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Here are the most incredible and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

Posted on May 18, 2018, at 4:32 p.m. ET

St. George's Chapel Choir rehearses before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, Britain, on May 14.
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St. George's Chapel Choir rehearses before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, Britain, on May 14.

Two fans sit outside Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in Windsor, England, on May 16.
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Two fans sit outside Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in Windsor, England, on May 16.

People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on May 13.
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Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on May 13.

A view of Jupiter's moon Europa created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s, obtained by Reuters on May 14.
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A view of Jupiter's moon Europa created from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s, obtained by Reuters on May 14.

From left to right: NASA astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst attend a qualification training session for the upcoming mission to the International Space Station, in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia, on May 11.
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From left to right: NASA astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst attend a qualification training session for the upcoming mission to the International Space Station, in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia, on May 11.

An aerial view of a newly built mosque complex that was built over 125,000 square meters in Ankara, Turkey, on May 12.
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An aerial view of a newly built mosque complex that was built over 125,000 square meters in Ankara, Turkey, on May 12.

Bangladeshi Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 18.
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Bangladeshi Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 18.

Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the US embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new embassy on May 14.
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Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the US embassy in Jerusalem, during the dedication ceremony of the new embassy on May 14.

Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel–Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14.
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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel–Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14.

The mother of 8-month-old Leila Anwar Ghandoor, who died in the hospital on Tuesday morning from tear gas inhalation, looks at her daughter as she is prepared for burial on May 15, in Gaza City, Gaza. Anwar was with a relative during the violence at the Gaza–Israel border when tear gas canisters were fired at crowds.
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The mother of 8-month-old Leila Anwar Ghandoor, who died in the hospital on Tuesday morning from tear gas inhalation, looks at her daughter as she is prepared for burial on May 15, in Gaza City, Gaza. Anwar was with a relative during the violence at the Gaza–Israel border when tear gas canisters were fired at crowds.

Lebanese actor Manal Issa, from the film "My Favorite Fabric," holds a sign that reads "Stop the Attack on Gaza" at the premiere of the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, France, on May 15.
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Lebanese actor Manal Issa, from the film "My Favorite Fabric," holds a sign that reads "Stop the Attack on Gaza" at the premiere of the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, France, on May 15.

Family members of people killed by an armed group react during their mass burial on May 15, at Ruhagarika village, Burundi, at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 24 people were killed. The attack came as tensions rise days ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17, which could allow Burundi's president to stay in power for 16 more years.
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Family members of people killed by an armed group react during their mass burial on May 15, at Ruhagarika village, Burundi, at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 24 people were killed. The attack came as tensions rise days ahead of a constitutional referendum on May 17, which could allow Burundi's president to stay in power for 16 more years.

Law enforcement officers respond at Santa Fe High School following a shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18.
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Law enforcement officers respond at Santa Fe High School following a shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18.

Investigators and rescuers worker at the scene of an accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed during take off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18.
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Investigators and rescuers worker at the scene of an accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed during take off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18.

A blood trail of the assailant of a knife attack that left at least two dead including the assailant, in central Paris on May 13.
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A blood trail of the assailant of a knife attack that left at least two dead including the assailant, in central Paris on May 13.

A woman, with the message "Fire to the patriarchy, morals, and the state" written in Spanish on her back, confronts a police water cannon during a feminist march in Santiago, Chile, on May 16.
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A woman, with the message "Fire to the patriarchy, morals, and the state" written in Spanish on her back, confronts a police water cannon during a feminist march in Santiago, Chile, on May 16.

A man shows his ink-stained finger after voting during elections for more than 42,000 village leaders nationwide in Pasig, Philippines, on May 14.
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A man shows his ink-stained finger after voting during elections for more than 42,000 village leaders nationwide in Pasig, Philippines, on May 14.

Masked penitents hold their crosses during spring "Romeria Cruceros de Arce," while they walk through the Pyrenees village of Villanueva de Arce, Spain, on May 13. Every year on the second Sunday in spring, people with crosses march from their small Pyrenees towns to Roncesvalles Church in tribute of the Virgin.
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Masked penitents hold their crosses during spring "Romeria Cruceros de Arce," while they walk through the Pyrenees village of Villanueva de Arce, Spain, on May 13. Every year on the second Sunday in spring, people with crosses march from their small Pyrenees towns to Roncesvalles Church in tribute of the Virgin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin drives a truck to officially open the much-anticipated bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula, during the opening ceremony in Kerch, Crimea, on May 15.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin drives a truck to officially open the much-anticipated bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula, during the opening ceremony in Kerch, Crimea, on May 15.

A woman reacts as her friends kiss, following a "kiss-a-thon" to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, in Mexico City on May 17.
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A woman reacts as her friends kiss, following a "kiss-a-thon" to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, in Mexico City on May 17.

128-year-old Koka Istambulova sits for a portrait at her house in the village of Bratskoye, Chechen Republic, on May 16. Istambulova, born in 1889, is Russia's oldest person.
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128-year-old Koka Istambulova sits for a portrait at her house in the village of Bratskoye, Chechen Republic, on May 16. Istambulova, born in 1889, is Russia's oldest person.

Wing Commander John Butcher (left), commanding officer of 617 Squadron, stands with Britain's last surviving "Dambuster," Squadron Leader George "Johnny" Johnson, during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, at RAF Coningsby on May 16, in Coningsby, England. The Dambusters raid was an attack on German dams in 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, using an innovative "bouncing bomb," which skimmed the surface of the reservoir before hitting the dam wall and exploding.
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Wing Commander John Butcher (left), commanding officer of 617 Squadron, stands with Britain's last surviving "Dambuster," Squadron Leader George "Johnny" Johnson, during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, at RAF Coningsby on May 16, in Coningsby, England. The Dambusters raid was an attack on German dams in 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, using an innovative "bouncing bomb," which skimmed the surface of the reservoir before hitting the dam wall and exploding.

A dog takes a nap before the rehearsal of the carriage procession for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 17, in Windsor, England.
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A dog takes a nap before the rehearsal of the carriage procession for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 17, in Windsor, England.


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