1) Members of the Old Guard place flags in front of every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 26, 2016. Soldiers were to place nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at the cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition. Photo: S
2) A woman sits at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common in Boston on May 26. The 37,000 U.S. flags are planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present. Photo: Paula Ackerman and her son Bryan, 8, hug at the grave marker of her father and his grandfather Robert P. Vallee who served in the Navy for over 31-years and passed away in 2015, at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, in Jacksonville Fla., on May 28.
3) Rev. Cassandra Burton blesses Rolling Thunder members and their motorcycles during the ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ at the Washington National Cathedral, May 27 in Washington, D.C. Rolling Thunder members and supporters will participate in a motorcycle rally on Sunday afternoon in Washington. Rolling Thunder is an advocacy group that seeks to bring awareness to prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) service members of all U.S. wars. Photo:
4) President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam. The visit is Obama’s first to the country and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Photo:
5) An army uniform lies in the casket of Army Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating in New Orleans on May 23, 2016. Keating’s remains were discovered recently in New Guinea, where he died in 1942. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
7) Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a pre-trial hearing on sexual assault charges in Norristown, Penn. Photo:
8) Men who violated the 10pm liquor ban, seen drinking on public places, are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila. A police station in Manila implemeted Oplan “RODY,” or Rid the streets Of Drinkers and Youths. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide curfew on children being on the streets late at night and is also considering banning the serving of alcohol after midnight, his spokesman Peter Lavina said earlier this month. Photo:
9) A demonstrator holds a rose and shouts slogans in front of a riot policeman during an unauthorized march called by secondary students to protest against government education reforms in Valparaiso, Chile, May 26, 2016. (Rodrigo Garrido/REUTERS)
10) Firefighters work along the Arno river after a roadway collapsed on May 25 in central Florence, Italy, between Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie. The collapse was caused by the rupture of a large water main. Photo:
11) Children wearing their school backpacks climb on a cliff using a bamboo ladder on their way home from school in Zhaojue county, southwest China’s Sichuan province, May 14, 2016. Schoolchildren must climb an 2,625-foot bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face. The village in China’s mountainous west may get a set of steel stairs to improve safety. Photos: Chinatopix via AP. And now, an update.
12) Six-year-old Akash Vukoti, of San Angelo, Texas, the youngest contestant in the 2016 National Spelling Bee, pulls down his microphone to compete in the preliminaries of the Bee at National Harbor, Md. He spelled his word correctly, but was eliminated in the second round. Photo:
13) Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzalez is visited by one of his horses on May 21 outside the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. The hospital granted Gonzalez’s wish to see his two horses one last time. He died two days later. Photo:
14) More than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks patrol 57-hectares of a South African winery in search of ravenous snails. A line of the ducks walks past farm buildings at the Vergenoegd wine estate on May 18. Fanning out across the vineyards, the ducks hone in on their hidden targets with uncanny precision, locating the tiny white dune snails feasting on budding vines. Used for centuries in Asia to control pests, the ducks stand upright like penguins and are slim enough to fit between rows of vines. And they do not waddle, they run. Photos:
15) A female baby hippo debuts in a Wroclaw, Poland, zoo, with her mother. Photo: EPA
18) A volunteer stands at the entrance of the 5000 Poppies Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. The garden, created by Australians Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight is a tribute to their fathers who both fought in WWII. Photo:
19) A dress made of 460 fern leaves and flowers is displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. Photo: Splash News