Picture Editor's Choice 27th May 2012

Picture Editor's Choice 27th May 2012

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Sunday Age Picture Editor Danie Sprague selects the best images from across the world from the wires


Men take part in a mud football match, organized by a local radio station to mark the National Men Day in Druskininkai resort on May 25, 2012.Photo: AFP


Red poppy blossoms on a meadow in Dessau, eastern Germany, on May 25, 2012. Meteorologists forecast sunny weather with temperatures around 25 degrees for the coming days.Photo: AFP


A Turkish woman walks with an umbrella near Taksim Square in Istanbul as rain falls on May 25, 2012.Photo: AFP


A sadhu (Hindu holy man) dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god of the Hindu pantheon, poses on the steps of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on May 25, 21012. Dozens of sadhus live around the temple devoting their life to Lord Shiva - the Hindu god of destruction.Photo: AFP



A driver competes during the Bauxites special stage of the WRC Acropolis rally in Itea on May 25, 2012.Photo: AFP


This picture taken on May 25, 2012 shows Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greeting supporters as she leaves after the opening ceremony of the Kyauktada Township National League for Democracy (NLD) office in downtown Yangon. Suu Kyi will travel overseas next week for the first time in more than two decades to attend an economic forum in Bangkok, her party said.Photo: AFP


A man sits in a shopping trolley with his dogs on a street on May 25, 2012 in Saint-Brieuc, western France, on the sideline of the Art Rock Festival .Photo: AFP


The Fuego volcano erupts, viewed from San Juan Alotenango municipality, Sacatepequez departament, 65 km south of Guatemala City on May 25, 2012. The volcano has begun spewing lava and columns of ash into the air, and authorities have raised the alert level in the area.Photo: AFP


Russia's President Vladimir Putin is seen on a display screen as he addresses the audience during a United Russia party congress in Moscow May 26, 2012.Photo: Reuters


Two boys play with a ball at the beach in Tarifa, near Cadiz, on May 25, 2012.Photo: AFP


This picture taken on May 25, 2012 shows a protestor lighting candles during a candlelight protest against severe power cuts in downtown Yangon. The spreading rallies against power cuts, the first protests since a deadly crackdown on monk-led demonstrations in 2007, are being closely watched as a test of the new quasi-civilian government's tolerance of public discontent.Photo: AFP


South African golfer Ernie Els plays his approach shot to the fourth green during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey on May 25, 2012.Photo: AFP


Revellers attend the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig May 25, 2012. The annual festival, known in Germany as Wave-Gotik Treffen, features up to 150 bands and musicians playing Gothic rock and other styles of the "dark wave" music subculture attracting a regular audience of up to 20000, according to organizers. The festival runs from May 24 to May 28.Photo: Reuters


Biker Antwon "Zeus" Harris, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, poses for the camera during the 2012 Atlantic Beach Bikefest in Atlantic Beach, South Carolina, May 25, 2012. The biker festival is one of two rallies in the Myrtle Beach area during the month of May. The annual Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Spring Rally was held the week before.Photo: Reuters