June 5th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

CNN Mash-up: A queen, a nice kid, a smart kid

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Rockin' with the royals

You may have heard there was a party going on in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. CNN iReporters are all over it, filing pictures and video of court jesters, bobbies, Elizabeth impersonators and regular folks having a jolly good time. We give them a respectful bow and curtsey here.

And here's the guest of honor herself

Nice girl finishes last

Even for very good athletes, winning isn't always everything. Sometimes it's more important to be a good sport, as beautifully demonstrated by a runner at a West Liberty, Ohio, track meet. CNN affiliate WDTN tells the inspiring story. FULL POST