President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to retired Marine William "Kyle" Carpenter during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 19, 2014. Carpenter, 24, of Gilbert, South Carolina was awarded the nation's highest award for gallantry for covering a grenade with his body to save a Marine's life in Afghanistan in 2010.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on June 19, 2014. First-week sales of Hillary Clinton's new memoir, which was released June 10 were reportedly strong, with more than 85,000 hardcover copies of the book sold. Clinton writes of her inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.
U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help stop the insurgency, during a statement in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 19, 2014. He also called on Iraqi leaders to be more inclusive of minorities in the government.
Jewish worshippers hold a special prayer for the release of three missing teenagers at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, June 15, 2014. Tens of thousands filled the Western Wall plaza to pray for the youth who are believed to have been kidnapped by Palestinian militants on Thursday night in the West Bank.
Protesters gather outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev on June 14, 2014. About a hundred young people pelted stones to the embassy building, destroyed cars with diplomatic plates and ripped up a Russian flag in protest at what they believe Moscow's support of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
The new Palestinian unity government takes shape in the Presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, June 2, 2014. It is the first time in seven years that Hamas and Fatah have joined together in unity.
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally XXVII, on Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of bikers annually converge on Washington for the rally to remember America's military veterans, POWs and MIAs.
A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' participate in the annual Flags-In ceremony, May 22, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Soldiers place American flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones in the cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.
The Harvey Milk Forever Stamp was unveiled by the Post Office in a dedication ceremony in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) in Washington, DC on May 22, 2014. Milk was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States.
President Barack Obama discusses the issues with the Veterans Administration in the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, DC on May 21, 2014. Obama said any misconduct within the VA will be punished.
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