Photos Of The 2015 Week 18

This week, we have photographs of jet-men flying over Dubai, a spring snowstorm in Colorado, archery in the Amazon, airstrikes in Yemen, rebuilding in Nepal, migrant ships adrift in the Andaman sea and the Mediterranean, B-25 bombers over Washington, D.C., the  Victory Day parade in Moscow, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A young Thai man jumps in the air and cheers as his rocket takes off at the Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival on May 10, 2015, in Yasothon, Thailand. During the Bun Bang Fai rocket festival, Thai residents launch enormous home-made rockets into the air to gain Buddhist merit and to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season. (Taylor Weidman / Getty Images) #
A Nepalese soldier carries a young victim who was hurt in a second earthquake, from a U.S Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter to a medical triage area at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 12, 2015. Dozens of people, including relief workers who had been transporting emergency supplies, were still missing in and around the Nepali village of Singati on May 15, 2015, three days after a major earthquake triggered a landslide in the area. After the April 25 quake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of buildings across the Himalayan nation, Tuesday's tremor brought renewed terror to remote areas east of the capital Kathmandu. (Gunnery Sgt. Ricardo Morales / U.S. Marine Corps/ / Reuters) #
Lava flows from Karangetang volcano, which starting erupting again last week, on Sitaro island, North Sulawesi on May 12, 2015. (Fiqman Sunandar / Antara Photo Agency / Reuters) #
Seals dressed in military uniforms swim during a show marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at an aquatic park in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia, on May 9, 2015. (Evgeny Kozyrev / Reuters) #
A man works on a small replica of Iron Man armor next to a homemade replica of the "Hulkbuster" Iron Man armor from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron", at an underground parking lot in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on May 12, 2015. The 3.4-meter-tall replica is made of over 100 fiber-reinforced plastic components. It took Xing and his friends two months to put them together after watching the trailer of the movie in March, local media reported. (Reuters) #
In Moscow, Russia, fireworks mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, on May 9, 2015. The Victory Day parade commemorates the end of World War II in Europe. (Host photo agency / RIA Novosti via Getty Images/Handout) #
Russian servicemen march during the Victory Day parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, on May 9, 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe with a military parade, showcasing new military hardware at a time when relations with the West have hit lows not seen since the Cold War. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. (Host Photo Agency / RIA Novosti / Reuters) #
A new hippopotamus calf at the San Diego Zoo, that after nearly two months of waiting, animal care staff have determined is a girl. The calf, born March 23, 2015 to mother, Funani, has been named Devi. While she hasn’t been weighed, keepers estimate that Devi weights between 90 and 110 pounds. (Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo Global via AP) #
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 on May 13, 2015. (Joe Watts / AP) #
Sculptor Andres Zerneri touches his bronze statue of Juana Azurduy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 12, 2015. The statue of Azurduy, a guerrilla military leader born in Bolivia who fought for the independence of both Argentina and Bolivia, will replace the Christopher Columbus monument located behind the government house. (Natacha Pisarenko / AP) #
A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their tiny boat is left to adrift off the coast of Sicily on May 14, 2015. Around 1,100 migrants were rescued off the coast of Sicily, about 130 miles from Lampedusa, according to the police. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters) #
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck on May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia, killing eight passengers. (Joseph Kaczmarek / AP) #
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed on Tuesday night. (Patrick Semansky / AP) #
Vehicles drive past walls of snow on the Zojila Pass road, about 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Srinagar, India, on May 13, 2015. The Srinagar-Leh national highway connecting Ladakh to the Kashmir Valley was re-opened to traffic Wednesday after remaining closed for nearly six months. The highway passes through the 3,550 meter-high Zojila pass which lies on the lower depressions of the Himalayan range. (Mukhtar Khan / AP) #
A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks', at the Jogye temple in Seoul on May 11, 2015. Following the ceremony the children stay at the temple where they are taught about Buddhism, for two weeks, until Buddha's birthday on May 25. (Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images) #
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, on 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. (Abdulnasser Alseddik / AP) #
A worker cuts artificial turf after digging up a lawn due to the drought, at a home in Laguna Niguel, California, on May 13, 2015. California water regulators last week adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year. Some communities will be required to trim water use by as much as 36 percent. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #
The bodies of two men dressed as clowns lie on a street in Chimaltenango, west of Guatemala City, on May 8, 2015. The men were killed on their way to an activity in a school in the sector, with a preliminary report saying that unidentified hitmen committed the crime, according to local media. (Reuters) #
Three North American B-25 Mitchell bombers fly in the Doolittle Raid formation during a flyover near the Washington Monument, on May 8, 2015, over Washington, D.C. 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. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP) #
An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy (front) and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 12, 2015. (Lara Sukhtian / Reuters) #
A protester wears grass around his face to obscure his identity during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 11. 2015. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters) #
Cintia Alves, 24, holds her newborn daughter on their shared bed inside the nursery at the Bangu Penitentiary Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 13, 2015. The prison allows inmate’s babies to live with them at the nursery for six months, allowing mothers to breast feed their newborns. The women say they dread the day when, what they call "the disconnection,” happens. (Felipe Dana / AP) #
Rohingya migrants jump from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea, to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter on May 14, 2015. A boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. (Christophe Archambault / AFP / Getty Images) #
Nepalese residents remove rubble from damaged homes in the village of Ebi in Dhading district some 60 km northwest of Kathmandu on May 11, 2015. The April 25, 2015 disaster completely destroyed 288,798 houses nationwide in Nepal while 254,112 homes were partially damaged, according to the Himalayan country's National Emergency Operation Centre. Large areas of Kathmandu were turned into piles of rubble and almost two weeks on from the 7.8-magnitude quake thousands are still living in makeshift tents in the capital. (Prakash Mathema / AFP / Getty Images) #
Residents walk on a bridge linked to collapsed buildings after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village, in Dolakha, Nepal, on May 15, 2015. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters) #
A student of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college prepares before a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on May 12, 2015. The annual performance showcases the work of students from across Russia who study or have studied at the well-known school. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
An alleged member of the Barrio 18 gang is detained by members of the National Civil Police during an operation in San Salvador on May 11, 2015. More than 10,000 gang members remain in Salvadoran prisons and another 60,000 are believed to be on the streets, according to authorities. (Marvin Recinos / AFP / Getty Images) #
Kambeba Indian, Dream Braga, 18, aims his arrow in a jungle near the village Tres Unidos, Amazon state, on May 9, 2015. Dream Braga has been shooting fish with a bow and arrow for most of his life. In the Amazonian village where he grew up, doing what what kids there did for food and fun. He participated in the Indigenous Archery Project which recruits Amazon native children to compete with modern archery equipment and try for a place on the national team, with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as their ultimate goal. After training with Olympic coaches for three months, he has now been promoted to Brazil's national team. (Bruno Kelly / Reuters) #
An aerial view shows a newly-built full-scale replica of the Old Summer Palace, also known as Yuanmingyuan, in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China, on May 9, 2015. The replica, partially opened to tourists on Sunday, is aiming to reconstruct 95 percent of the original architecture of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, which was destroyed in 1860 by British and French troops. The total investment of the entire project reached 30 billion yuan ($4.83 billion USD), and is expected to be completed in 2016. (Reuters) #
A demonstrator, who set himself on fire after misthrowing a Molotov cocktail, reacts during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration to mark the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba" near the Israeli Ofer prison, in the West Bank village of Betunia on May 15, 2015. "Nakba", in Arabic, means "catastrophe", and is a reference to the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation. (Abbas Momani / AFP / Getty Images) #
Tara Hyer-Tira from the U.S. performs a high dive during the second FINA High Diving World Cup in Cozumel, Mexico, on May 9, 2015. (Victor Ruiz Garcia / Reuters) #
A Nepalese girl studies inside a makeshift tent in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 9, 2015. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (Niranjan Shrestha / AP) #
Framed by branches sagging under the weight of a wet, heavy snow, a motorist clears the windows of her vehicle before setting out on the roads on May 10, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. The spring storm wreaked havoc across the state, triggering flood warnings in northeast counties while dropping up to 18 inches of snow in the southern parts of the state. (David Zalubowski / AP) #
Children of Indian laborers play on makeshift swings in Amritsar, India, on May 12, 2015. (Narinder Nanu / AFP / Getty Images) #
People flee as smoke billows after air strikes hit the house of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 10, 2015. Saleh and his family were safe after airstrikes targeted his residence, a news agency allied to the former Yemeni president said. (Mohamed Al-Sayaghi / Reuters) #

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