Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation, a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of Missouri in Jefferson, Missouri. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff. Women who receive abortions wouldn't be prosecuted.
A Christies employee looks at a an art work by Bouke De Vries entitled 'Deconstructed Teapot with Butterflies' 2017, at Christie's auction house in London. The teapoat is expected to sell for some 4-6,000 pounds sterling (US$ 5,100-7,600) at auction on May 22.
Same-sex marriage supporters kiss outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan after the legislature passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, is assisted by his wife, Jenny, as he casts his ballot in a federal election in Sydney, Australia. Political leaders continued frenetic 11th-hour campaigning as Australians vote on Saturday in an election likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years.
Voters cast their ballots at the Town Hall in Sydney, Australia, in a federal election. Polling stations have opened in eastern Australia in elections that are likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years.
Director Jessica Hausner, left, and actors Phenix Brossard, from right, Kit Connor and Emily Beecham pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Little Joe' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France.
Polling officials check Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)'s and other necessary inputs required for the general elections, ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, at a distribution centre, in Indore