The World in Photos This Week

Yakuza gang members show off their tattoos; Sri Lankans lose their homes to massive mudslides; and Iraqi protesters try to bring down the blast walls surrounding the Green Zone.

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Supporters cover Mamata Banerjee in green powder to celebrate her re-election as chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal on May 19. Kanchan Chandra and Saroj Nagi write about her arc from being the people's savior to the people's tyrant here.

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The vice chairman of a pro-democracy party in Hong Kong is taken away by traffic police during an attempt to intercept the motorcade of a top Chinese official on May 19. FP's David Wertime writes about the Chinese bureaucrats pumping out an estimated 488 million pro-Beijing posts on social media here.

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A police car burns during a demonstration against police brutality on May 18 in Paris.

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A Kenyan man dodges a kick from a riot police officer as opposition supporters protest for electoral reform in Nairobi on May 16.

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Yakuza members display their tattoos during the Sanja Matsuri Festival, in which gang members reveal themselves to the public, in Tokyo on May 14.

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Chinese schoolchildren queue up for free lunch on May 13 in the mountainous province of Guizhou, China.

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Mountaineers and Burmese sherpas climb Mount Everest before summiting it on May 19.

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An Iberian lynx jumps in a field after being released into the wild by the Portuguese government in Mertola, on May 13.

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Afghan soldiers advance on Taliban fighters in Helmand province on May 20.

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A rebel crouches during an offensive to take the Syrian town of Azaz from the Islamic State on May 18.

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Yemeni Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi rebels cover their faces from swirling dust during a demonstration on the outskirts of Sana'a on May 14.

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Sri Lankans walk through the mud after a landslide destroyed their village in the province of Sabaragamuwa, on May 19.

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A Turkish soldier test-fires during exercises at a military base in a Kurdish region of Turkey, near Iraq, on May 12.

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A tire dump catches on fire in Toledo, Spain, on May 13.

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Bangladeshi blacksmiths manufacture a ship component at a yard in Dhaka on May 18.

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Indian villagers rush to draw water from a well after a tanker made its daily delivery in Shahapur on May 13.

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An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa on May 17, close to the Niger-Nigeria border.

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Participants dressed as Victorian-era dandies attend a gothic and steampunk-themed music festival on May 13 in Leipzig, Germany.

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South Koreans participate in an disaster exercise in downtown Seoul on May 16.

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Ukrainians belonging to the far-right Azov militia and other right-wing parties march in Kiev on May 20 to demand a ban on elections in territory held by pro-Russian rebels.

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Iraqi protesters try to pull down a blast wall protecting the Green Zone area of Baghdad on May 20.

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