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Celebrations of World War II's V-E, or Victory in Europe, Day are underway in the U.S. and abroad. At the National Mall, members of an honor guard prepare for the start of a wreath-laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial.


Newly reinaugurated President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

At the Arc de Triomphe, soldiers parade during a ceremony marking the 67th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.


History enthusiasts dressed as Soviet and Nazi soldiers reenact the liberation of Bratislava.


The Nepal government has started to evict squatters who have been residing in various parts of the city. Some of those being uprooted hurl stones in response.


A sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is dismantled and readied for transport to Palm Springs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timothy Hiatt / Getty Images

At Bronte Beach, a wave crests majestically around the surfer riding its curl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

At Jogye temple, lanterns are readied for celebrations marking the birthday of Buddha.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

It's time for the wheat harvest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated Press

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