Polish animal rights campaigners heckled traders at the Skaryszew horse fair, one of Europe’s biggest horse-trading fairs, in the wake of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. Horse breeders have been coming to the open-air fair on the same day every year for the past three centuries, but the tradition has come under pressure from activists. Photos taken by Peter Andrews of Reuters on Feb. 18.
After Adolf Hitler’s suicide on April 30, 1945, the occupying German armies began surrendering in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Ultimately, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, signaling the defeat of the Nazi Germany regime. VE Day (Victory in Europe) is commonly celebrated on May 8, while the countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate the day on May 9.
The following compilation includes scenes from, and revolving around, Victory Day across the ocean.