Photos Of The 2015 Week 19

This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Stagehands carry dismantled set pieces from the "Late Show" with David Letterman stage outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, on May 21, 2015, after the taping of his final show. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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The Villarrica Volcano, partially covered by clouds at Pucon, Chile, on May 19, 2015. (Cristobal Saavedra / Reuters) #
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An Airplane house in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon, on May 12, 2015. Miziara prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples, Egyptian ruins, and other themes, such as this based on an Airbus A380. (Aziz Taher / Reuters) #
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An ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looks back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine state, on May 21, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP / Getty Images) #
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People stand near a part of a bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan, an army general from the northeastern state of Assam, set to be installed in the middle of the Brahmaputra on a podium, in Gauhati, India, on May 21, 2015. Borphukan is remembered for his extraordinary victory against the Mughal army of Emperor Aurangzeb in the battle of Saraighat. (Anupam Nath / AP) #
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A resident fox at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, near Highbridge, on May 18, 2015, in Somerset, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images) #
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A plane flies past a solar halo in Mexico City on May 21, 2015. (Henry Romero / Reuters) #
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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. (George Ourfalian / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A kite surfer sails on a downwind run on the waves of the Mediterranean Sea as the cows rest on the shore near the town of Ulcinj, Montenegro, on May 19, 2015. (Armend Nimani / AFP / Getty Images) #
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Three-year-old Mia Gudovich holds up her left hand as she looks up at her mother Iris Gudovich, originally from Israel, as Iris takes the Oath of Allegiance to become a United States citizen during a naturalization ceremony, at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York Harbor, on May 19, 2015. 10 new U.S. citizens from eight countries took the oath of Allegiance at the special ceremony to celebrate a new exhibit at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration called "The Peopling of America". (Mike Segar / Reuters) #
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Model maker Helga Mueller restores the model of the Statue of Liberty with gold foil behind a model of the Capitol of Washington in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, Germany, on May 20, 2015. Miniwelt presents about 100 detailed replica buildings at a 1:25 scale. (Jens Meyer / AP) #
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Whales along the surface near a sheen of oil north of Goleta, California, on May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off. (Michael A. Mariant / AP) #
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Singer Taylor Swift, backstage with her awards for Top Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Song (Video) for "Shake it Off" and Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, on May 17, 2015. (L.E. Baskow / Reuters) #
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Smoke rises from al-Qahira castle, an ancient fortress that was recently taken over by Shiite rebels, and another building on the Saber mountain, in the background, following Saudi-led airstrikes in Taiz city, Yemen, on May 21, 2015. Peace talks on Yemen will begin next week in Geneva, the U.N. announced Wednesday, as the international community tries to end weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes against an Iran-supported rebel group and a growing humanitarian crisis that has left millions short of food and fuel. (Abdulnasser Alseddik / AP) #
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A view through the Sky Portal shows a live video view of the streets below from One World Observatory in New York, on May 20, 2015. Visitors can stand on a round video platform that shows an actual livestream of the view straight down. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (Mark Lennihan / AP) #
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A combination of two photographs shows Iraqi students acting out a scene in a play titled "We are all against terrorism," at a government primary school in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 19, 2015. At left, students wearing beards, displaying an Islamic State flag and brandishing guns as they play the role of militants from ISIS, while at right, other children play the roles of government forces. The sign in Arabic on the stage reads, "Daesh, the terrorists," using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group. (Karim Kadim / AP) #
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Synchronized swimmers pose for pictures in the swimming pond in the M & G Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 18, 2015. (Tim Ireland / AP) #
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A man walks before a residential apartments in Hong Kong on May 16, 2015. (Dale de la Rey / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A bus lies at the bottom of a steep hill after overturning and falling into a valley in Chunhua county in Xianyang, Shaanxi province, China, on May 16, 2015. At least 35 people were killed in the accident when the bus carrying 46 passengers plunged into a ravine on Friday, Xinhua News Agency reported. (Reuters) #
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A riot policeman holds a crying boy as his father is attacked by other policemen with batons (right), outside of a stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, on May 17, 2015. Portuguese prosecutors are investigating a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and punched their grandfather outside the stadium, sparking a national scandal. Police approached Jose Magalhaes, his two sons and his father Sunday outside Guimaraes stadium, where Benfica had just won the Portuguese league title, according to film footage and witness reports. (Delfim Machado / AP) #
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Ed Carpenter hits the wall in the second turn during practice before qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 17, 2015. Carpenter walked away from the crash and was released from he track hospital after being checked. (Jamie Gallagher / AP) #
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A Louisiana Black Bear, sub-species of the black bear that is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is seen in a water oak tree in Marksville, Louisiana, on May 17, 2015. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official Steve Guertin says his agency is making a formal proposal to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened species. That could make the subspecies Louisiana’s third signature animal to come off the endangered or threatened list, after alligators and brown pelicans. It could also allow bear hunts in Louisiana, but not any time soon. The process could take a year if nobody fights it. (Gerald Herbert / AP) #
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An Afghan girl plays with a rope on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 18, 2015. (Mohammad Ismail / Reuters) #
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A three-story nail house, the last building in the area, with a Chinese national flag on its rooftop sits in the middle of a newly-built road in Luoyang, Henan province, China, on May 16, 2015. According to local media, the house owner did not agree with government's compensation plan for relocation and refused to move out. (Reuters) #
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Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on May 19, 2015 on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The Piton de la Fournaise started to erupt early on May 17, 2015. (Richard Bouhet / AFP / Getty Images) #
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A woman talks on a mobile telephone delivered by a robot, right, as she sits in front of the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building with a package on May 20, 2015. Police Officer Tony Im said the woman was arrested Wednesday about three hours after making a bomb threat. The threat prompted two buildings to be evacuated and streets to be closed in downtown Los Angeles. (Nick Ut / AP) #
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The Indonesian navy scuttles foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters near Bitung, North Sulawesi, on May 20, 2015. A total of 19 foreign boats from Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and one from China were destroyed near Bitung as part of an ongoing crackdown by the Indonesian government on illegal fishing. (Fiqman Sunandar / Antara Photo Agency / Reuters) #
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A rescue worker is lowered to the roof of an apartment building after a fire in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 19, 2015. Azerbaijani officials say 16 people died and more than 50 were injured in the fire. Azerbaijan's chief prosecutor, Zakir Garalov, said the bad quality of plastic paneling covering the building contributed to the fire and a criminal probe has been launched to determine the culprits. (Ehtiram Jabi / AP) #
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Students from the Siberian State Technological University team squeeze into a car during a local competition and attempt for a Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people in a car in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on May 16. 2015. The three best teams from Krasnoyarsk took part in the final competition and surpassed the existing record of 40 persons, according to organizers. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
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A boy clears rubble from his home during a landslide after Tuesday's earthquake at Singati Village, in Dolakha, Nepal, on May 15, 2015. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters) #
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A visitor reaches for the Giant Uniroyal Tire on May 20, 2015, in Allen Park, Michigan. On Wednesday the owners allowed guests inside the 80-foot-high tire during a special half-century celebratory event. The tire has stood alongside Interstate 94 since 1965, a year after it debuted at the New York World's Fair. (Paul Sancya / AP) #
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Carved figures of apostles are seen inside the nails of a reclining wooden sculpture of Christ in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico, on May 15, 2015. The wooden sculpture, 12 meters in length and weighing more than three tons, was built by the Santiesteban family in their back yard, starting in August 2003, reaching completion in December of 2014. (Daniel Becerril / Reuters) #
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Pilgrim Maria Jose Valencia, 38, poses for a portrait on her way to the shrine of El Rocio in Donana National Park, southern Spain, on May 20, 2015. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color. (Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters) #
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A protester sets up a barricade during a protest against Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 22, 2015. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters) #
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A member of the Palestinian Hamas security forces descends down a zip-line during a military training graduation ceremony in Gaza City on May 21, 2015. (Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty Images) #

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