The world in photos this week

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


A boy plays with a machine gun during an event in remembrance of Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel, May 7, 2016.

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REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

Members of Brazil’s Homeless Workers’ Movement (MTST) burn a poster with the images of president of the Brazilian Senate and Brazil’s interim president, after the Brazilian Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The poster reads: “Republic of the Coup.”

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REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A masked protester demonstrates outside Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters, where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington, May 12, 2016.

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REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Riot police clash with protestors during a demonstration against French labor-law reform in Paris on May 12.

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REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade, marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016.

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REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Paratroopers jump out of a plane during an opening ceremony of US-led joint military exercise “Noble Partner 2016” in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Members of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), a militia affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), stand in the village of Umm al-Dhiban, northern Iraq, April 29, 2016.

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REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Boys, who are experiencing the lives of Buddhist monks by staying in a temple for two weeks as novice monks, look at a carousel at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, May 9, 2016.

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REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Five-month-old twins, Laura, left, and Lucas lie in their bed at their house in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil April 20, 2016. Among the mysteries facing doctors in Brazil battling an epidemic of the little-known Zika virus are cases of women giving birth to twins with only one suffering from microcephaly.

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REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man who tried to cross the border takes a rest as he walks back to a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Fireworks explode over participants in a mass dance in the capital’s main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea wrapped up its first congress in 36 years, in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 10, 2016.

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REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman reacts at the scene of a car-bomb attack in Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite district of Sadr City, Iraq, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili

A young girl looks on at a Boeing 767 airplane in the Enniscrone estuary after being tugged from Shannon airport out to sea around the west coast of Ireland, May 7, 2016.

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REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman holds her child as she waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities on Wednesday for two days for the first time in three months, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 12, 2016.

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REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A laborer loads metal scrap onto a truck in an industrial area in Mumbai, India, May 12, 2016.

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REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

An opposition supporter falls as she clashes with Venezuelan National Guardsmen during a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Students are hit by a riot-police water cannon during a demonstration to demand changes in the education system in Santiago, Chile, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Residential apartments are seen next to the dried-up Ratanpura lake on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 9, 2016.

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REUTERS/Amit Dave

Israelis watch a fireworks show during celebrations marking Israel’s 68th Independence Day in the southern city of Ashkelon, May 11, 2016.

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REUTERS/Amir Cohen