A student gives final touches to classroom decorations as they gear up to celebrate National Teacher's Day in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday, May 24, 2010.
AP Photo | Reza Shirmohammadi
Thirteen-year-old Meem, center, recited the school pledge with other students during a morning assembly at Baptist Mission Integrated School in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday. Meem’s father left her family when she was 2 years old, and she was raised in an orphanage. She now lives at the school with 76 other visually impaired girls and women.
Andrew Biraj | Reuters
Sean Bell’s family was on hand for the naming of a Queens street after Bell, who was killed by police on the eve of his wedding.
Brian Branch Price | The Wall Street Journal
Activists chant AIDS-support slogans on Fifth Avenue near a hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising dinner May 13, 2010 in New York City. The marchers were protesting against the Obama administration's AIDS funding policies.
Members of the Arcoiris (Rainbow) Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual (LGTB) Association, demonstrate on the International Day against Homophobia in the streets of Tegucigalpa, on May 17, 2010.
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Woman protest against a sentence given to two men in Malawi, in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, May 20, 2010. A judge sentenced a couple to the maximum 14 years in prison with hard labor under Malawi's anti-gay legislation, and crowds jeered the two men as they were driven from the court house to jail Thursday. The case has drawn international condemnation and sparked a debate on human rights in this conservative southern African country.
AP Photo | Schalk van Zuydam
A Palestinian refugee girl takes part in rally organized by the Fatah party in Beirut on May 14, 2010 to mark the 62nd anniversary of the "Nakba," Arabic for catastrophe. Palestinians are marking the 62nd anniversary of Nakba, which refers to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
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Several pieces of street art from British street artist Banksy, like this one in DUMBO, were tagged by rival artists.
Ramin Talaie | The Wall Street Journal