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

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.

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