Photos from the the 8th Global Marijuana March in Santiago, Chile. The annual march which takes place in major cities around the world is a celebration embracing cannabis culture and aims to spur debates and conversations on reforming local drug policies.
15th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Times Square in New York City on May 5, 2012. The charity event helps raise critical funds to support breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. UPI/John Angelillo
The 'Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Youth League of China' being held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 4, 2012. Recent events involving human rights and corruption have cast some doubt on the Chinese Communist Party's continued ability to maintain a firm grip on the state apparatus and Chinese society, according to both academics and analysts working in China. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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
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