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.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The boys are swimming close to the buffaloes in a muddy river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 16 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in 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.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The cat rubs against the wall in Bucharest, Romania, May 17, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The cow grazes near Danville, Kentucky, May 7, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Children playing on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The girl goes on bustling creek on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

An officer of the Afghan National Police on duty at a checkpoint in Meydan Shahr in Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The children of Afghan refugees collect water on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 15 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The boy runs after his horse in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Monkey drinking water near a temple on the outskirts of Jammu, India, May 16, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Kashmiris sail boat on Dal Lake in the outskirts of Srinagar, India, May 14, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 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.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The Somali fishermen carry their catch to the market in Mogadishu, May 17, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The child is near a street musician who plays in the subway in Beijing, May 10, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The man sitting in the building of the Convention Center in Hong Kong, 16 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The newlyweds are photographed near the tram in the center of Hong Kong, May 13, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Working color silk thread in Bangkok, Thailand, May 15, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 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.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

A man walks down the spiral staircase in a building in Tokyo, May 17, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

People relax on the beach on the shores of the Bay of Bengal in Sittwe, Myanmar, 17 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

A boy plays near a residential building in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 15, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The woman waits until it will serve the market in Madrid, Spain, May 17, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Busker sleeps on a bench in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, 17 May 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Tourists ride through the park segveyah Zappeio in Athens, May 16, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The woman goes through the old quarter of Panama, May 16, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

A pair of Canadian Geese and their chick swimming in a pond in Spokane, WA, May 15, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The duck goes with her brood in the yard in Portland, Oregon May 14, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The aircraft airline US Airways flies over the rainbow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

The sparrows build their nest in the birdhouse in the marshes in Scarborough, Maine, May 16, 2013.

Scenes from the life of various countries in May 2013

Fawn lying in the grass in the deer park at the Prairie Island in Uinone, Minnesota, May 15, 2013.