Photo Digest: Week of May 4, 2014 in Pictures

Festival goers race cheese wheels, Australia says "no, thanks" to graffiti, and more in this week's photographs.

Kid President in the White House

Photo by Robby Novak/SoulPancake 

Internet phenomenon Kid President attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner on May 3 and posed with famed guests on the red carpet, like Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o.

Cheese Rolling

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Participants roll wooden "cheese" during a competition at England's Stilton Village Festival on May 5. The tradition is said to date back to the 15th century.

Met Gala

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Celebrities turned out May 5 for the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Google Comes to You

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

As of May 5, the search giant is offering a "Google Express" delivery service in Manhattan and west Los Angeles. 

Light 'Em Up!

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Lanterns are lit at the Jogyesa Templein Seoul, South Korea on May 6 to celebrate Buddha's birth.

No More Tagging

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The Graffiti Control Amendment Act passed in New South Wales, Australia on May 7, which among other things will allow communities to pass clean-up duties onto convicted offenders. Seen here is a can of spray paint in the state's capital, Sydney.

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Victory in Europe Remembered

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May 8 was the 69th anniversary of VE Day. Pictured here: A van filled with beer passing through Piccadilly Circus in London to celebrate the occasion in 1945.

A Milestone for South Africa

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May 10 marks the 20-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela's inauguration as the first President of the Republic of South Africa—a date that effectively doubles as the true endpoint of apartheid.


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