Queen Elizabeth II tours England as part of the Diamond Jubilee, musicians perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
In celebration of the upcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II -- a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne -- 147 Union flags fly over Oxford Street in London. The display of flags, entitled the “Great British Fashion Flag Showcase,” represents 147 years of fashion for the world-famous High Street.
In Chilworth, England, the Pilgrim Morris Men preform a traditional English folk dance with bells, handkerchiefs and sticks.
People sit in Exchange Place as construction continues on One World Trade Center. On April 30, workers moved a steel column into place to make it New York City's tallest building -- its height is now just beyond the 1,250 feet of the observation deck at the Empire State Building.
Men in traditional Bavarian dress raise the maypole as part of May Day celebrations in Perchting, Germany. The tradition of erecting the tall wooden pole in small towns and villages goes back to the 16th century. The pole is usually painted in the Bavarian colors of white and blue, and decorated with emblems depicting local crafts and industry.
Honest Tea erects a 30-foot recycling bin in New York City’s Times Square to launch the Great Recycle, a national call to action to increase recycling rates.
Models showcase designs by Maticevski on the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
In Chatsworth, England, artist Shauna Richardson stands next to the Lionheart Project, a giant crochet sculpture of 3 lions reflecting the rich textile heritage of the East Midlands. The work will tour the East Midlands before moving to London's Natural History Museum as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over New York City. Originally housed at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Enterprise will be demounted from the carrier plane and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum.
Queen Elizabeth II attends a “Mad Hatters Tea Party” in Sherborne, England. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting southwest England as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the country.
Petter Solberg of Norway and Chris Patterson of Great Britain compete during the World Rally Championship in Cordoba, Argentina.
Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street march down Broadway in New York City. Occupy Wall Street joined with unions during the May Day protests, a traditional day of global protest over current economic policies.
Musician Brad Paisley gives a festivalgoer his guitar pick onstage during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA.