The week in 35 photos

Published 7:49 PM ET, Thu May 13, 2021
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A fire rages in Khan Yunis, Gaza, following an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday, May 12. Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians escalated this week as Palestinian militants in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which in turn ramped up airstrikes across Gaza. The militants say they fired their rockets in response to the actions of Israeli police who fired stun grenades inside the Aqsa mosque, one of Jerusalem's holiest sites. For several weeks now, Jerusalem has seen repeated confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli police across the city. Youssef Massoud/AFP/Getty Images
US Rep. Liz Cheney talks to reporters after House Republicans voted her out as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday, May 12. Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the Capitol insurrection in January. She has since continued to be outspoken about Trump's election lies, highlighting a rift in the party that led to her ouster Wednesday as the GOP leadership's third-ranking member, "I am absolutely committed — as I said last night, as I said just now to my colleagues — that we must go forward based on truth," she told reporters. "We cannot both embrace the 'big lie' and embrace the Constitution." Photos: Behind the scenes with Liz Cheney Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images
James Mitchell, 12, gets a hug after receiving his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Seattle on Thursday, May 13. It was a few days after the US Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's vaccine for the 12-15 age group. David Ryder/Getty Images
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II opens Parliament on Tuesday, May 11. It was her first major engagement since her husband's death. Chris Jackson/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
A girl lays flowers near a school after a shooting in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday, May 11. Seven children were killed and at least 16 people injured after a gunman opened fire in the school, according to the country's National Anti-Terrorism Committee. The suspected shooter was detained, state news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a law enforcement source. Roman Kruchinin/AP
Drivers wait in line for gas at a Costco in Dunwoody, Georgia, on Wednesday, May 12. Gas stations in the southeastern United States faced significant outages after the Colonial Pipeline shut down because of a ransomware attack. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg/Getty Images
People sit on a staircase of a house in Ashkelon, Israel, as rockets are fired from Gaza on Tuesday, May 11. Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance/Getty Images
Georgian wrestler Dato Chkhartishvili, bottom, competes against Moldova's Victor Ciobanu during an Olympic qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Saturday, May 8. Ciobanu won the match to clinch his spot in Tokyo. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, second from left, appears in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch with cast members Mikey Day, Chris Redd and Melissa Villaseñor on May 8. Musk hosted the show. Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/Getty Images
People perform a funeral ceremony Sunday, May 9, for one of the girls killed in a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 85 people were killed in the attack, which targeted schoolgirls in the Afghan capital. Kiana Hayeri/The New York Times/Redux
People burn debris in a street as they take part in an anti-government protest in Bogota, Colombia, on Monday, May 10. Colombia is seeing its most widespread wave of protests in years. Federico Rios/The New York Times/Redux
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speak with reporters after a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, May 12. The Republican leaders said they told the President that they're drawing a "red line" on hiking certain taxes to fund his infrastructure spending proposal. Evan Vucci/AP
An elephant seal pup rides in a cart, or "sealbarrow," at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, on Saturday, May 8. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Women perform yoga at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, a theme park in Zhuhai, China, as part of Mother's Day celebrations on Sunday, May 9. Chen Jimin/China News Service/Getty Images
Cincinnati pitcher Wade Miley is mobbed by his teammates after throwing a no-hitter against Cleveland on Friday, May 7. It was the fourth no-hitter this season in Major League Baseball. Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports/Imagn
Muslims perform an Eid al-Fitr prayer at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Thursday, May 13. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images
Tiago Tononi participates in a technical ballet class at the Maria Olenewa State School of Dance in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, May 6. In-person classes have been gradually reopening. Bruna Prado/AP
The Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and smoke near Karo, Indonesia, on Friday, May 7. Iksan Gitsu/AFP/Getty Images
Lifeboat workers try to help a young whale that was stranded on a river embankment in London on Monday, May 10. Sadly, the whale's condition deteriorated during its struggle, and it was humanely euthanized by veterinary experts. Alberto Pezzali/AP
Workers at a New Delhi crematorium move the body of a Covid-19 victim on Sunday, May 9. A second wave of Covid-19 is devastating India, killing thousands of people each day. Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images
Nursing students attend a capping ceremony in Jinan, China, on Monday, May 10. Zhang Yong/China News Service/Getty Images
The mother of Hussain Hamad, 11, is comforted by mourners during his funeral in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, on May 11. The Palestinian boy was killed during fire between Israel and Gaza. Khalil Hamra/AP
A cat walks across the field during a soccer match between Italian clubs Juventus and AC Milan on Sunday, May 9. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images
Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is introduced before the start of an NHL game against St. Louis on Saturday, May 8. His nickname is "Flower" because of his last name. The word "fleuri" means flowery in French. Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports/Imagn
The feet of Marta Fiedina and Anastasia Savchuk are seen above the water during the Ukrainian duo's synchronized swimming routine on Tuesday, May 11. They won silver at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Tamas Kovacs/AP
Mourners surround the body of Lea Yom Tov, an Israeli woman killed by a rocket attack from Gaza, during her funeral in Rishon LeZion, Israel, on Wednesday, May 12. Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP/Getty Images
Boat docks sit on dry earth Monday, May 10, at Folsom Lake in El Dorado Hills, California. All of California is in drought. The last time this happened was in October 2014. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Dr. Veronica Verdino enters a room to check on Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Zamora, Argentina, on Saturday, May 8. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Fireworks explode over Moscow State University during Victory Day celebrations on Sunday, May 9. It was the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP
Children and other congregants attend a Sunday morning service at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Mekele, Ethiopia, on Sunday, May 9. Ben Curtis/AP
US Vice President Kamala Harris hosts a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday, May 7. Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
Graduate students from the University of Missouri observe social distancing as they attend a commencement ceremony in Columbia, Missouri, on Friday, May 7. Jacob Moscovitch/The New York Times/Redux
Migrants from Venezuela cross the Rio Grande, entering the United States from Mexico on Tuesday, May 11. James Breeden/Reuters
A man stands at the National Gallery of Ireland, an art gallery in Dublin, on Monday, May 10. A phased reopening has begun in Ireland after an extended Covid-19 lockdown. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
Pro golfer Danny Willett hits a tee shot at the British Masters tournament on Thursday, May 13. See last week in 35 photos Richard Heathcote/Getty Images