Lightning brightens the night sky over Washington D.C. during a rainstorm
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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House. According to the White House, Obama hosted the event to bring Christian religious leaders together at the White House to ‘pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter
An ice covered statue is seen in Lafayette Square on Monday in Washington, DC
Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for five years, arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The US and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old enemy.
Dr. Joe Wallace, right, uses a pressure washer to cut years of algae growth off the Eye Spy statues at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida.
Residents wait in line in the pre-dawn hours to vote in the 2014 US midterm elections at a historic property called the Hunter House at Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia
Democratic US Senate candidate Bruce Braley (L) hugs volunteer Pat Halferty during a campaign stop at the Lynn Count Democratic HQ on November 3 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Polls put Braley neck-and-neck with Republican Joni Ernst and the Iowa result could decide which party controls the Senate
Members of the National Guard watch from a small hilltop two blocks away from protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard announces its withdrawal from the town as calm descends following two weeks of often violent clashes
Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman
Smoldering remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early Friday. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft.
A plane drops fire retardant over a hot spot in San Marcos, California. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out in Southern California during another day of a sweltering heat
Philip Triplett recovers an American flag from the destroyed home of a family friend after it was hit by a tornado in Louisville, Mississippi. A string of deadly tornadoes tore through the region beginning on Monday, leaving more than two dozen dead.
Debris from an RV lot is strewn around in Mayflower, Arkansas. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the US southeast on Tuesday, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornadoes.
Spain’s Sergio Garcia hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia
US First Lady Michelle Obama performs t’ai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School in Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan province. Michelle Obama arrived in China last week with her mother and daughters to start a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.