A Sri Lankan novice monk has his eyebrows shaved during a ceremony marking entry into priesthood at the village of Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka on May 28. Sri Lanka is mainly a Buddhist country but there is a shortage of men joining priesthood. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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A novice monk in Sri Lanka, students in Kenya, and corgi races in California.

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A Sri Lankan novice monk has his eyebrows shaved during a ceremony marking entry into priesthood at the village of Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka on May 28. Sri Lanka is mainly a Buddhist country but there is a shortage of men joining priesthood. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

A Sri Lankan novice monk has his eyebrows shaved during a ceremony marking entry into the priesthood in the village of Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka, on May 28. Sri Lanka is primarily a Buddhist country but faces a shortage of men joining the priesthood.

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Pablitos descend the mountain after a ceremony during the annual Qoyllur Rit'i festival on May 29 in Ocongate, Peru. The Snow and Star festival draws tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the Peruvian Andes. After 1780, the event has featured a mosaic of indigenous, pagan, and Catholic worship when an image of Jesus is said to have appeared on a boulder after the death of a young shepherd. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

“Pablito” guardians descend the mountain after a ceremony during the annual Quyllurit'i Festival on May 29 in Ocongate, Peru. The Snow Star Festival draws tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the Peruvian Andes. Since 1780, the event has blended Catholic, Incan, and other indigenous beliefs, commemorating when an image of Jesus is said to have appeared on a boulder after the death of a young shepherd.

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Gallery employees pose with “Willing To Be Vulnerable” by Lee Bul at The Hayward Gallery in London on May 29. The exhibition features work spanning three decades by South Korean artist Lee Bul and will run to August 19. Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Gallery employees pose with “Willing To Be Vulnerable” by Lee Bul at the Hayward Gallery in London on May 29. The exhibition features work spanning three decades by South Korean artist Lee Bul and will run until Aug. 19.

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Students of Saint Dominic Bukna Secondary school in Kisumu, Kenya, take an English test outside on May 31 to escape their overcrowded classroom. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Students of St. Dominic Bukna Secondary school in Kisumu, Kenya, take an English test outside to escape their overcrowded classroom on May 31.

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Children from the region around Chernobyl in the Ukraine look out of the window of a plane after arriving at the airport in Hanover, Germany, on May 30. The children, who suffer from illnesses related to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, were invited by the regional Evangelical Lutheran Church and will stay four weeks with German host families to recover. OLE SPATA/AFP/Getty Images

Children from the region around Chernobyl in Ukraine look out of a plane window after arriving in Hanover, Germany, on May 30. The children, who suffer from illnesses related to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, were invited by the regional Evangelical Lutheran Church and will stay for four weeks with German host families as a reprieve.

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A protester is removed by police officers after staging a sit-in to block construction vehicles working on the expansion of Camp Schwab, a U.S. military base, on May 31 in Nago, Japan. Demonstrators protesting the U.S military presence on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have staged continuous protests outside as the camp is expanded to accommodate the relocation of an airbase in nearby Henoko. Carl Court/Getty Images

A protester is removed by police officers after staging a sit-in to block construction vehicles working on the expansion of Camp Schwab, a U.S. military base, in Nago, Japan on May 31. Demonstrators protesting the U.S military presence on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have staged continuous protests outside as the camp is expanded to accommodate relocation of an airbase in nearby Henoko.

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Pro-choice supporters wear handmaiden robes as ROSA — Reproductive Rights Against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity — holds a rally on May 31 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The group risked arrest after distributing abortion pills in Northern Ireland, where women have been prosecuted for buying abortion pills, and it is illegal for a woman to have an abortion unless in special circumstances unlike the rest of the United Kingdom. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Abortion rights supporters wear robes based on those in The Handmaid's Tale as ROSA — for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism, and Austerity — holds a rally in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on May 31. The group risked arrest after distributing abortion pills in Northern Ireland, where women have been prosecuted for buying such pills. It is illegal there for a woman to have an abortion unless in special circumstances, unlike in the rest of the United Kingdom.

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Lightning snakes across the night sky during a storm in Premnitz, northwestern Germany on May 27. JULIAN STAHLE/AFP/Getty Images

Lightning snakes across the night sky during a storm in Premnitz, northwestern Germany, on May 27.

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South African protesters demonstrate at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg on May 31. One of the nation’s largest hospitals was barricaded by workers protesting pay and conditions, creating chaos for patients and reportedly forcing the cancellation of operations. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

South African protesters demonstrate at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg on May 31. One of the nation’s largest hospitals was barricaded by workers protesting pay and conditions, creating chaos for patients and forcing the cancellation of operations.

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Corgi dogs race during the Corgi Nationals championship at the Santa Anita Horse Racetrack in Arcadia, California, on May 27. The event featured hundreds of Corgis competing in 17 races. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Dogs race during the Corgi Nationals at the Santa Anita horse racetrack in Arcadia, California, on May 27. The event featured hundreds of corgis competing in 17 races.

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People take shelter under umbrellas as they take part in a peace march in the rain in Myitkyina, Myanmar, on May 28. ZAU RING HPARA/AFP/Getty Images

People take shelter under umbrellas as they take part in a peace march in the rain in Myitkyina, Myanmar, on May 28.

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Anti-bullfighting protesters throw red flairs representing bull’s blood during a demonstration as a part of a Bullfighting Is Violence campaign in Madrid on May 27. The effort, sponsored by Animal Guardians, is endorsed by more than 180 groups in an attempt to abolish all types of bullfighting. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Bullfighting protesters throw red flares representing bulls’ blood during a demonstration as a part of a Bullfighting Is Violence campaign in Madrid on May 27. The effort is endorsed by more than 180 groups in an attempt to abolish all types of bullfighting. 

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Students free balloons to welcome the upcoming International Children's Day at Yucai primary school on May 30 in Yangzhou, China. VCG via Getty Images

Students free balloons to welcome the upcoming International Children's Day at Yucai Primary School in Yangzhou, China, on May 30. 

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Judges of Burundi's constitutional court stand May 31 in Bujumbura before annulling an opposition petition made in an effort to invalidate the result of the May 17 referendum to the constitution. The reforms, which passed with 73 percent in favor, extend presidential terms from five to seven years, which would allow the current president to stay in power until 2034. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Judges of Burundi's Constitutional Court stand in Bujumbura on May 31, before annulling an opposition petition made in an effort to invalidate the result of the May 17 referendum to the Constitution. The reforms, which passed with 73 percent in favor, extend presidential terms from five to seven years, which will allow the current president to stay in power until 2034.

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Pakistani youth shoot down a water slide during a hot day in Lahore on May 27. ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani youth shoot down a water slide during a hot day in Lahore on May 27.

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A masked demonstrator points a homemade mortar during a protest in Masaya, Nicaragua, on May 28. INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

A masked demonstrator points a homemade mortar during a protest in Masaya, Nicaragua, on May 28.

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Buddhist monks and devotees release lanterns after conducting prayers May 29 at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia, on Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. AGUNG SUPRIYANTO/AFP/Getty Images

Buddhist monks and devotees release lanterns after conducting prayers at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia, on May 29. The Vesak Day celebration marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.

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Indian men sleep in the shade of an overflowing cloth container of hay on a hot summer day in Ajmer in the western state of Rajasthan on May 30. SHAUKAT AHMED/AFP/Getty Images

Indian men sleep in the shade of an overflowing container of hay on a hot summer day in Ajmer, in the western state of Rajasthan, on May 30.

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Rafi, a 9-year-old Afghan vendor, poses for a photo as he sell brooms at a roadside stall in Mazar-i-Sharif. FARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi, a 9-year-old Afghan vendor, poses for a photo as he sell brooms at a roadside stall in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Cattle are judged in the show ring on opening day of the Royal Bath and West Show near Shepton Mallet on May 30 in Somerset, England. First held in 1852 and is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Cattle are judged in the show ring on opening day of the Royal Bath and West Show in Somerset, England, on May 30. First held in 1852, it is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England.

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