Photos of the Week (05/07/17)

1) A protester rallies during U.S. House voting on the American Health Care Act, which repeals major parts of the 2009 Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Reuters

2) President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington on May 4. Photo: Carlos Barria / Reuters

3) Members of the Reyes family hug as they are reunited for three minutes as U.S. Border patrol agents open a single gate to allow families to hug along the Mexico border as part of Children’s Day in Mexico, at Border Field State Park in San Diego, California on April 30. Photo: Mike Blake / Reuters

4) A demonstrator catches fire after the gas tank of a police motorbike exploded during clashes in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3. At least 38 deaths have been reported by various sources in five weeks of anti-government protests, though the public prosecutor puts the tally at 37. Another 700 people have been injured. Photo: Juan Barreto / AFP – Getty Images

5) A streak of light trails off into the night sky as the US military test fires an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, some 130 miles (209 kms) northwest of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images

6) Army Specialist Hilda Clayton was killed by a mortar explosion in 2013, but the military only just recently released a chilling image she captured in the final moments of her life. The 22-year-old combat photographer was working with members of the Afghanistan National Army when the mortar accidentally exploded. Her photograph captures an Afghan soldier reacting to the blast during a live-fire training exercise. Four Afghan soldiers were killed in the blast. The Army defended its decision to release the image, saying “these photographs illustrate the dangers our military men and women face both in training and in combat.” Photo: Spc. Hilda Clayton / U.S. Army via EPA

7) A man rides a wave in the Pacific Ocean waters of La Pampilla beach in Lima, Peru on March 2. As most Lima residents prepare to sleep, a handful of hardcore surfers descend on the only beach in Peru where they can ride the waves at night. Photo: AP

8) A rescued baby otter at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center in Phoenix, Arizona on April 20. A baby otter was nursed back to health after being rescued by utility workers who found it struggling to get out of a canal on the outskirts of Phoenix. The 4-week-old otter was dehydrated, hungry and infested with fleas when it was discovered. The Salt River Project crew took the otter to a wildlife center, where it was fed trout mash mixed with kitten’s milk and nursed back to health. They were working on a road by the Arizona Canal when they noticed the otter that was too small to use steps carved into the bank. This photo was released by the Arizona Game and Fish Department this week.

9) A rare 5 year-old female albino orangutan is seen after it was rescued from captivity by authorities in Kapuas Hulu district, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

10) A bird feeds a baby bird at a park in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters

11) Dressed in a full suit and wedding dress, James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder spent days scaling the mountain range in order to be photographed in front of such a breathtaking backdrop. Their big day was captured at Everest Base Camp, around 17,000 feet in the air, having battled the likes of freezing temperatures, snow and altitude sickness along the way. Photos:  Caters News

12) A woman dressed as Princess Leia from the Star Wars franchise walks in front of the Green Monster as part of Star Wars day at Fenway Park before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles on May 4, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Maddie Meyer / Getty Images


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