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Week in pictures: 21 - 27 May 2022


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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

People mourn at a makeshift memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, on 26 May 2022Image source, Chandan Khanna / AFP
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People mourn at a makeshift memorial outside the county courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. An 18-year-old attacker entered the school and shot dead 19 young children and two teachers, and injured at least 17 more people, before he was killed by law enforcement officers.
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An elderly woman stands outside her heavily damaged house after it was hit by a missile in the city of Bakhmut in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas on 22 May 2022Image source, Aris Messinis / AFP
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A woman stands outside her heavily damaged house in Bakhmut, in the Donbas region of Ukraine, after it was hit by a missile. Russian forces have been bombarding towns and cities in eastern Ukraine with the declared aim of "liberating" the old industrial heartland.
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Pedestrians cross a road amid a severe dust storm in Kuwait City on 23 May 2022Image source, Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
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Pedestrians cross a road amid a severe dust storm in Kuwait City, as the increasingly frequent weather phenomenon enveloped parts of the Middle East.
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Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air as the Air Force Thunderbirds fly over at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on 25 May 2022Image source, Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images
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Air Force Academy cadets give a cheer during a flypast at their graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson adjusts his tie at the start of a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, on 24 May 2022Image source, Daniel Leal / Pool / Getty Images
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Boris Johnson adjusts his tie during a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Johnson this week insisted he will remain as prime minister despite the "bitter and painful" judgement of a report into parties held in Downing Street during Covid restrictions.
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Police officers block activists during a protest denouncing the proclamation of the new Philippine president and vice president, in front of the Commission on Human Rights, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on 25 May 2022Image source, Lisa Marie David / Reuters
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Police officers block activists during a protest denouncing the new Philippine president, outside the Commission on Human Rights, in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Ferdinand Marcos Jr - who is known by his nickname Bongbong - was elected almost four decades after his father was overthrown in a revolution.
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Football fans celebrate outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, on 26 May 2022Image source, Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters
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Football fans celebrate outside the Colosseum in Rome, following Roma's triumph in the Europa Conference League. The team won its first major European trophy by beating Feyenoord 1-0 in the final in Tirana, Albania.
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Cara Delevingne poses on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France, on 24 May 2022Image source, Stephane Mahe / Reuters
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Actress and model Cara Delevingne strikes a pose as she arrives at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in France. The annual event, which hosts some of the world's leading filmmakers and actors, made headlines this week after activists took to the red carpet to highlight violence against women.
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A woman uses a garden with a hot tub during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show press day, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, LondonImage source, Yui Mok / PA Media
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A woman swims in a hot tub during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London. The annual horticultural show returned to its usual spring season for the first time since 2019, having been cancelled because of the Covid pandemic in 2020 and rescheduled to September in 2021.
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Anthony Albanese and Labour candidate for Higgins Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah arrive at a polling station during election day in Carnegie, Melbourne, Australia on 21 May 2022Image source, Wendell Teodoro / AFP
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Anthony Albanese arrives at a polling station in Carnegie, Melbourne, ahead of his triumph in Australia's election. Mr Albanese, who led the Labor Party to its first election victory in more than a decade, vowed to bring people together, invest in social services and "end the climate wars".

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