The week in pictures: Sunday May 15, 2022 | News


Edita Vilkeviciute, left, and Constance Jablonski lead a line-up of models as the lingerie brand Etam makes a splash with its new swimwear in Sartène, Corsica

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The singer Achille Lauro, representing San Marino, pulls in his guitarist Boss Doms for a same-sex kiss during the Eurovision second semi-final in Turin, Italy

The singer Achille Lauro, representing San Marino, pulls in his guitarist Boss Doms for a same-sex kiss during the Eurovision second semi-final in Turin, Italy

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A helicopter helps to douse fires ravaging a California hillside as firefighters battle to save homes in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles

A helicopter helps to douse fires ravaging a California hillside as firefighters battle to save homes in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles

MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Performers wear illuminated versions of traditional Vietnamese hats for the opening ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi

Performers wear illuminated versions of traditional Vietnamese hats for the opening ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi

NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

A deer seeks safety from wildfires that have destroyed more than 200,000 acres of New Mexico

A deer seeks safety from wildfires that have destroyed more than 200,000 acres of New Mexico

ADRIA MALCOLM/REUTERS

The Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy loops the ball past Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn on the way to his team's 3-0 victory

The Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy loops the ball past Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn on the way to his team’s 3-0 victory

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A dehydrated eagle is treated at the Jivdaya Charitable Trust rehabilitation center after falling foul of hot weather in Ahmedabad, India

A dehydrated eagle is treated at the Jivdaya Charitable Trust rehabilitation center after falling foul of hot weather in Ahmedabad, India

AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

Mourners gather on in Gaza City beside a sand sculpture of name of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Al Jazeera reporter shot in the West Bank, allegedly by Israeli forces

Mourners gather on in Gaza City beside a sand sculpture of name of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Al Jazeera reporter shot in the West Bank, allegedly by Israeli forces

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

The River Yamuna is a refuge from the heat in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, as the temperature reached 42C in the Indian city

The River Yamuna is a refuge from the heat in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, as the temperature reached 42C in the Indian city

RAJESH KUMAR SINGH/AP

Tuxedo!  A Palestinian bee-keeper attempts to calm a slot from the hive as he collects honey at a farm in the Gaza Strip

Tuxedo! A Palestinian bee-keeper attempts to calm a slot from the hive as he collects honey at a farm in the Gaza Strip

IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS

Police officers in the Philippines prepare to tackle protests after an election that returned Marcos — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, son of the ousted former dictator — to power

Police officers in the Philippines prepare to tackle protests after an election that returned Marcos — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, son of the ousted former dictator — to power

EZRA ACAYAN/GETTY IMAGES

Prince Charles reads the Queen's Speech on behalf of his mother during the state opening of parliament, the first time the monarch had been absent in six decades

Prince Charles reads the Queen’s Speech on behalf of his mother during the state opening of parliament, the first time the monarch had been absent in six decades

BEN STANSALL/AP

A man draws water for children to cool themselves in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan, Pakistan

A man draws water for children to cool themselves in the Jaffarabad district of Balochistan, Pakistan

FIDA HUSSAIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

A member of the Cuban Red Cross takes a break after working in the rubble from a deadly explosion that destroyed the five-star Hotel Saratoga in Old Havana, killing 45 people

A member of the Cuban Red Cross takes a break after working in the rubble from a deadly explosion that destroyed the five-star Hotel Saratoga in Old Havana, killing 45 people

RAMON ESPINOSA/AP

Hong Kong King Kong?  A girl flees the clutches of a monster gorilla at a park in the city

Hong Kong King Kong? A girl flees the clutches of a monster gorilla at a park in the city

KIN CHEUNG/AP

Russian troops take part in the Victory Day parade — marking the anniversary of Germany's defeat in the Second World War — in Red Square, Moscow...

Russian troops take part in the Victory Day parade — marking the anniversary of Germany’s defeat in the Second World War — in Red Square, Moscow…

EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/REUTERS

... while crowds hold up photographs of family members who fought in the war during the Immortal Regiment march ...

… while crowds hold up photographs of family members who fought in the war during the Immortal Regiment march …

MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

... and a military band performs ...

… and a military band performs …

MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

... before a firework display in the evening

… before a firework display in the evening

EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA/REUTERS

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