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)
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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