AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy watches a bonfire during the Lag Ba’Omer celebration in Jerusalem on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marks the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times.

A participant looks at his cell phone as he takes a break in a plastic ball swimming pool at the C2MTL business conference in Montreal on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

A participant looks at his cell phone as he takes a break in a plastic ball swimming pool at the C2MTL business conference in Montreal on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Photo: Paul Chiasson, AP

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Protesters run from tear gas fired by Iraqi security forces to disperse the crowd in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 26, 2016. Thousands, including followers of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, took to the streets to call for a reform to a political system widely seen as corrupt and ineffectual. Revellers burn flares as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain on Friday, May 27, 2016. The festival’s origin can be traced to medieval festivities during Corpus Christi. It consists of a series of dances by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures accompanied by the rhythm of a drum. One of the protagonist of La Patum is the fire, and the climax of the festival is the Salt de Plens (Fire Demons), who set the square on fire with hundreds of firecrackers burning at the same time.

People through a heavy rain in Cusco, Peru on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The historic city was the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th into the 16th century when the Spanish arrived. People through a heavy rain in Cusco, Peru on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The historic city was the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th into the 16th century when the Spanish arrived.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd, AP

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People jump off a boat moments before it overturns off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. On Friday, the Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants and recovered 45 bodies. (Marina Militare via AP)

People jump off a boat moments before it overturns off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. On Friday, the Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants and recovered 45 bodies. (Marina Militare via AP)

Photo: Uncredited, AP

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Women and children separate grain from soil after the driver of a truck lost control, spilling the vehicle’s contents in the forest in Machinga, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) northeast of Blantyre, Malawi on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. About 2.8 million Malawians – nearly 20 percent of the population – face food insecurity, making the country one of the worst affected in Southern Africa. A police officer wears a gas mask as he stands in from of a milk dispenser at a kiosk, during running battles between police firing tear gas and protesters throwing rocks, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, May 23, 2016. Kenyan police have shot, beat and tear gassed opposition demonstrators across the country who tried to gather to call for the electoral commission to be dissolved due to allegations of bias and corruption.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is seen through a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London, Monday, May 23, 2016. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is seen through a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in central London, Monday, May 23, 2016. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)

Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS, AP

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Parishioners rest during a pause for prayer in a procession marking the feast of Corpus Christi in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The holiday celebrates the belief in the Holy Eucharist, which for Christians represents the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

People in boats participate in the Corpus Christi procession at lake Staffelsee in Seehausen near Murnau, southern Germany, Thursday, May 26, 2016. People in boats participate in the Corpus Christi procession at lake Staffelsee in Seehausen near Murnau, southern Germany, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP

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A fighter with the Badr Brigades, an armed Shiite group under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces, loads his weapon as Iraqi security forces, allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters take combat positions outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said.

A man casts his fishing pole from a rocky area along the coastline in Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday, May 26, 2016. A man casts his fishing pole from a rocky area along the coastline in Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP

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Residents carry belongings they salvaged from their damaged houses in parts of the historic district of the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Turkish authorities have lifted a long-standing curfew from parts of the historic district famed for its ancient city walls listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, following security operations to flush out fighters linked to a Kurdish armed movement that have been underway in parts of the city since December. A woman sunbathes as Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives past during the second free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 26 2016. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016. The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016.

Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP

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A couple kisses in One World Observatory in New York on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Behind them are the Empire State building, left, and the apartment building known as 432 Park Ave. It’s been a year since the observatory at One World Trade Center opened to the public.

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Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This week’s gallery features an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy watching a bonfire during a religious celebration in Jerusalem; protesters running from tear gas fired by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad; and people walking through heavy rain during a storm in Cuzco, Peru.

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This gallery contains photos published May 20-May 27, 2016.

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This gallery was produced by Patrick Sison in New York.

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