The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy May in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is the commencement speaker for this year’s graduating class
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Graduating students from Barnard College during the Columbia University 2016 Commencement ceremony in New York. Barnard College is a private women’s liberal arts college founded in 1889
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Filipino cadets marching during the graduation rites of the elite Philippine Military Academy (PMA), in the northern resort city of Baguio, Philippines.
Members of the Libyan judicial police take part in a graduation ceremony in the capital Tripoli
Members of the Palestinian Hamas security forces take part in a graduation ceremony in Gaza City
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country’s political parties to work quickly to form a new government
Afghan National Army soldiers perform during their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan
Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday
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Newly qualified midwives attend a commencement ceremony at the Governor’s House in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. About 40 midwives graduated after undergoing a two and half year midwifery programme.
A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The school was founded in 1398 and is considered the oldest school in East Asia
Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade on Thursday in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army’s career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London.
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.
Afghan local police attend their graduation ceremony in Laghman Province on Monday. Afghan forces took control of security across the country on June 18, marking a milestone as US-led troops prepare to withdraw after 12 years of fighting the Taliban.