The week in pictures
Maclean's photo department curates the 15 most fascinating pictures of the last seven days
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Displaced Iraqi children fly kites, made from plastic bags, at the Hammam al-Alil camp for internally displaced people south of Mosul on May 26, 2017, as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters.
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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery during "Flags In" in preparation for Memorial Day May 25, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Lion tamer Alexander Lacey gave an emotional speech to the crowd and thanked them for their support after he finished his lion and tiger act. He then had a quiet moment with his favorite lion. --After a 146 year run, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ended with the show at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, May 21st.
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Opposition demonstrators set an alleged thief on fire during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 20, 2017. According to the Venezuelan Interior and Justice Ministry the victim, Orlando Figuera, 21, who was set on fire accused of being a chavist or a thief, remains at hospital with first and second degree burns in 80% of his body and several stab wounds.
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A Filipino boy empties a cup of powder by blowing through a straw during community games to mark the feast day of Saint Rita de Cascia in Paranaque City, south of Manila, Philippines, 21 May 2017. Filipino Catholics mark feast days of patron saints with processions, performances and games for children as a symbol of faith in their Catholic religion and gratitude for good fortune.
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Soldiers attend a service with Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to mark the Centenary of the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral, London, May 24, 2017.
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A Muslim man named Sadiq Patel comforts a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black next to floral tributes in Albert Square in Manchester, Britain May 24, 2017.
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A monkey leaps into a pond on a hot day in Allahabad on May 19, 2017. According to local reports temperatures have soared in the northern Indian city to 47.28 Celsius.
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U.S. Naval Academy graduates throw their hats into the air in celebration at the end of the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 26, 2017.
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An excavator wrecks a building as part of an urban transformation project in Sur neighborhood in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, May 23, 2017.
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Supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017.
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Doctors wrap a child's burnt skin with sterilised tilapia fish skin at Dr. Jose Frota Institute in the northeastern costal city of Fortaleza, Brazil, May 3, 2017.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony for the Baku 2017 - 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at Olympic Stadium on May 22, 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia May 23, 2017.
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William Nylander and goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden celebrate the victory on May, 21, 2017 in Cologne, Germany for the 2017 IIHF World Championship - Gold medal game - Canada v Sweden .