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The Week in Photos


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A man feeds pigeons near the debris of a collapsed temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 14, 2015. A devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25 and killed at least 8,000 people, followed by another major earthquake on May 12.


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A young Thai man jumps in the air and cheers as his rocket takes off at the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival on May 10, 2015, in Yasothon, Thailand. During the festival, people launch enormous homemade rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season.


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A bird flies over a blossoming poppy field against the backdrop of a city and the Tien Shan mountains on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 14, 2015.


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A child prays during the “Children Becoming Buddhist Monks” ceremony at Chogye Temple on May 11, 2015, in Seoul. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days.


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Palestinians place a red carpet between the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, before they display a film on the war near Gaza City on May 12, 2015.


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Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015. The accident, which killed eight and injured more than 200, occurred while the train was traveling at nearly 100 mph through a sharp bend.


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A tall, bleached “bathtub ring” is visible on the steep banks of Lake Mead near the Hoover Dam on May 12, 2015, in Arizona. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s.


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Mitt Romney, left, and five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield stare down during their weigh-in before their boxing match in Holladay, Utah, on May 14, 2015. The two will box on Friday to benefit the medical charity CharityVision.


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An alleged member of the 18th Street Gang is detained by the army in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 12, 2015. More than 10,000 gang members remain in Salvadoran prisons, and another 60,000 are believed to be on the streets, according to authorities.


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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, holds the hand of his partner, Belgian Gauthier Destenay, as they arrive for their wedding ceremony at city hall on May 15, 2015. Bettel is the first serving leader in the European Union to marry someone of the same sex and only the second worldwide—and in a tiny, mostly Catholic country often considered rather conservative.


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Chinese soldiers adjust their positioning before performing in an honor guard for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2015. Modi is on a three-day state visit to China.


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A protester wears grass around his face to obscure his identity during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 11, 2015.


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Charles Athrom, 7, sits in front of his destroyed home after a tornado swept through the area the previous night in Van, Texas, on May 11, 2015.


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An immigrant from Mali rests at the Greek-Macedonian border before an attempt to flee to Macedonia on May 13, 2015. Hundreds of mostly Afghan, Syrian, and African immigrants cross daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way to northern European countries; most of them are turned back by Macedonian border guards.