The Week in Pictures: May 19 - 26

A horse lover's dying wish, police take down a clown, ducks on the hunt and more of the week's best pictures.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies take a protester into custody outside a Donald Trump rally at the convention center on May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif.

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A cargo plane flies overhead as the last remaining space shuttle external propellant tank is moved across the 405 freeway in Los Angeles on May 21. The ET-94 will be displayed with the retired space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center.

PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Trek

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South African school children from Chris Hani High dance during Africa Day celebrations at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 25.

Africa Day is celebrated across the continent each year on May 25 to celebrate the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). On this day in 1963, 30 leaders of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which later led to the current organization known as the African Union (AU).


Kurt Grumelart of Queensland competes on the high bar as Alexander Waro of New South Wales competes on the parallel bars during the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena on May 23 in Melbourne.

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Migrants jump out of a boat right before it overturns off the Libyan coast on May 25. The Italian navy says it has recovered 7 bodies from the overturned migrant ship. Another 500 migrants on board were rescued.

PHOTOS: Thousands Rescued From Mediterranean Sea in 72 Hour Span

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A schoolgirl runs past a burning barricade in Nairobi's Kibera slum on May 23 as protesters called for the electoral commission to be dissolved due to allegations of bias and corruption. Police had banned the planned demonstrations and scores of officers in riot gear guarded the building that houses the election commission headquarters in the center of the capital.

PHOTOS: Kenyans Flee Past Burning Barricades

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Passengers wave from the decks as the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship sets sail from Southampton, southern England, on May 22. Weighing nearly 130,000 tons, 'Harmony' is the world's biggest cruise ship. Measuring 1,187 feet long, if it were upright it would be taller than the Eiffel Tower. 

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Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzalez is visited by one of his horses on May 21 outside the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. The hospital granted Gonzalez's wish to see his two horses one last time. He died two days later.

Lupe Hernandez / South Texas Veterans Health Care System via AP

People walk during a downpour in Cuzco, Peru, on May 25. Cuzco was the historic capital of the Inca empire.

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A girl watches Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak at a rally at Hartnell College on May 25 in Salinas, Calif.

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Primary school children wear masks while looking out a classroom window as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in North Sumatra, Indonesia, on May 24. Rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages enveloped in clouds of searing ash from the volcano. Seven people were killed and others were fighting life-threatening burns.


Migrants react after being rescued by the Aquarius on May 24 in the Mediterranean sea off the Libyan coast. The Aquarius is a former North Atlantic fisheries protection ship now used by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders 

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Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, northeast of Fallujah, on May 25 as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from ISIS. Fallujah was the site of two bloody battles against U.S. forces in 2004. 

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Supporters of nuclear and solar energy rally in the rotunda at the Illinois State Capitol on May 24 in Springfield as lawmakers gathered to talk about the final week of the legislative session.

Seth Perlman / AP

Women and children collect spilled grain from an overturned truck after the driver lost control of the vehicle in Machinga, Malawi, on May 24. Hundreds of villagers thronged the spot and helped themselves to some of the grain. About 2.8 million Malawians - nearly 20 percent of the population - face food insecurity, making the country one of the worst hit in Southern Africa.

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / AP

Girls sit in a classroom in Douma, Syria, as they attend a program to help children deal with the trauma of war on May 21. 


Firefighters work along the Arno river after a roadway collapsed on May 25 in central Florence, Italy, between Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie. The collapse was caused by the rupture of a large water main. 


A group of Indian Runner ducks march past farm buildings at the Vergenoegd wine estate near Cape Town, South Africa, on May 11. Each day, a quack squad of killer ducks are released for the first of two sorties at the vineyard. Their mission: Seek and destroy thousands of pests out to ruin the season's harvest. Fanning out across the vineyards, some 1,000 ducks hone in on their hidden targets with uncanny precision, locating the tiny white dune snails feasting on budding vines.

Photo made available May 25. 

PHOTOS: Mighty Ducks Combat Invasive Vineyard Pests


Migrants play soccer at the makeshift camp in Idomeni, Greece, on May 19. Thousands of stranded refugees and migrants have camped in Idomeni for months after the border was closed.

The Week in Pictures: May 12 - 19

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