This Week in Pictures: May 28-June 3

  • Actors perform during the sound and light show “From flames to the light” on May 28, 2016 in Haudainville, eastern France. The show presents a scenic re-enactment of the Battle of Verdun. 
  • Models of the “Altyr” fashion theatre, dressed in Khakas national costumes, get over a wooden fence during a photo session, as a part of the rehearsal for the Tun-Pairam traditional holiday (The Holiday of the First Milk) celebration near Abakan in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, May 28, 2016. 
  • Serena Williams, of the U.S., stretches to return in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France’s Kristina Mladenovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, May 28, 2016. 
  • Fans try to catch a foul ball hit by Kansas City Royals’ Whit Merrifield during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, May 28, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Vivien Gurgein stands in the Eisenhower Memorial Park during a military demonstration on May 28, 2016. Her son, David “Bull” Gurfein is a retired Marine and currently campaigning for office in the U.S. Congress. 
  • Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs in Times Square, New York City on May 28, 2016. 
  • Passenger ferries and other maritime vessels are seen in a spot of light from a break in storm clouds over the waters of Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong on May 28, 2016, as an amber rainstorm warning was issued over the territory. 
  • A policeman sprays capsicum spray at a protester during clashes in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg, Australia, May 28, 2016. 
  • A fighter from the Iraqi Shi’ite Badr Organization looks at a poster of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on the outskirts of Falluja, Iraq, May 28, 2016. 
  • Spectators watch the Breitling Jet Team perform over Jones Beach during the 13th Annual Bethpage Air Show, May 28, 2016, at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, N.Y. 
  • Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers kisses his bride Lorraine Heist during the annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run, May 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. Each year Chambers stands on the route at attention to salute the passing bikers. 
  •  Real Madrid supporters celebrate at Cibeles square after winning the UEFA Champions League, May 29, 2016.
  • Firefighters work in a burned residential building housing elderly people after a fire broke out, in the village Litochky near Kiev, Ukraine, May 29, 2016. 
  • One of the 45 bodies of migrants that were recovered by the Italian military ship Vega during its search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean sea, is being disembarked at the harbor of Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, May 29, 2016. 
  • People wave Turkish national flags as the Turkish President speaks during a rally to mark the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Turks on May 29, 2016 in Istanbul. 
  • Syrian refugee sisters play near their family’s tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, May 29, 2016. 
  • Participants run through Elevado do Joa during the Rio de Janeiro Marathon, on May 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • A vendor carries balloons as he walks on a street covered with grass during the Corpus Christi celebrations in El Gastor, southern Spain, May 29, 2016. El Gastor celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi by covering streets and houses with branches of trees and grass. 
  • Underprivileged and specially abled couples take part in a mass wedding where 51 couple got married in Mumbai, India, May 29, 2016.  
  • A member of the Iraqi security forces fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq, May 29, 2016.
  • Fans cheer as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry yells after the Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., May 30, 2016. The Warriors won 96-88. 
  • An Iraqi security vehicle is pictured through a shattered windshield of a vehicle damaged at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad’s northern Shaab Shi’ite district, Iraq, May 30, 2016. 
  • Students learn to perform a dragon dance under the instruction of a local artist at a playground in Chongqing, China, May 30, 2016. 
  • Starting pitcher Tyler Wilson, #63 of the Baltimore Orioles, and teammates stand with members of the U.S. Armed Forces before playing against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 30, 2016 in Baltimore, Md. 
  • An Afghan student reads a book in the courtyard of Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, May 30, 2016. 
  • A Syrian man, Ahmed, sits next to his daughter Reem, who is suffering disabilities due to injuries sustained in government shelling, at their home in Daraa, Syria, May 30, 2016. 
  • Shepherd Mikhail, 58, makes cheese from sheep and goat milk near the urban-type settlement Mizhhirya, western Ukraine, not far from the border with Romania, May 30, 2016. 
  • Christian Jacobs, 5, of Hertford, N.C., rests his head on his mother, Brittany, at the headstone of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, on Memorial Day in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2016.
  • A child holds a toy inside a damaged house following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters after curfew on May 30, 2016, in the majority Kurdish city town of Yuksekova, southeastern Turkey. 
  • A commemorative service takes place on the HMS Caroline, the last surviving ship from the 1916 Battle of Jutland, on May 31, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The ship reopened to the public on Wednesday, after a major restoration project. 
  • A ballet dancer as ‘Young Senta’ performs during the open-air premiere of Richard Wagner’s ‘Der fliegende Hollaender’ (The Flying Dutchman) at the amphitheater of the Halde Haniel in Bottrop, Germany, May 31, 2016. 
  • A soldier surrounded by smoke and dust sits on top of a Belarus army self-propelled artillery tank as it heads to the rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, May 31, 2016. The parade will take place on July 3. 
  • A man crosses the medieval Charles Bridge during a storm in Prague, Czech Republic, May 31, 2016. Prague as well as other European cities was hit by heavy thunderstorm on Tuesday. 
  • A man sleeps amidst rubbish under a bridge in Paranaque city, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 31, 2016. 
  • The child of a farmer sleeps in a hammock under the shade of a tree in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 31, 2016. 
  • Confetti rains on presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori and her supporters during a campaign rally in the Ventanilla neighborhood, of Lima, Peru, May 31, 2016. 
  • Indian police arrest activists from the Social Unity Centre of India (SUCI) organization as they block a road during a protest against a gang rape in Kolkata on May 31, 2016. A woman was kidnapped and gang-raped by at least four men on May 29. 
  • Demonstrators chant slogans on May 31, 2016 in Istanbul, on the third anniversary of the start of the Gezi Park protests. 
  • Iraqi pro-government forces fire their weapons on a front line in the Albu Huwa area, south of Fallujah near the Euphrates river, on May 31, 2016, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group. 
  • David Henrique Ferreira, 9-months-old, who was born with microcephaly, is tested for new glasses as his mother Mylene sits by on May 31, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. 
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps on stage with singer Jon Bon Jovi (L) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) at a rally on June 1, 2016 in Newark, N.J. 
  • U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at South Bend International Airport, June 1, 2016 in South Bend, Ind. 
  • A man photographs the river Seine in Paris, June 1, 2016. The Seine River has overflowed embankments in Paris as floods hit or threaten cities and towns around France. 
  • A youth rides a horse at Pantai Cahaya Bulan beach on the outskirts of Kota Bharu, peninsular Malaysia’s northeastern Kelantan state, on June 1, 2016. 
  • A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires his weapon on a front line in the Albu Huwa area, south of Fallujah near the Euphrates river, on June 1, 2016, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group. 
  • A victim is carried away from the scene of a terror attack at the Ambassador Hotel, after a car bomb exploded on June 1, 2016 at a top Mogadishu hotel that houses several MPs, killing several people, and followed by a gun battle. 
  • A Nepalese official of the Central Zoo carries a leopard out of a house after it was captured at Kuleshwor in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 1, 2016. 
  • Artists perform during the opening show directed by german director Volker Hesse, on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel, the longest tunnel in the world, at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, June 1, 2016. 
  • A man wearing a Darth Vader mask holds smoke flares during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labor law reforms, on June 2, 2016 in Marseille, southern France. 
  • The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) spreads smoke with the colors of the Italian flag over the city of Rome on June 2, 2016 as part of the Republic Day ceremony. 
  • A woman is egged by anti-Trump protesters while leaving Donald Trump’s campaign rally in San Jose, Calif., June 2, 2016. 
  • A woman walks past a wall of mock-up mobile phones displayed outside an electronics store in downtown Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2016. The store owner started this display with a few thousands of cellphones ten years ago. 
  • Iraqi firefighters try to stop the fire of burning oil wells in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, June 2, 2016. Two Khabbaz oil field wells in Kirkuk Province, northern Iraq, exploded by suspected insurgents, a security official said. 
  • Indian firefighters extinguish a fire in a commercial and residential building in Mumbai, India, June 2, 2016. No causalities were reported and the cause of fire was not known immediately. 
  • A worker repairs a ship at a dry dockyard in Mumbai, India, June 2, 2016. 
  • A woman adjusts her headscarf during a cultural and environmental themed parade in Bali, Indonesia, June 2, 2016. 
  • A man holds a flare at a demonstration of labor union members on strike against the French government and labor law reforms in Paris, June 2, 2016. 
  • An accused in connection with a riot in Gujarat in 2002, hugs his son before entering the court for the ruling in Ahmedabad, India, June 2, 2016. 
  • A candlelight vigil is held for professor William Klug at the University of California, Los Angeles, June 2, 2016. A former UCLA graduate student killed a woman in Minnesota before fatally shooting a young professor on Wednesday. 
  • Palestinian boy Mohamad al-Sheikh, 12, who is nicknamed ‘Spiderman’ and hopes to break Guinness world records with his bizarre feats of contortion, demonstrates acrobatics skills in Gaza City, June 2, 2016. 
  • Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, welcomes his French counterpart Manuel Valls before their talks at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, June 3, 2016. Greek officials hope French companies will show interest in the country’s massive privatization drive. 
  • A man looks out from the window of a house in the city centre of Simbach am Inn, Germany, June 3, 2016. At least six people are reported to have died in the Lower Bavarian region as a result of flooding. 
  • A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws a stone at Indian policemen during a protest against the Indian Kashmir government’s plan to set up satellite townships for a displaced Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) and Sainik (Indian troopers) colony in the downtown area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, June 3, 2016. 
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Warrior Drill Team perform thrilling rifle movements in ‘Drill 2 Thrill’ different formations after the passing out parade in Bangalore, India, June 3, 2016. Around 118 officers, including 45 women, completed the 74 week training course.
  • Netherlands’ Kiki Bertens looks at the sky after missing a return in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2016. 



It was a patriotic week worldwide, with military celebrations, demonstrations and battle reenactments starting on Memorial Day in the United States and continuing across Europe. But the week was equally temperamental, with labor reform protests continuing throughout France and clashes between demonstrators and police in Australia.

In Istanbul, citizens simultaneously celebrated the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Turks and protested on the third anniversary of the start of the Gezi Park upheaval.

Iraqi pro-government security forces have brought fierce fighting to the Islamic State’s front, near Fallujah, while an al-Shabab attack on the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least 10, including two MPs, and wounded another 50 people.

In the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump rallied with bikers at the annual Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run, and Jon Bon Jovi joined Hillary Clinton in New Jersey.

Real Madrid fans spilled onto Spanish streets after the soccer team won the UEFA Champions League, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 96-88, in Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.