The most compelling images from the week's news, May 14-20, 2016.
President Barack Obama honors Los Angeles Police Department Officer Donald Thompson with the 2013-2014 Public Safety Office Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
According to the White House, "While off duty, Officer Thompson traversed two freeway dividers and endured first- and second-degree burns while pulling an unconscious man to safety from a car moments before it became engulfed in flames."
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
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French labor protests
A protester wears a garbage can during a demonstration against French labor law reform in Nantes, France, May 17, 2016.
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The Imam of al Thawrah Mosque, Samir Abdel Bary, gives condolences to film director Osman Abu Laban, center, who lost four relatives, all victims of Thursday's EgyptAir Flight 804 plane crash, following prayers for the dead at al Thawrah Mosque in Cairo, Friday, May 20, 2016.
The Airbus A320 plane was flying from Paris to Cairo when it disappeared early Thursday over the sea.
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Queen Elizabeth II - Opens parliament
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II prepare to leave the Houses of Parliament after the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year.
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Tokyo - Pedestrian crossing
People in a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo on May 18, 2016.
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Kenya - Police beat protester
Kenyan policemen beat a protester during clashes in Nairobi, May 16, 2016.
Police cracked down on stone-throwing protesters with tear gas and the use of truncheons during a demonstrations against an electoral oversight body.
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Boko Haram victim returns
Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) campaign embrace each other at a sit-out in Abuja, Nigeria on May 18, 2016, after a girl kidnapped by Boko Haram was rescued.
A Nigerian teenager Amina Ali Nkeki, kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago, was the first of more than 200 girls seized in a raid on their school in Chibok town to return from captivity. She returned to her family with a baby girl she gave birth to while in captivity.
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South Africa - De-horned rhino
South African veterinarians apply bandage and stitches to a poached de-horned rhinoceros that was left to die by poachers on a ranch in Bela Bela some 150 KM (93 miles) north of Johannesburg on May 20, 2016 in the Bela Bela district.
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Welcome home from Iraq
U.S. Army soldiers salute during a welcome-home ceremony after returning from Iraq on May 17, 2016 at Fort Drum, New York.
More than 1,000 members of the 10th Mountain Division 1st Brigade Combat Team are returning home after a 9-month deployment in Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State. The 10th Mountain brigade was replaced in Iraq by the 101st Airborne 2nd Brigade Combat Team based at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
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France - Police car explodes
A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence on May 18, 2016 in Paris, as police across France demonstrated the same day against the "anti-cop hatred" they say they have endured during a wave of anti-government protests since early March.
Some 350 members of the security forces have been injured during the protests against the labor reforms, including one who lost the use of an eye.
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Sri Lanka - Floodwaters
Sri Lankan residents make their way through floodwaters in Colombo on May 19, 2016.
Sri Lankan troops recovered seven more bodies from piles of mud on May 19, raising the death toll from rain-triggered landslides that buried two villages to 24, an official said. At least 45 people have died on the island in weather-related disasters since the weekend.
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Trump & Christie
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and New Jersey governor Chris Christie greet the crowd at a fundraising event for Christie in Lawrenceville, New Jersey on May 19, 2016.
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Geneva - "World's biggest poster"
A 8,000 square meter (9,568 sq foot) poster is pictured on the Plainpalais square in Geneva on May 14, 2016.
The committee for the initiative for an "Unconditional Basic Income" crowdfunded the "world's biggest poster," posing the question "What would you do if your income were taken care of ?" Swiss citizens will vote on June 5, 2016 on the proposal for an "Unconditional Basic Income."
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France - Visual effects
A representative of Makinarium (special and visual effects) production, displays a latex mask for a horror movie on a stand inside the Festival Palace during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France, May 14, 2016.
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Syria - War safety class
Children attend a war safety awareness class conducted by civil defense members in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria on May 14, 2016.
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North Carolina - Transgender bathrooms
A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina on May 3, 2016.
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New Jersey - School renamed for Kellys
Retired astronaut Scott Kelly, center, and his astronaut twin brother Mark Kelly, back, are greeted by children in the hallway of the Kelly Elementary School after the school was named in their honor, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in West Orange, New Jersey.
Pleasantdale Elementary School, where the astronauts attended, was renamed during the ceremony. The 52-year-old brothers grew up in the town and went through the public school system before becoming Navy pilots and NASA astronauts.
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Justin Trudeau apologizes
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seated) receives a standing ovation after delivering a formal apology for the Komagata Maru incident of 1914 in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 18, 2016.
In the incident hundreds of Indian passengers, primarily Sikh, on the Komagata steamship were refused entry to Canada. Just 20 people who were returning residents were aloud to disembark. The rest stayed aboard in the harbor for two months until the ship was forced to return to Calcutta. The passengers were met by British soldiers and 20 of the travelers were killed in the resulting riot and others were jailed. Trudeau acknowledged the government's actions were the product of anti-Asian prejudice.
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India - Hindu holy man
A Sadhu or Hindu holy man combs his beard after taking a dip in the waters of Shipra river during Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India on May 16, 2016.
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A New York death
Police cover the body of a man killed in a police involved shooting in midtown Manhattan on May 18, 2016 in New York City.
The knife-wielding man, who allegedly stabbed a woman, was shot dead by police at Eighth Ave. and 49th St. in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood following a confrontation.
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Henry the tortoise on a walkabout
Henry, an African spurred tortoise, walks in the grass of Central Park as his walker Amalia McCallister sits in New York City, May 19, 2016.
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Cast members Edgar Ramirez (L) and Ana De Armas pose with photographers during a photo call for the film "Hands of stone" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France, May 16, 2016.
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China - Police reward
A postman wears a mask during a ceremony to receive awards from police for assisting in detection of drug deals in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, May 18, 2016.
Britain - Vandalized Jewish headstones
Vandalized headstones are seen at a Jewish cemetery in Blackley, Manchester, Britain on May 19, 2016.
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London - Colossal statues
Kate Morais looks at the "Colossal statues of a king and a queen" (283-246 BC) - which are refelcted in a display cabinet glass - which stand over five meters tall during a preview of the "Sunken Cities: Egypt's Losts Worlds" exhibiton at the British Museum on May 17, 2016 in London.
This is the museum's first large scale exhibition of underwater archaelogical finds and tells the story of two lost Egyptian cities and their recent discoveries beneath the Mediterranean, excavated off the coast of Egypt near Alexandria between 1996 and 2012.
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A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighborhood of Nairobi, May 17, 2016.
Kenya's authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.
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California - Sanders rally
Supporters greet Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Carson, California, May 17, 2016.
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Sydney Fashion week
Models pose against the backdrop of an old sandstone chapel during a fashion show for the label Romance Was Born on the waterfront of Sydney Harbor during Australian Fashion Week, May 18, 2016.
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A tribesman loyal to the Houthi movement sits inside a used tire as he watches a demonstration against the U.S. intervention in Yemen in the country's capital Sanaa, May 13, 2016.
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Kiev - Protest
Members of the Ukrainian national guard "Azov" regiment and activists of the Azov civil corp take part in a protest against local elections in pro-Russian rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine under the Minsk peace agreement, in Kiev, May 20, 2016.
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Alberta wildfire devastation
An aerial view of the devastation caused by the wildfire that forced the evacuation of the city is seen during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's helicopter tour in Fort McMurray, Alberta, May 13, 2016.
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Opposition supporters clash with riot policemen during a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2016.