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Graduation season is well underway, with kindergartners, high schoolers, college seniors and graduate students alike donning caps and gowns to celebrate their achievement. With their diplomas, graduates also get words of wisdom from a commencement speakers and a good excuse to celebrate. -- Lloyd Young ( 31 photos total)
US Naval Academy graduates throw their hats at the conclusion of their commencement and commission ceremony, attended by President Barack Obama at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on May 24 in Annapolis, Md. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency)     

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In this week’s pictures, a soldier takes part in Victory Day commemorations in Moscow, a graduate dresses casually at a commencement ceremony President Obama attends in Ohio, a woman in a wedding dress gets muddy in England, and more.

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In today’s pictures, a boy uses a plastic bag to keep off the rain in Nepal, a West Point cadet gets a haircut in New York, tobacco farmers protest in Indonesia, and more.

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THREATENING TO JUMP
THREATENING TO JUMP: A woman identified as an engineer in her 30s working for the Workers’ Housing Organization, one of the public bodies to be closed in austerity cuts, sat on a window ledge of the office building and threatened to jump in Athens Wednesday. (Angelos Tzortzinis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

SEA OF PEPPERS
SEA OF PEPPERS: A worker sorted chilies near Ahmedabad, India, Wednesday. (Ajit Solanki/Associated Press)

DIFFERENT VIEW
DIFFERENT VIEW: A child looked out as Ultraorthodox Jewish people gathered for a traditional wedding in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday. (Oded Balilty/Associated Press)

BRINGING HER DAUGHTER TO WORK
BRINGING HER DAUGHTER TO WORK: Licia Ronzulli, Italy’s member of the European Parliament, voted Wednesday during a session in Strasbourg, France, with her daughter in her lap. (Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

A MOTHER REMEMBERS
A MOTHER REMEMBERS: The mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan attended a memorial service at the Island of Tears memorial complex in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday. The ceremony was held to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan. (Tatyana Zenkovich/European Pressphoto Agency)

HARD HEAD
HARD HEAD: A police officer broke marble slabs with his head during a martial arts demonstration in Seoul Wednesday. Police are preparing to secure the Nuclear Security Summit, which will be held in Seoul in March. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

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Europe has been battling a deep freeze that started in late January and has killed hundreds, snow that has trapped thousands in Balkan mountain villages and prompted worries of flooding as heavy snow melts. In Greece and Bulgaria, flooding on Monday and Tuesday left dozens of homes under water and at least eight dead. Serbian [...]

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Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. Eastern Europe is hardest hit, with over 100 deaths in Ukraine, and with over 11,000 people in remote villages cut off by snow in Serbia. Most of the fatalities recorded have been homeless people found frozen to death outside, and emergency tents with hot meals have been set up to help them in several affected countries. Russia and Poland are mobilizing help for the homeless. Travel in Romania has been chaos as a blizzard hampered efforts to clear both rails and roads. Recorded temperatures in Italy were the lowest in 27 years. -- Lane Turner (45 photos total)
A woman looks out a bus in Bucharest on February 2, 2012. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press)

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