Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013
• Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013
A selection of photos from around the world made by reporters, the Associated Press in the first half of May.
The boys are swimming close to the buffaloes in a muddy river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 16 May 2013.
Operating resting on a pile of mangoes in the wholesale market on the outskirts of Jammu, India, May 17, 2013. India cultivates about 13 million tons of mangoes a year.
The cat rubs against the wall in Bucharest, Romania, May 17, 2013.
The cow grazes near Danville, Kentucky, May 7, 2013.
Children playing on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.
The girl goes on bustling creek on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013.
An officer of the Afghan National Police on duty at a checkpoint in Meydan Shahr in Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013.
The children of Afghan refugees collect water on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 15 May 2013.
The boy runs after his horse in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 May 2013.
Monkey drinking water near a temple on the outskirts of Jammu, India, May 16, 2013.
Kashmiris sail boat on Dal Lake in the outskirts of Srinagar, India, May 14, 2013.
A girl from the Indian nomadic tribe stands in front of his tent during a stop on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, May 17, 2013.
The Somali fishermen carry their catch to the market in Mogadishu, May 17, 2013.
The child is near a street musician who plays in the subway in Beijing, May 10, 2013.
The man sitting in the building of the Convention Center in Hong Kong, 16 May 2013.
The newlyweds are photographed near the tram in the center of Hong Kong, May 13, 2013.
Working color silk thread in Bangkok, Thailand, May 15, 2013.
A farmer washes greens for sale in the pond in the village of Prey Mou on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 14, 2013.
A man walks down the spiral staircase in a building in Tokyo, May 17, 2013.
People relax on the beach on the shores of the Bay of Bengal in Sittwe, Myanmar, 17 May 2013.
A boy plays near a residential building in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 15, 2013.
The woman waits until it will serve the market in Madrid, Spain, May 17, 2013.
Busker sleeps on a bench in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, 17 May 2013.
Tourists ride through the park segveyah Zappeio in Athens, May 16, 2013.
The woman goes through the old quarter of Panama, May 16, 2013.
A pair of Canadian Geese and their chick swimming in a pond in Spokane, WA, May 15, 2013.
The duck goes with her brood in the yard in Portland, Oregon May 14, 2013.
The aircraft airline US Airways flies over the rainbow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2013.
The sparrows build their nest in the birdhouse in the marshes in Scarborough, Maine, May 16, 2013.
Fawn lying in the grass in the deer park at the Prairie Island in Uinone, Minnesota, May 15, 2013.