The Week in Pictures: May 12 - 19

Grads clutch their caps, Rio runners take off, world's largest cruise sets sail and more.

A tug boat leads the way for the world's largest passenger ship, Harmony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean, as it makes her way up Southampton Water, into Southampton, England, on May 17, 2016, ahead of her maiden cruise. After 32-months being fitted out in a French shipyard the 16-deck Harmony of the Seas will set out on its inaugural voyage on May 22 bound for Barcelona.

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A woman reacts as she inspects the site of a landslide at Elangipitiya village in Aranayaka, Sri Lanka on May 19. Heavy rains pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing soldiers and police to suspend rescue work. At least 18 people are known to have been killed and hundreds are reported missing in the landslides so far.


Female Naval Academy plebes train with a 12-foot log on top of them during the annual Sea Trials on May 17 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The academy's freshman class endured 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the annual training exercise that ends their freshman year.

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Opposition supporters, some carrying rocks, flee clouds of tear gas fired by riot police during a protest in downtown Nairobi on May 16. Kenyan police tear-gassed and beat opposition supporters during a protest demanding the disbandment of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption.

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Pilgrims gather around a statue of the Virgin Mary during a procession in the village of El Rocio, Spain on May 16. The pilgrimage, the largest in Spain, gathers hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits as they make their way on horseback and aboard decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside.


Children attend a war-safety awareness class in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Syria's Idlib province on May 14.


A man stands in a building slated for demolition in the Mathare neighborhood of Nairobi on May 17. Kenya's authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.


Women walk with masks in front of billowing black smoke from a huge fire in Sesena, Spain, on May 13. A massive fire raged at a sprawling tire dump in a town near Madrid, sending a spectacular cloud of thick black smoke into the air that was visible for at least 20 miles.

PHOTOS: Massive Tire Fire Blackens Sky Near Madrid

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Mongolian migrant Naaran Baatar, 40, plays basketball at a yard of the former prison of De Koepel in Haarlem, Netherlands on April 20. With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons are being used temporarily as housing for asylum-seekers.

This photo was released by The Associated Press on May 17.

PHOTOS: Dutch Prisons Become Welcoming Homes for Refugees

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George Washington University graduates Serena Williams, left, and Hannah Raymond struggle against a strong wind as they pose for graduation pictures near the Washington Monument on May 15 after their commencement ceremony on the National Mall.

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Hasidic school boys watch the funeral procession for Isaac Rosenberg from their classroom window, on May 18, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Rosenberg, a developer and leader of the Brooklyn-based Satmar Hasidic congregation, died Tuesday during a swimming accident in Miami.

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Indian villagers catch fish in an agricultural field inundated by rain waters in the Goalpara district of Assam state, India, on May 15. Continuous pre-monsoon rain has submerged low-lying areas, including agricultural land in many parts of Assam state.


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wait for Nordic leaders to arrive for a state dinner at the White House on May 13.

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Men compete in the 100-meter sprint during a test event at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The track and field test event is the last of more than 40 tests events ahead of the Rio Olympics in August.

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