From Alabama's near-total ban on abortions to the ever-growing field of Democratic presidential candidates, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on May 17, 2019, at 5:04 p.m. ET
Abortion rights advocates protest as the Alabama Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States, in front of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, May 14.
A graduate wears a "Make America Great Again" hat amid a sea of mortarboards before the start of commencement exercises at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 11.
Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, speaks to the media during a break at the NYPD disciplinary trial of police officer Daniel Pantaleo in relation to Garner's death, at 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan, May 13.
José, 27, with his son José Daniel, 6, is searched by Frank Pino, a US Customs and Border Protection agent, May 16 in El Paso, Texas. The father and son spent a month trekking across Mexico from Guatemala.
"IAAF Firefighters for Biden" listen as Joe Biden, a Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate and former vice president, speaks during a campaign stop in Hampton, New Hampshire, May 13.
Protesters gather as Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a Green New Deal rally at Trump Tower in New York City, May 13.
Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, (left) talks with Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron, the parents of Ethiopian Air crash victim Samya Stumo, before a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 Max airplane in Washington, DC, May 15.
An Iranian protester pretends to punch a man wearing a mask depicting President Donald Trump during an anti-US protest in Tehran, May 10.
Veteran Bryan Woolnough, 96, prepares to lay a wreath at the Battle of Monte Cassino memorial during a commemorative ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the "Forgotten Campaign" at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Stafford, England, May 11.
Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his goal during an ice hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, May 10.
Members of the activist group Extinction Rebellion spill fake blood on the steps of the Trocadéro in Paris, during a demonstration to call attention to the decline of biodiversity, May 12.
Flames are seen behind a police formation during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, May 11.
A man flutters a Palestinian flag next to a burnt bus during a protest organized by the National Students Union in Rio de Janeiro, May 15.
Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus in Butembo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 16.
Elizabeth, a South Sudanese refugee, poses inside a refugee transition camp in Aru for South Sudanese people who have just arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 12.
An Indonesian woman prepares meals for Muslims breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta, May 11.
A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over a section of the Israeli barrier as he tries to make his way to attend the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 10.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, plays with a patient as he visits the Oxford Children's Hospital in southern England, May 14.
Arelys Pulido holds her 2-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth certificate in Cúcuta, Colombia, May 2.
Double amputee dog Cora Rose balances on her hind legs to watch Zach Skow repairing her cart on a street in Washington, DC, May 15. Cora Rose serves in a prisoner therapy program founded by Skow called "Pawsitive Change" in California.
Bill Murray poses on the red carpet of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 15.
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during a light show to celebrate its 130th anniversary in Paris, May 15.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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