Photos: Celebrating the class of 2013

Updated 3:40 PM ET, Fri May 31, 2013
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Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy toss their caps in the air during the graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, May 29. President Barack Obama addressed the issue of student loan debt Friday, May 31, at the White House as he urged students and their families to mount pressure on congressional Republicans to prevent a jump in some student loan rates set to occur on July 1. Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post/Getty Images
Students prepare to receive their diplomas during the Berklee College of Music commencement ceremony on May 11, in Boston. Some Washington leaders are trying to start over on student loans to make rates more contingent on economic conditions. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Around 350 student received diplomas at Oakwood University during the graduation ceremony at Von Braun Propst Arena in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 11. Student groups are pushing for Congress to extend the low 3.4% rate on subsidized loans another year to give lawmakers more time to work a long-term fix. SARAH COLE/AL.COM/Landov
Prospective graduates display messages on their mortar boards during Alabama's spring commencement on May 4, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. VASHA HUNT/AL.COM/Landov
Graduates flee the grounds of Nickerson Field after Boston University's commencement ceremony on May 19, in Boston. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Capt. Mark Kelly and former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords attend Bard College's commencement on May 25, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. teve Sands/Getty Images
English Hooper, 21, of the School of Nursing, waits among other students for the beginning of the University of South Carolina commencement ceremony in Columbia, South Carolina, on May 10. Gerry Melendez/The State/MCT/Landov
Graduating students sit in the rain and listen President Obama as he delivers the commencement address at Morehouse College on May 19, in Atlanta, Georgia. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Graduating cadets toss their hats after graduation at the United States Military Academy at West Point during the 215th commencement ceremony on May 25, in West Point, New York.
Graduates of Bowie State University wave to friends and family during the graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland on May 17, in College Park, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Graduates line up to receive diplomas at the College of Central Florida's graduation held at the First Baptist Church of Ocala on May 6, in Ocala, Florida. Jacqui Janetzko/Ocala Star-Banner /Landov
A student displays a message on the mortar board of her cap during the Framingham State University commencement ceremony on May 19, in Framingham, Massachusetts. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Harvard student Alexandra Marie Garcia, center, hugs another graduate at the 362nd commencement at Harvard University on Thursday, May 30, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images