Photos of the week: 5/13 - 5/20

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Photos of the week: 5/13 - 5/20
KIRKWOOD, CA - MAY 19: The peloton rides by Caples Lake during Stage 5 of the Tour of California from Lodi to South Lake Tahoe on May 19, 2016 in Kirkwood, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
KOLKATA, INDIA - MAY 19: TMC supporters and workers celebrating their win outside the counting centre, on May 19, 2016 in Kolkata, India. TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee said, 'I want to thank the Election Commission as elections were conducted peacefully in West Bengal.' Banerjee appeared set on Thursday to storm back to power in West Bengal with a two-thirds majority in the assembly, decimating an opposition alliance that charged her with corruption and megalomania. This is for the first time in 49 years that such a massive mandate has been given to a single party, said Banerjee, whose party was surging ahead in almost 211 of the 294 constituencies. The chief minister also trashed allegations of corruption and declared West Bengal free of corruption. Winning over 210 seats, the Trinamool Congress party became the single largest ever to capture power in the stateâs electoral history. (Photo by Ashok Nath Dey/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18: Preakness contender Collected is bathed following a training session for the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on on May 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
A loggerhead sea turtle, born in captivity, swims past after being released into the sea by employees of the French marine park Marineland, on May 18, 2016, in the French southeastern city of Antibes. Marineland is leading a study about acclimatization into the wild of three young loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) born in aquaria. / AFP / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 17: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues looks on prior to Game Two of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHENZHOU, CHINA - MAY 17: (CHINA OUT) A 12-meter-tall transformer stands at north square of Chenzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center on May 17, 2016 in Chenzhou, Hunan Province of China. The transformer with flexible hands and arms will be exhibited on the Fourth China (Hunan) Mineral and Gem Show in southern Hunan Province. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 17: Female Naval Academy plebes perform push ups with a twelve foot log on top of them during the annual Sea Trials May 17, 2016 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Naval Academy freshman class endures 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the annual Sea Trials training exercise as part of the culmination of their freshman year at the academy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
BEELITZ, GERMANY - MAY 16: People standing on the 'Baum und Zeit' ('Tree and Time') elevated platform look from tree-top height down at the ruins of the Beelitzer Heilstaetten sanatorium on May 16, 2016 in Beelitz, Germany. The elevated platform runs for 200 meters at a height of 20 meters above the grounds of the former sanatorium and at one point corsses directly over one of its ruined buildings. The sanatorium, originally built in the early 20th century to treat large nubers of tuberculosis patients, was a military hospital during World War II and was severely damaged by invading Russian forces in 1945. Trees have since grown on top of one of its main buildings. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 16: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of wide area of flowers near Shisanling reservoir in Changping District on May 16, 2016 in Beijing, China. Blooming flowers attracted visitors in Beijing. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Fans celebrate as Kasabian play a live set during the Leicester City Barclays Premier League winners bus parade on May 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Pilgrims gather around an statue of the virgin Mary as it is carried during a procession in the village of El Rocio, southern Spain on May 16, 2016. El Rocio pilgrimage, the largest in Spain, gathers hundreds of thousands of devotees in traditional outfits converging in a burst of colour as they make their way on horseback and onboard decorated carriages across the Andalusian countryside. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 15: Lightnings are seen over the sky during the rain in Istanbul, Turkey on May 15, 2016. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - MAY 15: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of laws during the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony at Rutgers University on May 15, 2016 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Obama is the first sitting president to speak at the school's commencement. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
A surfer rides a wave in Varazze on May 15, 2016 during a day of high swell due to strong winds in north Mediterranean sea. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - MAY 15: Rowers enter in Canaregio river during the 42nd Venice Vogalonga on May 15, 2016 in Venice, Italy. 42 years ago a group of Venetians, both amateur and professional rowers, came up with an idea of non-competitive race in which any kind of rowing boat can take part. The first Vogalonga began with the message to protest against the growing use of powerboats in Venice and the swell damage they do to the historic city. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
The large-scale public art installation titled Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is seen on May 14, 2016 near Jean, Nevada. The artwork, comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, was recently completed in the desert south of Las Vegas. / AFP / David Becker (Photo credit should read DAVID BECKER/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog walks in a park during sunset in San Salvador on May 14, 2016. / AFP / MARVIN RECINOS (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A picture taken through an arch remaining from a detroyed building shows Syrian boys on a bicycle on May 14, 2016 in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. / AFP / MOHAMAD ABAZEED (Photo credit should read MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Ukrainian national guard "Azov" regiment and activists of the Azov civil corp take part in a protest against local elections in pro-Russian rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine under the Minsk peace agreement, in Kiev, Ukraine, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Members of Sri Lankan military rescue team work at the site of a landslide at Elangipitiya village in Aranayaka, Sri Lanka May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A journalist reports from the Egyptair desk at Charles de Gaulle airport, after an Egyptair flight disappeared from radar during its flight from Paris to Cairo, in Paris, France, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 13: Smoke rises after tyre graveyard, is known as the biggest tyre graveyard of Europe, was burnt at Sesena municipality in Madrid, Spain on May 13, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Board Director of Product Division for SoftBank Robotics Kazutaka Hasumi (R) performs with SoftBank's emotion-reading robot Pepper during a demonstration with the robot, to show its compatibility with Google's Android software, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An airplane displays a sign in support of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, above a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in Vallejo, California, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

This past week in news brought us a wide range of stories from all around the world. Stateside, we are still in the heat of the 2016 election, as well as graduation time and several sports seasons. Elsewhere, we saw extreme weather in Turkey and Italy, Cannes Film Festival in France, and mystery around the disappearance of flight MS804 over Egypt.

Click through the slideshow above for 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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