Photos of the week: 5/20 - 5/27

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Photos of the week: 5/20 - 5/27
A swimmer at Bronte Beach Ocean Pool ducks for cover as large waves hit the coast. (Photo by Brook Mitchell via Getty Images)
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen wait for the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony to begin Friday, May 27, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Visitors are reflected in the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, Friday, May 27, 2016, on the start of the Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor; creator of the memorial for American WWII POWs killed at Hiroshima, during a ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. (AP Photo Carolyn Kaster)
In this May 26, 2016 photo taken from video, rescued tourists rest on the shore after their boat capsized on Koh Samui, Thailand. Officials say a speed boat carrying 32 tourists and four crew members to the tourist resort island of Koh Samui capsized, leaving two foreigners dead and two others missing. (AP Photo)
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper shows off his socks--one with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the other with Republican candidate Donald Trump--before entering his former brewpub for a book signing event to mark the release of his autobiography Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Denver. Hickenlooper, who is term-limited, is doing book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. dashes up the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2016, as lawmakers arrived for final votes before Congress leaves for a week-long Memorial Day recess. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of an honor guard member as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Lightning from a severe storm fills the sky behind a grain elevator in Belvue, Kan., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The storm produced tornadoes near Chapman, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
This Saturday, May 21, 2016, photo provided by South Texas Veterans Health Care System shows Roberto Gonzalez with one of his horses in San Antonio. The paralyzed Vietnam veteran's wish of seeing his horses was granted by the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital and he spent some time with two of his horses outside of the hospital where he was a patient. Gonzalez died Monday. (Lupe Hernandez/South Texas Veterans Health Care System via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch a flame during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Ethan Gomulka, 11, of San Bernardino, Calif., center, puts his lanyard over his ears as competition continues in the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. At left is Syaal Sharifzad, 12, of Monterey, Calif., and Ella Peters, 13, of San Diego, Calif., is at right. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., fixes his hair before an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
An activist holds a candle during a protest against detained local human rights activists in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, May 23, 2016. The activists on Monday participated in the candlelight vigil to protest the government's detainment of five local rights activists charged early this May on their accusations of covering up a woman's affair with a government official. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Two boys walk past a pond at the migrant camp in Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Thousands of stranded refugees and migrants have camped in Idomeni for months after the border was closed. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
An Indian laborer sleeps under a concrete sections of a fly over bridge on a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad, India, Friday, May 20, 2016. The prolonged heat wave this year has already killed hundreds and destroyed crops in more than 13 states. The extreme heat has impacted hundreds of millions in western India with record temperatures Friday reaching as high as a scorching 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Traffic rolls across the Memorial Bridge toward the Lincoln Memorial at sunrise in Washington, May 20, 2016. Washingtonians are enjoying a brief respite from many days overcast skies and rain. The wet weather is expected to return Saturday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: A man walks inside the 'Cathedral of Light' at The Royal Botanic Gardens on May 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Giraffes wander about at the African Reserve (Réserve Africaine ) of Sigean, southern France on May 24, 2016. / AFP / RAYMOND ROIG (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images)
EAST LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: A flag is seen through a Bernie Sanders-shaped cutout in a campaign placard at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at Lincoln Park on May 23, 2016 in East Los Angeles, California. Sanders is campaigning ahead of the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
MAGELANG, CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA - MAY 21: Lanterns fly into the air at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day on May 21, 2016 in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Vesak is observed during the full moon in May or June with the ceremony centered around three Buddhist temples, pilgrims walk from Mendut to Pawon, ending at Borobudur. The holy day celebrates the birth, the enlightenment to nirvana, and the passing of Gautama Buddha's, the founder of Buddhism. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Demonstrators clash with riot police in the surroundings of the Congress in Valparaiso, Chile, while Chilean President Michelle Bachelet delivers his annual message to the nation on May 21, 2016. A security guard died during protests as a result of the fire authorities said was 'intentionally' set by protesters who clashed with police. / AFP / CLAUDIO REYES (Photo credit should read CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Sri Lankan flood victims push a trishaw through floodwaters in the Kolonnawa suburb of Colombo on May 21, 2016. Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka on May 21, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by heavy rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Finance Minister in Brazil's interim government, Henrique Meirelles, offers a press conference in Brasilia on May 20, 2016. The new economic team of the acting President Michel Temer updated the 2016 budget deficit expectation. / AFP / EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Farmers are transported on the back of a truck as the Turrialba volcano erupts in the background on May 20, 2016, in Cartago, Costa Rica. The Turrialba volcano started erupting columns of smoke and ash that the wind extended towards the Costa Rican capital, in what according to experts is the strongest eruption in the past six years. / AFP / Ezequiel Becerra (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Turrialba volcano on May 20, 2016, in Cartago, Costa Rica, as it entered intense eruptive activity. The Turrialba volcano started erupting columns of smoke and ash that the wind extended towards the Costa Rican capital, in what according to experts is the strongest eruption in the past six years. / AFP / Ezequiel Becerra (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns (aka sterna bergii) fly over their nests during the breeding season on May 20, 2016 on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama. / AFP / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)
A flamingo sitting in the fur of the mother is pictured in the zoo in Munich, southern Germany, on May 20, 2016. Pink and red flamingos are among the largest flamingo species. A flamingo chicks hatch after 28 to 32 days from the egg. Then it will be cared for by parents. After half a year Flamingos are already grown. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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As we head into Memorial Day, take a few minutes to look back at the past week's biggest news stories through photos -- including President Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, the ongoing campaigns by the remaining three presidential candidates, severe weather from Knasas to Costa Rica and the ever-popular National Spelling Bee that took place on Thursday.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming days.

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