GALLERY: The world this week

2015-05-15 14:48

A round up of the best photos in news, culture and sport from around this world this week.

  • Nepalese women sell garlands of flowers near a temple in the historical centre of Kathmandu . (Philippe Lopez, AFP)
  • Rohingya migrants pass food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter to others aboard a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea. (Christophe Archambault, AFP)
  • A pedestrian walks with an umbrella as lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in Jammu. (Rakesh Bakshi, AFP)
  • A picture provided by Spanish Guardia Civil shows an X-ray image showing an 8-year-old sub-Saharan boy hidden in a suitcase. The suitcase was carried by a young woman of 19 when she was entering in Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in the north of Morocco. (AFP PHOTO/ HO/ SPANISH GUARDIA CIVIL)
  • The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, conduct a flypast as members of the armed forces and venterans muster on Horse Guards Parade in central London on during an armed forces and veterans' parade to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), the end of the Second World War in Europe(Ben Stansall, AFP)
  • Members of staff put the finishing touches to the wax figure of Star Wars character Chewbacca at the Star Wars At Madame Tussauds attraction in London. (Justin Tallis, AFP)
  • South African-US actress Charlize Theron gestures towards her partner as she arrives for the screening of the film "Mad Max : Fury Road" during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat, AFP)
  • Young novice gather having their heads shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks', at the Jogye temple in Seoul. (Ed Jones, AFP)
  • Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP)
  • Belarussian military troops take part in the Victory day parade in Minsk. Belarus marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. (Segei Gapon, AFP)
  • A man is lifted by police during a protest in Bujumbura. (Landry Nshimiye, AFP)
  • The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky, AP)
  • Boca Juniors fans cheer their team before a Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP)
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