A youth looks at a display of US flags outside the White House. The display of 50 flags was set-up by a group from Staten Island  New York to celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day celebrates the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.

Youth around the world (4)New York Cosmos player and Laureus ambassador Raul interacts with members of the Laureus Foundation Fight Back Project during the Laureus – New York Project Visit at the Mary Mitchell Family & Youth Center in The Bronx, New York City.

Youth around the world (1)A Palestinian youth walks past piles of accumulated rubbish in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem. The refugee camp is swamped with waste because both UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and the municipality of Jerusalem, which are responsible for sanitation, haven’t collected waste for almost one month.

Youth around the world (5)Iraqi youth take part in a campaign ‘United for Heritage’, aimed to raise awareness over the threatened heritage of Iraq, at the bottom of the Arbil Citadel (background) in the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Youth around the world (3)Two thousand people hold a banner that reads ‘Statutu Residente’ during a protest organized by the Ghjuventu Indipendentista (Youth Independence) movement in Ajaccio, to protest against the French state’s no answer to reforms voted by the Corsican assembly regarding amnesty, residence and fiscal status, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

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