A Syrian fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front fires a heavy artillery gun from the jihadist-held Idlib province against regime positions in the northern part of Hama province on May 22. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Artillery fire in Syria, voters in Malawi, and paratroopers in France.

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A Syrian fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front fires a heavy artillery gun from the jihadist-held Idlib province against regime positions in the northern part of Hama province on May 22. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front fires a heavy artillery gun from the jihadi-held Idlib province against regime positions in the northern part of Hama province on May 22.

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Buddhist devotees release lanterns into the air as a symbol of peace to honor Buddha's birthday at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, on May 19. OKA HAMIED/AFP/Getty Images

Buddhist devotees release lanterns into the air as a symbol of peace to honor Buddha’s birthday at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, on May 19.

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The full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on May 18. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

The full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on May 18.

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U.S. President Donald Trump walks by his supporters as he leaves his Make America Great Again rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump walks by his supporters as he leaves a rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20.

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Soldiers of the armed forces of Democratic Republic of the Congo prepare to escort health workers attached to Ebola response programs in Butembo, north of Kivu, on May 18. JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepare to escort health workers attached to Ebola response programs in Butembo, North Kivu, on May 18.

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Paramilitary police officers marching past the portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate as it undergoes renovations in Beijing on May 18. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese paramilitary police officers march past the portrait of the late Communist leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate as it undergoes renovations in Beijing on May 18.

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A Sri Lankan soldier keeps vigil at a memorial during the National War Heroes Day in Colombo on May 19. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

A Sri Lankan soldier keeps vigil at a memorial during the National War Heroes Day in Colombo on May 19.

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Young women wearing traditional hanbok dress line up for a group photo as they attend a traditional Coming-of-Age Day ceremony to mark adulthood at Namsan hanok village in Seoul on May 20. ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Young women wearing traditional Korean hanbok gather for a group photo as they attend a coming-of-age ceremony to mark adulthood at Namsan Hanok Village in Seoul on May 20.

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Indian nuns from the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charities queue to cast their votes at a polling station at St. Mary's School in Kolkata on May 19 during the 7th and final phase of India's general election. AMIT DATTA/AFP/Getty Images

Indian nuns from the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity line up to cast their votes at a polling station at St. Mary’s School in Kolkata on May 19 during the final phase of India’s general election.

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Afghan children collect grass, twigs, and other vegetation for fire in a field on the outskirt of Herat province on May 18. HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan children collect grass, twigs, and other vegetation for fire in a field on the outskirts of Herat province on May 18.

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Boys try to empty cups filled with flour by blowing through a straw in a parlor game during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila, Philippines, on May 19. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Boys try to empty cups filled with flour by blowing through a straw in a parlor game during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila, Philippines, on May 19.

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Sudanese protesters wave flags and flash victory signs as they gather for a sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on May 19. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

Sudanese protesters wave flags and flash victory signs as they gather for a sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on May 19.

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An elderly Kashmiri man stands next to a large pile of firewood in Srinagar on May 21. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

An elderly Kashmiri man stands next to a large pile of firewood in Srinagar on May 21.

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An Indian youth scouts around for mud crabs and snakehead fishes as he walks on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam Lake on the outskirts of Chennai on May 21. ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian youth scouts around for mud crabs and snakehead fish as he walks on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam Lake on the outskirts of Chennai on May 21.

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A woman casts her vote at the Ndirande Community ground polling center in Blantyre, southern Malawi, during the country general elections on May 21. AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

A woman casts her vote at the Ndirande community ground polling center in Blantyre, southern Malawi, during general elections on May 21.

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A traditional masked man on stilts entertains Malawi Congress Party leader and presidential candidate supporters waiting for his arrival at the last presidential campaign rally in Lilongwe on May 18. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images

A masked man on stilts entertains supporters of the Malawi Congress Party leader as they wait for his arrival at a presidential campaign rally in Lilongwe on May 18.

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A patient sits on her bed protected by a net at a preoperative ward during a doctors’ strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 21. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

A patient sits on her bed protected by a net at a preoperative ward during a doctors’ strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 21.

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Junior doctors sit inside a room during a doctors’ strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 21. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

Junior doctors sit inside a room during a doctors’ strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on May 21.

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A Palestinian boy rides on a makeshift swing in an impoverished area in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on May 22. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian boy plays on a makeshift swing in an impoverished area in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on May 22.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children built a bonfire to be lit in the evening in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on May 22 to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer, marking the anniversary of the death of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai approximately 1,900 years ago. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children build a bonfire to be lit in the evening in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood on May 22 to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer, marking the anniversary of the death of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai approximately 1,900 years ago.

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Muslim students read copies of the Quaran to observe Nuzul Quran, when the beginnings of the holy book were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, in a mosque in Bentong on May 22. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Muslim students read copies of the Quran to observe Nuzul al-Quran, when the beginnings of the holy book were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, in a mosque in Bentong, Malaysia, on May 22.

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An aerial photo shows a destroyed mosque in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 23. Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists, it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the region. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

An aerial photo shows a destroyed mosque in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines, on May 23. Two years after Marawi was overrun by jihadis, it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the region.

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A man climbs to the top of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, without any protection, on May 20. The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after someone was spotted climbing the Paris landmark. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

A man climbs to the top of the Eiffel Tower without any climbing gear on May 20. The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after the man was spotted climbing the Paris landmark.

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A giant Buddha statue is under construction at Khai Nguyen pagoda on the outskirts of Hanoi on May 18 on the eve of Vesak Day or the Buddha Day festival. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

A giant Buddha statue is under construction at Khai Nguyen pagoda on the outskirts of Hanoi on May 18 on the eve of the Buddhist festival Vesak.

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U.S. paratroopers walk back after jumping over Le Mont-Saint-Michel, northwestern France on May 18, less than three weeks before the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. paratroopers walk back after jumping over Le Mont-Saint-Michel, in northwestern France, on May 18, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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