In Pictures

Week in pictures: 11-17 May 2019

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia on stage Image copyright Abir Sultan / EPA
Image caption Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia (centre) performs during the first semi-final of the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the Expo Tel Aviv, Israel.
Women throw earthen pitchers onto the ground Image copyright Amit Dave / Reuters
Image caption Women throw earthen pitchers onto the ground in protest against the shortage of drinking water outside the municipal corporation office in Ahmedabad, India.
Triplet sisters Natalia, Irina and Tatiana Mironenko Image copyright Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
Image caption Triplets Natalia, Irina and Tatiana Mironenko rehearse ahead of an exam performance. All three 19-year-old sisters are expected to join the renowned Krasnoyarsk State Academic Dance Company in Siberia after their graduation.
Sudanese protesters Image copyright Mohamed El-Shane / AFP
Image caption Sudanese protesters at a sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum. Sudan has been ruled by a military council since the toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in April, with protesters now demanding a full civilian government.
A gardener trims an arch of flowers Image copyright Aaron Chown / PA
Image caption A man prunes roses during preparations for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
People plant rice in North Korea Image copyright Kim Won Jin / AFP
Image caption People take part in an annual rice planting event in Nampho City, North Korea. The event takes place every 12 May to mark the occasion in 1971 when late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il planted rice in the area.
Photocall for the film Rocketman in Cannes Image copyright Regis Duvignau / Reuters
Image caption Actor Taron Egerton (right), who plays Elton John in the film Rocketman, poses with the singer at the Cannes Film Festival.
Double amputee dog Cora Rose Image copyright Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Image caption Double amputee dog Cora and Zach Skow are in Washington highlighting the work of the Pawsitive Change initiative, a prisoner therapy program.
People take pictures of a rally car Image copyright Martin Bernetti / AFP
Image caption Fans take pictures as Italy's Lorenzo Bertelli - son of Prada heir Miuccia Prada - steers his vehicle with co-driver Simone Scattolin through stage 12 of the latest round of the World Rally Championships in Chile.

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