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Sailing boats are floating near the banks of Lake Starnberg, that is covered with a layer of pollen in Starnberg, southern Germany, Friday, May 8, 2015. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
An elderly woman passes by a wall engraved with the names of the Soviet Union Heroes, during the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Ukraine's capital Kiev, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Ukrainians mark the World War II anniversary and Victory Day on May 9 as a national holiday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Area residents Alberta Harris, center, and Waynetta Theodore, left, and Christiena Preston, console each other as they pay their respects at a makeshift memorial, near the site where two Mississippi police officers were killed, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Hattiesburg, Miss. The officers were shot to death during an evening traffic stop turned violent, a state law enforcement spokesman said Sunday. Three suspects were in custody, including two who are charged with capital murder. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A police officer keeps an eye on demonstrators as a water canon clears barricades in the Nyakabyga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Friday, May 8, 2015. President Pierre Nkurunziza's officially filed to become a candidate for a potential third term in office. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Volunteers and officials search through the destruction near Van Intermediate School after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 11: A child prays during the 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' ceremony forthcoming buddha's birthday at a Chogye temple on May 11, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Children have their hair shaved off during the 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' ceremony ahead of buddha's birthday at a Chogye temple. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,559 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha's official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is on May 25 this year. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Illegal Bangladeshi migrant Ramzaan rests on the floor at the Police headquarters in Langkawi on May 11, 2015, after landing up on the Malaysian shores earlier in the day. Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
YASOTHON, THAILAND - MAY 10: A young Thai man jumps in the air and cheers as his rocket takes off at the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival on May 10, 2015 in Yasothon, Thailand. During the Bun Bang Fai rocket festival, Thai residents launch enormous home-made rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
Couples dance tango in front of the Duomo gothic cathedral for a fundraising project for Nepal, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
A Nepalese family sleeps sheltered by plastic sheets in an open space after an earthquake hit the region earlier in the day, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A new earthquake Tuesday spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left thousands dead. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)
Guests attend the garden party at Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday May 12, 2015. Every summer, Queen Elizabeth II hosts at least three such parties at Buckingham Palace and are attended by people from all walks of life. Garden parties have been held at the palace since the 1860s, when Queen Victoria instituted what were known as 'breakfasts', though they took place in the afternoon. (Stefan Wermuth/Pool Photo via AP)
LHOKSUKON, ACEH, INDONESIA - MAY 12: A Rohingya girl migrant stands as look out through the window at a shelter on May 12, 2015 in Lhoksukon, Aceh province, Indonesia. Boats carrying over 500 of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees have arrived in Indonesia, many requiring medical attention. They have warned that thousands more are thought to be still at sea. Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim community have long been persecuted and marginalized by the Myanmar's mostly Buddhist population. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Worshipper throw flower petals at the statue of the Our Lady of Fatima as it is carried at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine, in Fatima, central Portugal, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Every year on May 12 and 13 tens of thousands of Catholic believers go on pilgrimage to the Fatima sanctuary to pray and attend masses where the apparitions of the Virgin Mary were witnessed by three shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Demonstrators run away from tear gas thrown by police officers during the second day of protests in Apacheta, outskirts of El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The protest was called by the farmer's leaders and residents of Viacha to demand better road connections from the government. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - MAY 13: People walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings following a second major earthquake May 13, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Nepal only two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating earthquake. The latest quake struck near Mt Everest near the town of Namche Bazar. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangladesh and Delhi. (Photo by Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images)
Zimbabwean police officers take part in the Presidential Graduation ceremony which was officiated by President Robert Mugabe at the General Police headquarters in Harare, Thursday, April 14, 2015. A total of 698 police officers graduated at the ceremony after undergoing training by the Zimbabwe Republic police. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on May 14, 2015 in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad. Pilgrims converge on the seventh Imam's shrine in Kadhimiya to mark his death in 795 after he was believed to have been poisoned by agents of the then-ruling Sunni ruler, Harun al-Rashid. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A crime scene investigator looks inside a train car after a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, center right, hugs Lori Dee Patterson, a nearby resident, after she handed him a cup of coffee after he spoke at a news conference near the scene of a deadly train derailment, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt speaks at a news conference near the scene of a deadly Amtrak train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. Sumwalt said Wednesday that the train was traveling at 106 mph when the engineer hit the brakes Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
QUALITY REPEAT A Burundian police officer holding a baton and army forces run after protestors throwing stones during a demonstration against incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term on May 13, 2015 in Bujumbura. In the neighborhood of Musaga, hundreds of people waved sticks and threw stones as police responded with tear gas, a water cannon and live rounds. Protestors looted the local police post in Musaga, burning furniture, mattresses and clothing in a barricade fire, an AFP photographer said. Burundi's presidency said an attempted coup by a top general had 'failed' on May 13, 2015 and pro-president Burundi troops at state broadcaster fire warning shots over the heads of hundreds of protesters, an AFP reporter said. Burundian general Godefroid Niyombare on May 13 announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term. AFP PHOTO / JENNIFER HUXTA (Photo credit should read Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers salute as the procession for New York City Police officer Brian Moore passes after his funeral mass, Friday, May 8, 2015, at the St. James Roman Catholic church in Seaford, N.Y. The 25-year-old died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Police officer Brian Moore's mother Irene, left, sister Christine, center, and father Raymond react as his casket is placed in the hearse after his funeral mass, Friday, May 8, 2015, at the St. James Roman Catholic church in Seaford, N.Y. The 25-year-old died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Rohingya migrants pass food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter to others aboard a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. A boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
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This week's headlines were dominated by tragedies, from a second earthquake in Nepal to the Amtrak accident in Philadelphia and the deadly tornadoes in Texas and beyond. See the most moving and beautiful images from these stories and more in the slideshow above.

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A shopper walks outside of the Mondawmin Mall as a member of the Maryland National Guard patrols, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Baltimore. The mall opened for the first time since unrest took place on the property Monday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Israel's Jewish Ethiopians clash with Israeli riot police during a protest against racism and police brutality in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 3, 2015, as several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night. The protest was mostly peaceful during the day, but by nightfall became violent with at least 20 officers were hurt and "multiple protesters" arrested, Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Communist era apartment blocks are back dropped by a rainbow at sunset in Bucharest, Sunday, May, 3, 2015. The rainbow formed after a thunderstorm hit the Romanian capital in the late afternoon.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. The center's Orphans’ Project hand rears elephant and rhino orphans in a rehabilitation program to help protect Kenya's threatened animal populations struggling against poaching and loss of habitat. Kerry is visiting Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Djibouti on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Nepalese woman remove debris searching their belongings from their house that was destroyed a week ago during the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Sunday, May 3, 2015. The true extent of the damage from the April 25 earthquake is still unknown as reports keep filtering in from remote areas, some of which remain entirely cut off. The U.N. says the quake affected 8.1 million people — more than a quarter of Nepal's 28 million people. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)
Members of the ancient Samaritan community cook skewered Passover sacrifices after slaughtering sheep during the ritual of Passover Sacrifice on Mount Grizim, overlooking the West Bank town of Nablus, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Samaritans descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim but broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. Today, the remaining 700 Samaritans live in the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank and the Israeli seaside town of Holon, south of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Demonstrators try to protect themselves from water, sprayed by a police water canon truck and tear gas, during clashes in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, May 1, 2015. Clashes erupted between police and May Day demonstrators in Istanbul on Friday as crowds determined to defy a government ban tried to march to the city's iconic Taksim Square. Security forces pushed back demonstrators with a water cannon and tear gas. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A Nepalese Hindu woman Sabita Pandey mourns her late husband Meghaa Prasad Pandey, 66, who died a week ago during the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people and the U.N. has estimated the quake affected 8.1 million people, more than a fourth of Nepal's population of 27.8 million. Pandey is dressed in white, the color of mourning for Hindus. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)
A message reading "All Lives Matter" is written on the pavement as police in riot gear cast shadows while standing in line ahead of a curfew Friday, May 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Kailey Byers, of Piqua, Ohio, pass through a submerged viewing tunnel at the Newport Aquarium, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - MAY 06: A woman collects items from her destroyed house in Shanku on May 6, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.9 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday 25th April, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 7000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
A woman lifts her hands up in front of the police during a protest in front of the Government building in Skopje Macedonia, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Macedonia's opposition leader has accused the country's prime minister of attempting to cover up the 2011 death of a 22-year-old who was beaten by police during post-election celebrations. More than 1,000 people gathered later Tuesday in front of the government building to protest the murder of the young conservative supporter. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
In this May 2, 2015 photo, a giant heart hangs in the sky at sunset after skywriter Nathan Hammond wrote several days-worth of messages, relating to hope and love, over New Orleans, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Dancers perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Ballet Folklorico Mexico En La Piel performed at the annual Portland event accompanied by the band Mariachi Guadalajara from Jalisco, Mexico. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
A migrant kisses a baby after they disembarked from the Italian Navy vessel 'Bettica' in the harbor of Salerno, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. About 700 migrants, including children, were rescued in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. (AP Photo/Francesco Pecoraro)
A Nepalese soldier stands between two U.S. Ospreys which are used to assist the deployment of Nepalese soldiers in the quake affected mountainous areas in Manthali, Nepal, Thursday, May 7, 2015. The April 25 earthquake killed thousands and injured many more as it flattened mountain villages and destroyed buildings and archaeological sites in Kathmandu.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A farmer leads a cow on the way to her farm, engulfed in the early day's fog, in a village in the Nile Delta town of Behira, 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Despite the fertility of the river Nile, Egyptian farmers are struggling to maintain crop productivity due to outdated irrigation and harvest methods, as well as the government's lifting of energy and agricultural subsidies. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Vendors hold hoses as they help firefighters control a fire in a tire warehouse in La Terminal, the largest and most important market in Guatemala City, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. According to the fire department, firefighters worked for two hours to control the fire that affected several shops. No injuries where reported. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The driver of a truck which crashed during severe weather on Interstate 35 gestures to his rescuers after being cut from the truck in Moore, Okla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 07: Gita Stevenson (R), a volunteer at the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland, touches the chin of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (2nd L) after a news conference in front of the burned CVS in the Sandtown neighborhood May 7, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Community leaders joined the mayor to kick off the One Baltimore campaign, a public-private initiative to support efforts to rebuild communities and neighborhoods after the riot that was caused by the death of Freddie Gray. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 07: Demonstrators carry black flags during a protest at Parliament Square on election day on May 7, 2015 in London, England. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to vote for a new government in one of the most closely fought General Elections in recent history. With the result too close to call it is anticipated that there will be no overall clear majority winner and a coalition government will have to be formed once again. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - MAY 06: A man carries a wardrobe on his back after collecting it from a destroyed house in Shanku on May 6, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.9 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday 25th April, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 7000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Ballerinas take a break during a 'Giselle' dress rehearsal before the first official show on May 6, 2015 in Johannesburg, as the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater kicks off the South African leg of the global season. AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN (Photo credit should read MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Drew Dirksen of The Tide performs onstage at Nottingham Capital FM Arena on May 5, 2015 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)
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