Officer Harvey M. Andrekovic's hat lays on the floor during the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony in Cleveland. Amid tears and cheers, 42 Cleveland police academy cadets joined the force and now face immediate layoffs in a budget cut. The layoffs are among 321 in Cleveland, including 81 police officers. Cleveland blames the layoffs on cuts in state aid. Tony Dejak/AP
President Barack Obama signs a robot after speaking at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Police tape floats near a fire hydrant in flood waters from the Souris River in an evacuated western neighborhood of Minot, N.D. The river is expected to break a more than century-old record on Friday and go 6 or 7 feet higher by this weekend. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama comforts a woman overcome with emotion as she greeted her at a multi-generational women leaders luncheon at the Sanitas Tea Garden in Gaborone, Botswana. Charles Dharapak/AP
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (r.) consults with her lawyer Serhyi Vlasenko as Judge Rodion Kireyev (l.) looks on during a pre-trial hearing at the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev. Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, went on trial in a case that has raised concerns in the West over the government's commitment to democracy. Sergei Chuzavkov/AP
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany places the steering wheel during the second free practice session of European F1 Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain. Albert Gea/Reuters
A visitor looks at a LEAP turbine during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris. LEAP is next-generation engine family for single-aisle jets selected by Airbus to power A320neo. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
Ross Fisher (bottom) of England and his caddy check the putting line at the second day of the 23. BMW International Open 2011 golf tournament in Eichenried near Munich, southern Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP
Venus Williams of the US hits a return to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. Eddie Keogh /Reuters
A otorongo or jaguar (Panthera onca) named Daniela and her six week old babies are seen in their enclosure at the Parque de Las Leyendas zoo in Lima. Two twin melanic jaguar babies were showed to the press at the zoo. Mariana Bazo /Reuters
A couple kiss during a flash-mob in a public park in Tbilisi. Young people took part in a flash-mob to protest against the decision of local authorities to ban kisses in public places, according to participants. David Mdzinarishvili /Reuters
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito visits the Nikolaikirche church museum in Berlin. Tobias Schwarz /Reuters
Libyans wave to their relatives as a ship docks in the rebel-held port of Juliana, in Benghazi. The trip was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to evacuate some 300 people from Tripoli to Benghazi. Mohamed Abd El-Ghany /Reuters
On Friday Spain's Catalonia region voted to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum. Inspired by Scotland's vote on indpendence, European separatists are seeking the same chance.
ByAlan Clendenning and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press
Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.