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The Week in Pictures: May 26 - June 2

Memorial Day marked, relentless protests in Venezuela, a cat goes on parade and more.


An official looks through a telescope for the sighting of the new moon for the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a religious boarding school in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 26, 2017.

PHOTOS: Ramadan Fasts and Feasts: Islam’s Holy Month Around the World

Rivan Awal Lingga / Antara Foto via Reuters
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Brittany Jacobs comforts her son Christian, 6, as they visit the grave site of her husband, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60, is the burial ground in the cemetery for military personnel killed in the war on terror since 2001.

Pete Marovich / EPA
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A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara, Sri Lanka on May 29.

At least 183 people have been killed and more than 100 are missing following the rains that began swamping the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.

The weather has begun to clear, and many of the more than 100,000 people who evacuated over the weekend had returned home to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes. More than 80,000 others remained in relief camps because their homes were either destroyed or remain unreachable.

Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters
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Anti-government protesters block the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas during a demonstration against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on May 27.

Maduro pledged on Thursday to hold a referendum on a new constitution he has proposed to try and quell two months of anti-government unrest that has killed at least 62 people.

PHOTOS: In Venezuela, Upheaval Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Juan Barreto / AFP - Getty Images
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Opposition deputy Carlos Paparoni is knocked to the ground by a water cannon during protests at a against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on May 29. Paparoni had to receive stitches in his head, according to legislator Jose Olivares, who is a doctor.

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

Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of victims killed in an attack at the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, in Minya Province, Egypt, on May 26. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to the monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

PHOTOS: Coptic Christians Mourn Victims of Egypt Bus Attack

Mohamed Hossam / EPA
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A Bangladeshi villager evacuates to a cyclone shelter on the coast in Cox's Bazar district on May 30. Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh on Tuesday, packing winds of up to 85 miles per hour, damaging thousands of homes as more than 300,000 people fled coastal villages.

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Lucas Oakes, 6, a grandson of former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, watches as an honor guard holds a U.S. flag outside a memorial service for Lowry, in Renton, Washington on May 30.

Lowry, who was elected to one term as governor in 1992, was "a passionate defender of fairness for people and the environment," according to a news release from his family.

"Mike was known as a courageous leader who was often willing to take early stands on sometimes controversial issues, and this courage, plus his straightforward nature, garnered respect from those in all political parties," the statement said.

Ted S. Warren / AP
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Fans mourn at the grave of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell after his funeral service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 26, in Hollywood, California. The 52-year-old grunge-rock icon died late May 17 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel following a Soundgarden performance. The coroner ruled the cause of death a suicide, but his family has questioned that ruling.

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The South African National Defense Force performs during a military training exercise at Roodewal Air Force base in the Limpopo Province, South Africa on June 1. 

Mujahid Safodien / AFP - Getty Images
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Protesters eye security forces after seizing and lighting a truck on fire during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela on May 27.

Fernando Llano / AP
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A protester injured by security forces is carried away during an opposition march against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 29.

Fernando Llano / AP
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A woman puts on makeup while sitting on her mother's tomb on Mother's Day at the Central Cemetery in Managua, Nicaragua on May 30.

Inti Ocon / AFP - Getty Images
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A cat with a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt participates in a parade in central Kiev, Ukraine on May 27.

Gleb Garanich / Reuters
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A Nigerian policewoman gives an order as she marches during a Democracy Day parade on May 29, in Freedom Square in Owerri, Nigeria. Democracy Day celebrates the end of military rule in Nigeria in May 1999.

Marco Longari / AFP - Getty Images
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A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 31. A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government's ability to protect its citizens nearly 16 years into a war with insurgents.

The bomber drove into Kabul's heavily guarded diplomatic quarter during the morning rush hour, leaving behind a bloody scene of chaos and destruction in one of the worst attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

PHOTOS: Truck Bomb Shakes Kabul's Diplomatic Quarter 

Omar Sobhani / Reuters
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Two injured men leave a hospital after receiving first aid, a few blocks away from where a truck bomb exploded in central Kabul, Afghanistan on May 31.

Andrew Quilty / The New York Times via Redux
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A woman sits outside a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 31.

Mohammad Ismail / Reuters
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test of an anti-aircraft guided weapon system organised by the Academy of National Defense Science in this undated photo released on May 28.

South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 280 miles on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbors.

It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan, Washington and Seoul.

KCNA via Reuters
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A bride and groom sign wedding documents during a service at the Evangelic Calvary Life Mission Church in Aba, Nigeria on May 28.

Marco Longari / AFP - Getty Images
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A girl watches as Saen Dao, an eight-year-old female Asian elephant, and her trainer perform underwater during a show at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Bang Phra, Thailand on June 1.

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