The week in 38 photos

Published 8:30 PM ET, Thu May 20, 2021
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People mourn over dead bodies at the Shifa Hospital morgue in Gaza City on Saturday, May 15. Ten members of the Abu Khatab family were killed after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a three-story house in the al-Shati refugee camp. Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians erupted on May 10 as Palestinian militants in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which in turn ramped up airstrikes across Gaza. It has been one of the area's worst rounds of violence since the 2014 Gaza War. Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
People ride a wave swinger at Chicago's Navy Pier on Friday, May 14. As more and more Americans become fully vaccinated against Covid-19, life is starting to look something like it did before the pandemic. Shafkat Anowar/AP
People salvage their belongings from a damaged house on Tuesday, May 18, after Cyclone Tauktae hit their village in India's Gujarat state. Tauktae is the strongest storm on record to hit India's west coast. Amit Dave/Reuters
Lava flows from the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Thursday, May 13. The volcano erupted in March after weeks of increased seismic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula. Miguel Morenatti/AP
Pierre Thivillon, owner of a zoo in Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, France, kisses a chimpanzee at the zoo on Monday, May 17. It was two days before the zoo's reopening. Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images
Migrants avoid the police in Fnideq, Morocco, as they try to reach the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Tuesday, May 18. At least 6,000 people, including around 1,500 minors, swam from Morocco to Ceuta on Monday. It was the largest influx of illegal migration there in a single day, Spanish authorities said. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images
Israelis take shelter in the stairwell of their apartment building in Ashdod, Israel, as a siren sounds to warn of incoming rockets from Gaza on Wednesday, May 19. Heidi Levine/AP
Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese, left, scraps with Matt Martin during the Penguins' NHL playoff game against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, May 18. Both players received minor penalties. Gene J. Puskar/AP
A fire burns on a Union Pacific train that derailed in Sibley, Iowa, on Sunday, May 16. The derailment was caused by a bridge collapse, according to CNN affiliate KTIV, and the train crew was not injured. Nathan Minten/Reuters
US Rep. Elise Stefanik walks back to her office after being elected chairwoman of the House Republican Conference on Friday, May 14. Stefanik, who has served New York's 21st congressional district since 2015, replaces Liz Cheney as the third-ranking Republican in the House. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images
A man stands in front of a wildfire in Schinos, Greece, on Wednesday, May 19. Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images
A woman prays next to elephant carcasses in India's Nagaon district on Friday, May 14. Forest officials said 18 elephants were likely killed by a lightning strike. Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters
New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar is hit in the face by a wild pitch during a Major League Baseball game in Atlanta on Monday, May 17. He suffered multiple nasal fractures. John Bazemore/AP
A man takes a photo of a smoke plume created by the Palisades Fire in California's Topanga State Park on Saturday, May 15. The wildfire forced mandatory evacuations for parts of western Los Angeles County. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images
Atlanta United fans attend a home match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, May 15. The Major League Soccer team said it was the biggest soccer crowd in the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Attendance was announced at 40,116. Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire/AP
Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, is greeted by presenter Michael Jordan at her husband's Hall of Fame enshrinement on Saturday, May 15. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Israel's Iron Dome defense system, left, intercepts rockets fired from Gaza on Friday, May 14. Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images
Victoria Zaca, 12, receives a Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 18. The US Food and Drug Administration recently authorized Pfizer's vaccine for the 12-15 age group. Hannah Beier/Reuters
A cicada begins to molt from its nymph state as it clings to the bark of a tree in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Friday, May 14. Billions of cicadas will soon appear in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X, which is expected in a geographical range stretching from Tennessee to New York. These cicadas have been subterranean for 17 years, tunneling and feeding beneath the soil. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Vasil performs in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Monday, May 17, during a dress rehearsal for the semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer is from North Macedonia. Patrick Van Emst/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
A migrant family waits to be processed after being apprehended near the Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas, on Sunday, May 16. Crossings in Del Rio have increased significantly this year. Sergio Flores/AFP/Getty Images
Andrea Lee applies an armbar on Antonina Shevchenko during a UFC bout on Saturday, May 15. Shevchenko submitted, giving Lee a second-round victory. Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports/Reuters
Panda cub Xiao Qi Ji climbs a tree at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 19. The zoo is reopening to the public on Friday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Cadets throw their caps in the air after graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on Wednesday, May 19. Sarah Gordon/The Day/AP
Russian diver Aleksandr Bondar competes at the European Championships on Sunday, May 16. He won gold in the 10-meter platform. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images
People in Tokyo protest against the upcoming Olympics on Monday, May 17. As Japan battles a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, there is mounting pressure from health experts, business leaders and the Japanese public to call off the Tokyo Games. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images
New York Yankees pitcher Corey Kluber is congratulated by teammates after throwing a no-hitter against Texas on Wednesday, May 19. It was already the sixth no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season, and it came a day after Spencer Turnbull threw one for the Detroit Tigers. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Smoke rises from the Jala'a Tower, which was hit by an Israel airstrike in Gaza City on Saturday, May 15. The building housed apartments and several media outlets, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Mohammed Saber/EPA-EFE/Getty Images
A boy jumps into a flooded street in Anama, Brazil, on Friday, May 14. The flooding is from unusually heavy rainfall that has caused rivers to rise. Edmar Barros/AP
US President Joe Biden test-drives a new electric pickup truck while visiting a Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan, on Tuesday, May 18. "This sucker's quick," Biden said of the F-150 Lightning. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
Market Cap crosses the finish line without its jockey during The Sir Barton Stakes, which took place before the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Saturday, May 15. Jockey Johan Rosado fell off the horse near the starting gate. Julio Cortez/AP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, boards an elevator at the US Capitol on Wednesday, May 19. He announced in floor remarks Wednesday that he is opposed to a commission that would investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA/AP
Cyclists race during the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia, which went from Perugia to Montalcino, Italy, on Wednesday, May 19. Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse/AP
Mexico's Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday, May 16. The pageant was held in Hollywood, Florida. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images
Protesters march in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, May 17, calling for justice for Jamal Sutherland. Sutherland, 31, died in January after he was forcibly removed from his jail cell in North Charleston. Footage released last week by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows deputies pepper-spraying and tasing Sutherland multiple times after he appeared to resist leaving his cell for a bail hearing. Sean Rayford/Getty Images
A gust of wind lifts Pope Francis' cassock in the Vatican's San Damaso courtyard on Wednesday, May 19. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images
Susan Crowe, 96, and Antonio Hernandez, 82, hug each other at an assisted-living facility in London on Monday, May 17. Covid-19 restrictions are gradually starting to ease in the United Kingdom. Hannah McKay/Reuters
A woman relaxes on Plaka beach, on the Aegean island of Naxos, Greece, on Friday, May 14. See last week in 35 photos Thanassis Stavrakis/AP