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Iraqi army tanks get into position on the outskirts of Baiji refinery north of Tikrit, during a joint operation between the army and popular mobilisation units to retake the remaining area of the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, on May 24, 2015. The Islamic State group has executed 16 Iraqi traders taking food from the city of Baiji to the government-controlled western city of Haditha, officials said. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man paddles on a board as haze and sand cover in the Mediterranean sea off Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Temperatures are soaring across the Middle East with temperatures reaching about 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
People, including a group of sailors in New York for Fleet Week, look out from the newly built One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - MAY 28: Indian police fire a water cannon of purple dyed chemical water at Kashmiri daily wage employees during a protest against the government on May 28, 2015 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, Indian. Hundreds of Kashmiri casual and daily wage employees of state government assembled in Srinagar to march towards the civil secretariat, which houses the office of the Chief Minister , in protest to press for their demands. Indian police used purple dyed chemical water canons and resorted to baton charge to disperse them. The employees were demanding the regularization of daily wagers, casual labourers, seasonal and temporary workers who have been working in many government departments for the past many years as well as release of pending salaries.(Photo by Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images)
In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 photo, Egyptian whirling dervishes dance in traditional costumes as they perform a Sufi dance called Tanoura in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Mohammed Hussein mourns as he carries the flag-draped coffin of his brother during the funeral procession of three members of Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who were killed in Ramadi during fighting with Islamic State militants yesterday, their families said, in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)
Afghan security officers stand guard near a guesthouse targeted in an overnight attack by the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
People enjoy sprinkling themselves with coloured powder during an annual Festival of Colours in Moscow on May 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Laborers cover their faces as they ride a truck on a highway in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, during a sandstorm and a heat wave. Temperatures are soaring across the Middle East, with winds and sandstorms driving people indoors as unlucky pedestrians try to shield themselves from the sun with books, newspapers or anything they can find. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
A woman casts a shadow while walking across Comercio Square in Lisbon Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The monumental square used to be home to the Portuguese royal family's palace until 1755 when it was flattened by a massive earthquake. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
An Iraqi government forces member keeps position in the Jurf al-Sakher area, some 50 kilometres south of Baghdad, to protect the area from further Islamic State (IS) group advancement, on May 24, 2015. Iraqi forces retook territory from IS group east of Ramadi on May 23, 2015, in their first counterattack since the jihadists' capture of the Anbar provincial capital a week earlier. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)
A flash of lightning during a thunderstorm at night over the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian woman dries paddy after harvesting in Burha Mayong village, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Monday, May 25, 2015. Farmers in India's northeastern state Assam are busy harvesting their crop ahead of the anticipated monsoon rains. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Lucille Williams walks through Georgia National Cemetery while visiting the grave of her late husband, Korean War veteran Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Williams, in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Canton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Indian horseman Rahul and his horses cool off in a canal on the outskirts of Jalandhar on May 28, 2015, as scorching weather conditions continue across India. More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. AFP PHOTO/SHAMMI MEHRA (Photo credit should read SHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Several major highways in the Houston area are closed due to high water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
IOC President Thomas Bach talks during the 65th FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony at Theatre 11 of the Hallenstadion on May 28, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
ALLAHABAD, INDIA - 2015/05/27: Buffaloes cooling in the River Yamuna on a hot summer day. Hundreds of people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. (Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 24: A road melt near Safdarjung Hospital after the Temperature rise to 45 degree Celsius during a hot weather as Delhi/NCR experienced yet another scorching day, on May 24, 2015 in New Delhi, India. The national capital sizzling today as heat wave-like conditions prevailed across the city with mercury hovering above 45.3 degree Celsius, making life tough for the Delhiites. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Members of the public visit the Main Chamber of Gaping Gill, the largest underground cavern in Britain naturally open to the surface, near Ingleton, northern England on May 26, 2015. At a depth of almost 100 meters from the surface, and with a volume comparable to the nave of York Minister, trips into Gaping Gill cavern are offered twice a year to members of the public alternatively by Bradford Pothole Club and Craven Pothole Club. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks along the Blanco River where sweeping flood waters overturned vehicles and knocked down trees, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Wimberley, Texas. Authorities say recovery teams will resume looking for missing people in an area where punishing rains have destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes statewide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Activists of the international campaigning and advocacy organization ONE install illuminated balloons with portraits of the G7 heads of state in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral (Church of Our Lady) prior the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, eastern Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The G7 Finance Ministers meeting is to be held in Dresden from May 27 to May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
BAOJI, CHINA - MAY 25: (CHINA OUT) Students from College of Nursing in a vocational school take part in graduation examination outside classroom on May 25, 2015 in Baoji, Shaanxi province of China. Graduation examination is a matter of concerning students' future and college students of a vocational school in northwest China's Baoji in Shaanxi province conducted the test without teachers' supervision.(Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GOLETA, CA - MAY 23: Workers begin their day of cleaning oil from Refugio State Beach on May 23, 2015 in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Festival visitors watch the 'Mechanised Colour Assemblage' installation illuminated on the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia facade as part of the Vivid Sydney Festival on May 24, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that features light sculptures and installations throughout the city. The festival takes place May 22 through June 8. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

It's been a busy week in news, from the colorful Vivid Sydney Festival to the opening of One World Trade Center's observatory, and with severe weather from Texas to India and beyond. Click through the slideshow above to see the best photos from these stories and more from around the world.

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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)

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