While Hollywood celebrities were seen posing for the perfect picture at the 67th Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, protesters in Nigeria were marching to the presidential villa, calling for the release of the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, who were kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April.

The past 24 hours also brought relief to migrants who arrived on an Italian Navy ship after being rescued from their sinking boat off the Sicilian coast Wednesday, while anti-government demonstrators in Caracas were seen embracing riot police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Here is a slideshow of 10 photos of events from around the world over the past 24 hours, selected by International Business Times editors.