Today in Pictures: May 18

Pomp and pageantry in London, fiery protests in Paris and more of Wednesday's best news photos.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, holds the hand of Queen Elizabeth II as she proceeds through the Royal Gallery ahead of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18 in London.

Toby Melville / Getty Images

An anti-government demonstrator argues with a Bolivarian National Police officer during a march toward the headquarters of the national electoral body, CNE, in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18.

Fernando Llano / AP

Hasidic school boys watch the funeral procession for Isaac Rosenberg from their classroom window in the Williamsburg neighnorhood, Brooklyn in New York City.

Rosenberg, a developer and leader of the Brooklyn-based Satmar Hasidic congregation, died Tuesday in a swimming accident in Miami.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) campaign embrace in Abuja, Nigeria.

A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls seized in a raid on their school in Chibok town to return from captivity in the insurgents' forest lair, officials said on Wednesday.

Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters

Riders pedal through the countryside during the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, or Tour of Italy cycling race, from Modena to Asolo. 

Claudio Peri / ANSA via AP

A Sri Lankan landslide survivor carries her dog as she walks through the mud in Aranayaka, northeast of Colombo, the country's capital.

Eranga Jayawardena / AP

A police car burns during a demonstration against police violence and against French labor law reform in Paris.

Charles Platiau / Reuters

A  Chinese officer reviews members of the honor guard as they line up before a welcoming ceremony for visiting Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Mark Schiefelbein / AP

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, left, is walked by exercise rider Jonny Garcia during a training session for the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Patrick Smith / Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters after speaking at a rally on May 17 in Carson, Calif.


Yesterday in Pictures: May 17

Jae C. Hong / AP