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Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square in New York, N.Y., 1969 (Photo by Diana Davies/The New York Public Library).

Historic New York gay bar Stonewall Inn gains landmark status

06/24/15 06:57PM

On Monday, in a unanimous vote from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the city opted to designate the iconic Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn as an individual landmark, marking the first time a structure has been given landmark status due to its importance to the LGBT community. This decision comes nearly 46 years after the... read more

Residents with faces covered in ash ride on a motorcycle as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, in Sukandebi village in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province

This Week in Pictures: June 13-19

06/19/15 11:52AM

From the tragic shooting in South Carolina to the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, this is what the world looked like this week. read more

25th Intl Firework Competition

This Week in Pictures: June 6-12

06/12/15 10:13AM

Demonstrations and celebrations spanned from Germany and Spain to Chile and Mexico, while manhunts and searches covered land and sea in New York and China. read more

Azerbaijan Booming

Azerbaijan to host European Games amid human rights concerns

06/11/15 11:48AM

The 2015 European Games, scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June 12-28, 2015, will be the inaugural edition of the European Games. This series of photographs, shot in May of 2015 by Davide Monteleone, explores the city of Baku and infrastructure of the games. read more

US Troops in Vietnam: Weapons

US Troops in Vietnam: Weapons

06/10/15 08:07AM

Fifty years ago, on March 8, 1965, US Marines landed on the beaches of Da Nang marking the first official engagement of American troops in the Vietnam War. This video series will revisit the war -- from the first landing through to the fall of Saigon. In this second chapter, we look back at the use of Napalm and Agent Orange from 1962 to 1970. watch

A woman prays at a candlelight vigil to pay respects to the passengers of the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star on the Yangtze River, at a public square in Jianli

This Week in Pictures: May 30-June 5

06/05/15 12:52PM

Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, passed away on May 30, at the age of 46. In Nepal, schools reopened for the first time since April's deadly earthquake. Over 4,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean in a 24-hour span, according to Italian officials. In China, a boat overturned killing 65 and leaving more than 370 people... read more

2016 Republicans try to capture some magic at Disney World

06/02/15 04:00PM

Republicans sought to find some magic at Walt Disney World on Tuesday, speaking to Floridia donors and voters as they look to get a foothold in the state that’s voted for the winning president in the last nine out of 10 presidential elections. read more

Interview with dancer from Spanish National Ballet

This Week in Pictures: May 23-29

05/29/15 12:37PM

Americans observed Memorial Day on Monday by honoring and remembering those who lost their lives in service to the country. This week, the weather made headlines in places from Texas to Israel and India. In the Southwest, record rain caused deadly flash flooding, killing more than two dozen. Fourteen people were still missing as of Thursday... read more

Burundian refugees in Rwanda

This Week in Pictures: May 16-22

05/22/15 11:39AM

California contended with a massive oil spill and hundreds of migrants were rescued in Southeast Asia — all that and more in this week's astonishing images. read more

Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Along Santa Barbara Coast

Crews race to contain massive California oil spill

05/21/15 10:39AM

Crews rushed Wednesday to contain a growing oil spill that has befouled a nine-mile stretch of scenic California coastline just before the Memorial Day holiday. The estimated size of the spill, about 20 miles up the coast from Santa Barbara, ballooned to 105,000 gallons Wednesday after the Coast Guard made a morning flyover to get a better sense... read more