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Charlie Boyle stretches on a beach in the Bell Harbor neighborhood which was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy in the Queens borough of New York City. Six months to the day after the devastating storm ravaged parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, many communities are still struggling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Sir Richard Branson hugs designer Burt Rutan as they are surrounded by employee's of Virgin Galactic, The SpaceShip Company and Scaled Composites watch as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip2 streaks across the sky under rocket power, its first ever since the program began in 2005.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Greenberg / AFP / Getty Images

Tourists take pictures of a Greenpeace activist dressed like a polar bear posing in Prague. Activists aim to inform about Greenpeace's new campaign against the experimental oil drilling of the Shell Oil Co. in the Artic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP / Getty Images

A couple dances in front of the International House of Music while entertaining revelers who celebrate Cinco de Mayo a few days early at Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Kristen Huerta, 18, and Eddie Bravo, 18, enjoy each others company while joining hundreds of revelers during the 24th Annual Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Injured Lakers player Kobe Bryant consoles Pau Gasol late in the 4th quarter against the Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center as the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lakers center Dwight Howard is surrounded by Spurs defenders during first quarter action in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

USC students Connor Virjee and Kassie Rosales hold an American flag while listening to Thompson Square performing on the final day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A police woman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil around a woman injured by a powerful gas blast in Prague's historic center. The blast injured up to 40 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP / Getty Images

Gwilym, a full-time resident at Faslane Peace Camp. Activists are set to make a decision by June 12 whether to leave the peace camp due to falling numbers. Residents would create a permanent garden space to celebrate 31 years of anti-nuclear and anti-military campaigning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Young township dancers practice their jumps or "saute" as they attend a weekly outreach program hosted by the South African Mzanzi Ballet company in Johannesburg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

A worker cleans a red carpet prior to the arrival of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the airport in Pretoria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL KAPPELER / EPA

A school turned makeshift morgue has its walls plastered with portraits of missing persons, mostly workers at the garment factory building that collapsed, in Savar. Rescue workers in Bangladesh gave up hopes of finding anymore survivors in the remains of the building that collapsed five days ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Rescue and recovery personnel prepare to dislodge the ceiling of the garment factory building that collapsed in Savar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A woman dressed in a Heian-period kimono writes Japanese poetry during the Kamo Kyokusui No En Ancient Festival at Jonan-gu shrine in Kyoto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

A cosplay fan attends the 9th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty Images

Residents make their way through floodwaters in Artex Compound in Malabon City in Manila. The residents of the former textile compound had to adjust their daily lives after flood waters submerged their low-lying village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Veejay Villafranca / Getty Images

An Afghan farmer collects raw opium as he works in a poppy field in Khogyani. Poppy cultivation is expected to increase in eastern and western provinces of the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP / Getty Images

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles with an injured Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, consoling teammate Pau Gasol late in the 4th quarter as the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs. More Photos

The  Stagecoach Country Music Festival wrapped up at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. More Photos

Elsewhere, young dancers practice their jumps or “saute” as they attend a weekly outreach program hosted by the South African Mzanzi Ballet company in Johannesburg; a school turned makeshift morgue has its walls plastered with portraits of missing persons, mostly workers at a nearby garment factory building that collapsed, in Bangladesh; and a cosplay fan attends the 9th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou.

Add stops in Afghanistan, Prague, Japan and the Philippines to round out the report.

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