PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, May 16, 2014

The best pictures taken from around the world.

Rescuers pull survivors from the rubble after a Turkish mine explosion, President Barack Obama visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, Thai Buddhists celebrate Visak Day and more.

The Week in Pictures, May 16, 2014.

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A balloon flies past Pope Francis during his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Credit: Getty Images

A balloon flies past Pope Francis during his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Credit: Getty Images

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A woman rides her bicycle at sunset on the place de la Concorde in Paris. Credit: Getty Images

A woman rides her bicycle at sunset on the place de la Concorde in Paris. Credit: Getty Images

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World Heritage site, the Mahabodhi Temple is illuminated with lights on the occassion of the 2558th Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Bodhgaya on May 12, 2014. Buddha Jayanti. Credit: Getty Images

World Heritage site, the Mahabodhi Temple is illuminated with lights on the occassion of the 2558th Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Bodhgaya on May 12, 2014. Buddha Jayanti. Credit: Getty Images

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A Palestinian girl dons goggles in the shape of 66 and a set of wings with an inscription in Arabic that reads, “Returning to Palestine” as she stands in a field with others (unseen) near Gaza City. Credit: Getty Images

A Palestinian girl dons goggles in the shape of 66 and a set of wings with an inscription in Arabic that reads, “Returning to Palestine” as she stands in a field with others (unseen) near Gaza City. Credit: Getty Images

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Syrians walk past anti-sniper curtains remaining in a street on May 12, 2014 in a destroyed neigbborhood of the Old City of Homs. Credit: Getty Images

Syrians walk past anti-sniper curtains remaining in a street on May 12, 2014 in a destroyed neigbborhood of the Old City of Homs.

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An injured miner came out carried by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images

An injured miner came out carried by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images

An injured miner came out carried by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images
An injured miner came out carried by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images

An injured miner came out carried by rescuers after an explosion in Manisa, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images

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A miner reacts after being affected with toxic gas while searching for co-workers who remain trapped underground on May 14, 2014 after an explosion and fire in their coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa. Credit: Getty Images

A miner reacts after being affected with toxic gas while searching for co-workers who remain trapped underground on May 14, 2014 after an explosion and fire in their coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa. Credit: Getty Images

Photographers takes pictures of a man in a wheelchair as Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters during as they clash during a demonstration in memory of the victims of the Soma mine explosion, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images
Photographers takes pictures of a man in a wheelchair as Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters during as they clash during a demonstration in memory of the victims of the Soma mine explosion, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images

Photographers takes pictures of a man in a wheelchair as Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters during as they clash during a demonstration in memory of the victims of the Soma mine explosion, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images

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President Barack Obama is accompanied by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Credit: Getty Images

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Credit: Getty Images

A Turkmenistan man performs on a horse during the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Take Horses Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival. Credit: Getty Images
A Turkmenistan man performs on a horse during the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Take Horses Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival. Credit: Getty Images

A Turkmenistan man performs on a horse during the opening ceremony of 2014 International Akhal-Take Horses Special Conference and China Horse Culture Festival. Credit: Getty Images

Thai Buddhists Celebrate Visak Day
Thai monks at Wat Pan Tao take part in a candle lighting ceremony celebrating Visak Day. Credit: Getty Images

Thai monks at Wat Pan Tao take part in a candle lighting ceremony celebrating Visak Day. Credit: Getty Images

Turkey mining explosion
People gather, searching for their relatives, as rescuers carry out bodies of dead miners on May 14, 2014 after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa . Credit: Getty Images

People gather, searching for their relatives, as rescuers carry out bodies of dead miners on May 14, 2014 after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa . Credit: Getty Images

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President Barack Obama is accompanied by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Credit: Getty Images

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Credit: Getty Images

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Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters

Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 14, 2014. Credit: Reuters

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