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From flooding in China to celebrations in Somaliland, Al Jazeera showcases the week in images.
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Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Haydariyah, some seven kilometres outside the rebel-held city of Qusayr, on May 13. Syrian troops reportedly captured three villages in the strategic Qusayr area of Homs province.



JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS

Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay entered the 100th day of their hunger strike on May 17. More than two-thirds of the detainees at the detention centre are now refusing to eat in protest of poor conditions. Above, activists wearing orange jumpsuits mark the hunger strike's 100th day at a protest in front of the White House.



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Supporters of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party attend a rally in Lahore on May 19 to protest the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) following the killing of PTI's senior leader Zahra Shahid Hussain. PTI head Imran Khan accused the MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain, who lives in London, of the killing.



SERGEI REMEZOV/REUTERS

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gives a thumbs-up after the Russian Soyuz space capsule landed about 150km southeast of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan on May 14. Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station. He and two other astronauts landed safely after finishing a five-month mission aboard the spacecraft.



FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS

Widespread celebrations took place across Somaliland to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the region's self-declared independence. Above, Somaliland police officers ride on horseback in Hargeisa on May 18.



MASSIMO PERCOSSI/EPA
Members of the Italian Federation of Metalworkers union carry banners as they march in Rome, Italy on May 18. Thousands of people took to the streets and rallied against austerity policies endorsed by the Italian government.


Lee Jin-man/AP

North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters for the third straight day on May 20. Above, a mock Scud-B North Korean missile and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korean War Museum in Seoul, South Korea.



STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS
Floods and heavy rains have battered southern China, displacing millions. Above, a man throws a sandbag to block the floodwater from a petrochemical company in Jinjiang, Fujian province on May 16.


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Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Haydariyah, some seven kilometres outside the rebel-held city of Qusayr, on May 13. Syrian troops reportedly captured three villages in the strategic Qusayr area of Homs province.

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Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay entered the 100th day of their hunger strike on May 17. More than two-thirds of the detainees at the detention centre are now refusing to eat in protest of poor conditions. Above, activists wearing orange jumpsuits mark the hunger strike(***)s 100th day at a protest in front of the White House.

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Supporters of Imran Khan(***)s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party attend a rally in Lahore on May 19 to protest the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) following the killing of PTI(***)s senior leader Zahra Shahid Hussain. PTI head Imran Khan accused the MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain, who lives in London, of the killing.

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gives a thumbs-up after the Russian Soyuz space capsule landed about 150km southeast of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan on May 14. Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station. He and two other astronauts landed safely after finishing a five-month mission aboard the spacecraft.

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Widespread celebrations took place across Somaliland to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the region(***)s self-declared independence. Above, Somaliland police officers ride on horseback in Hargeisa on May 18.

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North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters for the third straight day on May 20. Above, a mock Scud-B North Korean missile and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korean War Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

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Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Haydariyah, some seven kilometres outside the rebel-held city of Qusayr, on May 13. Syrian troops captured three villages in the strategic Qusayr area of Homs province, allowing them to cut supply lines to rebels, a military officer said.

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Syrian troops celebrate as they take control of the village of Haydariyah, some seven kilometres outside the rebel-held city of Qusayr, on May 13. Syrian troops captured three villages in the strategic Qusayr area of Homs province, allowing them to cut supply lines to rebels, a military officer said.

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On May 17, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay entered the 100th day of their hunger strike. More than two-thirds of the detainees at the detention centre are now refusing to eat in protest of poor conditions. Above, activists wearing orange jumpsuits mark the hunger strike's 100th day at a protest in front of the White House.

Fri, 17 May 2013 16:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=098G6NtgjW3ERJOSHUA ROBERTSREUTERSReuters Pictures

On May 17, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay entered the 100th day of their hunger strike. More than two-thirds of the detainees at the detention centre are now refusing to eat in protest of poor conditions. Above, activists wearing orange jumpsuits mark the hunger strike's 100th day at a protest in front of the White House.

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Supporters of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party attend a rally in Lahore on May 19 to protest against the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party following the killing of PTI's senior leader Zahra Shahid Hussain the previous day. PTI head Imran Khan promptly accused the MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain, who lives in London, of the killing.

Sun, 19 May 2013 14:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=0ccw4OAcL25viSTRINGEREPAEPA Images

Supporters of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party attend a rally in Lahore on May 19 to protest against the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party following the killing of PTI's senior leader Zahra Shahid Hussain the previous day. PTI head Imran Khan promptly accused the MQM and its chief Altaf Hussain, who lives in London, of the killing.

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gives a thumbs-up after the Russian Soyuz space capsule landed about 150 km southeast of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan on May 14. Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station. He and two other astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan after finishing a five-month mission aboard the spacecraft.

Tue, 14 May 2013 07:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=0b5WcX25gzeQJSERGEI REMEZOVREUTERSReuters Pictures

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gives a thumbs-up after the Russian Soyuz space capsule landed about 150 km southeast of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan on May 14. Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station. He and two other astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan after finishing a five-month mission aboard the spacecraft.

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Widespread celebrations took place across Somaliland to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the region's self-declared independence. Above, Somaliland police officers ride on horseback in Hargeisa on May 18.

Sat, 18 May 2013 12:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=03JvdvGgsG2puFEISAL OMARREUTERSReuters Pictures

Widespread celebrations took place across Somaliland to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the region's self-declared independence. Above, Somaliland police officers ride on horseback in Hargeisa on May 18.

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Members of the Italian Federation of Metalworkers union carry banners as they march in Rome, Italy on May 18. Thousands of people took to the streets and rallied against austerity policies endorsed by the Italian government.

Sat, 18 May 2013 14:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=01m313c6aD1MPMASSIMO PERCOSSIEPAEPA Images

Members of the Italian Federation of Metalworkers union carry banners as they march in Rome, Italy on May 18. Thousands of people took to the streets and rallied against austerity policies endorsed by the Italian government.

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On May 20, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters for the third straight day. Above, a mock Scud-B North Korean missile and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korean War Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

Mon, 20 May 2013 10:22:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=0cqX9G9d6PdA1Lee Jin-manAPAP Photo

On May 20, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters for the third straight day. Above, a mock Scud-B North Korean missile and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korean War Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=0g3P64V3nGgtL

Floods and heavy rains have battered southern China, displacing millions. Above, a man throws a sandbag to block the floodwater from a petrochemical company in Jinjiang, Fujian province on May 16.

Thu, 16 May 2013 10:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/week-in-pictures-may-20?image_id=0g3P64V3nGgtLSTRINGER/CHINAREUTERSReuters Pictures

Floods and heavy rains have battered southern China, displacing millions. Above, a man throws a sandbag to block the floodwater from a petrochemical company in Jinjiang, Fujian province on May 16.



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