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Clothing, costumes and other items belonging to pop superstar Janet Jackson are on display before the Iconic Treasures from the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson collection goes up for auction at Julien's Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on Monday, May 3, 2021. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI - Permalink
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Blue Angels rehearse for Florida air show
Updated May 08, 2021 with 19 photos
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a rehearsal flyover May 6, 2021, ahead of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show this weekend in Florida. The squadron headlines the event May 8-9 along the coast, which also includes stunt flights and other demonstrations. Photos by Gary I Rothstein
Olympic torch relay underway in Japan
Updated May 06, 2021 with 20 photos
Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, originally scheduled for last summer, the torch relay began its 121-day journey across Japan in Fukushima on March 25, 2021. Here's a look at the relay as it progresses.
Israeli archeologists discover rare ancient oil lamp
Updated May 05, 2021 with 7 photos
The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that archaeologists recently found a rare, ancient bronze oil lamp in the City of David National Park in Israel. Here's a look at the discovery. Photos by Debbie Hill
Scenes from COVID-19 surge in India
Updated May 04, 2021 with 17 photos
With over half of the world's total cases, the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate in India. As of May 4, 2021, the United States banned most travelers from India, which has been plagued by an oxygen shortage amid the crisis. Here's a look at the situation in the second-most populous country in the world with 1.4 billion residents.
NASA, SpaceX complete historic first mission to space station
Updated May 03, 2021 with 18 photos
NASA and SpaceX completed a historic mission on May 2, 2021, with the return of four astronauts from the International Space Station. The Crew-1 mission marked the first time four people flew in a space capsule and was only the second crewed launch for SpaceX and NASA's commercial crew program.
Scenes from stampede at religious event in northern Israel
Updated April 30, 2021 with 9 photos
At least 45 worshipers were killed April 30, 2021, and many were injured when a stampede erupted during an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish celebration in northern Israel, authorities said.
President Joe Biden's first speech to Congress
Updated April 29, 2021 with 22 photos
President Joe Biden made his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 29, 2021, spelling out an ambitious domestic agenda that aims to help America compete against other nations. For the first time, two women sat on the dais behind the president in the House chamber -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris.
A look back at astronaut Michael Collins' historic career
Updated April 28, 2021 with 24 photos
American astronaut Michael Collins, pilot of the Apollo 11 mission that landed man on the moon for the first time, died April 28, 2021, at age 90. Collins remained in lunar orbit while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon in 1969. Collins flew on the three-day Gemini 10 mission in 1966, during which he set a world altitude record and became the nation's third person to complete a spacewalk.
Scenes from the great outdoors around the world
Updated April 27, 2021 with 59 photos
From frigid snowstorms to steamy, hot summer days, UPI photographers have captured scenes of natural beauty and people spending time outdoors all over the world. Here's a selection.
Out-of-this-world images from space
Updated April 26, 2021 with 49 photos
Astronauts from the United States and the European Space Agency, along with engineers and scientists on the ground around the world, are capturing some amazing images from outer space. Many were released in celebration of the Hubble Telescope's 30th anniversary. Here are some of the recent highlights.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
Updated April 23, 2021 with 10 photos
Here are the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in their official photos taken April 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
President Joe Biden hosts global Leaders Summit on Climate
Updated April 23, 2021 with 17 photos
U.S. President Joe Biden hosted a two-day environmental summit on April 22-23, 2021, focused on climate change that involved dozens of U.S. and foreign leaders. Biden opened the summit, conducted virtually, with a vow that the United States would cut its emissions in half by 2030.
SpaceX Crew-2 launches to International Space Station
Updated April 23, 2021 with 32 photos
SpaceX's Crew Dragon lifted off on April 23, 2021, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. The mission is the first to carry people on a previously flown SpaceX rocket and capsule. The crew will spend six months in space.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II turns 95
Updated April 21, 2021 with 32 photos
Days after laying to rest Prince Philip, her husband of more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain marks her 95th birthday. She was born on April 21, 1926, in London and ascended to the throne in 1952. She and Philip, who died at 99, have four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.
Walter 'Fritz' Mondale dies at 93: a look back
Updated April 20, 2021 with 12 photos
Former U.S. Vice President Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale, who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States for four years under President Jimmy Carter and as a U.S. senator from Minnesota, died on April 19, 2021, at age 93. Here's a look back at his career.
Dispatches from Mars: Perseverance rover sends images
Updated April 20, 2021 with 28 photos
NASA's Perseverance rover landed safely on the Martian surface on February 18, 2021. Here's a look at some of the images it has sent back to Earth.
Israel observes Memorial Day
Updated April 15, 2021 with 14 photos
Israel honored fallen soldiers and terror victims on Memorial Day with ceremonies on April 13 and 14, 2021. Here's a look at the ceremonies commemorating the 23,928 soldiers and victims of war.
40 years since launch: A look back at Space Shuttle Columbia
Updated April 14, 2021 with 22 photos
The first mission of Space Shuttle Columbia, the first shuttle sent into space, launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 12, 1981. Over 20 years, that shuttle completed 28 missions, spent over 300 days in space, carried dozens of astronauts and evolved with technological advancements. Columbia's missions ended February 1, 2003, when seven astronauts died during the shuttle's re-entry.
Officer William 'Billy' Evans lies in honor at Capitol
Updated April 13, 2021 with 47 photos
U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed during an attempted building breach on April 2, 2021, lies in honor April 13 in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. Fellow officers, members of Congress and President Joe Biden are paying tribute to the 18-year veteran of the force.
Muslims celebrate Ramadan in Gaza
Updated April 13, 2021 with 9 photos
Muslims in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip join those throughout the world in the celebration of Ramadan, beginning April 23, 2021. During this holiest month on Islamic calendar, observers refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk to mark the prophet Mohammed's receiving the revelations of the Koran. It's the second Ramadan marked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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