American, British and Canadian invasion forces landed in Northwestern France on June 6, 1944, established beachheads in Normandy, and by evening had "gotten over the first five or six hurdles" in the greatest amphibious assault of all time.
From Memorial Day remembrances to hanging upside down outside a helicopter to climbing a lard- covered obelisk, U.S. military troops faced a number of challenges in May. Here are some highlights in pictures.
Satu, a Sumatran tiger cub born on November 14, 2015, is the first for the Zoo and the second to be born in American zoos in 2015. The species is considered "critically endangered" as under 500 are believed to exist in the forests of Sumatra and Indonesia.
Photographer Alexander Hotz composed a photo essay featuring the haunting Luk Thep "god dolls" and their creator, Mananya "Mama Ning" Boonmee, who says the dolls are "infused with a child's soul." The dolls have roots in ancient Thai child figure that housed the unborn remains of a fetus, intended to bring good fortune.
Photos courtesy Alexander Hotz/alexanderhotz.com
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