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The World in Photos This Week

Ramadan around the world, violence in Gaza, and an eruption in Hawaii.

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A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a to mosque in Gaza City on May 16 as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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A child peers through a European flag during a protest asking for the resignation of the Romanian prime minister in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest on May 12.

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A woman and her child attend a Mass at the Sanctuary of Fátima in central Portugal on May 13. Thousands of pilgrims converged on the sanctuary to celebrate the anniversary of Fátima's miracle, when three shepherd children claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in May 1917.

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People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15. Another violent eruption on May 17 sent ash 30,000 feet into the sky, with the U.S. Geological Survey warning that ash could fall as far as Hilo, 30 miles away.

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A reveler dances beneath lanterns at the Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul on May 12, during a festival celebrating Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 22.

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Competitors cross the rope-climb obstacle during the Tough Viking race in Stockholm on May 12. The course consists of 5 miles filled with 26 obstacles, such as barbed wire, mud, ice, tunnels, electricity, and fire, designed by Swedish Armed Forces specialists.

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Myanmar police take up their position in front of a group of demonstrators during an anti-war protest in Yangon on May 12.

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Yeomen of the Guard march during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 15.

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Pakistani rescuers search for missing university students after a bridge collapse in Kundal Shahi, Neelum district, on May 13. At least five students were killed and 12 others reported missing after a bridge collapsed at a tourist site in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, officials said.

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An Indian carpenter carries out maintenance work on a boat at a fishing vessel construction yard during a trawling ban in Chennai on May 16. The Indian fisheries authority has imposed a 61-day ban on trawling on the east Indian coast to protect fish stocks during the breeding season.

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People navigate the waterways of Makoko waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 15. Members of various waterfront communities and the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation protested on the anniversary of the forced eviction of the Otodo Gbame community from their waterfront location.

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Farmers dry edible rose petals in Haian in China's Jiangsu province on May 14.

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A lone pink flamingo walks along the beach in Miami Beach, Florida, on May 17. Lifeguards said that the flamingo showed up over the weekend and has been hanging around since. Biologists say it’s unusual for the birds to fly solo and are keeping an eye on the bird in case it becomes distressed.

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Sarah Mullally bangs on the door with her crosier during a ceremony to install her as the 133rd bishop of London at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on May 12. Mullally is the first woman to hold the position, the third most senior in the Anglican church behind only the archbishops of Canterbury and York.

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A boy recites the Quran at a mosque on the first day of Ramadan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on May 17. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which many devotees fast from dawn till dusk. 

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Muslim students prepare to recite the Quran after prayers on the first day of Ramadan in Medan, Indonesia, on May 17.

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A 50-year-old child abuse defendant, identified as Knut S., hides his face behind a folder as he waits for the proclamation of his verdict in Freiburg, Germany, on May 16. The German soldier was sentenced to eight years in jail and a compensation of 12,500 euros for raping a now 9-year-old boy. Prosecutors say the boy’s mother and her partner prostituted him online to a pedophile ring.

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Iraqi electoral commission employees examine electronic counting machine printouts in Najaf on May 13 for the special round of voting that took place for police and military in the country's first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State.

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A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Ciri, northern Burundi, on May 17 during a referendum on constitutional reforms that, if passed, will shore up the power of incumbent president and enable him to rule until 2034.

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Members of Bolivarian militias take part in the launching ceremony of the Plan República, Venezuela's security operation for its May 20 presidential election, in Caracas on May 15.

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A Yemeni boy steps on a trace of blood on the floor outside a mosque following the assassination of Sheikh Mohammed al-Dhobhani, imam and preacher of one of the largest mosques in Taiz, on May 14.

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Israeli nationalist settlers wave flags as they celebrate Jerusalem Day at the Old City's Damascus gate on May 13. For Israelis, Jerusalem Day is an annual celebration of the reunification of the city and the establishment of Israeli control following the 1967 Six-Day War.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump unveil an inauguration plaque during the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14. The United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger, and Israeli praise over President Donald Trump's decision to make the move, which tossed aside decades of precedent.

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Palestinians shout slogans against the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy as they protest near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 14.

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Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 14.

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Palestinians transport a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel on May 14. Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians as tens of thousands protested along the Gaza border, according to the Gazan health ministry. 

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley walks out of the chamber as Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N. Riyad Mansour begins to speak at a U.N. Security Council meeting on May 15 concerning the violence at the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip.

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