An 87-year-old Russian veteran takes part in a ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial at Treptower Park marking the 68th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
A young boy walks among the giant figures of a monument at Kiev's open-air World War II museum prior to Victory Day celebrations.
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Albert De Soto Cohen, right, a member of the French Foreign Legion during World War II, is embraced by a fellow veteran at a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated PressLink
USC student Nate Howard makes an impassioned speech before hundreds of people gathered for a campus town hall meeting Tuesday night. Howard held back tears as he described tactics used by police to end an off-campus gathering of mostly African American students last weekend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings appears before the L.A. City Council to discuss his controversial decision to shift dozens of firefighters from engines to ambulance units.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
A poster on a tree outside her home asking for help in finding Amanda Berry, who had been missing since 2003, is trumped by a yellow ribbon celebrating her safe rescue in Cleveland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated PressLink
A visitor at a preview of the new permanent exhibition at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum looks at a display of pictures taken in 1994 of children separated from their families by conflict in Rwanda.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Peers, bewigged and berobed, attend the state opening of Parliament..
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEOFF PUGH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Gerry Hughes celebrates aboard his yacht Quest III with his wife Kathleen, daughters Nicola and Ashley and a crowd of about 300 after sailing into Troon to complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. Hughes, 55, of Glasgow, became the first deaf person to sail solo around the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Children hold high the "intestines" pulled from the belly of a giant teddy bear at Charite Hospital's annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Once a year, the hospital invites children of Berlin day care centers to bring their injured teddy bears for pretend examinations, X-rays, surgery and other treatment as a way to acquaint the kids with a medical environment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Rescue workers inspect the scene of a damaged control tower in the port of Genoa after a container ship smashed into the tower, leaving at least seven people dead and several missing in a nighttime accident.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan flash victory signs as they take part in a campaign rally in Islamabad. Khan, suffered three fractured vertebrae and a broken rib in a fall in the eastern city of Lahore this week and likely will not be able to return to campaigning, doctors and party leaders said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / Associated PressLink
Flames rage and smoke billows from a British-made BAe 146 cargo plane that caught fire while being unloaded at the Wamena airport. An official said the fire began when a drum of oil fell from the aircraft and somehow was ignited.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
A rickshaw driver naps in the street during a countrywide strike called by opposition groups in Bangladesh that shut down most schools and businesses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
A woman holding a baby sells colorful mosquito nets at a roadside kiosk on a hot spring day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
An activist with the Human Rights and Peace Society of Nepal continues to shout slogans as he's taken into custody by police breaking up a protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Filipino children frolic as the suddenly active Mayon volcano looms over their town. A 35-year-old Thai hiker was rescued from a Philippine volcano one day after a violent explosion of rocks and ash from Mayon that killed four European tourists and a local guide.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
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