From baby elephant dust baths in Kenya to the Swedish royal wedding. Get inspired with beautiful photos and stories from around the world.
Four-year-old Owen Kassatly daydreams amidst a flock of plastic pink flamingoes on his grandfather's front yard, in Waldoboro, Maine. Dana Dow's yard was surreptitiously 'flocked' by the town's fire dept., which is raising money to celebrate the dept.'s 175th anniversary.
A bee searches for pollen on a flower on a warm spring day in Belgrade, Serbia.
Pakistani monkey handler Naseer helps his monkey to plunge in water to beat the heat in Islamabad, where temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) in Pakistan.
Children play in an aqua park at a local shopping mall in Singapore.
A elderly couple passes a Greek Orthodox church in the town of Nemea, about 70 miles west of Athens, Greece.
Yachts compete in the Round the Island Race, off Cowes, the Isle of Wight, England. 1,459 sailing yachts, large and small took part in the anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the island which has been running since 1931.
After finishing the Sunburst 10K, Tommy Ferry, of Eau Claire, Mich., drops to a knee and slips a ring on the finger of his girlfriend, Shelly Bender, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Ferry unveiled a sign asking her to marry him as he ran the final 50 yards of the race on the football field. She said yes.
Mike McKinney rides a wave generated by Tropical Storm Andrea in Panama City Beach, Fla. Heavy rain poured down on much of Florida as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state's western coast.
Indians stand under a building overhang as they wait out a small pre-monsoon rain shower in New Delhi, India.
Kate, pregnant with her first child, watches as Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at Baker Street underground station in London, during a visit to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. The Duchess of Cambridge possesses what might be the world's most famous baby bump, and she has made a seamless transition into her slightly revamped look.
Team Inno-gen KMITL V.1, from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand, raced in the Shell Eco-marathon in Sepang, Malaysia, last month. The winning entry posted the equivalent of an astonishing 5,200 miles per gallon of gas.
Serena Williams of the U.S. poses with her trophy after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in two sets 6-4, 6-4, in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday June 8, 2013. The Eiffel Tower is seen background.
Beijing Opera artists perform during the show in Shanghai, China, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Beijing Opera, Chinese theatrical performance, has been a popular entertainment with combination of theatrical performance, music, dance and acrobatics.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walk at the Annenberg Retreat of the Sunnylands estate Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Obama told reporters his meetings with Xi have been "terrific," while saying it is critical that the U.S. and China reach a "firm understanding" on cyber issues.
Tomball players celebrate after defeating Corpus Christi Moody 6-1 during the Class 4A UIL state baseball championship game Friday, June 7, 2013, in Round Rock, Texas.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill during their wedding ceremony at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm, Saturday June 8, 2013.
A boater navigates over Cocibolca Lake, also known as Nicaragua Lake, near Granada, Nicaragua, Friday, June 7, 2013. A concession to build a canal across Nicaragua linking the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, which would go through the waters of Lake Nicaragua, will be awarded to a Chinese company, the National Assembly president said Wednesday.
A traditional Mexican Indian dancer waits for the arrival of China's President Xi Jinping, and his wife near the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, southern Mexico, Thursday, June 6, 2013. The Chinese first couple toured the Mayan ruins on the final day of their 3-day visit with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife. Xi said China will sign contracts to buy more than $1 billion worth of Mexican products. He also said the number of scholarships for Mexicans to study in China will be increased to 300 over the next three years from 40.
A broadcast journalists stands inside the Serpentine Gallery 2013 Pavilion, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, in central London's Kensington Gardens, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Occupying some 357 square-meters of lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery, 41-year-old Fujimoto's structure of 20mm steel poles features a cafe and visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the piece in different ways.
Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust-bath in the red earth after being fed milk from a bottle by a keeper, as she is too young to do it herself, at an event to mark World Environment Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Trust founder Daphne Sheldrick said at the event, which was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, that they are seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa.