Photos from around the world.  Some happy, some sad, and some outrageous.

Captain Rob, a former Hollywood stuntman residing in the Netherlands, works on a real-size replica of a thousand year old Viking ship he has glued together from 15 million ice lolly sticks in a warehouse in Emmeloord, the Netherlands May 3, 2005. During the constructing of his ‘Sea Hart Ship’, U.S. Citizen Rob McDonald has been assisted by children from local schools in the central Dutch town , which is close to a large inner lake connected to the North Sea. The vessel is expected to be launched in August and McDonald plans to take it through the Mediterranean this summer before he will make the crossing to the United States. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Royal Jordanian Falcons perform during an air show at the start of the Jordan International Rally in Amman May 5, 2005. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji Thu May 5,12:43 PM ET

A Chinese girl waits to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis in February 2005. A three-year-old girl died from bacterial meningitis in northern Portugal, while three children remained hospitalized with the disease in Lisbon, causing panicked parents to demand that their school close(AFP/File)

A Japanese meat dealer examines cattle carcasses at a wholesale meat market in Tokyo in this photo taken on January 7, 2004. Under mounting pressure from the United States to ease a ban on American beef, Japan decided on Friday to drop its policy of testing all cattle for mad cow disease, moving a step closer to restarting imports. Photo by Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

Confiscated compact discs are on display for media at the Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency office in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, May 3, 2005. FIA confiscated about one hundred thousand CDs in raids. Pakistan, China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines lead a blacklist of Asian copyright violators released by the United States, which sought tough action to combat piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

China has turned down a request by a senior US envoy to cut its oil supply to North Korea in order to pressure Pyongyang to return to disarmament talks, saying it would damage its oil pipeline.(AFP/file/Frederic J. Brown)

Acehnese children play near the remains of their homes in Kruet village, on the outskirts of Banda Aceh, May 6, 2005. Corruption will have no room in the reconstruction of Indonesian areas hit by the tsunami and other natural disasters, the powerful agency responsible for the efforts pledged. The magnitude 9 earthquake last December sent walls of water smashing into Aceh, leaving more than 160,000 people dead or missing. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva

Palestinian militants from Hamas hold their weapons during a celebration rally after Hamas won the local municipality election in southern Gaza May 6, 2005. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a Hamas leader in Gaza, said many of the independent candidates who won council seats in the West Bank actually belonged to Hamas but chose not to run as members of the group for security reasons. Photo by Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Unidentified Greek-Orthodox priests walk by the main entrance of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem’s Old City as an Israeli policeman guards the gate Saturday May 7, 2005. The fate of beleaguered Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irineos I was shrouded in confusion Saturday, with rebel clergy saying he has been fired for his alleged role in a controversial property deal but supporters insisting he is still in charge. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf met actress Angelina Jolie (right), a goodwill ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, to discuss the fate of millions of Afghan refugees.(AFP/Tariq Mahmood)

Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) addresses the media in Downing Street, watched by his wife Cherie (3rd L) and sons Euan (3rd R) and Nicky (L) and daughter Kathryn (2nd L) in London, May 6, 2005. Britain’s Tony Blair survived opposition to the Iraq war to win a historic third straight term in power, but saw his authority weakened by a drastically reduced majority in parliament. (Russell Boyce/Reuters)

Iraqis pass two dead bodies in a residential area in Ramadi, 115 km (45 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 7, 2005. According to local sources, both men were thrown on the streets after being killed earlier. One of the men, left, was identified as Mohammed Abdul-Razaq, a well known tribal leader in Ramadi, who was being accused of working together with US Forces. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Stare : Two fighting cocks stare at each other at the start of a fight in the village of Tetir, in the Canary Islands where cock-fighting is still legal. (AFP/Samuel Aranda)

Remembering : A girl walks through the graves of soldiers killed during WWII at a cemetery in central Moscow. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

Boy in the classroom : A congolese boy sits in an empty classroom at the Monie primary school in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo. (AFP/Ali Burafi)

At the memorial : People look at photographs of holocaust victims as they visit the information center of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. (AFP/DDP/Michael Kappeler)

The wreckage of a NASA spacecraft that disappeared as it entered the atmosphere of Mars more than five years ago may finally have been found, according to a published report. NASA lost communication with Mars Polar Lander in December 1999 as the spacecraft was poised to enter the atmosphere of the planet. The lander, pictured in this artist’s rendition, was designed to study martian weather and seek evidence of long-term climate change. (Reuters – Handout)

Iraqi children eat their lunch following Friday noon prayer at Abdel Kader al-Gilani mosque in Baghdad. Insurgents stepped up attacks in Iraq killing at least 40 people in two suicide car bombings.(AFP/Karim Sahib)

This image released by NASA Thursday May 5, 2005 shows the Sombrero galaxy. The galaxy, called Messier 104, is commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy because in visible light it resembles a broad-brimmed Mexican hat called a sombrero. The new Sombrero picture combines a recent infrared observation from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope with a well- known visible light image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The Sombrero is one of the most massive objects at the southern edge of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. It is equal in size to 800 billion suns. This spiral galaxy is located 28 million light-years away and is 50,000 light-years across. Viewed from Earth, it is just six degrees away from its equatorial plane. (AP Photo/NASA)

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