U.S. President Barack Obama greets veterans during the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride race around the South Lawn driveway at the White House to celebrate the eighth annual Soldier Ride on April 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.
The Wounded Warrior Project offers programs and services for for U.S. military veterans wounded in conflicts that have occurred after the September 11 attacks.
Every third Thursday in April people across America share high fives with strangers to commemorate National High Five Day. The festivity began in 2002 and looks to raise funds and awareness for important causes. This year, NH5D is benefiting Action for Healthy Kids, an organization that promotes healthy habits and academic success for children.
Here's a photo collection honoring National High Five Day.
Photos from the exhibit "Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination" at the Ford's Center for Education and Leadership in Washington DC, April 13, 2015. April 15, 2015 will mark 150 years since the fatal shooting of President Lincoln at the Ford's Theatre in Washington DC.
Parents in China celebrate their children just like everyone else, and with census numbers showing far more boys than girls being born, officials are starting to relax the country's notoriously tough family planning restrictions to allow a second or even third child if the first born is a girl. Even with the change a cultural preference remains for boys, so officials will need to find other ways to establish a balance.
The Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, China is the world's largest breeding center for the species. Visitors can send sheep ($100), chickens ($25) and cows ($350) to their deaths by watching them being released into the tiger areas for a nominal price. The Siberian tiger is the largest of the world's big cats.
Hundreds of Christian pilgrims visit where tradition believes Jesus Christ was born, in Bethlehem, West Bank during the month of December. Palestinian officials say the number of tourists has significantly dropped since the Israeli-Gaza war in the summer.
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