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PHOTOS: Stunning moments from the week gone by

May 11, 2015 08:17 IST

Moments that shaped the world from the week that was...

Britain's Prince Harry receives a hongi (traditional Maori greeting) from a Maori warrior during his official welcome at Government House in Wellington, May 9, 2015. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

A giant 'Mother of the Motherland' monument decorated with a symbolic wreath of red poppies is seen at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine. Spurning what is expected to be a display of military swagger in Moscow on Saturday, Kiev plans to put the accent at home on reconciliation rather than triumphalism and victory. But some Ukrainians fear associating the struggle in World War Two with today's struggle against Russia will deepen splits in a politically divided population and hand propaganda gifts to Moscow, which equates Kiev with treachery and fascism. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade, showcasing new military hardware at a time when relations with the West have hit lows not seen since the Cold War. Picture taken with a tilt and shift lens. Photograph: RIA Novosti/Reuters

Tajammu Al-Ezza brigade fighters fire a locally made shell towards forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad stationed on Al-Zlakiet checkpoint, from Al-Lataminah village, Hama countryside. Photograph: Mohamad Bayoush/Reuters

A girl puts lipstick and kisses the shield of the police in front of the Macedonian government building in Skopje, Macedonia. Several thousand people protested in front of the building on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who was accused by the top opposition leader of trying to cover up the death of a 22-year-old who was beaten by a police member in 2011, local media reported. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

A Southern Popular Resistance fighter fires a weapon mounted on a truck during clashes with Houthi fighters in Yemen’s southern city of Aden. Between 40-50 Arab special forces soldiers arrived in Aden on Sunday and deployed alongside local fighters against the Houthi militia, a spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance said. Photograph: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the NairobiNational Park in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/Reuters

A barefooted child walks out after disembarking from tug boat Asso29 in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo, southern Italy. Nearly 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy’s coast guard said, in one of the biggest rescue operations this year. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

Israeli border policemen scuffle with a Palestinian man as Israeli forces bulldoze a farmland in Soba village near the West Bank city of Hebron. Palestinians said they were informed by the Israeli army that they do not have the needed Israeli-issued permission to own lands there. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

An airport official looks at the wreckage of a Yemeni air force military transport aircraft after it was destroyed by an air strike, at the international airport of Yemen’s capital Sanaa. Saudi-led coalition should stop targeting Yemen’s Sanaa airport, the United Nations said on Monday, as it prepared a plan to set up an air-bridge to bring humanitarian workers into the country from Djibouti and deliver aid around Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters 

Britain’s Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg walks off the stage with his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez after winning his seat in Sheffield, May 8, 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Vatican Swiss guard Dominic Bergamin kisses his wife Joanne prior to a swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/Reuters

 

A Russian serviceman holds a red flag onboard a T-14 Armata tank after it stopped during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in Red Square in central Moscow. A new high tech battle tank hailed by Russia as a ‘masterpiece’ appeared to break down on Red Square on Thursday during a rehearsal for the military parade at which it will make its long-awaited debut. The tank’s driver raised a small red flag to show he had problems but managed to drive on about 30 minutes later after an attempt to tow it away was abandoned. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

 

Earthquake victims stand on top of the bed on the collapsed house after the April 25 earthquake at a village on the outskirts of Lalitpur. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Members of the motorcycle group called Night Wolves coming from Russia, Macedonia and Bulgaria pose for a picture on top of a Red Army tank at the German-Russian museum Berlin-Karlshorst in Berlin, Germany. Members of the Night Wolves, a motorcycle group blacklisted by the United States for taking part in Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and supporters are taking part in a bike ride from Moscow to Berlin, commemorating the end of World War Two. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

 

Prince Harry gets kissed by Royal Fan Victoria Mcrae during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Prince Harry is visiting Sydney following a month-long deployment with the Australian Army. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images