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Image: Internally Displaced Persons on rise


Today in Pictures: May 31

A look at today's 10 best pictures from around the world.

Image: Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko attends parliament in Kiev

Ukrainian pilot and Military Police Nadiya Savchenko attends a session of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.

Andrew Kravchenko / Pool via Reuters
Image: Dutch premiere of Elle in Amsterdam

Director Paul Verhoeven greets the audience during the Dutch premiere of his latest movie “Elle” in Amsterdam.

Remko De Waal / EPA
Image: Internally Displaced Persons on rise

Internally displaced children play at a temporary shelter in Kabul. Today, Amnesty International said that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years.

Hedaystullah Amid / EPA
Image: Bullfighter in Spain

A Saltillo ranch fighting bull casts its shadow on the ground as a bullfighter looks on during a bullfight at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid.

Francisco Seco / AP
Image: Independence Day Rehersal

Smoke and dust surround a soldier sitting on top of a Belarus army tank en route to rehearse the Independence Day military parade in outskirts of Minsk, Belarus. The parade will take place on July 3.

Sergei Grits / AP

Syrian Civil Defense members evacuate a toddler from the rubble of buildings destroyed following Russian air strikes a day earlier in the northwestern city of Idlib.

Omar Haj Kadour / AFP - Getty Images

Indian police arrest activists from the Social Unity Center of India as they block a road during a protest against a gang rape in Kolkata. A woman was kidnapped and gang-raped by at least four men on May 29 in the Salt Lake area of the city and is currently being treated in hospital the according to local reports.

Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP - Getty Images

An Airbus A400M flies over the International Aerospace Exhibition in Schoenefeld, Germany. The exhibition near Berlin takes place June 1-4.

Ralf Hirschberger / dpa - AFP - Getty Images

A worker stands on a scaffold in front of a giant poster for World No Tobacco Day in Beijing. May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day.

Wang Zhao / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Iraqi security forces sit in a military vehicle near Falluja

Iraqi security forces sit in a military vehicle near Fallujah.

Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters