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Sri Lankan veterans participate in a Victory Day parade in Matara, about 150kms south of the capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka's government marked the fifth anniversary of its victory in a civil war over ethnic Tamil separatists.



/PACOME PABAMDJI/AFP/Getty Images

People stand around the coffin of late French journalist Camille Lepage during a ceremony in Bangui, Central African Republic. She was killed while embedded with members of the "anti-Balaka" Christian militia earlier in the week.



/AP/Gregory Bull

Houses sit untouched above a canyon ravaged by wildfire in Carlsbad in the US state of California. Several wildfires have raged in San Diego County over the past week.



/HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

Policemen ask people to leave a street near the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese civil society groups called for demonstrations against China following riots earlier in the week sparked by China's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam.



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North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in the capital, Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties.



/AP/Keystone,Peter Klaunzer

Voters cast their ballots in Switzerland on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world's highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs ($24.70) an hour.



/AP/Sergei Chuzavkov

People gather during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of ethnic Tatars from the Crimean peninsula under the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.



/AP/Depo Photos

Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey. Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.



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People stand around the coffin of late French journalist Camille Lepage during a ceremony in Bangui, Central African Republic. She was killed while embedded with members of the "anti-Balaka" Christian militia earlier in the week.

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Houses sit untouched above a canyon ravaged by wildfire in Carlsbad in the US state of California. Several wildfires have raged in San Diego County over the past week.

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Policemen ask people to leave a street near the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese civil society groups called for demonstrations against China following riots earlier in the week sparked by China(***)s deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam.

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North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in the capital, Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties.

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Voters cast their ballots in Switzerland on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world(***)s highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs ($24.70) an hour.

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People gather during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of ethnic Tatars from the Crimean peninsula under the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

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Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey. Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.

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Sri Lankan veterans participate in a Victory Day parade in Matara, about 150 km south of the capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka's government marked the fifth anniversary of the civil war victory over ethnic Tamil separatists while preventing Tamil civilians from publicly remembering their dead.

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Sri Lankan veterans participate in a Victory Day parade in Matara, about 150 km south of the capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka's government marked the fifth anniversary of the civil war victory over ethnic Tamil separatists while preventing Tamil civilians from publicly remembering their dead.

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People stand around the coffin of late French journalist Camille Lepage during a ceremony in Bangui, Central African Republic. She was killed while embedded with members of the "anti-balaka" Christian militia earlier in the week.

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People stand around the coffin of late French journalist Camille Lepage during a ceremony in Bangui, Central African Republic. She was killed while embedded with members of the "anti-balaka" Christian militia earlier in the week.

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Houses sit untouched above a canyon ravaged by wildfire in Carlsbad, Calif. Several wildfires appeared in San Diego County in the past few days.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/a4d009b54b08687e39faff1210573968AP/Gregory Bull

Houses sit untouched above a canyon ravaged by wildfire in Carlsbad, Calif. Several wildfires appeared in San Diego County in the past few days.

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Policemen ask people to leave a street near to the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese civil society groups called for fresh demonstrations against China, following riots earlier in the week because of China's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/d60be7913d5f64a3106076fb1192d5b8HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

Policemen ask people to leave a street near to the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese civil society groups called for fresh demonstrations against China, following riots earlier in the week because of China's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters.

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North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of the apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/e3aaeb16e68c483ab3c5419113e3bd1c

North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of the apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties.

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Voters cast their ballots in Switzerland on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world's highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs (US $24.70) an hour.

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Voters cast their ballots in Switzerland on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world's highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs (US $24.70) an hour.

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People gather during a mourning rally dedicated to the 70-year anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean peoples from the peninsula in Kiev, Ukraine.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/d669a79090db0b7021300bcc0b1490ceAP/Sergei Chuzavkov

People gather during a mourning rally dedicated to the 70-year anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean peoples from the peninsula in Kiev, Ukraine.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/24482a6e2634ab454739f452ba258a7f

Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Week_in_pictures_May_18/slideshow/no-caption/24482a6e2634ab454739f452ba258a7fAP/Depo Photos

Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.



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