Photos of Lasting Interest

Remembering Maya Angelou, a celebration of Fleet Week, and more in this round-up of memorable images.

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A legend passes away

A legend passes awayAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014 at age 86. She is seen here at the memorial celebration for musician and civil rights activist Odetta at New York City's Riverside Church on February 24, 2009.

A parade of ships

A parade of shipsEric Thayer/Getty Images
Fleet Week begins in New York City with a ship demonstration through the Hudson River. Seen most prominently here is the USS Oak Hill outside of One World Trade.

Fast food protest

Fast food protestScott Olson/Getty Images
About 2,000 fast food workers and activists demonstrated for higher wages in Oak Brook, Illinois on May 21, 2014. Many were arrested.

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day 2014Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Veterans turn out for Fairfield, Connecticut's annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014.

Arr! No world record for ye, scallywags

Arr! No world record for ye, scallywagsMatt Cardy/Getty Images
Folks dressed in pirate garb gathered in Penzance, England in an attempt to set a new world record for most pirates in one place. Ultimately, 14,155 people came out—77 short of the current record.

A graduation at West Point

A graduation at West PointSpencer Platt/Getty Images
Cadets celebrated their achievements following their graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014 in West Point, New York. President Barack Obama gave the commencement address.

King bees

King beesAlex Wong/Getty Images
Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas both won the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition on May 29, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. They were named co-champions following 22 rounds of the competition.

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