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See 31 amazing photos from May 2014


As the calendar turns from May to June and summer is within sight, take a look back at 31 incredible photos from the month that was. The May 2014 edition takes you around the world -- from the delivery room of a hospital in Ohio to the bull fighting rings of Spain to the coal mines of Turkey to a virtual view from outer space of what's being called 'The Global Selfie.' This collection of images illustrates the wrath of Mother Nature, the pain, the triumphs and the joys that made life on Earth in May 2014 so unique. Take a moment to reflect on it.

And be sure to click all the way through to the last photo. Some fair warning: The image of Mastan Hasanali Rafai performing an unusual maneuver with a sword is intense -- therefore we're placing it at the end so that if you do see it, you can take full responsibility for having made the decision to view it. Until next month, we bid you adieu.

For 30 amazing photos from April, click here.

For 31 amazing photos from March, click here.

For 28 amazing photos from February, click here.

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guinnessfan May 30 2014 at 2:55 PM

Very cute. However, just as a point of technical correctness, it's not actually a "photo bomb" if the "bombee" is intentionally posing with the "bomber". But as misleading AOL headlines go, I guess I've read worse. At least they spelled everything correctly.

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Scooter May 30 2014 at 3:10 PM

Where was this bombing? Is she okay?

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winky_dink May 30 2014 at 4:44 PM

Michelle? That be you?

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nic nice winky_dink May 31 2014 at 7:53 AM

Is Michelle your mother?

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rohrscheibcroh May 30 2014 at 3:24 PM

well hmm pic in front of an aquarium at a zoo.what could possibly be there

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isaaccontracting May 30 2014 at 2:12 PM

Hippos look peaceful like a manatee but I bet he would like to eat that little girl

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sland20 May 30 2014 at 10:20 PM

some of you need to get over yourselves, go smell some flowers, hug someone, smile at a stranger, plant a tree, I dunno. Do SOMETHING instead of being negative people who write negative statements so all the other emotional vampires can agree with you and then you can all feel good about yourselves even though really you have nothing to feel good about. Who cares if it was a photo bomb or it wasn't. Hippos are cool. get over it.

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rcisales sland20 May 31 2014 at 7:34 AM

Yep, hippos are way cool....AOL editors on the other hand....are Tilapia....

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velvet_gypsy sland20 June 02 2014 at 10:42 AM

If you want honesty, you have to accept the whole package.

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marybethlefevre May 30 2014 at 2:53 PM

A photobomb is something that is not intended to be in the picture but is anyway. How is this a photobomb??

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onionson May 30 2014 at 2:40 PM

Girl was victim of photo bomb? There was no victim or photo bomb because bombs are intentional acts to get in the photo.

Does AOL lie to get a click or are they just stupid?

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guinnessfan onionson May 30 2014 at 8:55 PM

Hey at least that's not as bad as MSN... They periodically run these "stories" with photos of beautiful scenery, but they don't tell you where the photos were taken. To find out you have to click a link that takes you to a Bing search. Bing must be really unpopular to stoop to that kind of desperation.

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awf16 onionson June 01 2014 at 1:50 PM


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Buckingham's May 30 2014 at 11:16 PM

What a pretty girl! No wonder that animal took an interest in her.

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belldn3 May 31 2014 at 12:55 AM

Hungry hippo?

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