The Week in Pictures: May 22 - 29

Caps off for cadets, a spelling bee stumps, Ukraine elects a candy man, baby birds beckon, canoes paddle down the highway, and more.

Air Force Academy graduates throw their caps into the air as Thunderbird F-16 jets make a flyover at the completion of the graduation ceremony for the class of 2014, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, on May 28, 2014.

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A tornado touches down before heading towards Watford City, N.D., on May 26. Several were injured and more than a dozen trailers were damaged or destroyed Monday evening when the EF-2 twister tore through a camp where oil field workers were living.

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Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning of May 28. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence, with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police.

Santi Palacios / AP

Blackbird nestlings beg for food as they sit in a nest in Lofer, Austria, on May 24.The blackbird reeding season lasts from early March to late July.

Kerstin Joensson / AP

A girl stands in her family's home, damaged during a police raid on a nearby hideout for al Qaeda militants in the Arhab region of Yemeni on May 27. Yemen's security forces killed a senior al Qaeda leader, wanted for attacks on local and foreign targets in Sanaa, on Sunday after the raid in which at least four other militants died.

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Indian officials and rescuers stand near the wreckage of a Gorakhpur Express passenger train, after it slammed into a parked freight train in Chureb, India, on May 26. At least least 40 people were killed and more than 150 injured.

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A woman at a polling station emerges from a voting booth after filling out her ballot for the presidential election on May 25, in Ulyanovka, Ukraine. Billionaire candy magnate Petro Poroshenko won the election with nearly 56 percent of the vote, exit polls showed — which eliminated the need for a previously expected runoff on June 15.

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A body lies in the Kalinin morgue on May 27, where fighting raged over two days between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in in Donetsk, Ukraine. Ukrainian aircraft and paratroopers killed more than 50 pro-Russian rebels in an assault a day after the landslide election win of new president Petro Poroshenko.

Ciregia Paolo / Abaca

A native Brazilian stands in front of the Mane Garrincha soccer stadium as police use tear gas to impede a group of indigenous protesters from approaching during an anti-World Cup demonstration in Brasil on May 27.

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is lifted in the air after his team won the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 24.

Andres Kudacki / AP

Speller Jennifer Tenant, of Hollywood, Md., participates in the second round of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition on May 28 in National Harbor, Md. More than 250 spellers from the U.S. and seven other countries gathered to compete for the top honor in the annual spelling contest.

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Thai soldiers take control of a road following an anti-coup protest at Victory Monument in Bangkok on May 26. Thailand's coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha received a royal endorsement to lead the politically divided kingdom and quickly issued a stark warning that he would crackdown on dissent following a weekend of angry protests.

Christophe Archambault / AFP

IV Deli Mart owner Michael Hassan, left, and his employee clean up the store May 24, where part of Friday night's mass shooting took place in Isla Vista, Calif. Elliot Rodger, 22, killed six people and injured 13 others in the shooting and stabbing attacks near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus.

Jae C. Hong / AP

A Syrian woman stands inside a heavily-damaged building following reported barrel bomb air strikes by Syrian government forces on May 26, in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Baraa Al-halabi / AFP

A boy stands in front of a barricade during a demonstration after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on May 22.

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Two men paddle in a canoe on a flooded road in Trysil, southeast Norway, on May 26. Recent rain and melted snow have increased the water level in the Trysilelva river, causing flooding.

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