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REWIND: Stunning PHOTOS of the week that was

May 25, 2015 08:08 IST

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 16 images


Image: A dancer takes part in the Copenhagen Carnival parade May 23, 2015. The annual carnival takes place from May 23 to 24 during the Whitsun Holiday. Photograph: Jens Noergaard Larsen/Scanpix/Reuters


Image: A man rides a motorcycle with a child in the historical city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city, but there are no reports so far of any destruction of antiquities, a group monitoring the war said on May 21, 2015. Photograph: Nour Fourat/Reuters


Image: A rebel fighter fires a weapon as a fellow fighter covers his ears during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood May 23, 2015. Rebel fighters from Al-Fawj al-Awal, al-Safwa battalions and group 101 brigades, that are part of the Free Syrian Army, made advances against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during Aleppo Intifada battles, they said. Picture taken May 23, 2015. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters


Image: Boys jump into the waters of the Sabarmati river to cool off themselves on a hot summer day in Ahmedabad, May 24, 2015. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters


Image: People destroy part of a Saudi fighter jet found in Bani Harith district north of Yemen's capital Sanaa May 24, 2015. Local media said that the Houthi rebels brought down a Saudi F-16 fighter jet north of Sanaa. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters


Image: Gordon Satterly, 61, from Michigan (L) kisses his husband Richard Brand, 53, from Texas, at the International Gay Rodeo Association's Rodeo In the Rock party in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 24, 2015. Contestants at the International Gay Rodeo in Arkansas, a Bible Belt state with a same-sex marriage ban on its books, competed in events from barrel racing to bull riding on the soft soil of a fairground that looked like just any small-scale rodeo held throughout the United States. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters


Image: People react as Ireland voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, in Dublin May 23, 2015. Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote as 62 percent of the electorate backed a referendum, official results showed on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters


Image: A man kneels to kiss the knee of his mother, who was among the thousands of Yemeni people stranded in Egypt, upon her arrival at Sanaa international aiport May 20, 2015. Some 200 Yemenis who have been stuck in Egypt and unable to return home arrived in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday in the first such flight from Egypt, though many more are expected in the coming days and weeks, officials say. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters


Image: A girl shows US President Barack Obama a picture of himself as he visits her classroom after his remarks on Jewish American History Month at the Adas Israel Congregation synagogue in Washington May 22, 2015. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters


Image: A boy holds a rifle while attending with his brother celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Yemen's unification in Sanaa May 23, 2015. North and South Yemen were formally united in 1990. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters


Image: A family member of a slain victim mourns after arriving at the Imam Ali mosque, the site of a suicide bomb attack, in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Gatif, Saudi Arabia, May 22, 2015. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said. Photograph: Reuters


Image: Sleeping Beauty's Castle is pictured during Disneyland's Diamond Celebration in Anaheim, California May 23, 2015. The Disneyland Resort is celebrating the 60th anniversary with a 24-hour open day. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


Image: A Rohingya migrant child, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, cries as a volunteer cuts his hair inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia's Aceh Province May 22, 2015. Myanmar's military commander-in-chief said some "boat people" landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive UN aid and that many had fled neighbouring Bangladesh. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters


Image: A protester sets up a barricade during a protest against Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 22, 2015. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters


Image: A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's skull cap off during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican May 20, 2015. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters


Image: The Villarrica Volcano is seen partially covered by clouds at Pucon, Chile, May 18, 2015. Photograph: Cristobal Saavedra/Reuters