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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
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
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
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.
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.