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Our World in Pictures: Week 21 of 2021

Maverick Life


Our World in Pictures: Week 21 of 2021

Simone Biles warms up on the beam prior to the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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

Simone Biles competes on the beam during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Marcus Mepstead of Great Britain poses for a photo to mark the official announcement of the fencing team selected to Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on May 19, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images for British Olympic Association)
Jazzart Dance Theatre presents Changing Tides Theatre Production at the Artscape on May 27, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. The works look at the cultural and global shifts and changes that are occurring during this time of pandemic and will focus on celebrating the resilience and togetherness of artists. (Photo by Gallo Images/ER Lombard)
An actress pushes props with her feet before the outdoor premiere performance of “Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen” at the Deutsches Theater during the coronavirus pandemic on May 22, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A Buddhist monk walks toward the Dhammakaya cetiya, while preparing 180,000 candles, arranged in the images of the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of Gauttama Buddha, during Vesak Day celebration at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist temple on the outskirt of Bangkok on May 26, 2021 in Pathum Thani, Thailand. (Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images)
Artwork by Patricia Piccinini is seen in one of the rooms at Flinder Street Station on May 26, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Australian artist Patricia Piccinini has taken over the entirety of the Flinders Street Station Ballroom as well as 15 other rooms to create a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience as part of Melbourne’s new cultural art event RISING. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Artwork by Patricia Piccinini is seen in one of the rooms at Flinder Street Station on May 26, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Palestinian children hold candles during a rally amid the ruins of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes, in Beit Lahia Northern Gaza Strip on May 25, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
Locals wade through a flooded area as Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in Digha, near the Bay of Bengal, south of Kolkata, India, 26 May 2021.  EPA-EFE/PIYAL ADHIKARY
Students from Colegio Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente attend their graduation ceremony on Los Nietos beach in the Mar Menor, where they have been developing their classes during the pandemic, on May 26, 2021 in Cartagena, Spain. (Photo by Alfonso Duran/Getty Images)
Substitute judge Daan Glass inspects the reconstruction of the MH17 wreckage, as part of the murder trial ahead of the beginning of a critical stage, on May 26, 2021 in Reijen, Netherlands. (Photo by Piroschka van de Wouw – Pool/Getty Images)
Operating room nurses lie down in the street as they strike to protest the “contempt” shown to them in an overhaul of France’s healthcare system, the “Ségur de la santé”, as they call for salary increases that more fairly reflect their specialist training, outside the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on May 25, 2021, in Paris, France. (Photo by Sam Tarling/Getty Images)
COVID-19 vaccine at the Nokuthela Ngwenya Community Health Centre on May 26, 2021 in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)
Two women sit on the roof of Cup Foods and listen to the music performed at George Floyd’s Square as hundreds gather at 38th Street and Chicago Ave., the site where Floyd was killed in 2020, during the commemoration of the anniversary of Floyd’s death, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 25 May 2021. EPA-EFE/CRAIG LASSIG
Attendees gather during a campaign rally with Pedro Castillo, presidential candidate for the Peru Libre party, in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Photographer: Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Members of the media stand at the site of the future House of One interfaith house of worship at the ceremony to lay the building’s foundation stone on May 27, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Light projections are seen on the architecture as Battersea Power Station celebrates handing over the keys to the Grade II listed building’s first residents this week with an exciting projection show, performances from the London Symphony Orchestra and Battersea Power Station at Battersea Power station on May 24, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Battersea Power Station Development Company)
Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain talks with his coach Carlos Moya (R) of Spain during a practice session ahead of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2021. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT
Maria Than of Columbia, Maryland, samples some grilled cicadas during Cicadafest at Dr. Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden on May 22, 2021 in Crofton, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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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