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00:24

The Graduates, 2017

A look at the season of pomp and circumstance.

Gabriela Kula is shocked when her name is announced for the Dean’s Award during Emerson College 137th undergraduate commencement in Agganis Arena at Boston University. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

22:15

Globe staff photos of the month, May 2017

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including college graduations, Boston Calling, a family of foxes, Memorial Day, and the end of the Celtics’ playoff run.

Cub Scout Miles Gittens, 8, saluted during a Memorial Day parade in Boston on May 29. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

18:51

Frolicking foxes

About two weeks ago, my wife and I drove past a bunch of foxes walking around the cemetery next to the Pembroke (Mass.) Friends Meetinghouse. I pass it almost every day and have never seen them before. I knew we had gone by a great photo opportunity. The Meetinghouse, which was built in 1706, sits at a busy intersection. But it’s an ideal location if you’re a fox, I suppose. There are thick woods adjacent and a feed store a block away that sells live chickens. My wife, who is also a photographer, and I decided to return with our 300 mm and 400 mm lenses. We had never seen such a large group of foxes together like this. After that first day, we rarely saw them. Then on one evening, we saw the mother fox run through the woods towards the house. By this time, it was close to 7 p.m., and the warm sunlight bathed the foxes in a golden glow. It was that moment that we waited so long for. We both quietly walked the perimeter, hugging a rock wall like hunters, except armed with cameras. We split up, taking different sides. All the foxes were out now. It was a perfect moment. The cubs played and frolicked on the lawn, against the house, and around the headstones. They seemed impervious to us being there. We stayed until the mother took off with one of the cubs into the woods. We looked at each other and felt we had witnessed something extraordinary. From that day, we haven’t seen them since. -- By John Tlumacki/Globe Staff photographer

Two fox cubs played around an old headstone at the cemetery at the Pembroke Friends Meetinghouse, where they have a den underneath the house. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

23:13

Remembering JFK on his 100th birthday

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Mass. The youngest president elected in the United States was assassinated just two years into his presidency, but still left a lasting legacy. Here is a look back at moments of JFK’s life in his home state.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. with sons John F. Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., 1920. (John F. Kennedy Library)

22:27

World weather report

A look at extreme and stormy weather around the globe. From devastating tornadoes to record-breaking heat, photographers covered various forms of wild weather this month. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

A supercell thunderstorm develops May 8 in Elbert County outside of Limon, Colorado. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

17:50

Africa refugees journey

The surge of more than half a million South Sudanese refugees into Uganda since July 2016 has created Africa’s largest refugee crisis. There were high hopes that South Sudan would have peace and stability after its independence from neighboring Sudan in 2011 but the country plunged into ethnic violence in December 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir started battling those loyal to Riek Machar, his former vice president.

South Sudanese refugees walk towards the Ugandan border at Busia. There were high hopes that South Sudan would have peace and stability after its independence from neighboring Sudan in 2011. But the country plunged into ethnic violence in December 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, a Dinka, started battling those loyal to Riek Machar, his former vice president who is a Nuer. (Jerome Delay/Associated Press)

21:37

Robot (Defined)

robot (noun) 1 -- A machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (such as walking or talking) of a human being - also: a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized. 2 -- A device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks. 3 -- A mechanism guided by automatic controls.

A robot displays a cartoon animated face as it waits for visitors to interact with it at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing on April 27. The GMIC features current and future trends in the mobile Internet industry by some major foreign and Chinese internet companies. (Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press)

15:27

The Circus leaves town

This week, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed for the last time in New England. After 146 years, “The Greatest Show on Earth” ends it historic run. We visted one of the finals shows and also look back at this traveling spectacle that was a form entertainment for many generations.

Kristen Michelle Wilson, the circus’s first female Ringmaster, performs during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey presentation of Circus Xtreme at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. on May 6. The final presentation will be on May 21 in Uniondale, NY. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

23:18

Political crisis in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities say that at least 37 people have been killed during two months of protests, as demonstrators call for an election to unseat President Nicolas Maduro. He has called the actions an attempted coup, and says he plans to rewrite the country’s constitution.

Opposition demonstrators clash with Bolivarian Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 3. Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) used tear gas to keep opposition demonstrations from reaching the center of the Venezuelan capital. (Miguel Gutierrez/EPA)

19:40

Globe photos of the month, April 2017

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including NBA and NHL playoffs, signs of spring, Opening Day at Fenway Park, Easter Sunday, and the Boston Marathon.

Chris Brown hung from a rope as he pruned a tree in the Wilderness section of Franklin Park during the annual Arbor Day of Service on April 28. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

19:55

California drought: then and now

Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan documented California’s severe drought conditions in 2014 and recently returned to the same places to compare the drastic change after the state’s exceptionally wet winter. Governor Jerry Brown has ended the state’s water emergency status in all but four counties.

In this before-and-after composite image, horses graze in a field of dormant grass in Woodacre, Calif., in July 2014 (top) and on April 10 of this year. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

13:57

Ring of honor

Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes likes “combat” sports. When she was an exchange student at Plymouth South High, the native of Poland went out for the football team and wrestled. Then she discovered boxing, “my favorite thing in the world.” The 37-year- old, who lives with her husband in Marshfield, has become one of the world’s top-ranked female welterweights while working full time as a lawyer. Magdziak Lopes loves to win, but her April 7 fight was about family, and her preparation had been weighted with grief. Her husband and trainer, Wayne Lopes, had lost his son Manny on New Year’s Eve. The 32-year- old had battled depression and drugs. When fight night arrived, “I wanted to do well for Wayne,” Magdziak Lopes says. Her win in the match at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, came after eight rounds. As the referee raised Magdziak Lopes’s arm in victory, “for a split second” she felt “on top of the world.” And then she felt relief. Near the end of the evening, Manny, a promising boxer whose career was derailed by hand injuries, was honored by the promoter. Magdziak Lopes wept. -- By Craig F. Walker and Michael Fitzgerald/Globe Staff

Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes kisses her husband and trainer, Wayne Lopes, before the eighth round of her bout with Paty Ramirez at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on April 7. The 37-year-old, who lives in Marshfield, has become one of the world’s top-ranked female welterweights while working full time as a lawyer. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

21:20

2017 Boston Marathon

More than 30,000 racers took off from Hopkinton under sunny skies Monday in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

Yuichiro Hidaka of Laramie, Wyoming, leaps in the air before crossing the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

22:57

Animal expressions

A look at the interesting faces of all kinds of creatures and different forms of communication among the species. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Almost two-year-old baby orangutan Dalai looks on in the zoo in Dresden, Germany, March 30. Dalai was born to mother Daisy in June 2016. (FILIP SINGER/EPA)

18:27

Deadly chemical attack in Syria

Earlier this week, over 80 civilians died in a chemical weapon attack in Syria. In response, President Trump ordered a US missile strike targeting the Syrian air base.

A man carries a child following a chemical attack at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)

19:24

Globe photos of the month, March 2017

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a funeral for a fallen firefighter, mid-month snow storm, a sled dog race in northern Maine, and St. Patrick’s Day.

Shawn Bernardo kisses his girlfriend, Libby Andreasen, during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

22:34

Spring blossoms

Bleak winter landscapes transform into splendors of color all over the world. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

A visitor walks below cherry blossoms in Wuhan University, in central China’s Hubei province on March 14. (AFP/Getty Images)

23:19

Cloud (Defined)

1. a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere of a planet (as the earth) or moon. 2. any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel

Clouds cover the sky as tourists walk down from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on February 21. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

15:51

Along the frozen trail

For 25 years, intrepid mushers and their teams have completed the more than 200-mile icy loop that makes up the annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race. On March 5, a Quebec competitor beat the field to the finish in Fort Kent, Maine, for an eighth title, a record. The Can-Am includes three races: typically 30, 100, and 250 miles. But it’s the longest race that you’ll hear about on the car radio, with updates slipped between songs as the race unfolds almost entirely out of public view. Spectators catch a glimpse of racers at the start, cheering the teams as they run through downtown Fort Kent before disappearing into the woods. The teams won’t reemerge for hours, miles away at Portage Lake, the first checkpoint, where they’ll stop to feed their dogs, bed them down on hay, and wrap them in blankets for a rest. Warm winter weather wreaked havoc on the usual course this year with ice starting to run on some rivers that racers usually cross, and some trails being rendered impassable. Officials rerouted the checkpoints, trimming the 250-mile race to 209. Even with the shorter haul, it still takes days to complete the race, with mushers resting at mandatory intervals and then heading back into the bitter cold to harness their dogs. Sleep takes place in spurts and many legs are run in the dead of night with only a headlamp to illuminate the narrow trail. -- By Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A team belonging to Gilles Harnois of Quebec waits patiently for the start of the 209-mile race. There are three Can-Am Crown races: 30, 100, and 250 miles, but some of the usual trails were impassable this year because of the thaw, and the longest race had to be shortened by 41 miles. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

19:46

Through the closing door

A handful of Syrian refugees began arriving in Boston in recent months, welcomed by volunteers from local Jewish temples. Deep uncertainties remain, and fears too, but new life is taking root. -- By Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

The exhaused Hayani family arrived at Logan Airport on Jan. 18 and headed to baggage claim. Two-year old Ameeneh slept in her mother’s arms. A handful of Syrian refugees began arriving in Boston in recent months, welcomed by volunteers from local Jewish temples. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)

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