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In this June 26, 2013, photo, Erika Knott, left, wife of Kelly Bryson, holds her son, Jeremy Knott, 6, as they participate in a celebration rally in Jackson Square in New Orleans. Legally married to her longtime partner in Canada in 2007, Bryson is talking about a second wedding, in the United States this time, in light of a Supreme Court ruling striking down of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. New Orleans has long enjoyed a reputation in the South as a welcoming place for the lesbian and gay community. That reputation will be on display when the city hosts the NBA All-Star game next weekend. The game was awarded to New Orleans after the league decided to pull it from Charlotte last year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NBA spotlights LGBT oasis in New Orleans

- Associated Press


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Firefighters carry an injured person on a stretcher during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. A float at the Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade on Sunday crashed injuring several people according to policemen at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio’s Carnival parade

- Associated Press




A reveler wears a crown that reads in Portuguese: "Out Temer" during a carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Merrymakers took to the streets to protest Brazil's President Michel Temer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil’s Carnival revelers channel anger against president

- Associated Press






Egypt puts off higher entry visa charges until July 1

- Associated Press

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 a couple watches the Torch Parade on the Greek island of Naxos. Almost 2,000 people took part in the procession of young men and women with faces painted to resemble black-and-white masks wear white sheets and hold torches on long poles. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

- Associated Press

In this Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Nick Erickson works on outfitting a WWI uniform at the Grout Museum as part of the upcoming World War I in Waterloo, Iowa. The Grout Museum District is preparing for a centennial exhibition of the many uniforms and artifacts it has collected over the past several decades from families of local residents. (Matthew Putney/Waterloo Courier via AP)

Waterloo museum prepares World War I exhibit

- Associated Press

A guest in a costume poses for the photo as she enjoys a traditional Carnival ball at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. In stark contrast to the hundreds of hard-charging street parties across Rio that are open to anyone, the "Baile do Copa" bills itself as a fairytale event where the country's elite can see and be seen in a hotel known for both opulence and a lengthy tradition of welcoming world leaders and stars. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for elite

- Associated Press



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