Photos of the week: 5/15 - 5/22

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
News potw for 5/22
See Gallery
Photos of the week: 5/15 - 5/22
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach broke Tuesday and spilled oil into a culvert that ran under the U.S. 101 freeway and into the ocean. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
Mounted riot police clash with squatters during a land eviction in Lima Peru, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. On Monday hundreds of people squatted on land that according to the Ministry of Culture is an archaeological site. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The foot of a homeless Egyptian boy is seen as he sleeps under a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 15, 2015. One of Egypt's worst problems is homelessness _an ongoing issue that has left thousands of Egyptians sleeping on sidewalks before and after the political and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Two soldiers accused of taking part in the fizzled coup attempt are handcuffed together as they face charges in the courtroom in Bujumbura, Burundi, Saturday May 16, 2015. Topless, barefoot and with wounds from alleged torture seventeen security officials, including five generals appeared before a prosecutor who is expected to file treason charges against them over the attempted coup of President Pierre Nkurunziza, lawyers of some of the suspects said Saturday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
President Barack Obama and Ensign Robert Huntley McConnel strike a pose after he received his diploma and commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New London, Conn. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Shannon Day, of Boston, a volunteer with Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, replaces damaged flags in the fund's flag garden on Boston Common in Boston, ahead of Memorial Day, Thursday, May 21 2015. Each of the approximately 37,000 flags represents a Massachusetts military member who died in service from the Revolutionary War to the present. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Rohingya children play with balloons at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, May 21, 2015. In the past three weeks, thousands of people — Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis trying to escape poverty — have landed in overcrowded boats on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. After initially pushing many boats back, Malaysia and Indonesia announced on Wednesday that they will offer temporary shelter to all incoming migrants. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reflected in a window pane as she delivers a government declaration about the European Union and an Eastern Partnership with former Soviet Republics at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Merkel will attend a summit of the European Union and former Soviet Republics in Latvia's capital Riga in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Ashwaq, 12, rests outside her family's tent, at the Markaze refugee camp in in Obock, northern Djibouti, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. According to UNHCR, at least 1000 Yemeni refugees seeking asylum or with no prior visas have arrived to Obock since the beginning of airstrikes. At least 3000 others have arrived to Djibouti city. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
An Afghan shopkeeper speaks on a mobile phone after a suicide car bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. A large suicide car bombing struck downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, apparently targeting justice ministry employees and killing several people, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Mourners comfort one another during the funeral for Laura Finamore, who was killed in the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, Monday, May 18, 2015, in New York. Finamore, 47, was returning to New York City from a memorial service for a college friend's mother when the crash occurred. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 20: A cadet waves moments before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at commencement exercises on May 20, 2015 in New London, Connecticut. Obama used the occasion to speak about the dangers of global warming to both America and international security. This was the 134th commencement exercises at the prestigious academy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A kite surfer sails on a downwind run on the waves of Mediterranean Sea as the cows stands on the shore of the sea near the town of Ulcinj on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ARMEND NIMANI (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
KUALA LANGSA, INDONESIA - MAY 19: A Rohingya girl take a rest at a temporary shelter on May 19, 2015 in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Hundreds of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees arrived in Indonesia on May 15, many requiring medical attention. Thousands more are believed to still be stranded at sea reportedly with no country in the region willing to take them in. Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim community have long been persecuted and marginalized by Myanmar's mostly Buddhist population. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Workers sort Alphonso mangoes into crates at a local mango trader's premises in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The June-September monsoon season is crucial for food and consumer prices in Asia's third-largest economy, where agriculture accounts for about 15 percent of gross domestic product. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A helicopter flies overhead as lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on May 17, 2015 on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt early on May 17, with its last eruption dating back to February 4. AFP PHOTO / RICHARD BOUHET (Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images)
A koala feeds on eucalyptus leaves in its new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Singapore. Four koalas originating from Brisbane's Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, will stay at the Singapore Zoo until January 2016 before returning to Australia. The Singapore Zoo is also known for its efforts in promoting and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation through its educational programs and through the breeding of endangered species in captivity. Koalas are considered 'vulnerable' and are threatened by habitat loss and encroachment. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Egyptian farmers collect wheat coming out of hammer mill on a farm in Beni Suef, 75 miles, (120 kilometers), south of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 22, 2015. 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/Amr Nabil)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: A visitor looks at a flower in a rose garden on the first public day of the Chelsea Flower Show on May 19, 2015 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 19th to 23rd May and is expected to draw around 157,000 visitors. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 19: People witnessed huge dust storm and light rainfall after scorching heat at Rajpath, on May 19, 2015 in New Delhi, India. North Indians have been reeling under extreme heat for the last few days during which the maximum stayed above the 40 degree mark, touching 43 degrees yesterday. Delhi-NCR and other parts of North India witnessed season's first severe dust storm. The dust storm had a speed of 60 to 80- kmph and also dropped the visibility levels in the area. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
ALXA, CHINA - MAY 18: (CHINA OUT) Border soldiers participate in a drill in desert on May 18, 2015 in Alxa, Inner Mongolia of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
MEDFORD, MA - MAY 17: Anschel Schaffer-Cohen smiles as he wears a stuffed lemur on his cap during the commencement ceremony for Tufts University's class of 2015 in Medford, Mass., May 17, 2015. (Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Temporary duck lanes have been painted on busy towpaths in London, Birmingham and Manchester to highlight the narrowness of the space that is shared by a range of people and wildlife on May 15, 2015 in London, England. The Canal & River Trust's new campaign, Share the Space, Drop your Pace, is encouraging everyone who uses the towpaths to be considerate of others by sharing the space and dropping your pace to keep the towpaths a special place for everyone. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images for Canal & River Trust)
Members of the Missouri House of Representatives throw papers in the air at the conclusion of the legislative session Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

As we head into the long Memorial Day weekend, take some time to relive the week in photos - from the oil spill off the coast of California, to the Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony in Connecticut, as well as other headlines from around the world.

Click through the slideshow above to see our selection of the best news photography from this week's biggest stories and, if you missed them, check out last week's best photos below.

News potw for 5/15
See Gallery
Photos of the week: 5/15 - 5/22
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)

More on AOL:
Sports photos of the week, May 18
Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes
Memorial Day storms to rattle more than half of US
Read Full Story

People are Reading