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16 May 2018: Planet Earth today, in Photos

Roberto Mancini the new head coach of the Italian national soccer team; Violence in Israel/Palestine continues; Solo: A Star Wars Story' in Cannes; Kurdish boys play football, and much more.

[caption id="attachment_84231" align="alignleft" width="5000"] Members of the Military participate in a parade on the occasion of the 207th anniversary of the country's independence at the Costanera Avenue in Asuncion, Paraguay, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/Andres Cristaldo[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84230" align="alignleft" width="6225"] Winnie Harlow arrives for the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 15 May 2018. The movie is presented out of competition at the festival which runs from 08 to 19 May. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84228" align="alignleft" width="3500"] US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the US Capitol Building, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84227" align="alignleft" width="4832"] Protesters put on a headband reading 'Palestine' during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 May 2018. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84226" align="alignleft" width="6720"] Israel soldiers carry their comrade as they finish helping Israeli Firefighters in extinguishing a fire that broke out in a wheat field caused by a kite carrying Molotov cocktails released by Palestinian protesters on the Gaza side of the border, near Nahal Oz on the Israeli-Gaza border, near the Gaza Neighborhood of Shajaiya, 15 May 2018. Israeli army was on high alert and deployed thousands of soldiers along the border as Palestinian marking the Nakba Day. The 70th anniversary of Nakba Day, or Day of the Catastrophe, is marked on 15 May 2018 to commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their land in the war surrounding the establishment of the state of Israel. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84225" align="alignleft" width="5472"] Kurdish boys play football near their house at Yolmacayir village near Van city, eastern Turkey, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84224" align="alignleft" width="5760"] Palestinian refugees wave their national flags and chant slogans against Israeli occupation during the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, in al-Chkif Castle, near the border with Palestine, South Lebanon, 15 May 2018. Palestinians from all their camps of Lebanon marched to south Lebanon to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of the Catastrophe) on 15 May to commemorate the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their land in the war surrounding the establishment of the state of Israel. EPA-EFE/NABIL MOUNZER[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84223" align="alignleft" width="5397"] US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the US Capitol Building, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84222" align="alignleft" width="2400"] The overall leader, British rider Simon Yates of the Mitchelton-Scott team, celebrates on the podium after the the tenth stage of Giro d'Italia cycling race, over 239 km from Penne to Gualdo Tadino, Italy, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84221" align="alignleft" width="3072"] Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during her women's singles first round match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia of the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO ONORATI[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84220" align="alignleft" width="6720"] Former President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont (R) and newly elected president Quim Torra hold a press conference at the Sana Hotel in Berlin, Germany, 15 May 2018. Torra was sworn in the day before, 14 May, by a small margin in the Catalan parliament and is expected to continue in a hard separatist line against Spain. Puigdemont resides in Berlin since he is formally in detention and may not leave Germany until German justice decides on his extradition to Spain according to a European arrest warrant. EPA-EFE/OMER MESSINGER[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84219" align="alignleft" width="5406"] A Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes with Israeli troops after a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at Huwwara checkpoint near the West Bank City of Nablus, 15 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 140 Palestinians were wounded during the clashes in Nablus. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84218" align="alignleft" width="4134"] British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) welcomes President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) to 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 15 May 2018. Erdogan is on the last day of a three day visit to Britain. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84217" align="alignleft" width="2146"] Nikki Haley, the United StatesÕ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, speaks during an United Nations Security Council meeting in response to the violence at the border between Gaza and Israel at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84216" align="alignleft" width="3606"] Israeli soldiers run to stop Palestinian demonstrators during clashes with Israeli troops after a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at Huwwara checkpoint near the West Bank City of Nablus, 15 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 140 Palestinians were wounded during the clashes in Nablus. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84215" align="alignleft" width="3976"] A cafe near Windsor Castle where, the royal wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiance US actress Meghan Markle will take place, is preparing coffee depicting the royal couple and Queen Elizabeth II, at Heidi bakery in Windsor, Britain, 15 May 2018. The couple will marry in Windsor on 19 May. The bakery will be catering along the Long Walk on the day. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84214" align="alignleft" width="4797"] Ukrainian Marine recruits on the obstacle course during their training at a shooting range not far of Mariupol, Ukraine, 15 May 2018. Reports state that pro-Russian rebels launched the rockets to targewt Ukrainian positions a few days ago near the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol, the press center of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation said with reference to a separate Marine Corps brigade of the Ukrainian Navy. EPA-EFE/SERGEY VAGANOV[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84213" align="alignleft" width="7795"] Palestinian relatives mourn as they carry the body of eight-month-old Layila al-Ghandour, who reportedly died a day earlier from tear gas inhalation suffered at clashes at the Gaza-Israel border, during the funeral in Gaza City, 15 May 2018. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army rose to 60, as more protesters succumbed to their wounds following mass demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel boundary a day earlier against the United States embassy's transfer to Jerusalem. EPA-EFE/HAITHAM IMAD[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84212" align="alignleft" width="5296"] Indonesian activists hold candles for the victims of the bomb blasts that hit several places in Surabaya, during a vigil in Jakarta, Indonesia, 15 May 2018. According to media reports, Indonesian police launched nationwide raids following the deadly suicide bomb blasts occurred at three churches on 13 May, and at a police headquarter on 14 May, that killed 25 people in Surabaya, East Java. EPA-EFE/ADI WEDA[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84211" align="alignleft" width="3130"] John Travolta and Kelly Preston poses during a photocall for at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 15 May 2018. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84210" align="alignleft" width="5274"] Russian President Vladimir Putin drives a KamAZ truck at the head of a truck convoy crossing the road-and-rail Krymsky (Crimean) Bridge over the Kerch Strait, Crimea, 15 May 2018. Vladimir Putin inaugurated the 19-kilometers-long road-and-rail bridge that connects the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014, with the Taman Peninsula of the Russian mainland. Public transport and automobiles traffic on Crimean Bridge will be launched in early hours of 16 May 2018. EPA-EFE/ALEXANDER NEMENOV/POOL[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84209" align="alignleft" width="4766"] US director Ron Howard poses during the photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 15 May 2018. The movie is presented out of competition at the festival which runs from 08 to 19 May. EPA-EFE/FRANCK ROBICHON[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84208" align="alignleft" width="4428"] German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew arrives for a press conference to announce the provisional German squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the German soccer museum in Dortmund, Germany, 15 May 2018. The FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia from 14 June until 15 July 2018. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84207" align="alignleft" width="3443"] Pro-government protesters chant at rival demonstratiors outside Downing Street, Britain, 15 May 2018. Pro and anti government demonstrations are due to take place as President Erdogan of Turkey is due to visit British Prime Minister Theresa May later in the day. EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84206" align="alignleft" width="3072"] Roberto Mancini, the new head coach of the Italian national soccer team, attends a press conference at Coverciano Sports Center in Florence, Italy, 15 May 2018. Mancini replaces Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after Italy missed out on the FIFA World Cup 2018. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84205" align="alignleft" width="4000"] A slow exposure picture shows people travelling by boat at Dubai Creek in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018 (Issued 15 May 2018). The boats and ferry service was launched by the RTA (Road and Transport Authority) in Dubai as another option for commuters seeking to use public transport, in addtion to the buses, taxis, and Dubai Metro. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84204" align="alignleft" width="5568"] A car drives on the Krymsky (Crimean) Bridge over the Kerch Strait 15 May 2018, prior to its opening ceremony. The 19-kilometers-long road-and-rail bridge connects the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014, with the Taman Peninsula of the Russian mainland. Public transport and automobiles traffic on Crimean Bridge will be launched in early hours of 16 May 2018. EPA-EFE/ALEXANDER NEMENOV / POOL[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84203" align="alignleft" width="5273"] Austrian-US actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, delivers a speech during the 'R20 Austrian World Summit' in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria 15 May 2018. The R20 Austrian World Summit is a top-level summit about leadership on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. EPA-EFE/FLORIAN WIESER[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_84202" align="alignleft" width="3349"] Models present creations by Pereira Fitzgerald during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney, Australia, 15 May 2018. The event runs from 13 to 17 May. EPA-EFE/DAVID MOIR[/caption]

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