The world in photos this week

A selection of photos from some of the biggest news that you might have missed this week.


Guinness Rishi, 74, multiple world-record holder, including for most flags tattooed on his body, poses for a photograph outside his apartment in New Delhi, India, May 20, 2016.

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Reuters

A man walks inside the “Cathedral of Light” at The Royal Botanic Gardens on May 25, 2016, in Sydney, Australia. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas.

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A woman walks on steps lined with plastic cups, an art project of four college students, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, May 24, 2016.

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Reuters

Cadet Alix Idrache sheds tears of joy during the commencement for the US Military Academy’s class of 2016 at Michie Stadium in West Point, May 21. Nine hundred and fifty-three cadets graduated, which represented approximately 78% of the cadets who entered West Point in the summer of 2012. Vice President Joe Biden was the graduation speaker.

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Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/US Army

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Stephen Curry, center, of the Golden State Warriors goes up against Kevin Durant, right, of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Cirilo Pacco, 80, asks for a tip after being photographed, in Paru Paru community, Cusco region, Peru.

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Rodrigo Abd/AP

US President Barack Obama embraces an A-bomb victim at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. This marks the first time a sitting US President made an official visit to Hiroshima, the site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is pictured through a gap in a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market, which features an image of the queen, during a visit to the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London.

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A girl stands inside her family’s tent at a camp for internally displaced people near Sanaa, Yemen.

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Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Women and children separate grain from soil after the driver of a truck lost control of a vehicle which spilled grain in the forest in Machinga, about 200 km northeast of Blantyre, Malawi. Hundreds of villagers thronged the spot and helped themselves to some of the grain. About 2.8 million Malawians — nearly 20% of the population — face food insecurity, making the country one of the worst hit in Southern Africa.

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Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Riot police officers clash with protestors during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, France. French protesters scuffled with police, dockworkers set off smoke bombs, and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants.

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Francois Mori/AP

A sketch by John Constable for a “View on the Stour near Dedham” is displayed at Christie’s auction rooms in London. The 6-foot sketch will be auctioned on June 30 in the Defining British Art Sale and is estimated at 12million to 16 million UK pounds, or $17.5 million to $23.3 million.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan passes the Statue of Liberty. It arrived in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York.

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Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel.

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Amir Cohen/Reuters

Members of the Ukrainian national guard “Azov” regiment and activists take part in a protest against local elections, in pro-Russian rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine.

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Gleb Garanich/Reuters