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Our World in Pictures: Week 18 of 2021

The Giant Panda cub Fan Xing in its enclosure at the Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen, the Netherlands, 01 May 2021. The giant panda cub was born at the zoo one year ago. ANP EPA-EFE/PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW

Here is an incomplete, yet surprising and moving gallery of images of this week’s events around the world.

The Giant Panda cub Fan Xing in its enclosure at the Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen, the Netherlands, 01 May 2021. The giant panda cub was born at the zoo one year ago. ANP EPA-EFE/PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW
A squirrel tries to pull off a string in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 30 April 2021. EPA-EFE/LUKAS BARTH-TUTTAS
A Peacock sits in the sun on a window sill in Warsaw, Poland, 06 May 2021. The bird escaped from the Lazienki Royal Park in Warsaw a day before and moved around the city center of the capital, escaping the Municipal Police officers who were trying to catch it. EPA-EFE/Radek Pietruszka
A young humpback whale stranded by Segerstad Lighthouse on Oeland, outside Sweden’s east coast, is being lifted out of the water to be transported to an incineration facility, 03 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Suvad Mrkonjic/TT
More than 600 surfers participate in a world record attempt paddle out at ‘The Farm’ National Surfing Reserve on the New South Wales south coast, Australia, 01 May 2021. The Killalea National Surfing Reserve Committee will attempt to beat the world record of over 511 participants in a paddle out in protest to the proposed development at this unique and pristine area of the New South Wales south coast. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS
An aerial picture taken with a drone that shows a woman floating in the sea off Copacabana Beach, during sunrise in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 04 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Antonio Lacerda
Aerial view of the Virgen de los Dolores Temple in Zangarro community, Guanajuato state, Mexico, 02 May 2021 (Issued 03 May 2021). Virgen de los Dolores (Our lady of Sorrows) temple, built in 1898, was flooded 40 years ago to build a dam. Heavy drought in the region has exposed its structure again. EPA-EFE/Luis Ramirez
A girl walks amid debris of a house that was destroyed in flash floods in Ziaratjah village of Guzara district, Herat province, Afghanistan, 06 May 2021. EPA-EFE/JALIL REZAYEE
A person watches lava flowing down the Pacaya volcano, in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, 05 May 2021. A lava river created by a new fissure in the cone of the Pacaya volcano put the nearby population on alert.  EPA-EFE/Esteban Biba
A person holding a cross watches lava flowing down the Pacaya volcano, in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, 05 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Esteban Biba
Emergency personnel work to search for accident survivors after a raised subway track collapsed on May 03, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Line 12 accident happened between Olivos and Tezonco Metro stations. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
Aerial view of the works to remove the damaged train after a train overpass collapsed last night killing 23 people on May 04, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. The accident happened between Olivos and Tezonco stations of metro line 12 at 10pm local time. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
A priest who works at a crematorium performs the last rites of a patient who died of COVID-19 amid burning funeral pyres on May 01, 2021 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)
Lindsay Myeni (L), the widow of former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni, who was shot dead by US police forces, attends a memorial service in Empangeni, South Africa, 06 May 2021. EPA-EFE/STR
The procession of the body of late Zulu Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu on May 05, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The queen’s body will head to her home province of KZN in a procession that will start in Gauteng and move through Mpumalanga. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)
A view on the first known Egyptian mummy of a pregnant woman at the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, 07 May 2021. Experts from the Polish Academy of Sciences during their research discovered that the mummy, found in the Royal Tombs of Thebes, is an Ancient Egyptian pregnant woman, the first such discovery in the world. The mummy, which based on the hieroglyphs on the coffin, was long believed that the mummified body belonged to the priest Hor-Jehuti, was brought to Poland in the nineteenth century, and is on display at the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw. EPA-EFE/PAWEL SUPERNAK
A view on the first known Egyptian mummy of a pregnant woman at the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, 07 May 2021. EPA-EFE/PAWEL SUPERNAK
French reenactors dressed as Imperial Guard Grenadiers arrive at Napoleon’s tomb before a ceremony in homage to the French Emperor for the bicentenary of his death under the dome of Saint-Louis Cathedral in the Invalides in Paris, France, 05 May 2021. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
Incubators with some of the newborn nonuplets are pictured at a neonatal station in a hospital in Casablanca, Morocco, 05 May 2021. Mali’s Health Ministry on 05 May 2021 said that a Malian woman had given birth to nine children at a hospital in Morocco. EPA-EFE/JALAL MORCHIDI
A Star Wars fan wearing a mask poses for a photograph during the Star Wars day celebration inside the Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Taiwan, 04 May 2021. Star Wars Day is celebrated annually on 04 May by fans across the world. EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
A visitor looks at pictures of Frida Kahlo on display in the exhibition ‘Ojos que no ven corazón que no siente’ (lit.: Out of sight, out of mind) dedicated to the Mexican artist at the Palazzo delle Arti in Naples, Italy, 03 May 2021. EPA-EFE/CESARE ABBATE
A 25-foot bronze sculpture titled ‘Oracle’ by artist Sanford Biggers is unveiled at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center on May 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
A 19th-century ivory, ceremonial hip mask in honour of Queen Mother Idia and looted by British soldiers from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897 hangs on display in the “Where Is Africa” exhibition at the Linden Museum on May 05, 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. German authorities recently announced that German museums will return their Benin Bronzes to Nigeria beginning next year, the first commitment with a timetable by a government to do so. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)
Monks gather under colorful lanterns as they celebrate the forthcoming birthday of Buddha at Jogyesa Temple on May 06, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
People participate in ‘The Fight of Tigers’, a ritual used to invoke rain, in the Zitlala community, in Guerrero state, Mexico, 05 May 2021. With more than 300 years of tradition, the Fight of Tigers ritual welcomes the rainy season in the Mexican state of Guerrero, and does so with an offering to Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain, to give good harvests, exchanging a drop of blood for a drop of rain. EPA-EFE/David Guzman
The Mexican known as El Campeon performs during a training session in a park called ‘Valle de los mamados’ (Valley of brawny people) in the Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico, 30 April 2021 (Issued 02 May 2021). EPA-EFE/Mario Guzman
Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing walks to the garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional Do Algarve on April 30, 2021 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Marcela Maric of Croatia competes in the Women’s 3m Springboard preliminary round on day three of the FINA Diving World Cup at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
Patrick Hausding and Lars Rudiger of Germany compete in the Men’s 3m Synchro Springboard Preliminary round on day two of the FINA Diving World Cup at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 02, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)
Tao Haopeng competes on the parallel bars during the first round of 2021 China National Gymnastics Championship & Tokyo Olympic Trials on May 5, 2021 in Chengdu, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
A detailed view of referee Robert Jones’ warm-up t-shirt which has writing detailing information about the ‘don’t x the line campaign’, which aims to eliminate and raise awareness for the problems referees face, is seen prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium on April 30, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Visitors walk along the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Photographer: Yan Cong/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photovoltaic modules on an AES Tiete SA solar farm in Guaimbe, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The South Beach complex developed by City Developments Ltd. in Singapore, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Offices and apartment blocks designed to be green are springing up all over the world as architects adapt structures to their natural surroundings. Photographer: Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Atmosphere as the first guests arrive to eat at the newly installed ‘Dining Domes’ on May 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Members of the public participate in a part of a national research programme assessing the risk of the coronavirus disease whilst attending a pilot festival headlined by The Blossoms, without the need to wear a face mask or to social distance in Liverpool, Britain, 02 May 2021. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL

Thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection. DM/ ML

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