People walk past a group of bulbs on display in front of a shopping mall in Beijing on May 5, 2013. Manufacturing activity in China slowed slightly in April from the previous month, official data showed on May 1, in a sign of further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy. AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO
A woven willow installation called Spatial Place is displayed at the Collect art fair at Saatchi Gallery on May 9, 2013 in London, England. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year the Collect international art fair for contemporary objects, brings together galleries representing the work of numerous artists. Thirty two galleries and eleven Project Space artists will come together in the Saatchi Gallery from 10-13th May 2013.
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Three boys wearing Bavarian folk costumes specific to the Chiemsee region of southern Bavaria carry a cross during the annual Ascension Day procession on May 9, 2013 near Unterwoessen, Germany. Ascension is an ecumenical feast that commemmorates the ascension of Jesus Christ to Heaven. Bavaria, in contrast to the rest of Germany, is heavily Catholic, and the religious calendar plays a strong role in its deeply-ingrained folk traditions.
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Tourists and members of the press ride in small rowing boats inside the Beihai Tunnel on May 8, 2013 in Nangan, Matsu Islands, Taiwan. The tunnel was once part of a military base but now is a popluar tourist spot on Matsu Island. The military held a routine drill today on an unnamed base on the island which was opened up to the press by the Ministry of National Defence.
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The bronze statue of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pictured on the day he announced his retirement as club manager on May 8, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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People dance through the town as they take part in the Early Morning Dance as they celebrate Helston Flora Day on May 8, 2013 in Cornwall, England. The annual Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance, is one of the United Kingdom's oldest customs still practised today and is said to be a celebration of the passing of Winter and the arrival of Spring. A series of dances take place throughout the day, beginning at 7am, all over the Cornish town and even in and out of private houses and shops. However the highlight is the midday dance which was traditionally the dance of the gentry in the town and is why men still wear top hats and tails while the women dance in their finest dresses.
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The Pig Dyke Molly dancers take part in the Stilton Village Festival on May 6, 2013 in Stilton, England. Local people are currently involved in a campaign to bring Stilton cheese making back to the village. The cheese is currently only made in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire .