From Buddha Purnima celebrations to Venezuela protest: 15 best pictures of the week

Published on May 13, 2017 01:55 PM IST
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Buddhists carry candles as they pray during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand,. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Buddhists carry candles as they pray during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand,. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS)

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Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil. (Ricardo Moraes / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil. (Ricardo Moraes / REUTERS)

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A boy looks at a whale shaped art installation that is made of plastic and trash made by environmental activist group Greenpeace Philippines, lying along the shore in Naic, Cavite, in the Philippines. (Erik De Castro / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A boy looks at a whale shaped art installation that is made of plastic and trash made by environmental activist group Greenpeace Philippines, lying along the shore in Naic, Cavite, in the Philippines. (Erik De Castro / REUTERS)

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Honour guards stand in formation before a welcoming ceremony attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Honour guards stand in formation before a welcoming ceremony attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter / REUTERS)

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Pilgrims attend a candlelight vigil at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. (Pedro Nunes / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pilgrims attend a candlelight vigil at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal. (Pedro Nunes / REUTERS)

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Alexa Bliss (L) and Bayley battle in the ring during the WWE show at Zenith Arena in Lille, France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Alexa Bliss (L) and Bayley battle in the ring during the WWE show at Zenith Arena in Lille, France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP)

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A displaced child, who fled from the Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Raqa, stands outside as she eats a loaf of bread in a camp for displaced near the town of al-Karamah, 26 kms from Raqa. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A displaced child, who fled from the Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Raqa, stands outside as she eats a loaf of bread in a camp for displaced near the town of al-Karamah, 26 kms from Raqa. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP)

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Indian police personnel assist a colleague after she fainted during a passing out ceremony at a police training academy in Agartala. 132 women police cadets passed out in the ceremony in the north-eastern state of Tripura. (Arindam DEY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Indian police personnel assist a colleague after she fainted during a passing out ceremony at a police training academy in Agartala. 132 women police cadets passed out in the ceremony in the north-eastern state of Tripura. (Arindam DEY / AFP)

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Motorists ride along a road as Mount Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash, as seen from Tangkulen village in Karo. 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 since. (TIBTA PANGIN / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Motorists ride along a road as Mount Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash, as seen from Tangkulen village in Karo. 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 since. (TIBTA PANGIN / AFP)

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Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. Russia marks the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. (Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Russian servicemen march at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. Russia marks the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. (Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

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A South African policeman attempts to extinguish a fire after demonstrators burnt tyres to barricade a road, during violent protest demanding better housing in Finetown, Ennerdale, South Africa. (MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A South African policeman attempts to extinguish a fire after demonstrators burnt tyres to barricade a road, during violent protest demanding better housing in Finetown, Ennerdale, South Africa. (MUJAHID SAFODIEN / AFP)

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An Indian youth swims in the polluted Yamuna river amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which monitors the water quality of the Yamuna in New Delhi, 70% of the pollution of the river is from untreated sewage while the remainder is from industrial sources, agricultural run-off, and domestic garbage. (Prakash SINGH / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An Indian youth swims in the polluted Yamuna river amid rising temperatures in New Delhi. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which monitors the water quality of the Yamuna in New Delhi, 70% of the pollution of the river is from untreated sewage while the remainder is from industrial sources, agricultural run-off, and domestic garbage. (Prakash SINGH / AFP)

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Muslim Shiites light candles during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. Mahdi is the 12th Imam who disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world. Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers pray at the shrine of Imam celebrate the annual festival of Shaabaniya pray at the marking the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, revered by Shiites as the coming Messiah. (Mohammed SAWAF / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Muslim Shiites light candles during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. Mahdi is the 12th Imam who disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world. Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers pray at the shrine of Imam celebrate the annual festival of Shaabaniya pray at the marking the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, revered by Shiites as the coming Messiah. (Mohammed SAWAF / AFP)

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A farmer prepares to feed his ducks on his family farm in the northern province of Bac Ninh. (HOANG DINH Nam / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A farmer prepares to feed his ducks on his family farm in the northern province of Bac Ninh. (HOANG DINH Nam / AFP)

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Riot security forces clash with demonstrators during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Tariba, Venezuela. (Carlos Eduardo /REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Riot security forces clash with demonstrators during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Tariba, Venezuela. (Carlos Eduardo /REUTERS)

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