Photos of the week: Curtains for Theresa May and a beeline to the Everest

From Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announing on Friday that she will resign on June 7, 2019 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power to a glimpse of what the wait for scaling Everest looks like -- best photos of the week from around the world.

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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside 10 Downing street in central London, England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside 10 Downing street in central London, England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

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A Somali boy displaced by drought peers out from a makeshift shelter at a camp for displaced persons in the Daynile neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, in Somalia. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization this week issued a warning projecting some 2.2 million people in Somalia face “severe hunger” in the coming months. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP)

A Somali boy displaced by drought peers out from a makeshift shelter at a camp for displaced persons in the Daynile neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, in Somalia. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization this week issued a warning projecting some 2.2 million people in Somalia face “severe hunger” in the coming months. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP)

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A runner competes in the Great Wall Marathon at the Huangyaguan Great Wall outside Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter / REUTERS)

A runner competes in the Great Wall Marathon at the Huangyaguan Great Wall outside Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter / REUTERS)

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A migrant looks out at the water, onboard the Sea Watch 3 German charity ship, off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. (Nick Jaussi / Sea-Watch via REUTERS)

A migrant looks out at the water, onboard the Sea Watch 3 German charity ship, off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. (Nick Jaussi / Sea-Watch via REUTERS)

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College students work out at the Sumo wrestling club at Nippon Sports Science University in Tokyo, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

College students work out at the Sumo wrestling club at Nippon Sports Science University in Tokyo, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

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A protester gestures as mobile brigade police officers stand guard at a barricade during a protest near the Election Supervisory Agency headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Protests rocked the Indonesian capital after clashes between security forces and protesters angry about the outcome of last month’s election, which handed President Joko Widodo a second term. (Willy Kurniawan / REUTERS)

A protester gestures as mobile brigade police officers stand guard at a barricade during a protest near the Election Supervisory Agency headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Protests rocked the Indonesian capital after clashes between security forces and protesters angry about the outcome of last month’s election, which handed President Joko Widodo a second term. (Willy Kurniawan / REUTERS)

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A Nepalese Buddhist woman lights a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha’s life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)

A Nepalese Buddhist woman lights a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha’s life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP)

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A seagull flies as a man sits by himself on a chair on a beach during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Olivier Morin / AFP)

A seagull flies as a man sits by himself on a chair on a beach during the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Olivier Morin / AFP)

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An anti-government protester demonstrates outside the Cathedral of Managua, after political prisoner Eddy Montes died on the eve during a riot inside La Modelo maximum security prison in Nicaragua. (Maynor Valenzuela / AFP)

An anti-government protester demonstrates outside the Cathedral of Managua, after political prisoner Eddy Montes died on the eve during a riot inside La Modelo maximum security prison in Nicaragua. (Maynor Valenzuela / AFP)

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Australian researchers queue up to cast their votes at a special polling station at Davis research station, Antarctica. Australians flocked to the polls on May 18 capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by climate policy. (Greg Stone / Australian Antarctic Division / AFP)

Australian researchers queue up to cast their votes at a special polling station at Davis research station, Antarctica. Australians flocked to the polls on May 18 capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by climate policy. (Greg Stone / Australian Antarctic Division / AFP)

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Pigeons fly over Greece’s Maria Sakkari during her WTA Masters tournament semi final tennis match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova at the Foro Italico camp in Rome. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

Pigeons fly over Greece’s Maria Sakkari during her WTA Masters tournament semi final tennis match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova at the Foro Italico camp in Rome. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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Palestinian families break their fast next to a destroyed building during recent confrontation between Hamas and Israel, in Gaza Strip, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan. (Mahmud Hams / AFP)

Palestinian families break their fast next to a destroyed building during recent confrontation between Hamas and Israel, in Gaza Strip, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan. (Mahmud Hams / AFP)

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Boats compete during the 5th leg of the Izmir Winter Trophy 2019 sailing race off the coast of Izmir, Turkey. (Emre Tazegul / AFP)

Boats compete during the 5th leg of the Izmir Winter Trophy 2019 sailing race off the coast of Izmir, Turkey. (Emre Tazegul / AFP)

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Afghan children collect grass, twigs and other vegetation for fire in a field on the outskirt of Herat province, Afghanistan. (Hoshang Hashmi / AFP)

Afghan children collect grass, twigs and other vegetation for fire in a field on the outskirt of Herat province, Afghanistan. (Hoshang Hashmi / AFP)

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Boys contort their faces as they participate in a game where they need to slide a coin from their forehead to their mouth to win, during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila, Philippines. (Noel Celis / AFP)

Boys contort their faces as they participate in a game where they need to slide a coin from their forehead to their mouth to win, during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Manila, Philippines. (Noel Celis / AFP)

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Protesters gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan. (Ashraf Shazly / AFP)

Protesters gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan. (Ashraf Shazly / AFP)

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Fans react as they watch HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale at a viewing party at Brennan’s bar in Marina del Rey, California. (Robyn Beck / AFP)

Fans react as they watch HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale at a viewing party at Brennan’s bar in Marina del Rey, California. (Robyn Beck / AFP)

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Residents mourn surrounded by police officers outside a bar as corpses are removed after a shooting, in Belem, Para state, Brazil. At least 11 people were shot dead when unknown men opened fire. (Claudio Pinheiro / Agencia Panamazonica / AFP)

Residents mourn surrounded by police officers outside a bar as corpses are removed after a shooting, in Belem, Para state, Brazil. At least 11 people were shot dead when unknown men opened fire. (Claudio Pinheiro / Agencia Panamazonica / AFP)

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A miner resting as he smokes a cigar at a ruby mine in Mogok, north of Mandalay, Myanmar. Burrowing deep underground, thousands of informal miners risk their lives to find gleaming red gems as a law change spurs opportunity in Myanmar's “land of rubies”. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

A miner resting as he smokes a cigar at a ruby mine in Mogok, north of Mandalay, Myanmar. Burrowing deep underground, thousands of informal miners risk their lives to find gleaming red gems as a law change spurs opportunity in Myanmar's “land of rubies”. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

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A Malawi Electoral Commission official goes through voters lists at Admark polling station during the Malawi Tripartite general elections in Mzuzu, Malawi. (Patrick Meinhardt / AFP)

A Malawi Electoral Commission official goes through voters lists at Admark polling station during the Malawi Tripartite general elections in Mzuzu, Malawi. (Patrick Meinhardt / AFP)

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Family members of the patients sleep in the corridor during doctors strike outside an intensive care unit (ICU) at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Intern Doctors in Haiti are on strike to protest several months of delays in the payment of their salaries. (Chandan Khanna / AFP)

Family members of the patients sleep in the corridor during doctors strike outside an intensive care unit (ICU) at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Intern Doctors in Haiti are on strike to protest several months of delays in the payment of their salaries. (Chandan Khanna / AFP)

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A general view of the port on the Greek Island of Anafi. With population 273, each ferry arrival is a notable event. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

A general view of the port on the Greek Island of Anafi. With population 273, each ferry arrival is a notable event. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

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A Palestinian boy rides on a makeshift swing in an impoverished area in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Abed / AFP)

A Palestinian boy rides on a makeshift swing in an impoverished area in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Abed / AFP)

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A Syrian fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) fires a heavy artillery gun from the rebel-held Idlib province against regime positions in the northern part of Hama province, Syria. (Omar Haj Kadour / AFP)

A Syrian fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) fires a heavy artillery gun from the rebel-held Idlib province against regime positions in the northern part of Hama province, Syria. (Omar Haj Kadour / AFP)

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On May 22, 2019, Banksy posted an Instagram video that shows him setting up an unlicensed stall displaying a work of oil paintings titled "Venice in oil". The star of the clip is an unnamed man (perhaps it’s the artist himself) who is approached by local police to move his stall elsewhere. (Mara Gugliemi / AFP)

On May 22, 2019, Banksy posted an Instagram video that shows him setting up an unlicensed stall displaying a work of oil paintings titled "Venice in oil". The star of the clip is an unnamed man (perhaps it’s the artist himself) who is approached by local police to move his stall elsewhere. (Mara Gugliemi / AFP)

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The sun goes down behind the nest of a pair of White Stork with their young near Laatzen, south of Hanover, western Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte / dpa / AFP)

The sun goes down behind the nest of a pair of White Stork with their young near Laatzen, south of Hanover, western Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte / dpa / AFP)

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Taiwanese same-sex couples Shane Lin (2nd-R) and Marc Yuan kiss as another couple Cynical Chick (L) kisses Li Ying-Chien after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan this week became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, with a new law taking effect on Friday. (Sam Yeh / AFP)

Taiwanese same-sex couples Shane Lin (2nd-R) and Marc Yuan kiss as another couple Cynical Chick (L) kisses Li Ying-Chien after registering at the Household Registration Office in Shinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan this week became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, with a new law taking effect on Friday. (Sam Yeh / AFP)

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Latvia’s Elvis Merzlikins and Teodors Blugers and Russia’s Yevgeny Kuznetsov in action during the Group B Latvia v Russia Ice Hockey World Championships match at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Vasily Fedosenko / REUTERS)

Latvia’s Elvis Merzlikins and Teodors Blugers and Russia’s Yevgeny Kuznetsov in action during the Group B Latvia v Russia Ice Hockey World Championships match at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Vasily Fedosenko / REUTERS)

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A woman supports her fellow plebes (freshmen) as they build a human pyramid to climb the 21-foot vegetable-shortening covered Herndon Monument at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The midshipman who makes it to the top replaces the ‘dixie cup’ hat with a midshipman’s hat, marking their class ascent to upperclassmen. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

A woman supports her fellow plebes (freshmen) as they build a human pyramid to climb the 21-foot vegetable-shortening covered Herndon Monument at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The midshipman who makes it to the top replaces the ‘dixie cup’ hat with a midshipman’s hat, marking their class ascent to upperclassmen. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

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Image released by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Many teams had to line up for hours on May 22 to reach the summit, risking frostbites and altitude sickness, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world’s highest mountain. (Project Possible / AFP)

Image released by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Many teams had to line up for hours on May 22 to reach the summit, risking frostbites and altitude sickness, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world’s highest mountain. (Project Possible / AFP)

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