Re-enactors march away from the Old State House after a public reading of the US Declaration of Independence, part of July 4 Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday.
Mya McNeal looks for her mother, US Army Sgt. Kionna Huewitt, during a homecoming ceremony for 184 troops in the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan on Wednesday at Fort Stewart, Georgia
Confetti falls on police officers on Tuesday during the graduation ceremony for the July 2013 New York City Police Academy class at Barclays Centre in New York.
A wildfire burns homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Arizona in the US. An Arizona fire chief says the wildfire, which killed 19 members of his crew near the town, was moving fast, fueled by hot, dry conditions.
Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday
A Marine on Tuesday closes the door to Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, on the south lawn of the White House, Washington. Mr Obama is travelling to the New Jersey shore to survey rebuilding efforts in areas affected by last year’s Hurricane Sandy.
US First Lady Michelle Obama dances with pre-kindergarten students while she visits the Savoy School on Friday in Washington, DC. The school, once one of the lowest performing in the District of Columbia, has shown significant signs of improvement since being designated as one of eight schools selected last year for the Turnaround Arts Initiative by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Michelle Obama, the US first lady, meets sixth graders from Willow Springs elementary school in Fairfax, Virginia, during a surprise visit to Decatur House, a historic building in Washington, on Wednesday. Decatur House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, which received a $1m grant from American Express to preserve its slave quarters and fund educational programming
Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission at dawn on Wednesday from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk off the stage after their joint news conference on Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where they talked about various topics including Syria’s civil war.
Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver was fired from his job last autumn, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on Monday.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adjusts his University of Maryland visor while attending the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Anthropology Museum during his visit to Mexico City on Friday.
President Barack Obama heads to Boston to mourn victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. No arrests have been made in connection with Monday’s twin bombings near the finish line of the race, which sent metal fragments and nails into a crowd of runners and spectators, killing three people and wounding 180.