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.
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Newly reinaugurated President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier.
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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.
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History enthusiasts dressed as Soviet and Nazi soldiers reenact the liberation of Bratislava.
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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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
A sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is dismantled and readied for transport to Palm Springs.
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At Bronte Beach, a wave crests majestically around the surfer riding its curl.
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At Jogye temple, lanterns are readied for celebrations marking the birthday of Buddha.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
It's time for the wheat harvest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
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