Theater, founded by his father, famous Russian clown Yuri Kouklatchev, shortly before the fall of the USSR. The theatre was recently re-opened after a top to bottom renovation. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images) #

Comic fan Wayne Adams wears his home-made mask as he poses for a photograph at the MCM London ComicCon 2013 at the ExCel centre in east London on May 26. The four day conference showcases films, video games, sci-fi and anime, drawing enthusiasts and exhibitors from far and wide. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) #

Brazilian inline-skate street performer Carlos Clay known as Jacare dos Patins tries to stand on his head in a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 25. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #

The horse cavalry regiment of the French Republican Guard performs on May 28 during the visit of the duchess of Cornwall in Paris. Camilla on May 27 visited French charity Emmaus, of which she is a leading patron in UK, as she kicked off a two-day trip to Paris, her first solo official visit abroad. The duchess is scheduled on May 28 to also visit a city market, a haute couture workshop before making a private one-hour visit to the Louvre. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) #

A photo taken on May 27 shows the reflection of Ahmet, 12, fishing in the Kabatas neighborhood of Istanbul. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children sit atop the World War II-era Soviet T-34 tank during Victory Day celebration in the Armenian capital Yerevan, on May 9. Armenia as well as the other former Soviet republics celebrates the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany on May 9, the date of the Nazis' capitulation to the Soviet Union, which took place in the evening on May 8, 1945 (May 9 by Moscow Time), following the original capitulation Germany agreed earlier to the joint Allied forces on the Western Front. (Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Indian youth jumps into the Nizamuddin Baoli, a stepwell built circa 1321-1322 that holds water from an underwater spring, on a hot day in New Delhi on May 28. The stepwell, one of the few remaining baolis in the Indian capital that still holds water, is undergoing conservation work funded by the Aga Khan Foundation. Temperatures in the Indian capital peaked at 44 degrees celius on May 28, according to data from the Indian Meteorological Department. (Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images) #

A goat jumps on to the back of a young boy in an alleyway in New Delhi, India, on May 28. (Altaf Qadri/Associated Press) #

A young Indian boy cools himself off with water being distributed by the municipality in a local slum on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, on May 28. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

A Kashmiri farmer crosses a barbed wire fence to check his crop on a foggy morning on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on May 7. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) #

Carolyn Zhang, 27, a bride from China prepares for a photo-shoot with her new husband Peng Yuan, unseen, during their honeymoon in Greece at Zappeio Park in Athens, on May 22. (Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press) #

An elderly man goes for a walk aided by a walking-stick, in Pamplona northern Spain on May 22. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #

Cambodian vendors prepare to enter a ferry on May 30 at Neak Loeung, east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Neak Loeung is one of the most busy towns in Cambodia, located in eastern part of the country where ferry now is main transportation as thousands of travelers each day crossing for either to neighboring Vietnam or to Phnom Penh. Due to the site is important for linking the Cambodia to Vietnam, in recent years Japanese government has lend some $131 million to Cambodia to build a bridge, which is now under construction. (Heng Sinith/Associated Press) #

A woman are reflected on a window glass as she walks past an art work entitled "Filament Lamp" on display at a shopping center in Beijing on May 10. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

Residents out and about in the rain in Old Havana, Cuba, on May 31. An extended two week forecast predicts rains and thunderstorms for the Caribbean island. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #

A man tries to stay dry during a rain shower as he waits for a graduation ceremony to begin at Morehouse College on May 19 in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/Associated Press) #

Marc Pelletier, of Biddeford, Maine, uses a power sprayer while cleaning the Emilee Savannah, a lobster boat he works on as a sternman on May 17 at Camp Ellis in Saco, Maine. The 34-foot fishing boat was beached in order to scrape and paint the hull during low tide in preparation for the upcoming lobstering season. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #

A man sits at a light-tower of a harbor in southeast resort in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, on May 6. (Petros Karadjias/Associated Press) #

People watch as Indian artist Somnath Sobhavane, a Charlie Chaplin impersonator performs near the Gateway of India monument in Mumbai, India, on May 27. (Rajanish Kakade/Associated Press) #

An Indian worker rests on mangoes at a wholesale fruit market in the outskirts of Jammu, India, on May 17. India recognizes mangos as national fruit and is the world's largest mango producer with about 13 million tons each year, far exceeding all other countries. (Channi Anand/Associated Press) #

A woman gives money to a beggar in Madrid, Spain, on May 14. Spain has been in recession for most of the past four years and has a record 27.2 percent unemployment rate. The percentage is twice that high for Spaniards under 25. Many well-qualified citizens are emigrating in search of jobs. (Andres Kudacki/Associated Press) #

A girl sits in front of a closed shop along the streets of Kathmandu on May 31. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters) #

An elderly Indian Hindu man sits outside a closed shop early morning in Allahabad, India, on May 12. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

A Palestinian girl plays with her brothers inside their family's home on a hot day in Bait Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip, on May 29. (Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A Palestinian refugee woman feeds her baby inside her family house in a poverty-stricken quarter of the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on May 7. (Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Iraqis enjoy a public swimming pool in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 12. (Karim Kadim/Associated Press) #

Jill Scheidt of the Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio performs aerial fabric dancing on May 11 at the South Knoxville Arts and Heritage Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via Associated Press) #

A man looks out from a window at a parking area in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 31. (Achmad Ibrahim/Associated Press) #

Antonio Garner Jr., 5, and Azariyah King, 1, ride in Antonio's Power Wheels Ford Mustang on May 9 as they make their way down Chapel Hill Street in Durham, N.C. "When he drives it every one honks and waves and girls ask him for a ride," said his mother, Shamika Lyons. (Christine T. Nguyen/The Herald-Sun via Associated Press) #

A child makes his way in a maze made from cardboard boxes at a park in Tokyo, on May 26. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

Workers place buoys on the sprint canoe/kayak course on foggy Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on May 30 as they prepare for the Nova Scotia Canada Games trials to be held on the weekend. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

Morgan Nowland cleans the bottom of the pool on May 9 at the Chambliss Center for Children, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Angela Lewis/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press) #

Pakistani boys, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, play a fighting game, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 12. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Moscow Elementary Center second graders release a brook trout fingerling into Roaring Brook as part of Pennsylvania Trout In the Classroom program on May 31 in Moscow, Pa. The MEC PTA partnered with the school in raising the trout from eggs .The statewide program run by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the support of Pennsylvania Department of Education helped fund the program for the students. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Scranton Times & Tribune via Associated Press) #

A young woman in wheelchair performs at the beauty contest on May 22 for disabled people which use wheelchairs Miss Independence 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Eleven participants took part at the final of the the beauty contest for disabled people which use wheelchairs. Russia has more than 13 million disabled people and 600 thousand use wheelchair in their daily life. (Sergei Ilnitsky/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A girl is seen trough the window as she learns flamenco dancing at a flamenco school in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, on May 7. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press) #

A cow stands in a field behind a spider web early on May 7 near Danville, Ky. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press) #

A girl caresses a horse in a park during a celebration marking the 310th anniversary of the city of St.Petersburg, Russia, on May 27. (Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press) #

Engineers with Vertical Access do an external assessment of the Capitol dome on May 13 in Cheyenne, Wyo. The cornerstone for the building was laid on May 18, 1887, and it was last renovated between 1974 and 1980. (Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via Associated Press) #

A Cub Scout helps place US flags next to head stones at Fort Sam Houston Memorial Cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day on May 24 in San Antonio. Scouts place more that 100,000 flags at the cemetery. (Eric Gay/Associated Press) #

Grant Bunchkowski of Oconomowoc, Wis. and his dog, Champagne, take in the view near the city's Lac LaBelle, Wis., as an impending storm approaches on May 14. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via Associated Press) #