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Our World in Pictures: Week 19 of 2021

The Crescent Observers Society (COS) and Muslim clergy gather for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay on April 12, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. The sighting of the moon marks the month of Ramadan which marks the onset of fasting among Muslims across the world. The moon was not seen so the fast will start on Wednesday. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)

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

The Crescent Observers Society (COS) and Muslim clergy gather for the annual sighting of the moon at Three Anchor Bay on April 12, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)
=Moon watchers observe the moon sighting on May 12, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is reported that the moon was not sighted on Wednesday night. (Photo by Gallo Images/ER Lombard)
Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eidl al-Fitr prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque which mark the end of Ramadan, amid to the coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh 14 May 2021. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM
Friday prayers are observed at the Baitul Futuh Mosque on May 14, 2021 in London, England. Eid Al-Fitr has marked the end of Ramadan, the monthlong dawn-to-dusk fast that concluded yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A man observes Friday prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque on May 14, 2021 in London, England. Eid Al-Fitr has marked the end of Ramadan, the monthlong dawn-to-dusk fast that concluded yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried in a procession during the May International Anniversary ‘Apparition of Our Lady’ at the Fatima Sanctuary in Ourem, Portugal, 13 May 2021. EPA-EFE/PAULO NOVAIS
Protesters light up star-shaped lanterns during anti-government demonstration in downtown of Bangkok on May 10, 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images)
Rockets launched towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip and response from the Israeli missile defense system known as the Iron Dome leave streaks through the sky on May 14, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
People inspect the damage done to Beit Hanoun after a night of Israeli raids on May 14, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of first sergeant Omer Tabib on May 13, 2021 in Elyakim, Israel. Tabib was killed and three other soldiers were wounded when an anti-tank guided missile fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, hitting an army vehicle. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
Relatives of Palestinian Abdul Salam Al-Ghazali, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Al-Sabra neighborhood, central Gaza City, mourn during his funeral on May 12, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. At least three dozen Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed in the cross-border exchange of rockets and aerial bombardment, which followed a series of violent confrontations between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
Palestinian children sleep in a UNRWA school, after violent Israeli raids on the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza on May 14, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
Secondary school students wait to start classes at Juba Diocesan Model Secondary School, on May 10, 2021 in Juba, South Sudan. Classrooms reopened to students after 14-months of COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Andreea Campeanu/Getty Images)
People go shopping at al-Midan souk in Damascus, Syria, 12 May 2021, on the eve of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan. The three-day Eid will fall on 13 May. EPA-EFE/YOUSSEF BADAWI
A group of dancers perform the Morenada dance in the Plaza de San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia, 12 May 2021. Bolivia announced this 12 May the formation of a committee for the safeguarding of dances such as the morenada and the caporales, also preparing demonstrations and festivals to preserve the ‘identity’ of the country’s heritage, before the declaration of the Morenada as Cultural Heritage of Puno in Peru. EPA-EFE/Martin Alipaz
A ‘bailaora’, or flamenco dancer performs ahead of the re-opening of El Corral de la Moreria, a legendary ‘tablao’ or Flamenco Club, in Madrid, Spain, 13 May 2021.  EPA-EFE/Rodrigo Jimenez
Auma Obama and Andrzej Cibis perform on stage during the 10th show of the 14th season of the television competition “Let’s Dance” on May 14, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Hurricane from Serbia with the song ‘Loco Loco’ perform during rehearsals for the Second Semi-Final of the 65th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13 May 2021. EPA-EFE/PATRICK VAN EMST / POOL
Marta Fiedina and Anastasia Savchuk of Ukraine perform during the artistic swimming women’s duet free final of the LEN European Aquatics Championships at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 14 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Tamas Kovacs
Nicolo Ogliari and Isotta Sportelli of Italy perform during the artistic swimming mixed duet free final of the LEN European Aquatics Championships at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 14 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Tamas Kovacs
Rafael Nadal of Spain in action during his men’s singles quarter-final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, 14 May 2021. EPA-EFE/ETTORE FERRARI
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a press conference about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak at Downing Street on May 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Dunham-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Patrons and security guards view a portrait of former U.S. President Donald Trump in the America’s Presidents exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery as the Smithsonian Institution begins to slowly re-open its museums May 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) waits for a hearing to begin with the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information System in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Xavier Artigas of Spain and Leopard Racing crashed out during the MotoGP of France – Practice at on May 14, 2021 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
Japanese skater Taiyo Amano competes at a men’s park skateboarding test event at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, Japan, 14 May 2021. The event was held without spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON
A hot air balloon competition called ‘Grudziadzkie Zawody Balonowe’ is held in Lisie Katy, central-northern Poland, 14 May 2021.  EPA-EFE/Tytus Zmijewski
A hot air balloon competition called ‘Grudziadzkie Zawody Balonowe’ is held in Lisie Katy, central-northern Poland, 14 May 2021.  EPA-EFE/Tytus Zmijewski DM/ ML
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