Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 3, 2012. The Heat defeated the Knicks 87-70 and lead the series 3-0. UPI/John Angelillo
Chen, a blind Chinese dissident, who escaped house arrest, has now left the U.S. Embassy and is under Chinese control in a Beijing hospital. He is now apparently asking for asylum in the United States.
Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was found dead at his California home May 2, 2012 of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot.
Seau was drafted by the Chargers in 1990 from USC and went on to a stellar career that included a dozen Pro Bowl appearances. He was the UPI Defensive Player of the Year in 1992.
Occupy Wall Street protesters on May Day In New York City and Chicago on May 1, 2012. Multiple protests were planned throughout the day on the eve of the one year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death.
The all-girls band only plays music by the British rock legend group Led Zeppelin and continued their spring tour by playing a benefit concert for Patch Adams. The band members are lead singer Shannon Conley, guitarist Steph Paynes, bass Megan Thomas, and drummer Leesa Harrington-Squyres. UPI/Pat Benic
Chilean police put on a motorcycle stunt show, in Constitution Square, to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the institution. In this stunt, a police officer wearing a Ninja Turtle costume jumps over a chain of humans and through a ring of fire. (UPI/Oscar Ordenes)
Palestinians attend a rally to show solidarity with Palestinians prisoners held in Israeli jails, in Gaza City, April 30, 2012. Human rights groups say up to 2,000 prisoners have joined an open-ended hunger strike to protest against jail conditions. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
On April 26, 2012, President Obama announced 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. "Each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our Nation," Obama said. "They've challenged us, they’ve inspired us, and they’ve made the world a better place."
Recipients not included in this gallery are former Assistant Attorney General John Doar, who fought to enforce civil rights in the 1960s; William Foege, a physician and epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox in the 1970s; Gordon Hirabayashi, a professor and advocate who openly defied the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; and Jan Karski, an officer of the Polish Underground during World War II who was among the first to share with the world his eye-witness account of the Holocaust.
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