Your week in pictures

You have been sending us your photos this week of news stories across the globe. Here is a selection of them.

Russia's Victory Day parade drew the crowds in Moscow

This week, the US and EU condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's first visit to Crimea since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March. However, on Friday Russia paraded its military might in Moscow's Red Square and Sevastopol in Crimea, amid an expanded Victory Day celebrating the Soviet Union's victory over the Nazis in World War Two.

A fly past mark's Russia's Victory Day celebrations

The display included military aircraft trailing smoke in the colours of the Russian flag, set against clear blue skies.

Russia's Victory Day parade in Simferopol

Crimea voted to join Russia in March - in a referendum dismissed by Ukraine and the West as illegal. But this week, many were in attendance at the Victory Parade in the Crimean capitol Simferopol.

Crows waiting for the Giro d'Italia cyclists to pass

Meanwhile, the world's second-largest bike race, Giro d'Italia, began in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday. Competitors from more than 30 countries took part in the three-day event. Edward, Deborah, Michele, Stuart and Charlie the dog were pictured waiting for the cyclists to pass.

Giro d'Italia cyclists in Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Ian Scroggy was in the village of Carnlough, Northern Ireland, to watch the Giro d'Italia cyclists race.

A man climbed on the sails at Sydney Opera House before being talked down by police

On Sunday, a man climbed to the top of the sails of the roof of the Sydney's iconic Opera House in Australia, before being talked down by police.

Qantas terminal at Melbourne Airport

And at Australia's Melbourne Airport a security breach temporarily closed the Qantas terminal, suspending flights and leading to large queues of passengers.

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