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Up to 44 percent of America’s new HIV/AIDS infections are clustered in 12 major cities, including Chicago, Washington, New York and Los Angeles, CDC data show. Within these communities, HIV rates are highest among blacks, Hispanics, gay and bisexual men of all races. As researchers gather for the International AIDS Society’s 2012 conference, photographer Mike Segar documents patients, their caretakers and peer educators from the African-American community.

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ECHOES
ECHOES: Busker Charlie Cavey played his guitar while sitting inside a trash can in Cambridge, England, Friday. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

NOT FINISHED
NOT FINISHED: Russian police arrested an activist from the ‘Other Russia’ opposition movement during a protest outside a courthouse in Moscow Friday. Two members and three other men were convicted Friday and given prison terms for their roles in violence in Manezh Square in December. (Denis Sinyakov/Reuters)

AGAINST A WALL
AGAINST A WALL: Police officers surrounded protesters as they tried to enter South Korea’s National Assembly in Seoul during a rally Friday against a free-trade agreement with the U.S. (Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press)

FINDING HOPE
FINDING HOPE: A pilgrim carried statues of St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, into St. Hipolito Church in Mexico City Friday, the saint’s feast day. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

ON THE MOVE
ON THE MOVE: Indonesian students defended a friend as police officers pulled him out of the crowd during a protest outside the presidential palace in Jakarta Friday. About a dozen activists were arrested during an anti-government rally. (Mast Irham/European Pressphoto Agency)

WELCOME
WELCOME: Fahmida Islam, 26 years old, became a U.S. citizen Friday at a ceremony held at the Statue of Liberty. Ms. Islam and her daughter Faiza, 2, are from Bangladesh and now live in the Bronx borough of New York City. Friday was the 125th anniversary of the statue’s opening to the public. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

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TURNING TO CHRIST
TURNING TO CHRIST: An activist held up a crucifix as a barricade burned at Dale Farm in Basildon, England, Wednesday. Police used sledgehammers, crowbars and a cherry picker during the eviction of Irish Travelers from the site where they have lived illegally for years. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

STUNNED
STUNNED: A man who was wounded in fighting in Sirte, Libya, lay stunned on the ground Wednesday. Revolutionary forces fought building by building against the final pocket of resistance in Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown. (Manu Brado/Associated Press)

RAINED OUT
RAINED OUT: An Occupy Wall Street protester stood with a broom at Zuccotti Park during heavy rain in New York Wednesday. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

SHOW OF SOLIDARITY
SHOW OF SOLIDARITY: Protesters held a giant Turkish flag in Istanbul, Turkey, after Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers and wounded more than 12 in attacks along the border Wednesday. That prompted a retaliatory attack from Turkish soldiers. (Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

TORNADO DESTRUCTION
TORNADO DESTRUCTION: A garage door lay on a car after a tornado left a two-mile-long trail of damage in South Florida Tuesday. About 24 homes were damaged in Sunrise, pictured, and Plantation, Fla., though no serious injuries were reported. (J. Pat Carter/Associated Press)

IN THE RED
IN THE RED: Children played on the ground as chilies dried in Handan, Hebei Province, China, Tuesday. (Chang Hutao/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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One of the most indelible memories in the collective psyche of Americans - and the world - comes from the images of the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks on the United States, September 11, 2001. Yesterday, Americans and the world collectively remembered those who lost their lives in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania ten years after that unforgettable day. This post (edited by Leanne Burden) shows the transformation, of what became known as Ground Zero, over the last ten years. A memorial rises from the ashes of that day on September 11, 2011. -- Paula Nelson (41 photos total)
Photos by Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite showing the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, New York, collected on June 30, 2001 showing the 110-stories twin towers; on September 15, 2001 showing the remains of the 1,350-foot (411.48-meter) twin towers of the World Trade Center, and the debris and dust that have settled in Ground Zero, four days after the terrorist attacks; and June 8, 2002, showing the progress in the reclamation of Ground Zero where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. AFP/Space Imaging

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We humans share this planet with countless other species, interacting with many of them daily, others rarely. We treat some as sources of food and others as sources of companionship, entertainment, or education. We experiment with them at a genetic level, try to understand their overall behavior, and bond with them on an intimate scale. Most animals live their lives independently of us, but they dwell in habitats that we shape profoundly. Gathered below are images of animals in the news from the past several weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers. [42 photos]

A monkey who survived the Ivorian post-electoral crisis at the Abidjan Zoo. Three lions named Lea, Simba and Loulou, "died of hunger", said Claude-Sie Kam, a zoo employee, to an AFP reporter. About forty animals perished due to lack of food at the Abidjan Zoo during the Ivorian crisis. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

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A dog shows off her acrobatic skills in Madison Square, a pilot soars over Long Island, and more in the week’s best photos from across Greater New York.


Georgia acrobatically retrieved tennis balls thrown by her owner Ronny Deaza in Madison Square Park on an overcast Monday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Lt. Col. John Klatt of the Air National Guard flew his AirGuard Extra 300L in formation over Long Island’s South Shore Tuesday in preparation for this weekend’s New York Air Show, which will be held at Jones Beach. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)


The scene where a marine was hit by a car and killed while crossing 12th Avenue at 48th Street during Fleet Week. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The STREB Extreme Action Company performed at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building on Gansevoort Street in Lower Manhattan Tuesday. The 200,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2015. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Angela, left, and Carmine Marino, ages 2 and 4, played at Orchard Park Beach in the Bronx Friday afternoon, one day before the season’s official opening for New York City beaches. The Bronx Parks and Recreation Commission marked the 75th anniversary of the Bronx Riviera Friday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


On Governor’s Island, ‘Figoulu’, is part of the exhibition ‘Mark Di Suvero at Governor’s Island.’ (Jacopo Quaranta for The Wall Street Journal)


Waxy Monkey Frogs perched on a branch in their enclosure at the American Museum of Natural History. The museum previewed a new exhibit called ‘Frogs: A Chorus of Colors’ Thursday. The exhibit features over 200 frogs and interactive educational displays. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Performers with Cirque du Soleil presented a segment called ‘Banquine’ at a preview for their latest show, ‘Zarkana,’ at New York’s Radio City Music Hall Tuesday. The show will run June 9-Oct. 8. (Mike Segar/Reuters)


Monitor Galalau and Monitor Quebrada at P.S. 142, where the New York Capoeira Brasil group staged its annual event. The five-day gathering ends in a ‘batizado,’ or christening, in which new members are initiated into capoira. (Barbara Saric for The Wall Street Journal)


Sailors stood on the deck of the USS New York as it passed the Statue of Liberty Wednesday to mark the start of the city’s Fleet Week celebrations, which run through Memorial Day. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


A delivery man brought balloons and a inflatable shark to the house where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest in Lower Manhattan Friday. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)


Police officer Ken Moreno, center, and co-defendant Franklin Mata, right, spoke to the media outside Manhattan criminal court. Messrs. Moreno and Mata were acquitted of rape, but convicted of official misconduct. (Louis Lanzano/Associated Press)


‘Splotch 15’ is one of several large sculptures unveiled Tuesday in City Hall Park as part of a retrospective of the work of American artist Sol LeWitt. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Tony Godino of Bedford, N.Y., left, paid his respects with a handful of dirt at the end of a ceremony Wednesday to rebury the mysterious 19th-century regional wanderer known as The Leatherman. His remains were moved from a roadside grave to more peaceful surroundings. (Craig Ruttle/Associated Press)


The New York Transit Museum’s antique train near the 167th St. Station in the Bronx, part of a nostalgia ride aboard antique IRT ‘Lo-V’ cars built between 1916 and 1925. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)

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