Here is a list of the 20 most uplifting photos for the week: May 25 - May 31.
Edgar Yepez takes a photo among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I feel very honored to be part of this celebration," said Yepez, 28, who was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and Pakistani father.
Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., holds the championship trophy after he won the National Spelling Bee by spelling the word "knaidel" correctly on Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md.
Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, swims in his new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Singapore. Modeled closely after the arctic habitat, the enclosure helps replicate the chilly climate of the arctic by including an ice cave, and a large pool filled with giant ice blocks. These are part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's efforts in providing visitors greater knowledge of the natural world.
A man holding a Romanian flag stands on a record breaking version of the flag, on the Clinceni Airfield, south of Bucharest, Romania, Monday, May 27, 2013. Romania entered the Guinness Book of records after it unveiled the largest flag ever made. It took about 200 people several hours Monday to unfurl a five-ton flag of Romania which organizers said measured 349.4 meters by 226.9 meters, about three times the size of a football pitch.
Graduating Air Force 2nd Lieutenants throw their caps into the air at the completion of the commencement ceremony for the class of 2013, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado, Wednesday May 29, 2013. In the background, a group of WWII warplanes do a flyover.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor J.P. Norden, of Stoneham, Mass., shakes hands with his physician Dr. David Crandell while getting released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Friday, May 31, 2013. At far left is J.P.'s brother Paul Norden, who was released earlier in the month.
Eight-year-old Jackson Turman of Woodstock, Ga., gives WWII Navy Veteran and Vietnam Veteran Frank Coleman, 85, Roswell, a salute during the "Roswell Remembers" Memorial Day military ceremony at city hall on Monday, May 27, 2013, in Roswell, Ga. Coleman returns the salute. He also gave the young man a hug. Turman was attending the Memorial Day service with his grandfather Russ Johnson, of Roswell, who is a Marine Vietnam veteran.
A newly wed bride rests in the shade as her groom helps holding the hem of her wedding dress during their wedding photo session in Shanghai, China, Friday, May 24, 2013.
In this May 28, 2013 photo, British trainer Alexander Lacey performs with his lion Masai on stage during training for the show "Dragons" by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Mexico City. More than 100 artists from 15 countries work in Ringling Bros. newest show, including some from Paraguay, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Cuba and Brazil.
Toy poodles, left to right; Pu, Peach and Poko pose at a dog show event in Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2013.
South Korean Army soldiers move past national flags hanging on a tree to commemorate upcoming the Memorial Day on June 6 at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride sits inside a temporary campwith her face covered with scarf during her wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Friday, May 31, 2013. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.
A boy playfully teases another boy dressed in a traditional devil mask and costume during Corpus Christi celebrations in the streets of La Villa, Panama, Thursday, May 30, 2013. "Devils,"parade through the streets in a dance to pay penance and ask for relief from physical ailments, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between good and evil. It originated in southern Spain in the fifth century, when the Catholic church used the dance to convert pagans to Christianity. Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic holiday celebrating the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine.
A couple photograph themselves amongst a sea of flags on Boston Common in Boston, Sunday, May 26, 2013. The flags were placed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Civil War to the present.
Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates with winners milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Daichi Hayakawa of Sunto-Gun Nagaizumityou, Japan spells out the word "meistersinger" on his hand before spelling it correctly during the second round of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Oxon Hill, Md.
Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2103.
A Kashmiri Bakarwal boy walks as he carries goats in a piece of cloth on his back on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.
Oprah Winfrey receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University during commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission, at dawn, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The solar powered aircraft is scheduled to land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday May 23. The plane's creators, Bertrand Piccard and Borschberg, said the trip is the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across America.