Afghan security personnel surround the area after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. Taliban fighters stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan killing police guards on Monday, the most serious in a wave of attacks marking the start of the insurgents' annual spring offensive. In the Taliban heartland in the south, an attack on a police checkpoint in Helmand province killed many policemen.
Same-sex marriage supporter Shon DeAmon holds a flag as his partner James Porter, right, watches at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, May12, 2014. Monday was the first day marriage licenses were granted to same-sex couples in the county.
Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, center, greets a Chinese photographer as he leaves a press conference at the interior ministry headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 12, 2014. Egypt's top security official has sought to build claims that the Muslim Brotherhood is backing terrorism, showing alleged confessions of militants saying the received funds from members of the group to attack police and the military.
A biker passes fresh snow from the fringe of a major spring snowstorm in the nearby mountains, in Superior, Colo., on Monday, May 12, 2014. A spring storm has brought up to 3 feet of snow to the Rockies and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest. In Colorado, the snow that began falling on Mother's Day caused some power outages as it weighed down newly greening trees.
Pro-Russian protesters, reflected in a puddle, applaud a speaker as they declare independence for the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on Monday, May 12, 2014. Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions following their contentious referendum ballot.
Visitors line up for tickets which are distributed at on a first-come basis at the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, ahead of a ceremony to celebrate its re-opening. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, is reopening to the public today.