The world in pictures: May 16-22, 2016

Updated: May 28, 2016, 14:59 IST
  • The world in pictures: May 16-22, 2016
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels towards the Houses of Parliament in the Jubilee State Carriage as she prepares to address the State Opening of Parliament in central London. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 16-22, 2016
    A general view shows graffiti in Gaza City commemorating the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in Arabic in reference to the establishment in 1948 of the state of Israel 68-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 16-22, 2016
    Pilgrims gather around an statue of the virgin Mary as it is carried during a procession in the village of El Rocio, southern Spain. El Rocio pilgrimage, the largest in Spain, gathers hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits converging in a burst of colour as they make their way on horseback and onboard decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: May 16-22, 2016
    A Sri Lankan woman wades through floodwaters inside her home in Kelaniya suburb of the capital Colombo. Rescue workers on May 18 recovered the bodies of 16 villagers buried in landslides in Sri Lanka after three days of torrential rains. Pic/AFP
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    An Indian child uses a roadside tap to cool off amid rising temperatures Allahabad. Pic/AFP
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    A picture taken through an arch remaining from a detroyed building shows Syrian boys on a bicycle in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. Pic/AFP
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    People gesture and dance as they take part in a color festival at Besiktas in Istanbul. Pic/AFP
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    Policemen clash with demonstrators protesting against new emergency powers decreed this week by President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Public outrage was expected to spill onto the streets of Venezuela Wednesday, with planned nationwide protests marking a new low point in Maduro's unpopular rule. Pic/AFP
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    A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence in Paris, as Police across France demonstrate today against the 'anti-cop hatred' they say they have endured during a wave of anti-government protests since early March. Some 350 members of the security forces have been injured during the protests against the labour reforms, including one who lost the use of an eye. Pic/AFP
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    Aerial view of Pedernales, Ecuador on May 16, 2016, a month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the city. A total of 660 people are known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador. Pic/AFP
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