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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: May 12 - 19

A new president in France, a chemist wins Miss USA, mayhem in New York and more of the week's best pictures.


French president Emmanuel Macron waves as he parades in a military car on the Champs-Élysées after his inauguration on May 14 in Paris.

Macron, an independent centrist, won a resounding election victory against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The 39-year-old former investment banker has never before held elected office and only formed his political movement a year ago.

PHOTOS: France’s Young President Takes Charge

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Image: Kara McCullough is crowned  Miss USA

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough reacts after being crowned 2017 Miss USA in Las Vegas on May 14. 

McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist who works for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is the second Miss D.C. to win in as many years

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House Democrats display a photograph of President Donald Trump welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the White House during a news conference at the Capitol on May 17. 

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A cyclist drives past a flowering rapeseed field not far from the small Bavarian village of Schoengeising, near Munich, on May 17.

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, right, talks with Sens. Ben Sasse, center, and Tom Cotton on Capitol Hil on May 18. 

"Holy moly - it looks like [Schumer] and I are smoking reefer outside a wedding..." tweeted Sasse in response to this photo. 

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A man wades through his flooded house in Cali, Colombia, on May 16 after heavy rains caused the overflowing of the Cauca river. Colombia remains on "alert" due to heavy rains which, since March, have left 389 people dead. 

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Bystanders attend to an injured man after a car plowed into pedestrians in New York's Times Square on May 18. 

The driver behind the mayhem in Times Square that killed one and injured 22 others allegedly stated, "I wanted to kill them" and admitted to smoking PCP-laced marijuana before Thursday's violence.

PHOTOS: Car Rams Into Pedestrians in Times Square

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Dallas Police officer Demarcus Black sheds tears as the names of fallen peace officers are read during a memorial service in downtown Dallas on May 17. The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day less than a year after five officers were slain. 

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Image: Jackdaw near Tiszaalpar

A jackdaw perches on a twig in the rain near Tiszaalpar, Hungary, on May 12.

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Image: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Holds Press Briefing At White House

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer listens during a press briefing at the White House on May 16. 

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Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung spews thick volcanic ash in North Sumatra, Indonesia, on May 19. 

Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity, it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active ever since.

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Image: Search And Rescue Enters Peak Season For MOAS Operations

Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued from a small wooden boat on May 18 off Lampedusa, Italy. The number of refugees and migrants attempting the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing from Libya to Italy has risen since the same time last year. 

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Iraqis evacuate their homes in west Mosul on May 17 during the ongoing offensive against ISIS fighters.

Launched in mid-February, the fight for Mosul's western sector has been marked by some of the most difficult fighting and catastrophic destruction yet in Iraq's war against ISIS.

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Friends and relatives say their goodbyes during the funeral of slain journalist Javier Valdez in Culiacan, Mexico, on May 16.

Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers. 

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Image: Greeks Protestesters Demand End To More Austerity Measures

Police clash with protesters in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on May 18. Protesters took to the streets as lawmakers were set to approve another batch of reforms that will impose years more hardship on austerity-weary Greeks.

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Image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with members of the Korean People's Army scientists and engineers

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with members of the Korean People's Army scientists and engineers on May 15. 


Riot police take cover behind their shields as they clash with opposition protesters in Caracas on May 12. 

Unrest and protests against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government since early April have caused at least 46 deaths plus hundreds of injuries and arrests.

PHOTOS: Crafty Venezuelans Use Fecal Bombs and Bottle Masks Against Maduro

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A girl watches other children playing on a merry-go-round in an abandoned amusement park in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on April 27. 

Photo made availabe on May 17. 

The Week in Pictures: May 5 - 12

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