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A Nepalese child looks at pigeons at a temple in Kathmandu on May 25, 2015 as the country marks one month since a deadly earthquake struck the country, killing more than 8,600 people. The April 25 disaster was followed by another massive quake on May 12, which sent shockwaves through the Himalayan nation, as the twin tremors killed over 8,600 people and left thousands desperate for food, shelter and clean water. - AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara
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Nepal marks one month since the deadly earthquake and the 68th Cannes Film Festival. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

 

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A halo around the sun is seen in the sky above Mexico City on May 21, 2015. The halo is formed by millions of tiny ice crystals causing refraction, or splitting of light, and also by reflection of the light from the ice crystals. - AFP Photo/ Omar Torres
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Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho leaves prison, a young girl hugs Pope Francis and Kashmiri Muslim women praying. These and more from around the world in Today In Pictures.

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Students practice at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, on May 20, 2015. Young gymnasts, from 6 to 11-year-old, train everyday for at least 5-hours. - Reuters/ William Hong
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Children in China practising gymnastics, flight attendants of Cathay Pacific go on strike, and the oil spill off the coast of California. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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Junior Animal Management Officer, Rachel Yeo, brings Idalia down for feeding at the Singapore Zoo. Four koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia, are on loan from Australia to the zoo here. - The Straits TImes/ Desmond Foo
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Four koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia on loan to the Singapore Zoo, a trailer accident on the PIE and food distribution in Kathmandu to quake victims. These and more from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Yemeni children, one holding a weapon, sit in a car boot during a march of supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement in the capital Sanaa in protest to the Saudi-led military operations against positions held by them and their allies, on May 18, 2015. - AFP Photo/ Mohammed Huwais
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Yemeni children in the capital Sanaa, Rohingya migrants in Aceh province and Japanese pedestrians crossing a huge intersection in Tokyo. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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A helicopter flies overhead as lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on May 17, 2015 on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt early on May 17, with its last eruption dating back to February 4. - AFP/ Richard Bouhet
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts on the French island of La Reunion, the 68th Cannes Film Festival and the Rohingya migrants. These and more in Today in Pictures.

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A pedestrian walks with an umbrella as lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in Jammu on May 14, 2015. - AFP/Rakesh Bakshi
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A pedestrian walks with an umbrella as lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Jammu and The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs its free-admission annual "Summer Night Concert". All these and more in Today In Pictures.
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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE - AFP/Loic Venance
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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival and a Filipino policemen carry a body in a body bag following a fire near Manila, and other photos from around the world in Today In Photos.

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Emergency responders search for passengers following an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankfort section of Philadelphia, May 12, 2015.An Amtrak passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board derailed in north Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others. - Reuters/Bryan Woolston
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Emergency responders search for passengers following an Amtrak train derailment and a bullfighter is gored by a bull. All this and more from around the world in Today In Pictures.
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Nepalese armed police force search for victims after a house collapsed in strong earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 May 2015. - EPA/Narendra Shrestha
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Earthquake in Nepal, dust storm in India, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Migrants believed to be Rohingya rest inside a shelter after being rescued from boats at Lhoksukon in Indonesia´s Aceh Province May 11, 2015. - Reuters/Roni Bintang
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Migrants rescued from boats in Aceh, Typhoon Noul, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures. 

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Election officials count ballot papers at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Britain, 8 May 2015. - EPA/Robert Perry
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UK General Elections 2015 and the funeral of Australian drug trafficker Andrew Chan in Sydney. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Action superstar Jackie Chan is Singapore´s new anti-drug ambassador and hopes to influence youth to say no to drugs. The 61-year-old was at the launch of a new anti-drug mobile game application at Nanyang Polytechnic on Thursday. - The Straits Times/Ong Wee Jin
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Action superstar Jackie Chan is Singapore's new anti-drug ambassador and one-of-a-kind wines and spirits store opens in Changi Airport. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Three specialist rope access climbers climbing up the Civilian War Memorial using specialised rope climbing techniques to reach the top of the memorial to install rigging points for easier access to future climbs as they prepare to paint the memorial located in the War Memorial Park at Beach Road on 6 May, 2015 - The Straits Times/Kua Chee Siong
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Civilian War Memorial gets a fresh coat of paint and Nepal quake survivors continue to search for their belongings. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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The skies were grey on Tuesday due to a slight hazy condition. The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading hit 76 at 10am, according to the National Environment Agency´s (NEA) website. - The Straits Times/Alphonsus Chern
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Star Wars fans across the globe are celebrating "May the 4th Be With You" day and Nepal quake victims continue to pick up the pieces. Hazy skies in Singapore this morning and the MOMA Costume Institute Gala 2015 in Manhatten. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Stage and floor emcee Ms Joanne Su (centre), 32, gets a selfie taken with the Darth Vader character as members of the public and fans of Star Wars attend the Star Wars Day "Celebrate the Force" event held at Suntec City, east wing atrium on May 2, 2015. The The two-day event over was open to the public, featuring a full slate of activities which includes FightSaber performance and workshop for children to learn LightSaber fighting skills, meet and greet members of the 501st and Rebel legion dressed up as Star Wars characters, toy photography workshop, etc. - The Straits Times/Neo Xiaobin
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Star Wars fans across the globe are celebrating "May the 4th Be With You" day and Nepal quake victims continue to pick up the pieces. These and more pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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Officers from Singapore´s Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Jerry, its search dog, head into a collapsed building in Lalitpur, Nepal to search for survivors. The combined rescue teams from Thailand and Malaysia under the command of Singapore´s SCDF led the search and rescue efforts in this area on April 30, 2015. - The Straits Times/Desmond Foo
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Officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), together with the combined teams from Malaysia and Thailand search the rubble in Lalitpur, Nepal for survivors. For more, see Today In Pictures.

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Jasmine Ong, 50, (facing camera) hugs her loved one at Paya Lebar Airbase on April 29, 2015. She was among the first batch of 74 Singaporeans and permanent residents who flew home from Kathmandu on the RSAF´s C130 aircraft which landed at around 0045 hrs on Wednesday morning, following the April 25, 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 5,000 people. - The Straits Times/Kua Chee Siong
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The first batch of 74 Singaporeans arrive home from Nepal on RSAF's C130 plane; A man survives the Nepal earthquake after being trapped for 82 hours; Eight from drug smuggling gang "Bali nine" are executed. These and more in Today In Pictures.

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Nepalis sleep in provisional tents and under plastic sheets after Saturday´s earthquake, near the airport of Kathmandu, Nepal April 28, 2015. - Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay
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A group of about 50 Singaporeans and PRs are on their way home from Kathmandu while other tourists remain stranded at the Tribhuvan International Airport; Maryland's governor declares a state of emergency in Baltimore. These and more in Today In Pictures.

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A woman sits outside a makeshift shelter in an open ground to keep safe after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after Saturday´s 7.9 magnitude earthquake which killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. - REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Nepal earthquake, protest in Philippines and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures. 

We feature the work of independent Singaporean photographers regularly in our Spotlight section. 

This month, we feature Rebecca Toh, Singapore-based photographer who is hugely influenced by the way films look and feel.


If you have someone whom you would like to recommend for Spotlight, email us at stlens@sph.com.sg.

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