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A protester points at soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration as General Prayuth receives a royal endorsement as the military coup leader on May 26 in Bangkok, Thailand. The country has seen many months of political unrest that claimed at least 28 lives, according to the BBC. Thailand's coup leaders have detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, along with cabinet members and other anti-government protest leaders for up to a week.

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Members of the 2014 graduating class at the United States Military Academy listen to U.S. President Barack Obama's commencement address at West Point, New York, on May 28. Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf writes on, what he calls, Obama's "Walmart foreign policy."

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Ukrainian medical staff prepare to clean the body of a pro-Russian fighter at the Kalinina morgue in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on May 27. Kiev said it had regained control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen left dozens of people dead. FP contributor Piotr Zalewski writes on the deadly fights in the region.

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Chinese commuters line up at a security check to enter a subway station on May 29 in Beijing, China. Authorities have increased security in many public areas after an attack last week left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang Province.

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Palestinians wait behind a barrier set up by Israeli security forces as they are prevented from accessing Jerusalem's Old City during a rally by ultra nationalist Israelis to mark Jerusalem Day on May 28. Tens of thousands of religious Jews waving Israeli flags marched into mainly Arab east Jerusalem as the country celebrated the anniversary of the city's capture in the 1967 Six Day War.

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Andean girls pose for a picture during the potato harvest in the Pomacochas district of the department of Apurimac, 560 miles southeast of Lima on May 26. Peru's potatoes are among some of the most diverse in the world, with 3,800 types, varying in size, shape, color, skin, pulp, texture and taste, all of which have their place in Peruvian cuisine.

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Pope Francis meets Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein (seen on the left) by the Dome of the Rock at the Al Aqsa compound on May 26 in Jerusalem, Israel. Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land. During his visit to the West Bank the pontiff addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling it "unacceptable" and urged both sides to find courage in seeking a peaceful solution.

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Children play in the dirt from construction in an area where homes of the  Manguinhos community were torn down on May 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Residents from one section of the favela, visited by Pope Francis in July 2013, have been seriously affected by the construction. Evictions and demolitions have been occurring in Rio favelas ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games in spite of a housing shortage in the city. Some residents complain they have not received adequate compensation for demolished homes.

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Syrians inspect bodies wrapped in shrouds following reported air strikes by government forces on May 27 in the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in Aleppo. Elsewhere on the ground, rebels advanced in Idlib province as al-Qaeda's Syria branch, Al-Nusra Front, claimed responsibility for two car bomb attacks that killed at least 10 people, according to the Associated Press, on May 25 in the central city of Homs.

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A man rides a horse on the road to Bagram Airfield in Parwan on May 26. Afghanistan remains at war, with civilians among the hardest hit as the Taliban wage an increasingly bloody insurgency against the government. Read FP contributor Phillip Carter's article on American civilians who will be on the ground in Afghanistan after U.S. troops depart.

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Korean War veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Memorial Day, originally celebrated as Decoration Day after the Civil War, became a federal holiday in 1971 and commemorates all those who have died fighting for the United States during war.

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Latin Ballroom World Champion Yulia Zagoruychenko attends a fitting with designer Chris Stephenson ahead of the British Open Dance Championships at the Winter Gardens on May 27 in Blackpool, England. Couples from all over the world gather in Blackpool for the city's Dance Festival which has been held at the Winter Gardens since 1920.

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Traditionally dressed representatives of Upper Mustang's villages prepare their antique guns before firing them to chase demons from the city during the Tenchi Festival on May 27 in Lo Manthang, Nepal. The Tenchi Festival takes place annually in Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang and the former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo. Each spring, monks perform ceremonies, rites, and dances during the Tenchi Festival to dispel evils and demons from the former kingdom.

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Members of the military unfurl an American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 26 in New York City.

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A worker from an urban drainage company walks through the so-called "candelabra hall" of the canalization system of the city of Cologne, western Germany, during an inspection on May 28. When the system was inaugurated in the year 1890, the room was equipped with two candelabras, as the then German Emperor William II was expected to visit. 

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Students mourn at a candlelight vigil at University of California Los Angeles for the victims of a killing rampage over the weekend near the university's Santa Barbara campus on May 26.

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Catalan police officers try to clear the street during clashes with protesters following the evictions of activists from the Can Vies social center, owned by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona company (TMB), in Barcelona on May 26. Police officers evicted activists following a court order after negotiations between the city of Barcelona and the youth occupying the building broke down.

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A fisherman sleeps on his boat as children swim behind him in a river in Manila on May 26. The Philippines has been experiencing the hottest days of the year with temperatures of 95 Fahrenheit recorded in parts of the city.

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Iraqi women work at a brick factory near the central Iraqi shrine city of Najaf on May 26. Several women now work at brick plants after losing their husbands in the ongoing conflict in the country.

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A woman poses with her dog at Coney Island on Memorial Day, May 26 in Brooklyn, New York. 

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