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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 May, 2005, 21:24 GMT 22:24 UK
Day in pictures
Indian army officers perform stunts in Bangalore, India
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Indian army officers blow fire and perform in Bangalore as part of an exhibition designed to encourage young Indians to join.
Former Hitler nurse Erna Flegel
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93-year-old Erna Flegel, who nursed Adolf Hitler, holds a photo of her younger self.
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair
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British Prime Minister Tony Blair takes a break from campaigning, a day before the country heads to the polls.
Zhang Yining of China serves a ball during a table tennis match
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Zhang Yining of China keeps her eye on the ball during a round of the women's table tennis singles in Shanghai.
Locals enjoy a boat ride on a lake in Japan
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Visitors row beneath the trees during a cherry blossom festival in Hirosaki, Japan.
Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square
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Pilgrims gather in the sunshine to greet Pope Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square.
A Chinese labourer works at a garment factory in Shenzhen, China.
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A Chinese woman works in a garment factory in China's Guangdong Province.
Mickey Mouse and child enjoying Disneyland ride
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A golden Dumbo is unveiled on a ride in Disneyland, California to mark the amusement park's 50th anniversary.
Star Wars fan waiting in tent
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In New York a fan of the Star Wars films sits in a tent outside a cinema waiting for the premiere of the final instalment of the saga on 19 May.
Jockey Jose Cuevas riding High Limit
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Jockey Jose Cuevas puts Kentucky Derby hopeful High Limit through its paces as part of preparations for the race on Saturday.


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