Columbia University janitor Gac Filipaj is congratulated by his boss during the Columbia University School of General Studies graduation in New York. Filipaj, an ethnic Albanian who left his native Montenegro 20 years ago to escape war, is graduating with honors after 12 years of balancing studies and his full-time job.
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Police and marines maneuver the body of a victim of a plane crash in Bogor, Indonesia. Rescue teams used climbing gear to scale the nearly vertical slopes of a dormant Indonesian volcano to reach the wreckage of a Russian-made jetliner that crashed with 45 people aboard during a demonstration flight. All are presumed dead.
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A Sunni gunman fires during clashes in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Street battles pitting Lebanese Sunnis who generally support the Syrian uprising against Alawite supporters of President Bashar al-Assad's regime killed at least four over the past two days.
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The space shuttle Enterprise hangs in the air at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after it was lifted from a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in preparation for its upcoming journey to its new home at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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A demonstrator dressed in a chess board costume performs next to police officers during a protest in Madrid, Spain. Spaniards angered by increasingly grim economic prospects and high unemployment turned out in droves, marking the one-year anniversary of austerity protests.
Alberto Di Lolli/AP
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Waves break around a Japanese trawler that ran aground at a popular beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Schalk van Zuydam/AP
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A gondola passes near the America's Cup World Series competition in Venice, Italy.
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A resident stands on the balcony of his family's apartment as the building is partly submerged by floodwaters in Shunchang County, China.
Chen Baicai, Xinhua/AP
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Pakistani children who fled their villages with their families due to fighting between security forces and militants in Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round at a makeshift entertainment park set up in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad.
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A life-size, animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur arrives at Bristol Zoo Gardens in Bristol, England.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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A fire blazes in Arizona's Tonto National Forest near Payson, Ariz. The fire has grown to more than 4 square miles as air tankers and helicopters assist ground crews in beating back flames.