A man jumps over a large bonfire during the Kakava Festival on May 5 in Edirne, Turkey. The festival celebrates the coming of spring among the Roma community.  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The World in Photos This Week

Spring celebrants in Turkey, marches of remembrance in the former Soviet Union, and naked gardeners in New Zealand.

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A man jumps over a large bonfire during the Kakava Festival on May 5 in Edirne, Turkey. The festival celebrates the coming of spring among the Roma community.  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

A man jumps over a large bonfire during the Kakava festival in Edirne, Turkey, on May 5. The festival celebrates the coming of spring among the Roma community.

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Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on Fred, a recently completed Mesmer robot built at the company's headquarters in Cornwall, England, on May 9. 
The company is a world leader in life-size humanoid robots used for entertainment, information, education, and research. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on Fred, a recently completed Mesmer robot built at the company’s headquarters in Cornwall, England, on May 9. The company is a world leader in life-size humanoid robots used for entertainment, education, and research.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a Night Ice Hockey League gala game in Sochi on May 10. ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a Night Hockey League gala game in Sochi on May 10.

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A U.S. Geological Survey photo shows the lava lake from Hawaii's erupted Kilauea volcano on May 6 near Pahoa. Hawaii’s governor warned May 11 that more evacuations might be needed after new forecasts that more eruptions could hurl large rocks up to half a mile. U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images

A lava lake bubbles inside Hawaii’s erupted Kilauea volcano on May 6 near Pahoa. Hawaii’s governor warned May 11 that more evacuations may be needed after forecasts that eruptions could hurl large rocks up to half a mile.

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Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan ride atop a car on May 8 in downtown Yerevan as the parliament voted to elect a new prime minister. Pashinyan, who spearheaded weeks of anti-establishment protests, won the election during the second vote in a week after he initially failed to win the ruling party’s support. SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan ride atop a car on May 8 in downtown Yerevan as the parliament voted to elect a new prime minister. Pashinyan, who spearheaded weeks of anti-establishment protests, won in the second vote a week after he initially failed to win the Republican Party’s support.

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People carry portraits of World War II soldiers during the Immortal Regiment march in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 9. Kyrgyzstan and other ex-Soviet republics marked the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images

People carry portraits of World War II soldiers during the Immortal Regiment march in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 9. Kyrgyzstan and other ex-Soviet republics marked the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

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Tens of thousands of people gather in downtown Moscow holding portraits of their relatives and World War II soldiers during the Immortal Regiment march there on May 9. The portraits show some of the 27 million Soviet soldiers and citizens estimated to have died in the war. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people gather in downtown Moscow holding portraits of their relatives and World War II soldiers during the Immortal Regiment march there on May 9. The portraits show some of the 27 million Soviet soldiers and citizens estimated to have died in the war.

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A member of the Iraqi security forces votes at a polling station in Karbala on May 10 ahead of parliamentary elections on May 12. MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Iraqi security forces votes at a polling station in Karbala on May 10 ahead of parliamentary elections on May 12.

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Children run through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on May 9. The Trump administration in December announced it would move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14. The city’s Israeli-annexed eastern sector has been long sought for a future Palestinian capital. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Children run through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on May 9. President Donald Trump’s administration announced in December that it would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14. The city’s Israeli-annexed eastern sector has been long sought for a future Palestinian capital.

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A worker stands at the new Hammar Mushrif degassing station facilities site inside the Zubair oil and gas field, north of the Iraqi province of Basra on May 9. HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images

A worker stands at the new Hammar Mushrif degassing station inside the Zubair oil and gas field, north of the Iraqi province of Basra, on May 9.

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Children participate in the annual Panchimalco Flower and Palm Festival south of San Salvador on May 6. MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images

Children participate in the annual Panchimalco Flower and Palm Festival, south of San Salvador, on May 6.

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Relatives parade the coffins of their loved ones around the main plaza in Ayacucho, Peru, following a Mass on May 9. Residents received the remains of 23 relatives missing since the mid-1980s, which were recovered from mass graves and identified with DNA. Peru recently raised the official count of missing persons from its violent civil war to 20,329, a third more than previously recognized. CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images

Relatives parade the coffins of their loved ones around the main plaza in Ayacucho, Peru, following a Mass on May 9. Residents received the remains of 23 relatives missing since the mid-1980s, which were recovered from mass graves and identified with DNA. Peru recently raised the official count of missing persons from its violent civil war to 20,329, a third more than previously recognized.

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A Pakistani worker sorts plastic bottles at a warehouse in Lahore on May 10. ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani worker sorts plastic bottles at a warehouse in Lahore on May 10.

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A teenager leads a flock of sheep along the Israeli border with Gaza on May 10. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A teenager leads a flock of sheep along the Israeli border with Gaza on May 10.

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Migrants are transferred by dinghies to a rescue vessel off Libya’s coast late May 7. Italy's coast guard granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by Spanish NGO Open Arms to transfer to a SOS-Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders chartered boat and land in Italy after nearly two days of diplomatic standoff. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Migrants are transferred by dinghies to a rescue vessel off Libya’s coast late on May 7. Italy’s coast guard granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms to transfer to an SOS-Mediterranée and Doctors Without Borders chartered boat and land in Italy after nearly two days of diplomatic standoff.

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People hold hands to support each other as they walk through the waters of a flash flood in Subukia, Kenya, on May 10. At least 32 are believed dead after a dam burst in central Kenya where residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called "hell on earth". TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

People hold hands to support each other as they walk through the waters of a flash flood in Subukia, Kenya, on May 10. At least 32 are believed dead after a dam burst in central Kenya, where residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called “hell on earth.”

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Workers labor on the construction of a double-deck suspension bridge May 8 across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China. AFP/Getty Images

Workers labor on the construction of a double-deck suspension bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on May 8.

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Brent Anderson takes part in World Naked Gardening Day at the Wellington Naturist Club in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, on May 5. A handful of nude participants shook off the chilly weather to take part in the event, which has been held annually around the world since 2005. MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

Brent Anderson takes part in World Naked Gardening Day at the Wellington Naturist Club in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, on May 5. A handful of nude participants shook off the chilly weather to take part in the event, which has been held annually around the world since 2005.

MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images
A crew member of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman gestures as a pilot of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet waits to take off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on May 8. The Truman Carrier Strike Group began air efforts on May 3 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting flight operations against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

A crew member of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman gestures as a pilot of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet waits to take off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on May 8. The Truman Carrier Strike Group began air efforts on May 3 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting flight operations against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.

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Indian youth play in a swimming pool during a hot day in Chennai on May 9. ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian youth play in a swimming pool during a hot day in Chennai on May 9.

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Artist Michael Pendry adds a white origami dove to his art installation, Les Colombes, which is being installed at Salisbury Cathedral on May 10 in Wiltshire, England. The art installation features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves flying the length of the cathedral nave.  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

German artist Michael Pendry adds a white origami dove to his art installation “Les Colombes” at Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, England, on May 10. The installation features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves flying the length of the cathedral nave.

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A rider clings to his ox during a race on Ascension in Bavaria on May 10 in Taufkirchen, Germany. Eight oxen and four camels took part in the 100-meter-long race, an animal combo that is reportedly a first in Bavarian history after organizers had trouble finding enough male oxen trained for racing.  Philipp Guelland/Getty Images

A rider clings to his ox during a race on Ascension in Bavaria in Taufkirchen, Germany, on May 10. Eight oxen and four camels took part in the 100-meter race, an animal combo that is reportedly a first in Bavarian history after organizers had trouble finding enough male oxen trained for racing.

Philipp Guelland/Getty Images
A child dressed as a Jawa character from Star Wars sits outside a shop on May 5 in Portmagee, Ireland. The first ever “Star Wars” festival in the town is taking place against the backdrop of the famous Skellig Michael island, which was used extensively in recent installments of the popular science fiction saga. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A child dressed as a Jawa character from the Star Wars movie franchise sits outside a shop in Portmagee, Ireland, on May 5. The first-ever Star Wars festival in the town is taking place against the backdrop of Skellig Michael Island, which was used extensively in recent installments of the popular science fiction saga.

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