In Pics: What happened across the world on May 26

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Bangalore, May 26: President Barack Obama on Sunday promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after swooping out of the night sky on a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge on Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine's prez election in exit polls

Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko speaks during his press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. An exit poll showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round.

Barack Obama is all smiles for the camera

President Barack Obama greets troops at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, during an unannounced visit on Sunday.

Thai coup leader says king endorsed him

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves after giving a press conference in Bangkok. Thailand's coup leader said that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week.

Obama in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit north of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sheikh Hasina visits Japan

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina waves during a welcome ceremony with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo.

Pope Francis in Israel

Pope Francis walks with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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