Photos of the week: Time travelling in Versailles and an albino panda

A trip to the Rococo past with the Fetes Galantes in Versailles and a sighting of a rare all white panda in China --photos of the week from across the world.

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An Italian Venetian couple dressed in period costumes pose as they take part in the “Fetes Galantes” fancy dress evening at the Chateau de Versailles in France. (Ludivoc Marin / AFP)

An Italian Venetian couple dressed in period costumes pose as they take part in the “Fetes Galantes” fancy dress evening at the Chateau de Versailles in France. (Ludivoc Marin / AFP)

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‘The King’, Johnathon Haddock poses for a portrait with the Garland before the procession during ‘Castleton Garland Day’, believed to be an ancient fertility rite with Celtic connections, in Castleton, England. (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

‘The King’, Johnathon Haddock poses for a portrait with the Garland before the procession during ‘Castleton Garland Day’, believed to be an ancient fertility rite with Celtic connections, in Castleton, England. (Dan Kitwood / Getty Images)

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Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, a Nepali mountaineer waves towards media personnel upon his arrival after climbing Mount Everest for the 24th time, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, a Nepali mountaineer waves towards media personnel upon his arrival after climbing Mount Everest for the 24th time, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

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D-Day veterans walk through the ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

D-Day veterans walk through the ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

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Staff of a funeral parlour load a casket containing the body of 2-1/2-year-old Guatemalan migrant Wilmer Josue Ramirez, who was detained last month at the US-Mexico border but released from US custody with his mother during treatment for an illness, into a funeral hearse at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Luis Echeverria / REUTERS)

Staff of a funeral parlour load a casket containing the body of 2-1/2-year-old Guatemalan migrant Wilmer Josue Ramirez, who was detained last month at the US-Mexico border but released from US custody with his mother during treatment for an illness, into a funeral hearse at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Luis Echeverria / REUTERS)

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Clowns prepare to take part in a parade during Peru’s Clown Day celebrations in Lima, Peru. (Guadalupe Pardo / REUTERS)

Clowns prepare to take part in a parade during Peru’s Clown Day celebrations in Lima, Peru. (Guadalupe Pardo / REUTERS)

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Antonio Banderas, Best Actor award winner for his role in the film “Pain and Glory” poses at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival Photocell after Closing ceremony in Cannes, France. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS)

Antonio Banderas, Best Actor award winner for his role in the film “Pain and Glory” poses at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival Photocell after Closing ceremony in Cannes, France. (Regis Duvignau / REUTERS)

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Turkish honour guards march during a changing of the guard ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey. (Umit Bektas / REUTERS)

Turkish honour guards march during a changing of the guard ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey. (Umit Bektas / REUTERS)

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US first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tour the teamLab Borderless exhibit at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS)

US first lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tour the teamLab Borderless exhibit at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS)

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A kid in a Spiderman costume stands next to a ballot table for the European Parliament election at a polling station in Madrid, Spain. (Susana Vera / REUTERS)

A kid in a Spiderman costume stands next to a ballot table for the European Parliament election at a polling station in Madrid, Spain. (Susana Vera / REUTERS)

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Muslims perform Umrah around the holy Kaaba at the Great Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Ali / REUTERS)

Muslims perform Umrah around the holy Kaaba at the Great Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Ali / REUTERS)

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Local residents pray to mourn victims at the site where a stabbing of 17 children occurred in Kawasaki, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

Local residents pray to mourn victims at the site where a stabbing of 17 children occurred in Kawasaki, Japan. (Issei Kato / REUTERS)

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A participant rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the ground along an 800-metre long route, as part of the Smash Perrier free event in Paris, France. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

A participant rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the ground along an 800-metre long route, as part of the Smash Perrier free event in Paris, France. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

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Sunrise is seen over the Rio de la Plata river in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Agustin Marcarian / REUTERS)

Sunrise is seen over the Rio de la Plata river in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Agustin Marcarian / REUTERS)

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Shruthika Padhy, 13, Erin Howard, 14, Rishik Gandhasri, Christopher Serrao, 13, Saketh Sundar, 13, Sohum Sukhatankar, 13, Rohan Raja, 13, and Abhijay Kodali, 12, celebrate their eight-way tie in the final round of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Joshua Roberts / REUTERS)

Shruthika Padhy, 13, Erin Howard, 14, Rishik Gandhasri, Christopher Serrao, 13, Saketh Sundar, 13, Sohum Sukhatankar, 13, Rohan Raja, 13, and Abhijay Kodali, 12, celebrate their eight-way tie in the final round of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Joshua Roberts / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to board Air Force One. before travelling to Japan for a three-day official visit. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

US President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to board Air Force One. before travelling to Japan for a three-day official visit. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

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McLaren’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz drives during the third practice session at the Monaco street circuit, ahead of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix. (Andrej Isakovic / AFP)

McLaren’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz drives during the third practice session at the Monaco street circuit, ahead of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix. (Andrej Isakovic / AFP)

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People attend a yoga class during a meeting organized by the YSYoga System community in the Samalayuca Dune Fields in the municipality of Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico. (Herika Martinez / AFP)

People attend a yoga class during a meeting organized by the YSYoga System community in the Samalayuca Dune Fields in the municipality of Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico. (Herika Martinez / AFP)

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A member of the media takes pictures of containers filled with plastic waste before shipping back to the country of origin in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

A member of the media takes pictures of containers filled with plastic waste before shipping back to the country of origin in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

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The coffin of Austrian three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda is carried into St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna as his wife Birgit Wetzinger (2nd R) and sons Mathias (3rd R) and Lukas (R) attend, before the funeral service. (Vladimir Simicek / AFP)

The coffin of Austrian three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda is carried into St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna as his wife Birgit Wetzinger (2nd R) and sons Mathias (3rd R) and Lukas (R) attend, before the funeral service. (Vladimir Simicek / AFP)

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The peloton rides during the stage seventeen of the 102nd Giro d’Italia - Tour of Italy - cycle race, 181kms from Commezzadura to Anterselva / Antholz. (Luk Benies / AFP)

The peloton rides during the stage seventeen of the 102nd Giro d’Italia - Tour of Italy - cycle race, 181kms from Commezzadura to Anterselva / Antholz. (Luk Benies / AFP)

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A wounded Syrian boy is pictured inside an ambulance following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on Maaret al-Noman in Syria’s southwestern Idlib province. (Abdulaziz Ketaz / AFP)

A wounded Syrian boy is pictured inside an ambulance following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on Maaret al-Noman in Syria’s southwestern Idlib province. (Abdulaziz Ketaz / AFP)

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A demonstration in support and defence of public education following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Miguel Schincariol / AFP)

A demonstration in support and defence of public education following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Miguel Schincariol / AFP)

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United States Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air as the Thunderbirds fly overhead during the cadets’ graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

United States Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air as the Thunderbirds fly overhead during the cadets’ graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

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A rare all white giant panda is captured by an infra-red triggered remote camera at the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Wolong National Nature Reserve via AP)

A rare all white giant panda is captured by an infra-red triggered remote camera at the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Wolong National Nature Reserve via AP)

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