Week in pictures: 8 – 14 May 2021on May 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

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A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week.

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

People eat using the light from a phone while experiencing a blackout due to an outage at a power plant, in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 May 2021.

image copyrightANN WANG / Reuters

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Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech on the The Sovereign's Throne in the House of Lords chamber, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament in London on 11 May 2021.

image copyrightChris Jackson / Getty Images

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A large group of Indonesian Muslims pray at Al-Mabrur mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia to mark the end of Ramadan.

image copyrightRobertus Pudyanto / Getty Images

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A man is released from the back of an Immigration Enforcement van in Glasgow, accompanied by Mohammad Asif, director of the Afghan Human Rights Foundation.

image copyrightAndrew Milligan / PA Media

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Women perform yoga at Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom to celebrate Mother's Day on May 9, 2021 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China.

image copyrightChen Jimin/China News Service/Getty Images

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Activists protest against racism and police violence in Brasilia, Brazil, 13 May 2021.

image copyrightUESLEI MARCELINO / Reuters

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A member of staff looks at an 800-year-old stained glass window on loan from Canterbury Cathedral for a new exhibition about Thomas Becket at London's British Museum.

image copyrightVICKIE FLORES / EPA

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Family members of Vijay Raju, who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), mourn before his cremation at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, 13 May 2021.

image copyrightSAMUEL RAJKUMAR / Reuters

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A Kaizer Chiefs football club supporter gestures during a march to deliver a memorandum of concerns relating to the running of the club at the Chiefs Village in Naturena, Johannesburg on 14 May 2021.

image copyrightPHILL MAGAKOE / AFP

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Palestinians assess the damage caused by Israeli air strikes, in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 14, 2021.

image copyrightMAHMUD HAMS / AFP

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Missiles from Israel's Iron Dome defence system rise to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

image copyrightANAS BABA / AFP

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