May 30 - June 6
A country fund-raiser, a fight for a park, a deadly blaze, first flight, education interrupted and more.
May 23 - 30
A hail of hats, somber memories, a stunning sunset, polar bear antics, a majestic cricket scene and more.
May 16 - 23
Children take refuge after a destructive tornado, Beckham retires from the game, 25,000 guest show up at a wedding, Puffins make it home, and more.
May 9 - 16
A miracle survivor is pulled from Bangladesh's rubble, an explosion rocks Turkey's border, the pope releases a dove, a large rubber duck floats off Hong Kong, and more.
May 2 - 9
A volcano's fury, Kentucky Derby memories, a lonely car, a natural monarch, and more.
April 25 - May 2
Horror in Bangladesh, moonlight over Manhattan, a gathering of presidents, a giant rubber duckie and more.
April 18 - 25
Aftershocks rock China, terror gives way to relief in Boston, the Midwest gets submerged, a bee zeroes in on a sunflower and more.
April 11 - 18
A champion roars, bombs devastate in Boston, a jet hits the water, a roaming pig is apprehended and more.
April 4 - 11
A protester flashes Putin, a horse race goes awry, a hoopster looks up, another looks down and more.
March 28 - April 4
A rescuer tumbles down the rapids, an Argentine paddleboards down the street, a leopard gets in a difficult spot and a businessman naps in the park.
March 22 - 28
A bride and groom go underground, a butterfly makes its debut, a farmer goes sheep diving and more.
March 14 - 21
Flames engulf a protester, legislators debate with their fists, a batter makes solid contact with his own face, and more.
March 7 - 14
The World Trade Center breaks through the clouds, a house teeters off its foundation, a new pope is elected and celebrated, and more images from around the world.
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