, Monday, July 28, 2014
Some of the best photos in the news.
A Cape and Cowel created by Buff Monster at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Cape/Cowl/Create' event in downtown San Diego - a celebration of the iconic character's 75th anniversary and the upcoming release of "Batman: Arkham Knight", during Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Warner Brothers/AP Images)
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was signing autographs for kids at the Tenley-Friendship Library in D.C. on Saturday, June 19.
Participants play in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea, Friday, July 18. The 17th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A man walks past a scaled down model of the new "Godzilla," at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo Thursday, July 17, 2014. The model is being displayed to mark Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake and the 60th anniversary of the first "Godzilla" movie. "Godzilla," directed by Gareth Edwards, opens in Japan on July 25. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
A man jumps into the ocean as part of the religious celebration of the Virgen del Carmen, in the town of San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Nicaragua's fishing community celebrates the feast day of the Virgen del Carmen, who is worshipped by Catholics as the patron saint of fishermen and sailors. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, a child plays with a bucket while standing next to a raft that sits on the Mexican shore of the Suchiate river, that separates Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. These improvised rafts made of truck inner tubes lashed to wooden boards are in constant use ferrying Central American migrants across the border, on their way to the Unites States. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Members of the German soccer squad wave to fans after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germany's World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil to celebrate the country's fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team's Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin's Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the "fan mile" in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
In this Sunday July 13, 2014, photo released by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, the Moccasin Hill fire burns north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, Ore. Lightning struck Oregon more than 6,000 times Sunday and Monday, touching off small fires by the dozens. Such a barrage can be expected to cause numerous "sleeper" or holdover fires in coming days. (AP Photo/Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Dennis Lee)
Bastille Day fireworks explode over the Seine river next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris Monday night, July 14, 2014. Bastille Day commemorates the storming by Parisians of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, setting off the French Revolution that toppled King Louis XVI and put an end to monarchy.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Germany team celebrate after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Pool)
Stage winner France's Blel Kadri grimaces as he strains during the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in Gerardmer, France, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
The pack passes a field with sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 234.5 kilometers (145.7 miles) with start in Epernay and finish in Nancy, France, Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
A woman adjusts her hair as she poses for a photo next to a public fountain at Lisbon's Rossio square, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The square located in the city centre is an important tourist point surrounded by shops and coffee bar terraces. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A downed tree lies atop a crushed car Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. About 228,000 homes and businesses across Pennsylvania remain without power after severe thunderstorms raced across the state. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Lightning strikes in the background during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres on Monday, July 7, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
A night view of the Redipuglia monument to WWI dead, northeastern Italy, during Verdi's Requiem Mass conducted by Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti (not shown) to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I's outbreak in Europe and honor its millions of war dead, Italy, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)
Revelers hold up traditional red neckties during the launch of the "Chupinazo" rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world turned out here to kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations. (AP/Evan Vucci)
Doc Rutstein, of Braintree, Mass., waits for the start of a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
This photo taken on Monday, June 30, 2014, shows a Lou Gehrig signed baseball mitt and autographed picture given to Howard Henderson, who played catch with Gehrig as a boy, at Henderson's Greenwich, Conn., home Monday, June 30, 2104. Gehrig, a Yankee first baseman and a friend of Henderson's songwriter father, visited his home and Henderson visited him when he had ALS. The mitt that was autographed by Gehrig with a hot instrument, will be auctioned in July, expecting to fetch $200,000 to $300,000. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Andy Murray of Britain walks back to his chair during a game break in their men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Melville, Pool)
Blake Lewis, 13, of Roseburg, Ore., leaps from the diving board at the Myrtle Creek Swimming Pool in Myrtle Creek, Ore. Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Temperatures in the area reached the mid 90's. (AP Photos/The News-Review, Michael Sullivan)
Demonstrator react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The hands and numbers on the clock at the legislative palace move in reverse in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. In the latest symbolic gesture by President Evo Morales government asserting its revolutionary, ėķanti-colonialī nature, Bolivian officials have redone the clock atop Congress. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Two women share a kiss below the Ribbon Tower in The Park at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the eve of the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 24 in Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset dairy farm that plays host to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on June 24, 2014 in London, England. A court in Cairo found al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, Mohamed Fahmy, who is Canadian-Egyptian, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed and Australian correspondent Peter Greste guilty of spreading false news. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
In this 2008 file photo, "Gus," a pedigree Chinese Crested from St. Petersburg, Fla, competes in the 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. Gus won top pedigree to take home the grand prize. The 25th running of the World's Ugliest Dog contest takes place Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Sonoma County Fair in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Crista Jeremiason)
An unidentified young spectator attempts to catch a foul ball hit to the stands during the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi, Sunday, June 15, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
Stallions fight for their position in the herd in Aschau in the Austrian province of Tyrol. To avoid fights and injuries on the alp, the horses fight their leadership of the herd in a paddock. (AP/Kerstin Joensson)
Soccer fans cheer as they watch Chile's Alexis Sanchez score the first goal of the World Cup match between Chile and Australia in Santiago, Chile. (AP/Luis Hidalgo)
A Brazil soccer fan covered in flowers and his nation's flag cheers inside the FIFA Fan fest area before the start of the World Cup openes between Brazil and Croatia on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to the five-time champion Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A Brazil soccer fan watches a screen broadcasting the World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to the five-time champion Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Tourists stand below the Christ the Redeemer statue while it is covered by heavy fog, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The World Cup soccer tournament starts Thursday with Brazil facing Croatia in the opening game. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A street performer dressed as a Brazilian national soccer team player, balances a ball on his head during his presentation in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The 2014 World Cup is set to begin Thursday, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match in Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
In this Saturday, June 7, 2014, photo, a man looks at a wooden sculpture that was set on fire during Israel's first Midburn Festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man Festival held annually in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Posters supporting California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown litter the ground at the conclusion of the 2014 Belmont Stakes. (AP)
Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Wednesday June 4, 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Women protest with mouths painted on them, demanding better salaries and labor conditions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The protest was against the money being spent on the upcoming World Cup, which demonstrators say would have been better used on education. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Supporters of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the nation's former military chief, let off fire works during a celebrations at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. El-Sissi was officially declared the next president Tuesday, winning elections to replace the Islamist leader he removed from the post last year. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
General view of the the Brazilian National Congress building, decorated with green and yellow light, the colors of Brazil, in honor of FIFA World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Spain's Rafael Nadal shakes the sweat off his head after winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. Nadal won in three sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-1. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
Couples dance during the XII Viennese Ball in the Gostinyi Dvor (Merchant Yard) in Moscow, Russia, late Saturday, May 31, 2014. The Viennese Ball has been held in Moscow since 2003 and starts every year with an opening dance ceremony by over 100 debutantes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A shadow of a protester is seen in front of a mock tank as the protester symbolizes the man blocking a line of tanks at the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing as thousands of Hong Kong people march on a downtown street in Hong Kong Sunday, June 1, 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on Tiananmen Square on June 4, ahead of a much larger annual candlelight vigil. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party wears a head-dress made of oranges, the party's color, as she attends a rally to welcome Odinga back to the country, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, May 31, 2014. Odinga, who narrowly lost the last election to current President Uhuru Kenyatta, returned to Kenya Saturday following a three month sabbatical in the United States, and his arrival was greeted by tens of thousands of his supporters at a rally in downtown Nairobi. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A sub-Saharan migrant sits on top of a pole set in a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Several hundred African migrants have charged a barbed-wire border fence in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police. During the pre-dawn border storming Wednesday, cries of pain and noises of people being hit could be heard as police from both sides tried to prevent dozens of the sub-Saharan migrants from entering the city from Morocco. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
A bolt of lightning strikes during a delayed start of a baseball game between Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock gets gum thrown on him after hitting a two-run walk off home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Driver Jimmie Johnson, center, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
France's Kevin Staut on For Joy Van'T Zorgvliet Hdc takes part in the Nation Cup at the Grand Prix competition at Rome's Piazza di Siena International Horse Show, Friday, May 23. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Army Col. Matthew Rasmussen, of the Army Military District of Washington, wipes tears from his eyes while visiting the grave of Army Staff Sgt. Richard Tieman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., as he and members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, places flags at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the annual "Flags-In" ceremony in preparation for Memorial Day, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the cemetery in Arlington, Va. Tieman died May 18, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in a suicide car bombing. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
A boy plays on a street decorated for the upcoming World Cup in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Manaus is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
President Barack Obama stops to greet tourists during his surprise walk across the ellipse in Washington as they head towards the Dept. of Interior, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Obama decided to walk to the Department of the Interior to sign a proclamation regarding the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A small monkey sits atop the head of a woman in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil, Monday, May 19. Manaus is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A couple sticks their heads out of holes while taking a photograph at a public park in Tokyo, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
George E.C. Hayes, left, Thurgood Marshall, center, and James M. Nabrit pose outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1954. The three lawyers led the fight for abolition of segregation in public schools before the Supreme Court, which ruled today that segregation is unconstitutional. (AP Photo)
Spectators watch the 528-foot, $165 million Nova Star ferry leave Portland, Maine on its maiden voyage to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Thursday night, May 15, 2014. (Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A wildfire burns near a home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. (AP Photo)
President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. White is a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
A freshman midshipman, known as a "plebe," crawls through a muddy trench underneath barbed wire during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Iraqi policemen stand near burning vehicles moments after one in a series of bombs hit the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A wave of car bombings in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad killed tens on Tuesday, officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Visitors line up for tickets which are distributed on a first-come basis at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, is reopening to the public today. (AP Photo)
Snow covers spring flowers in Denver on Monday, May 12, 2014. A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
A participant sits in his self-made aircraft flying in front of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) at the Red Bull Flugtag (flight day) competition in Hong Kong, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Participants went into the air with home-made human-powered flying machines. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Senior class president Nicole A. Tinson takes a selfie with first lady Michelle Obama during Dillard University's commencement ceremony in New Orleans, Saturday, May 10. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Poodle Farinelli gives back a kiss to its owner Anja Trinks before the contest at the dog show in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, May 9. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
An athlete dives from Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series platform during a training session in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 8, 2014. The first competition of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Championship will be on Saturday May 10, when the world's best cliff divers will jump from the 27-metre platform positioned on the historic Morro Castle in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Thousands of spider webs stretch across fields of grass at sunset on a farm in Nugee in the Victorian High Country, 91 miles southeast of Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, May 8, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
A graffiti is painted on a fence around the construction site of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The ECB is supposed to move into the building by the end of 2014. The Governing Council of the ECB will meet on Thursday. The graffiti was created by German street artist 'Case'. He painted a repetition of 16 Pinocchio's puppets on the wood panels surrounding the construction site of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank. The bank allowed artists to spray graffitis on the fence around the ECB during the construction period. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
A bouquet of flowers is placed atop the burnt out shell of a car at a location where clashes between pro Russia gunmen and the Ukrainian army took place, four kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Slovyansk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
A tactical missile launcher 'Tochka' travels past the State Hermitage museum after a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany, is Russia's most important secular holiday celebrated on May 9. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
An Indian election worker walks with a voting machine on his way to a nearby polling station on the eve of the eighth phase of voting of the Indian parliamentary elections in Leh, India, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The Space Needle and downtown Seattle are viewed from a waist gunner window of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber Monday, May 5, 2014, as it flies over Seattle. The recreated model of the "Memphis Belle" World War II airplane will be available for paid rides and donation-based ground tours on May 10-11, 2014 at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Colorful carp streamers flutter in the air over the Sagami River in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, Monday, May 5, 2014 to mark Children's Day national holiday. It is a tradition in Japan to fly carp streamers on the Children's Day. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A supporter wearing a hat covered with stickers cheers at a final African National Congress (ANC) election rally in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa Sunday May 4, 2014. South African political parties held final campaign rallies Sunday ahead of elections on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 that are likely to see the ruling ANC return to power with a smaller majority due to voters disaffected by corruption in government and economic inequality. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Victor Espinoza celebrates after riding California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Kentucky Derby entrant Uncle Sigh grazes after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 2, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A pair of fighters from Denmark, right, and the U.S. left, compete during a Medieval Combat World Championship tournament in Belmonte, Spain, Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Championship recreates the medieval culture and it takes place from May 1 till May 4 in the Castle of Belmonte. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Jiang Tianyi of Hong Kong watches the ball during his round robin match of the World Team Table Tennis Championships against Andrej Gacina of Croatia in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Two men stand in front of a destroyed house in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left at least 17 dead in a violent start to this year's storm season, officials said. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Christ the Redeemer statue seen from Santa Marta slum as surrounded by clouds, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Christ the Redeemer statue was considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world from 1931 until 2010, when it was topped by the Christ the King statue in Poland. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Over one thousand residents of Venice participate in composing this living rosebud in St. Mark square in Venice, on occasion of the "Festa del Bocolo", a tradition dating back to the Middle Age. (AP/Sebastiano Casellati)
President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Showing solidarity with Japan, Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Ukrainian troops take position next to burning tires at a pro Russian checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation." Read more about the latest developments from Ukraine.(AP Photo/Mika Velikovskiy)
Marion Lotout, of France, competes during the pole vault at the Drake Relays athletics meet, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in West Des Moines, Iowa. The event was held in the Jordan Creek Town Center shopping mall. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Tulips bloom in front of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The annual burst of color around the Nation's Capital is a sure sign that spring has finally arrived. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate the Wizards' 101-99 win as Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich walks off the court after missing two free throws during the overtime period of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama makes a face as he reads "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House is Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014. Thousands of children are gathered at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. This year's event features live music, cooking stations, storytelling, and of course, some Easter egg rolling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo waves to the crowd as he walks onto the field at Fenway Park during ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the bombing before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Traditionally Catholic Poles bring baskets containing mainly an egg, bread, salt, pepper, sausage, horseradish and butter to churches to be blessed on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Actor Kevin Spacey, left, performs with singers James Taylor and Sting, right, at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
A girl poses in a sea of tulips at Keukenhof , in Lisse, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Keukenhof, one of the best known international attractions, is a showcase of the Dutch floricultural industry, with a special emphasis on flowering bulbs. Keukenhof is open from March 20 till May 18 2014, and is expected to attract over 800,000 visitors, admiring over 7 millions flowers. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Air Force One with President Barack Obama aboard arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after returning from a trip to Pennsylvania. Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The family of 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, from left, mother Denise, brother Henry, and father Bill Richard, place their hands over their hearts as they stand with former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, right, during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. At left is a Mass. State Trooper. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A WWII veteran sits at a table during a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Simferopol, Crimea, Sunday, April 13, 2014. On Sunday, residents of Simferopol mark the 70th anniversary of liberation of Simferopol from German troops during World War II. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)
An out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014. Authorities say the forest fire has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations. ( AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Soldiers bow their heads during a memorial ceremony for shooting victims, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. The shooting rampage left four dead and more than a dozen injured. President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter as he returns once again to a grief-stricken corner of America to mourn with the families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offer solace to the nation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Communist lawmakers scuffle with right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party lawmakers during a parliament session of Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Vladimir Strumkovsky)
Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Visitors to the Holi Festival of Colours throw special colored powders in the air in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east of India. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A robot of a German team, left, plays the ball besides a British team robot in the Kids League at the RoboCup German Open 2014 in Magdeburg, Germany, Thursday, April 3, 2014. 44 international RoboCup Major League teams from 12 countries demonstrate the state-of-the-art competitions in soccer, rescue and service robots. The RoboCup German Open takes place from April 3 to April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Washington Wizards guards John Wall, left, and Bradley Beal celebrate after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 118-92, and clinched a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
George Uhl of Sterling Heights, Mich., is made up to look like a baseball before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals in Detroit, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws in the first inning of an baseball game against the New York Mets on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The New Zealand rugby team dance after winning the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament against England in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Thai anti-government protesters fill the street during a mass rally in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (Apichart Weerawong/Associated Press )
US President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A searcher uses a small boat to look through debris from a deadly mudslide Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
This combination of images provided by NASA shows the Oso, Wash. area on Jan. 18, 2014, top, and the same area on March 23, 2014, bottom, after a March 22 landslide sent muddy debris spilling across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The debris engulfed numerous homes, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people. (AP Photo/NASA)
A search dog roams and sniffs through the debris field caused by a massive mudslide on Saturday, above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530, as recovery efforts continue near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the community where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam)
A damaged home sits in the debris field caused by Saturday's massive mudslide above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River onto Highway 530, as recovery efforts continue near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the community where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam)
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