About 100 people blocked traffic at Place de la Republique in central Paris on Wednesday to demand an end to the Sri Lankan government's offensive against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in their homeland.
According to United Nations estimates, some 6,500 civilians have been killed and 14,000 wounded in the offensive, which has seen 200,000 refugees fleeing the front line and left 50,000 trapped by the fighting.
Images and soundbite of the demonstration.
May 13, 2009
Tuna fishers in central Indonesia try out environmentally-friendly fishing to save endangered species.
Pope Benedict XVI called on Wednesday for a Palestinian homeland and urged youths to resist temptation for "terrorism" in his first trip to the occupied West Bank.
He has performed mass in Bethlehem and will continue his visit at Christian holy sites in the city, as well as the Aida refugee camp.
At the world premiere of comedy sequel 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,' Ben Stiller and his co-stars talk about who cracks them up.
Splash was on the scene in Tokyo, Japan to witness the awesome premiere of Star Trek.
It may sound strange, but one of the upshots of the current economic crisis is a dramatic surge in party membership among the young and even a Manga comic book version of Karl Marx's Das Kapital.
France's Credit Municipal, a centuries-old institution which offers loans to individuals while holding their personal possessions as security, has undertaken its first-ever sale of fine wine.
The bottles that went under the hammer on Tuesday had all been exchanged for cash, but their owners failed to pay back the debt within in a year.