PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, May 30, 2014

The best photos taken from around the world.

Students from the United States Military Academy at West Point throw their caps in the air during graduation, a Maiduguri holds a photo of her missing daughter, a spacecraft launches in Kazakhstan and more.

The Week in Pictures, May 30, 2014.

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The 2014 graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, throw their covers in the air at the end of the ceremony May 28, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

The 2014 graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, throw their covers in the air at the end of the ceremony May 28, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. Credit: Reuters

The Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2014. Credit: Reuters

The ride is the first custom-built roller coaster at Coney Island since the Cyclone. Bess Adler, Metro
Beach goers enjoy a day in the sand as the “Thunderbolt,” a new roller coaster at Coney Island stands tall in the background. Credit Bess Adler, Metro

Beach goers enjoy a day in the sand as the “Thunderbolt,” a new roller coaster at Coney Island stands tall in the background. Read the story here.Credit Bess Adler, Metro[/caption]

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An anti-coup protester holds a placard as they are blocked by Thai Army soldiers during a protest in Bangkok on May 24, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

An anti-coup protester holds a placard as they are blocked by Thai Army soldiers during a protest in Bangkok on May 24, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) shares a laugh with a ball during his French tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) shares a laugh with a ball during his French tennis Open first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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This picture taken on May 28, 2014 shows Chinese farmer He Liangcai riding a motorized scooter suitcase that he invented on the street in Changsha, central China’s Hunan province.

This picture taken on May 28, 2014 shows Chinese farmer He Liangcai riding a motorized scooter suitcase that he invented on the street in Changsha, central China’s Hunan province.

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Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri. Credit: Getty Images

Rachel Daniel, 35, holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel, 17, as her son Bukar, 7, sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri. Credit: Getty Images

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President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, DC, May 27, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, DC, May 27, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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A man, hung by his back skin, crosses the Dniper river on a 552-meter long cable between the two banks of the river on May 23, 2014 in Kiev. Credit: Getty Images

A man, hung by his back skin, crosses the Dniper river on a 552-meter long cable between the two banks of the river on May 23, 2014 in Kiev. Credit: Getty Images

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Sri Lankans hold on to the sides of passenger train in Colombo on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Sri Lankans hold on to the sides of passenger train in Colombo on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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A man sits near columns at the Bhaktapur Durbar square, an ancient royal palace, in Bhaktapur some 12 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A man sits near columns at the Bhaktapur Durbar square, an ancient royal palace, in Bhaktapur some 12 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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A white peacock opens its plumage at the Nogeyama zoo in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on May 25, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A white peacock opens its plumage at the Nogeyama zoo in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on May 25, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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A storm gathers above the Saint-Bruno des Chartreux church, on May 22, 2014, in Lyon. Credit: Getty Images

A storm gathers above the Saint-Bruno des Chartreux church, on May 22, 2014, in Lyon. Credit: Getty Images

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An Afghan resident rides on his donkey as the sun sets on the outskirts of Mazar-i-sharif on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

An Afghan resident rides on his donkey as the sun sets on the outskirts of Mazar-i-sharif on May 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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Afghan school children sit outdoors at an open classroom in Ghazni on May 28, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Afghan school children sit outdoors at an open classroom in Ghazni on May 28, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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