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From the civil war in Syria to the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.  
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Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo is performs with a Pedraza de Yelte's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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This April 21, 2015 photo released by Vreni Haussermann shows sei whales beached on the southern coast of Gulf of Penas, Chile. About 20 whales have been found beached along Chile's southern coastline and officials say they are trying to determine what caused them to wind up on the beach. The International Union for Conservation of Natures lists the sei as an endangered species. (Vreni Haussermann, Huinay Scientific Field Station via AP)

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Marcelo Gallardo coach of Argentina's River Plate leaves the field under the protection of police shields as a bottle thrown from the stands bareley misses him, after a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Boca Juniors was cancelled in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 15, 2015. Conmebol authorities and referee Dario Herrera canceled the game after pepper spray was thrown from the stands towards River Plate players before the start of the second half of the game. The La Bombonera stadium has been closed down as a result of the incidents.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - A 'Maya' girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of 'Las Mayas' on the streets in Madrid, Spain Sunday, May 10, 2015. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. Girls between 7 and 11 years old are chosen as 'Maya' and should sit still, serious and quiet for a couple of hours in altars on the street decorated with flowers and plants and afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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An Egyptian woman sells tissue as she sits next to her daughter Yara, 5, and her son Youssef, 16 months, under a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A man drives a motor cart at dawn as he takes passengers into town from the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday morning, May 14, 2015. Motorcycle-based transportation continues to be popular in the developing nation due to their relative low cost and fuel-efficiency despite the increase in automobile use in recent years. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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In this photo taken Sunday May 10, 2015, a man steers a boat along Urra hidroelectric dam reservoir in Tierralta, northwestern Colombia. The dam was built in the 1990s in spite of a campaign against its construction led by local Embera communities that claimed it would flood its ancestral lands and cause environmental problems along the Sinu river. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez aboard, gallops at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 16. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Smoke rises from al-Qahira castle, an ancient fortress that was recently taken over by Shiite rebels, following a Saudi-led airstrike in Taiz city, Yemen, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up their airstrikes in Yemen on Tuesday, targeting the positions of Shiite rebels and their allies just hours ahead of the scheduled start of a five-day humanitarian cease-fire. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)

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A group of people stand on top of the Santa Maria Magdalena Church while watching fireworks, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Tepexpan, Mexico. Tepexpan is closing out its annual two-week celebration honoring "El Senor de Gracias," the town's patron saint. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Argentina's River Plate players walk on the field as Leonel Vangioni rinses his face after pepper spray was thrown at them from the stands before the start of the first half of the Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Conmebol authorities and referee Dario Herrera cancelled the game due to the incident. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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A woman sunbathes in a beach in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, May 15, 2015. The Iberian Peninsula has experienced record high temperatures for May as thermometers shot up to levels normally only seen in midsummer. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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People watch a light show by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde called Waterlicht, or Water Light, at Rijksmuseum, rear, in Amsterdam, which creates the impression of water and floods on Museumplein square in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Water Light is a dream landscape about the power and poetry of water and gives an impression of what the Netherlands would look like without the protection of it's waterworks, roughly 25 percent of the country lies below sea level and60 percent could be flooded. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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An Egyptian family spends time at Al-Azhar Park, one of the bustling city's few public parks as the sun sets in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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In this Monday, May 11, 2015 photo, Joani Londono, 5, who was born with a club foot and a missing leg, sits at her home in in Crucito, in Colombias northwestern state of Cordoba. Joanis mother, Adevis Edith Diaz, claims the girl was born premature and she began to have pregnancy problems after she ate vegetables from a plot fumigated with chemicals from a plane. Research published last year by Daniel Mejia, an expert adviser to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on drug policy, found higher rates of skin problems and miscarriages in districts targeted by herbicides. It was based on a study of medical records from 2003 to 2007. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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A mother with a face mask that reads in Spanish "Where are they?" marches along with hundreds of other mothers holding images of their missing relatives during Mother's Day, in Mexico City, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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A Uighur man looks at plants outside a mosque during a sandstorm in Kashgar city in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, SundaY, May 10, 2015. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

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A street vendor collects his clothes outside the shutters of a shop in central Athens, early Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Greece, which is in the midst of protracted bailout talks with creditors, is now officially in recession again according to data released Wednesday, less than a year after it emerged from a six-year depression. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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In this photo released by the Spanish Guardia Civil on Friday, May 8, 2015, a boy curled up inside a suitcase is seen on the display of a scanner at the border crossing in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. A Spanish court has ordered the detention of a father who allegedly hid his 8-year-old son inside a closed suitcase in an attempt to smuggle the child illegally into Europe. A police statement said guards stopped a 19-year-old Moroccan woman who looked nervous as she waited in line Thursday at the land border crossing in Ceuta (AP Photo/Spanish Interior Ministry, via AP)

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In this April 29, 2015 photo, Tom Wallace, the senior manager for Unit 2, leads a tour inside the Unit 2 cooling tower, which is under construction, at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn. When Wallace started working for the Tennessee Valley Authority as a young man in 1979, he hoped he could run its newest nuclear reactor at the Watts Bar power plant. Wallace is still finishing that plant 36 years later, one of the longest building projects in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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The car driven by Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is airborne after hitting the wall in the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Watts)

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A young couple share a tender moment during a light show marking the 70th anniversary of the victory in WWII at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

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The car driven by Josef Newgarden slides down the track after hitting the wall in the first turn and going airborne during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Watts)

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In this aerial view of the holy Muslim Shiite shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kazim, pilgrims gather to commemorate his death, in the Shiite district of Kazimiyah, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The anniversary of 8th century Shiite Imam Moussa al- Kazim drew tens of thousands of Shiites from all walks to converge on his golden-domed shrine in northern Baghdad. The pilgrims typically march to the shrine while hundreds of tents are erected to offer them free food, drinks and services. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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U.S. surfer Kelly Slater competes in the 2015 Oi Rio Pro World Surf League competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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Worshipper throw flower petals at the statue of the Our Lady of Fatima as it is carried at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine, in Fatima, central Portugal, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Every year on May 12 and 13 tens of thousands of Catholic believers go on pilgrimage to the Fatima sanctuary to pray and attend masses where the apparitions of the Virgin Mary were witnessed by three shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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A person gestures toward the setting sun over Lake Titicaca, near Copacabana, Bolivia, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, is located on Bolivia's border with Peru. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - A 'Maya' girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of 'Las Mayas' on the streets in Madrid, Spain Sunday, May 10, 2015. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. Girls between 7 and 11 years old are chosen as 'Maya' and should sit still, serious and quiet for a couple of hours in altars on the street decorated with flowers and plants and afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A girl plays with a balloon, inside a school where she is living with her displaced family who fled their home after a Saudi-led airstrike destroyed their houses, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The conflict in Yemen has killed more than 1,400 people many of them civilians since March 19, according to the U.N. The country of some 25 million people has endured shortages of food, water, medicine and electricity as a result of a Saudi-led blockade. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

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A Nepalese farmer carries a bundle of harvested wheat in Nalinchowk, near Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, May 14, 2015. More than half of Nepals population work in agriculture. With tens of thousands of barns and storage sheds destroyed by the earthquakes, many small farmers now have no place to store their crops this year. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)

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EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - A 'Maya' girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of 'Las Mayas' on the streets in Madrid, Spain Sunday, May 10, 2015. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. Girls between 7 and 11 years old are chosen as 'Maya' and should sit still, serious and quiet for a couple of hours in altars on the street decorated with flowers and plants and afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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This April 21, 2015 photo released by Vreni Haussermann shows Sei whales beached off the Gulf of Tres Montes, which is part of the Gulf of Penas, Chile. Haussermann, director of Chile's Huinay Scientific Field Station, said she saw 30 whales beached along Chile's southern coastline, in the areas of Golfo Tres Montes and Canal del Castillo. Officials say they are trying to determine what caused them to wind up on the beach. The International Union for Conservation of Natures lists the sei as an endangered species. (Vreni Haussermann, Huinay Scientific Field Station via AP)

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Newly arrived migrants gather at Kuala Langsa Port in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, May 15, 2015. More than 1,000 Bangladeshi and ethnic Rohingya migrants came ashore in different parts of Indonesia and Thailand on Friday, becoming the latest refugees to slip into Southeast Asian countries that have made it clear the boat people are not welcome. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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French monarchist of the Action Francaise Party, holds a flare as he stands next to a Joan of Arc statue, during a rally to honour Joan of Arc Day, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Action Francaise party who want to restore the monarchy in France, annually organise a rally in May dedicated to Joan of Arc. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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A cartoon pig shaped banner that reads: "Democracy is a Lie" is held next to the statue of French General and former President Charles de Gaulle during a protest against illegal logging in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Thousands have protested what they say is the illegal mass cutting of forests in Romania, blaming politicians for allowing the deforestation of some of the most important woodlands in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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In this July 11, 2012 photo, Egyptians wait to board at the El Sayeda Zeinab metro station in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo Metro system sprawls across the city, delivering an estimated 3.6 million passengers per day over three different lines and approximately 78 kilometers (49 miles) of train track, both above ground and below the city center. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy)

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candle light vigil at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine, in Fatima, central Portugal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Every year on May 12 and 13, tens of thousands of Catholic believers go on pilgrimage to the Fatima's sanctuary to pray and attend masses where the Virgin Mary is believed to be witnessed by three shepherds children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Boca Juniors fans cheer their team before a Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Dee Dee Deleon, of San Diego, holds a trout pillow autographed by Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout before the Angels' baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Pope Francis meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican, Sunday, May 10, 2015. Cuban President Raul Castro has been welcomed at the Vatican by Pope Francis, who played a key role in the breakthrough between Washington and Havana aimed at restoring U.S.-Cuban diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

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Zimbabwean police officers take part in the Presidential Graduation ceremony which was officiated by President Robert Mugabe at the General Police headquarters in Harare, Thursday, April 14, 2015. A total of 698 police officers graduated at the ceremony after undergoing training by the Zimbabwe Republic police. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Gabrielle Drenga, from Norwich, Conn., feeds one of the giant tarpons in Islamorada, Fla. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Robbies Marina, where visitors can see 50 to 100 of the fish swimming around the dock in clear water only a few feet deep. The game fish grow to five to eight feet long and weigh 80 to 150 pounds. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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Demonstrators run away from tear gas thrown by police officers during the second day of protests in Apacheta, outskirts of El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The protest was called by the farmer's leaders and residents of Viacha to demand better road connections from the government. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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Kanye West performs at Wango Tango 2015 at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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The North American B-25 Mitchell bombers fly in the Doolittle Raid formation during a flyover near the Washington Monument, Friday, May 8, 2015, over Washington. The World War II vintage aircraft were marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe on May 8, 1945, and commemorating the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Best pix of the week

From the civil war in Syria to the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days.  

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