Los Angeles policemen closed down Wilshire Blvd in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 13, 2014 as Israeli American and Palestinian Americans faced off during counter demonstrations in response to the recent strife in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
The annual Bastille Day military parade at Place de la Concorde in Paris. On July 14, 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as "Bastille Day," a national holiday in France.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China just outside of Beijing on July 8, 2014. Both Kerry and Lew are in China's capital to participate in the sixth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the "S&ED."
A rare historic copy of the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson's hand is on display at the New York Public Library. Jefferson wrote out several copies of his original text and sent them to five or six friends. The Library's copy is one of the two copies that have survived intact.
Israeli soldiers deploy in the hills of Halhoul near Hebron, West Bank, during a military operation to find three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, June 22, 2014. A massive Israeli military operation has intensified in it's tenth day to find Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, who were abducted by Palestinian militants while hitchhiking on the night of June 8, near the Gush Etzion Settlements in the West Bank.
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.
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