Pictures of the week 6 to 12 May 2017: Seven days of the world's best photojournalism

A selection of photographs, covering a variety of topics from current events to animals, weather and travel.

12 May 2017: One-day-old baby giraffe Gus looks at the camera at Noah's Ark farm in Bristol, EnglandMatt Cardy/Getty Images
12 May 2017: One-day-old giraffe calf Gus stands with his mother Genny at Noah's Ark farm in Bristol. New arrival Gus joins brothers George, 4 and Geoffrey, 2Matt Cardy/Getty Images
10 May 2017: A baby Sumatran elephant plays with a mahout from the Trumon Conservation Response Unit at the Leuser Ecosystem wildlife reservation area in south Aceh district, IndonesiaChaideer Mahyuddin/AFP
11 May 2017: Baby elephant Neha opens her mouth for a keeper to check at Singapore's Night SafariRoslan Rahman/AFP
11 May 2017: Visitors walk in an underwater glass tunnel in AquaRio,Rio de Janeiro's new aquariumMario Tama/Getty Images
10 May 2017: A dolphin dives at the Marineland Zoo in Antibes, FranceEric Gaillard/Reuters
12 May 2017: A boy looks at a whale-shaped art installation made of plastic and trash by environmental activist group Greenpeace Philippines, lying along the shore in Naic, Cavite, in the PhilippinesErik De Castro/Reuters
10 May 2017: The Pink Floyd inflatable pig floats next to Broadcasting House in London to promote their new exhibition at the V&A museumNeil Hall/Reuters
8 May 2017: Lola the dog, dressed as a lion, sits at Syon Park in London as the British and Irish Lions rugby team prepare for a photoPaul Childs/Reuters
11 May 2017: Fabio Barone and his Ferrari 458 Italia compete against a Roman chariot drawn by two horses on the Ben Hur movie set at Cinecitta World amusement park near RomeAndreas Solaro/AFP
9 May 2017: Alicia Fox and Sasha Bank battle during the WWE show at Zenith Arena in Lille, northern FrancePhilippe Huguen/AFP
9 May 2017: Alexa Bliss and Bayley battle during the WWE show at Zenith Arena in Lille, northern FrancePhilippe Huguen/AFP
12 May 2017: Frankie Gavin and Renald Garrido weigh in for their fight at Rotunda Square in BirminghamPeter Cziborra/Reuters
6 May 2017: Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring a goal during their French L1 football match against Bastia at the Parc des Princes stadium in ParisFranck Fife/AFP
8 May 2017: Reza Parastesh, an Iranian Lionel Messi lookalike, poses for a picture on a street in TehranAtta Kenare/AFP
10 May 2017: Colombia's Atletico Nacional players celebrate with the trophy after beating Chapecoense to win the 2017 Recopa Sudamericana at Atanasio Girardot stadium, in Medellin, Antioquia department, ColombiaLuis Acosta/AFP
9 May 2017: Helio Neto, survivor of the Chepecoense air crash in Colombia last November, arrives with relatives at the spot of the accidentJoaquin Sarmineto/AFP
10 May 2017: Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann scores their second goal against Real Madrid from the penalty spotJuan Medina/Reuters
10 May 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a gala ice hockey match at the Shayba Olympic Arena in SochiYuri Kochetkov/AFP
11 may 2017: A shy young boy reacts after he handed a bouquet of flowers to Kate Middleton in LuxembourgToby Melville/Reuters
9 May 2017: Prime Minister Theresa May visits a door manufacturer in LeedsPhil Noble/Reuters
9 May 2017: A protester holding a European Union flag walks past an effigy of British Prime Minister Theresa May outside BBC's Broadcasting House as May and her husband Philip May give a joint interview on the One ShowJack Taylor/Getty Images
9 May 2017: A member of staff poses in front of a replica of the The Division Bell metal heads during a photocall at the the Pink Floyd exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert Museum in LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/AFP
7 May 2017: A young girl looks at artwork attributed to street artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the European Union, seen on a wall in the ferry port of DoverHannah McKay/Reuters
12 May 2017: Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller speaks to the audience during a debate at Westminster Central Hall in LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
11 May 2017: BBC cameraman Giles Wooltorton is wheeled into an ambulance after his foot was injured by a car carrying Jeremy CorbynNeil Hall/Reuters
11 May 2017: Jeremy Corbyn looks around after vehicle hit BBC cameraman Giles Wooltorton at Savoy Place in LondonNeil P. Mockford/Getty Images
9 May 2017: Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, reacts as he gets on a bus after a campaign event in LeedsPhil Noble/Reuters
10 May 2017: Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, poses for selfies at a campaign event in LeedsPhil Noble/Reuters
10 May 2017: Newly elected president Emmanuel Macron poses for pictures with supporters at the Jardins du Luxembourg in ParisEric Feferberg/AFP
5 May 2017: Lipstick marks adorn a campaign poster for Emmanuel Macron, French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movementJoel Saget/AFP
11 May 2017: President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker kisses former President of Romania Traian Basescu on the forhead, as he arrives at the Romanian Parliament in BucharestDaniel Mihailescu/AFP
9 May 2017: South Chungcheong governor An Hee-jung kisses South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in at Gwanghwamun Square in SeoulKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
11 May 2017: A mural signed by TV Boy and depicting Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump kissing, is seen on a wall in RomeTony Gentile/Reuters
10 May 2017: A gust of wind lifts the mantilla of Pope Francis as he addresses the crowd during a weekly general audience in St Peter's square in the VaticanTiziana Fabi/AFP
12 May 2017: Pilgrims pray before Pope Francis's arrival at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in PortugalPedro Nunes/Reuters
7 May 2017: Russian Mi-8 and Mi-26 helicopters fly over Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in MoscowKirill Kudryavtsev/AFP
7 May 2017: Russian servicemen cast shadows on paving stones at Red Square as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in MoscowKirill Kudryavtsev/AFP
7 May 2017: Opposition activists and members of the Venezuelan National Orchestra hold a demonstration against recent deaths of young people in opposition protests in CaracasJuan Barreto/AFP
10 May 2017: Security forces clash with demonstrators during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, VenezuelaCarlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters
8 May 2017: Opposition activists and riot police clash during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in CaracasFederico Parra/AFP
8 May 2017: A protester clashes with riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, VenezuelaCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
10 May 2017: A protester is surrounded by clouds of tear gas in CaracasCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
6 May 2017: An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter flies in front of a wall of fire during the South Carolina National Guard Air and Ground Expo at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South CarolinaJorge Intriago/Courtesy Air National Guard/Reuters
9 May 2017: A Thai marine fixes his sniper camouflage as he takes part during an annual live-fire exercise in a military base in Chanthaburi province, ThailandAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
11 May 2017: A model poses with the Apollo Blue and Artemis Pink diamonds, which will go on auction in Geneva on 16 May. The 15.54 carat Apollo Blue is estimated to fetch £30-40 million, while the 16 carat Artemis Pink could fetch up to £14mFabrice Coffrini/AFP
9 May 2017: A Russian-Israeli World War II veteran wearing medals attends a march in Jerusalem to mark Victory DayMenahem Kahana/AFP
7 May 2017: Former talk show host and comedian David Letterman arrives for the 2017 Profile in Courage Award ceremony, being given to former US President Barack Obama, at the John F Kennedy Library in Boston, MassachusettsBrian Snyder/Reuters
Italy's Francesco Gabbani performs during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 Dress rehearsal 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, UkraineGleb Garanich/Reuters
9 May 2017: Montenegro's Slavko Kalezic performs during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, UkraineGleb Garanich/Reuters
11 May 2017: A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of RamallahMohamad Torokman/Reuters
11 May 2017: A boy carrying a white flag flees his home as Iraqi forces advance in the northwestern al-Haramat neighbourhood of Mosul during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from IsisFadel Senna/AFP
10 May 2017: A child who fled from Isis looks on in a camp for displaced near the town of al-Karamah, 26kms from Raqqa, SyriaDelil Souleiman/AFP
6 May 2017: A displaced Iraqi on a boat crossing the Tigris River holds the body of his wife, who was killed during the fighting in MosulSuhaib Salem/Reuters
7 May 2017: An aerial view of flooded streets in Guangzhou's Zengcheng District, southern China's Guangdong provinceAFP
8 May 2017: An overhead view showing the flooded residential neighbourhood of Ile Mercier, Quebec, CanadaChristinne Muschi/Reuters
11 May 2017: A rainbow arcs over the roofs of the city of Tours, FranceGuillaume Souvant/AFP
8 May 2017: Hunter Anderson, a meteorology student at St Cloud State University, monitors a supercell thunderstorm in Elbert County outside Limon, Colorado. Scientists and meteorologists are trying to learn more about tornado formation and predictionDrew Angerer/Getty Images
10 May 2017: A youth dives into a swimming pool on a hot day in Chennai, IndiaArun Sankar/AFP
7 May 2017: Tyler Posey slides on the red carpet at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, following a hailstorm in Los AngelesDanny Moloshok/Reuters

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