PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, May 9, 2014

The best photos of the week taken from around the world.

President Barack Obama takes a tour of Vilonia, Arkansas, to see the tornado damage left behind, Rihanna graces the Met Gala in all white, a mother meerkat and her offspring appear to pose for a picture, and more.

The Week in Pictures, May 9, 2014.

The Amur Tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo try out the new Big Cat Crossing on Wednesday. Credit: Chris Mosteller, Metro
The Amur Tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo try out the new Big Cat Crossing on Wednesday. Credit: Chris Mosteller, Metro

The Amur Tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo try out the new Big Cat Crossing on Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama is reflected from a destroyed car as he speaks to the press during a tour of tornado damaged areas on May 7, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas.

President Barack Obama is reflected from a destroyed car as he speaks to the press during a tour of tornado-damaged areas on May 7 in Vilonia, Arkansas.

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Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2014 in New York. Credit: Getty Images

Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5 in New York.

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A mosque is pictured through shattered glass in the old city of Homs on May 8, 2014, as rebel fighters withdrew from the city centre in line with a negotiated withdrawal deal with the government after having held out under tight siege for nearly two years. Credit: Getty Images

A mosque is pictured through shattered glass in the old city of Homs on May 8 as rebel fighters withdrew from the city center in line with a negotiated withdrawal deal with the government after having held out under tight siege for nearly two years.

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Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow late on May 5, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow late on May 5.

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Indian Muslim devotees watch as Mastan Hasanali Rafai performs with a sword during a procession in memory of Sufi saint Hazrat Pir Mehmood Shah Bukhari in Ahmedabad on May 5, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Indian Muslim devotees watch as Mastan Hasanali Rafai performs with a sword during a procession in memory of Sufi saint Hazrat Pir Mehmood Shah Bukhari in Ahmedabad on May 5.

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman comfronts Indian policemen after they arrested a youth during a protest at Hyderpora locality in Srinagar on May 2, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A Kashmiri Muslim woman comfronts Indian policemen after they arrested a youth during a protest at Hyderpora locality in Srinagar on May 2.

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Meerkat mother Hilde and her offspring are pictured at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany, on May 7, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Meerkat mother Hilde and her offspring are pictured at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany, on May 7.

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A picture taken on May 4, 2014 at sunset shows Palestinian boys playing football in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. Credit: Getty Images

Palestinian boys play football during sunset on May 4 in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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French matador Sebastian Castella prepares to kill a bull during a bullfight at the Maestranza bullring in Sevilla on May 5, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

French matador Sebastian Castella prepares to kill a bull during a bullfight at the Maestranza bullring in Sevilla, Spain, on May 5.

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A young Afghan villager eats bread in the Argo district of Badakhshan on May 4, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A young Afghan villager eats bread in the Argo district of Badakhshan on May 4.

BJP leader Narendra Modi flashes the v-sign to supporters as he is surrounded by bodyguards while driving through the streets on May 8, 2014 in Varanasi, India. Credit: Getty Images
BJP leader Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign to supporters as he is surrounded by bodyguards while driving through the streets on May 8, 2014 in Varanasi, India. Credit: Getty Images

BJP leader Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign to supporters as he is surrounded by bodyguards while driving through the streets on May 8 in Varanasi, India.

Venezuela's national guard reacts after a Molotov cocktail was thrown by anti-government students at them during clashes at Metropolitan University in Caracas
Venezuela’s national guard reacts after a Molotov cocktail was thrown by anti-government students at them during clashes at Metropolitan University in Caracas, May 7, 2014. Credit: Reuters

Venezuela’s national guard reacts after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at them by anti-government students during clashes at Metropolitan University in Caracas, May 7.

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