Week in pictures: May 18-24, 2024

A selection of stunning journalistic photographs taken around the world this week.

Yara Nardi/REUTERS Rawdah Mohamed poses on the red carpet during the arrival at the screening of the film "Marcello Mio" in competition at the 77th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 21, 2024.Yara Nardi/REUTERS

Rawdah Mohamed poses on the red carpet during arrivals for the screening of the film Marcello Mio at the 77th Cannes Film Festival in France.

Anselmo Cunha/AFP An aerial view shows a plane on the runway of the flooded Salgado Filho International Airport in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 20, 2024. Anselmo Cunha/AFP

An aerial view shows an airplane on the runway of the flooded Salgado Filho International Airport in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. The worst floods in the state’s history have killed more than 150 people, displaced more than 600,000 and left entire cities underwater.

Adnan Abidi/REUTERS People sleep on the bed of the Yamuna river under a bridge on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, on May 22, 2024.Adnan Abidi/REUTERS

People sleep on the bed of the Yamuna River, under a bridge, on a hot summer day in Delhi, India. Parts of northern India continue to reel under a prolonged heatwave, with temperatures hovering around 45-46°C (113-114°F) this week.

MADE NAGI/EPA Balinese dancers perform during a water purification ceremony on Serangan Island on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, on May 18, 2024.NAGI/EPA FACT

Balinese dancers perform during a water purification ceremony on Serangan Island in Bali. The 10th World Water Forum, which was held in the Indonesian resort, aims to offer a platform for dialogue to create solutions to global water management

Victoria Jones/PA Ocean Rebellion media activists take part in a protest outside the Hilton Hotel, central London, where the Blue Food Innovation Summit is taking place, on May 21, 2024.Victoria Jones/PA Media

Ocean Rebellion activists take part in a protest in central London, England, where the Blue Food Innovation Summit was taking place.

DELPHINE MAYEUR/AFP A Kanak flag flies next to a burning vehicle at an independence roadblock in La Tamoa, in the commune of Paita, French territory of New Caledonia in the Pacific, on May 19, 2024.DELPHINE MAYEUR/AFP

New Caledonia has been hit by unrest since French lawmakers approved electoral reforms in the Pacific territory. Indigenous leaders say the plans, which will allow more French residents to vote in local elections, will dilute the political influence of native peoples.

HAMID ABEDI/AFP Mourners attend the funeral procession of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi at the Shiite Muslim shrine of Masoomeh in Qom on May 21, 2024.HAMID ABEDI/AFP

Iran’s late president Ebrahim Raisi was buried four days after dying in a helicopter crash. The 63-year-old hardline cleric was buried at the holy shrine of Imam Reza, a revered figure in Shiite Islam.

Hannah McKay/REUTERS A woman poses in front of The Portal, a public technology sculpture that directly connects between Dublin, Ireland and the Flatiron district in Manhattan, New York, in Dublin, Ireland, May 21, 2024.Hannah McKay/REUTERS

A live video “portal” between Dublin, Ireland and New York, USA, has reopened after being temporarily closed due to “inappropriate behavior.” The continuous live stream, which allows users in each city to see each other and interact, went offline on May 14, less than a week after it opened.

    Lucy North/PA Media Prime Minister Rishi Sunak issued a statement at 10 Downing Street, London, after calling a general election for July 4. Lucy North/PA Media

Rishi Sunak called an early general election in the United Kingdom for Thursday, July 4. The Prime Minister made the announcement in a rain-soaked speech at 10 Downing Street, London.

Issei Kato/REUTERS Darlenys de la Cruz Severino of the Dominican Republic and her guide celebrate winning the gold medal after competing in the women's 100 meters T12 final during day seven of the Kobe World Athletics Championships at the Universiade Memorial Stadium in Kobe on May 23, 2024 in Kobe.  , Hyogo, Japan. Issei Kato/REUTERS

Dominican Republic’s Darlenys de la Cruz Severino and her guide celebrate winning the gold medal in the women’s 100m T12 final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

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