Photos of the week: 5/12 - 5/19

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Photos of the week: 5/12 - 5/19
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Photos of the week: 5/12 - 5/19
NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 17: US President Donald Trump attends the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 17, 2017 in New London, Connecticut. This is President Trump's second commencement address since taking office and comes amid controversy after his firing of FBI Director James Comey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A cyclist drives past a flowering rapeseed field not far from the small Bavarian village of Schoengeising, near Munich, during a nice, warm sunny weather day on May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A wrecked car sits in the intersection of 45th and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WUHAN, CHINA - MAY 15: A Chinese worker from Wuhan Guangsheng Photovoltaic Company works on a solar panel project on the roof of a 47 story building in a new development on May 15, 2017 in Wuhan, China. China consumes more electricity than any other nation, but it is also the world's biggest producer of solar energy. Capacity in China hit 77 gigawatts in 2016 which helped a 50% jump in solar power growth worldwide. China is now home to two-thirds of the world's solar production, though capacity and consumption remain low relative to its population. Still, the country now buys half of the world's new solar panels �which convert sunlight into energy, and are being installed on rooftops in cities and across sprawling fields in rural areas. Greenpeace estimates that by 2030, renewable energy could replace fossil fuels as China's primary source of power, a significant change in a country considered the world's biggest polluter. China's government has officially committed to development of renewable energies to ease the country� dependence on coal and other fossil fuels, though its strategic investments in the solar panel have created intense global competition. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Riot police take cover behind their shields assuming a Romans-like tortoise formation as they clash withopposition activists during a protest against the government in Caracas on May 12, 2017. Daily clashes between demonstrators -who blame elected President Nicolas Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortage- and security forces have left 38 people dead since April 1. Protesters demand early elections, accusing Maduro of repressing protesters and trying to install a dictatorship. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II seen reflected in the wing mirror of her Range Rover car as she drives around on day 4 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 13, 2017 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Julian Assange's cat sits at the window of Ecuador's embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taking refuge, in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump is seen on a television news show in the West Wing of the White House, on May 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier, National security advisor H.R. McMaster spoke to the media about President Trump's meeting with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office last week and reports that Trump shared classified information with them. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man wades at his flooded house in Cali, Colombia, on May 16, 2017, after heavy rains caused the overflowing of the Cauca river. Colombia remains on 'alert' due to heavy rains which, since March, have left 389 people killed, some 23.000 families and over a third of the country affected. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO (Photo credit should read LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) reacting during a test launch of a ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
REFILE - CORRECTING BYLINE - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer attends a joint news conference held by U.S. President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ATHENS, GREECE - MAY 18: Greek police clash with a protestors in front of the Greek Parliament during a rally against new austerity measures on May 18, 2017 in Athens, Greece. For the second day running, protesters took to the streets of central Athens, as lawmakers prepare to vote in parliament on measures that will impose additional income losses for many Greeks for the next three years. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A woman looks at cows on the Mare e Sol beach in Coti-Chiavari, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on May 17, 2017. A herd of some thirty wild cattle take up their summer residence on stretch of beach each year. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)
Ensigns toss their caps into the air upon the completion of the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a screen displaying share prices of Ford, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and UPS in New York, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An opposition supporter is hit by a water canon while clashing with riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Veron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base May 13, 2017 in Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis prays in front of a figure representing Our Lady of Fatima during his visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Fatima shrine, in Fatima on May 12, 2017. Two of the three child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, one century ago, will be declared saints on May 13, 2017 by Pope Francis. The canonisation of Jacinta and Francisco Marto will take place during the Argentinian pontiff's visit to a Catholic shrine visited by millions of pilgrims every year. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
A body of a deceased person lies covered on the sidewalk in front of the 3 Times Sq building in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar 
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge talks with patient Daisy Wood, 6, during a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital on May 16, 2017 in Sutton, England. The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, visited the hospital's facilities in Sutton. During the visit, which marks 10 years since His Royal Highness became President of the centre, The Duke accompanied staff as they went about their daily activities in treating and caring for patients. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. This image has been processed using digital filters) Models prepare backstage at the Dion Lee show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections at Sydney Opera House on May 14, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Actor Will Ferrell attends the University Of Southern California 134th Commencement Ceremonies at The Shrine Auditorium on May 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) leans in to kiss first lady Melania Trump during an event for military mothers on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day May 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra and the U.S. Army Chors performed patriotic music for the invited guests two days before Mother's Day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The past week has been a newsy one -- especially in politics.

President Trump has been busy, honoring military families on National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday, then addressing the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at their commencement ceremony on Wednesday and hosing a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House on Thursday.

In other politics news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with recently-elected French President Emmanuel Macron in Germany, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un seemed to react joyfully to ballistic rocket testing.

On Thursday, a vehicle manned by New York City resident Richard Rojas struck dozens of pedestrians in Times Square, killing one woman and leaving several others in critical condition. Terrorism was not thought to be a factor in the incident.

Click through the slideshow above to see 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 seven days.

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