Best Pix of the Week
From a 'Ring of Fire' to Remembrance of Fallen Heroes; the most memorable news, politics, and sports images of the week.
The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent.
Solar Eclipse: Millions Look Up for 'Ring of Fire'
A sculpture of young Albrecht Duerer stands at the exhibition entrance in the Germanisches Museum in Nuremberg, Germany, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The sculpture is based on the self-portrait the young Duerer drew of himself. The sculptor portrayed the 'child prodigy' around 1880, when Duerer became the primary hero of German art. The statue was believed to have been destroyed in WWII. It was re-discovered in the gardens of the American Academy in Berlin. Germany's biggest exhibit of works by the German artist Albrecht Duerer will open to the public from May 24 until September 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Sri Lankan army snipers march during the annual victory day parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Sri Lankan government marked the third anniversary of defeating Tamil Tiger rebels with a military parade in the capital Colombo with participation of thousands of soldiers. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
A man takes photos at the Albrecht Duerer exhibition during a press preview in the Germanisches Museum in Nuremberg, Germany, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Germany's biggest exhibit of works by German artist Albrecht Duerer will open to the public from May 24 until September 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A bird flies past U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets of the Class of 2012 as they wait to be introduced for the start of the commencement ceremony, where President Barack Obama spoke, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Supporters of former president and candidate for the opposition Dominican Revolutionary Party, Hipolito Mejia, ride atop a vehicle during his closing campaign rally in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Friday May 18, 2012. Dominicans will go the polls to elect a new president on Sunday.
Dominican Election: Danilo Medina Wins, Mejia Claims Fraud
The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket is seen during a time exsposure as it lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, May 22, 2012. This launch marks the first time, a private company sends its own rocket to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
A worker abseils during a unveiling after helping to hang a giant image from a building on the south bank of the River Thames, London showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waving on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Queen's 1977 Silver Jubilee, Friday, May 25, 2012. The giant canvas, measuring 100 meters by 70 meters and weighing nearly two tons, was officially unveiled on Friday and will be displayed until the end of June, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, marking the Queen's 60 year reign. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
An offering of flowers and a cross are seen during a downpour on the shore of the Chicabal Lagoon, formed on the crater of a former volcano and considered by Mayan people as a sacred place, at the site of a Mayan rain ceremony in San Martin Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Thursday, May 17, 2012. The "Rogativa por la Lluvia" or Prayer for Rain ceremony takes place annually, 40 days after Holy Week. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A cyclist rides his bike at a skateboard park, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Temperatures reached a high of near 90 degrees in the Austin area. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A performer participates in a two-day fire festival in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday evening, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton winks at a committee member as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Law of the Sea Convention. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Honduras soldier Jose Roman Pineda salutes a Colonel as Sergeant Wilfredo Flores Zelaya gets a haircut inside base where Task Force Paz Garcia operates in Puerto Lempira, La Mosquitia region, Honduras, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. On Friday May 11, a helicopter mission with advisers from the DEA, appears to have mistakenly targeted civilians in a remote jungle area in the region, killing four riverboat passengers and injuring four others. Later, according to villagers, Honduran police narcotics forces and men speaking English spent hours searching the small town of Ahuas for a suspected drug trafficker. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Models perform on the catwalk during the opening ceremony of the 20th Life Ball in front of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
A Filipino fan of pop star Lady Gaga wears eyewear made of pins as he waits outside the concert venue before her performance in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday May 21, 2012. Authorities in the conservative, majority Roman Catholic country approved the concerts, set for tonight, May 21, and Tuesday, but said they won't allow nudity or lewd acts. A religious group warned they will sue Lady Gaga and concert organizers if she sings "Judas" during her concert. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Miners stand behind burning barricades in Montico Oviedo, Spain, Thursday, May 24, 2012. Eight Spanish coal miners are staging a protest underground as part of nationwide strike action by unions opposed to cuts in government subsidies to the sector. General Workers Union mining spokesman Victor Fernandez said some 8,000 workers took part Wednesday in the first of four strike days this month to protest subsidy reductions from euros300 million to euros110 million. Spain is applying across-the-board cutbacks as part of an economy overhaul aimed at slashing its swollen deficit and reducing the country's near 25 percent unemployment rate.(AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano)
President Barack Obama gives German Chancellor Angela Merkel a kiss on the cheek on arrival for the G8 Summit Friday, May 18, 2012 at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
A couple of monkeys quenches their thirst as another takes a dip on a hot summer afternoon on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A model of Rafael Nadal is surrounded by tennis balls at a tennis centre in Regents Park in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The ten time Grand Slam winner and Olympic Gold medalist has been reproduced as a wax model where he will be on display to the public. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, Monday, May 21, 2012. The man is only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device and live. A waiting helicopter flew him to Hamilton General Hospital, where a spokeswoman says he has critical but non-life-threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Harry Rossetani)
A bee searches for pollen at the Petal Madness exhibition in the Quito Botanical Garden in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, May 18, 2012. Ecuador is recognized worldwide for their diversity of flower species known to be home to hundreds of orchid genres. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
People relax in the sun at a public pool in Essen, western Germany, on a hot and sunny Tuesday, May 22, 2012. People enjoy summer temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) all over Germany this week. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 photograph, a young deer and a large cat touch noses in a French village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT
A ship travels past the World Trade Center site as seen from Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Naval vessels ranging from a U.S. amphibious assault ship to a Finnish minelayer are participating in New York City's Fleet Week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
University students leave on buses after a march against budget cuts to university education proposed by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)