Photos of the week: 5/8 - 5/15

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.

Be sure to check back next week for our selection of the best photos from the coming days and, if you missed them, click through last week's best photos below.

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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)
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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