A bride waits while a photographer attends to her groom’s hair at Beijing World Park. Muhammed Muhseisen/AP
Flood waters claim a house along the Vistula River in Sandomierz, southern Poland. Several days of flooding across the country caused some $2.5 billion in damage. Jaroslaw Kublaski/Reuters
Citizens of Bangkok, Thailand, participated in a cleanup operation in wake of Army clashes with protesters. Manish Swarup/AP
A student helped prepare a classroom ahead of National Teacher’s Day in Herat, Afghanistan, May 24. Reza Shirmohammad/AP
South Korean soldiers man speakers used to broadcast across the demilitarized zone at Yonhap. Leaders said May 24 that they would resume protests aimed at the North over the recent sinking of a South Korean ship. Lee Sang-hak/Reuters
Ferdinand Wimmer took a dip in Lofer, Austria, near Salzburg. The region was enjoying a stretch of late-May warmth. Kerstin Joensson/AP
A girl attended the Cavalhadas festival May 23 in Pirenópolis, central Brazil. It commemorates the medieval victory of Iberian Christian knights over the Moors. Eraldo Peres/AP
Eddy Nicolas (l.) embraced Todd Rocks before commencement exercises at the University of Virginia. Megan Lovett/AP
President Obama addressed concerns that Washington seems to give its most important Arab ally a pass on the terrorist funding that flows from the kingdom and about human rights abuses.
ByJulie Pace, Associated Press
President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah.