U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Dinkins with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is hugged by his daughter Olivia Chastain after a welcome-home ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Morton / Associated PressLink
Santa Monica College graduates are silhouetted at sunset as they line up to receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony that also served as a memorial at Corsair Field to the victims of a shooting rampage at the campus last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Fans erupt as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) slides safely into home on a three-run double by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz. Also scoring were Andre Ethier (16) and Adrian Gonzalez (23) in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Golfers putt on the 11th green during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated PressLink
People run away as riot police fire tear gas in Taksim square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Riot police rest in front of a damaged bank at Taksim Square. The police took up posts around the square a day after continuous clashes in which police tried to clear the central plaza of anti-government protesters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
Deer stand on a bridge in floodwaters of the Elbe River. Disastrous floods began to subside Wednesday after leaving at least 19 people dead in central Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Aerial view of weekend houses flooded by River Danube. Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, Danube, Vltava, Saale and other rivers overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sandor Ujvari / Associated PressLink
Two women, assistants of a street photographer, wear masks of cartoon characters in spite of hot temperatures as they walk looking for clients in the center of the Ukrainian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A NASA image shows several types of downhill flow features on Mars. This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an example of a type called "linear gullies."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizon / NASALink
A North Korean soldier stands on a riverbank opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. A much-anticipated meeting between North Korea and South Korea, which had been set for Wednesday, collapsed before it even began.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Indonesian students wear masks with angry expressions during a protest outside the presidential palace to denounce impending fuel price increases.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Residents take part in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations for the Duanwu festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
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