From bombings and fatal attacks to incredible weather and celebrations of life, here are some of the most eye-catching pictures from the past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on June 1, 2018, at 5:13 p.m. ET
Kim Kardashian West poses for a portrait with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on May 30 following a meeting on prison reform and possible clemency for Alice Johnson.
A man posts a sign at a Starbucks coffee shop May 29 in Philadelphia. Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores nationwide Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training.
Head of the Ukrainian State Security service Vasily Gritsak (left), Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko attend a news briefing in Kiev on May 30, after revealing that Babchenko's "murder" was a hoax to thwart an assassination attempt on his life.
A police officer stands guard at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, May 29. A shooter killed three people, including two police officers, before being killed by responding authorities.
Police try to calm a man at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, May 29.
Karen Kelly, wife of White House chief of staff John Kelly, kisses the headstone of her son, Marine Lt. Robert Kelly, at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Virginia.
Josh Holt is draped in an American flag by his grandmother, Linda Holt, upon returning to Salt Lake City on May 28. He was freed this weekend after being held in a Venezuelan jail for nearly two years.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Mamoudou Gassama, 22, from Mali, at the Élysée Palace in Paris on May 28. Gassama was honored by Macron for scaling an apartment building to save a 4-year-old child dangling from a fifth-floor balcony.
Migrants sit by their tents at a makeshift camp along the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, May 25.
A man carries a wounded child out of a building after a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on May 26.
Demonstrators stand behind a barricade during clashes with riot police during a protest against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua, May 30.
On May 28, 4,500 pairs of shoes were installed in front of the EU Council in Brussels, representing every person killed in Israel since 2008.
Wild horses are herded in Dülmen, Germany, May 26.
Pablitos descend a mountain after a ceremony during the annual Qoyllur Rit'i, or "Snow and Star," festival May 29 in Ocongate, Peru.
Lightning illuminates the skies over central London during a storm on May 27.
Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure advances up a residential street in Leilani Estates on Hawaii's Big Island on May 27.
A gallery employee poses with an art piece titled "Mon grand récit: Weep into stones," by Lee Bul, at the Hayward Gallery on May 29 in London.
A man has a tattoo applied during the Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace on May 27 in London.
Supporters gather at Dublin Castle on May 26 for the Irish referendum results on the Eighth Amendment concerning the country's abortion laws.
Ivanka Trump throws a football during the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House on May 30.
Karthik Nemmani, 14, from McKinney, Texas, wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on May 31. At right is runner-up Naysa Modi, 12, from Frisco, Texas.
Graduates toss their caps during a graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium of the US Naval Academy on May 25 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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