Photos of the Week (05/09/21)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Police snipers of the Brigade d’Intervention take their positions around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to protect the ceremony of the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE-Day), marking the end of the second world war in Europe. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

2) A policeman takes position during an operation against drug dealers in Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 6, 2021. At least 25 people, including a police officer, were killed in the shootout, police said. It was the deadliest single police operation in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which has suffered for decades from drug violence in its poor neighborhoods known as favelas. Photo: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

3) U.S. President Joe Biden gestures in a classroom during a visit at Yorktown Elementary School in Yorktown, Virginia. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

4) Support teams work around the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft after shortly it landed with NASA astronauts and a Japanese astronaut aboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida. Photo: NASA

5) Immigrants Yesica Cioli, 34, and Dayana Cioli Vargas, 35, from Uruguay are sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Joshua Tree National Park, California. Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

6) Christian pilgrims hold candles as they gather during the ceremony of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem, May 1, 2021. Photo: AP

7) French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron stand in front of Napoleon’s tomb during a ceremony to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death, at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France. Photo:  Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool

8) Children sit under the dome of the former prison in Arnhem, eastern Netherlands, during the National Children’s Freedom Breakfast on Liberation Day (“Bevrijdingsdag” in Dutch) to mark the end of the Nazi occupation during World War II, on May 5, 2021. Photo: Piroschka Van De Wouw / ANP / AFP / Getty

9) The Olympic flame is passed from torch to torch on traditional boats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay off Zamami in Japan’s southernmost island prefecture of Okinawa, on May 2, 2021. Photo: Kyodo / Reuters

10) Fumie Takino, 89, founder of a senior cheer squad called Japan Pom Pom, and other members prepare to pose for photos before filming a dance routine for an online performance in Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2021. Japan, one of the world’s most rapidly aging nations, with almost 30% of its population older than 65, is known for the longevity of its seniors. But acceptance of the squad took time in a nation with fixed notions about senior life. “We went to a senior-citizens club, and they really didn’t like us. They didn’t smile even once. ‘Japanese women, wearing things like that, at their ages!'” Takino recalls. “Now, I think about half of people are okay with us and half still can’t accept us.” Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

11) Men wearing protective suits place a white cloth over the body of their relative, who died from the coronavirus, before his cremation on the banks of the river Ganges at Garhmukteshwar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 6. Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

12) People wait to receive coronavirus vaccines in the Usce shopping mall, in which the first 100 people vaccinated will receive a discount voucher worth 3,000 dinars ($30.74) secured by the mall’s management and retailers, in Belgrade, Serbia, May 6, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

13) A tattoo of the singer Amy Winehouse is covered with a bandaid, during a ‘take the shot – get a beer’ Covid-19 vaccination event in Washington DC. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

14) A view of the Blue Grotto, one of the main tourist attractions on the island of Capri. The grotto would normally have around 20-25 boats of people inside the cave, but is instead empty and closed while the island awaits the return of tourists and the summer season, in Capri, Italy. Photo: Yara Nardi / Reuters

15) An adult cicada rests after shedding its nymphal skin, on the bark of an an oak tree early on May 5, 2021, on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland. Hordes of cicadas are about to emerge in 15 states in the eastern U.S. Scientists say that Brood X is one of the biggest for these bugs, which come out only once every 17 years. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

16) Volunteers push an elephant seal pup in a cart at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. Sea lions in the US state are facing a surge in cancer cases that are potentially linked to thousands of barrels of DDT that were dumped in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast decades ago. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

17) A rainbow appears behind a horse grazing in a green pasture following rainfall in Kuyucuk village in the Arpaçay district of Turkey’s Kars province on May 3, 2021. Photo: Ismail Kaplan / Anadolu Agency / Getty

18) A heron flies in a forest in Shijiazhuang, in China’s Hebei province, on May 4, 2021. Photo: Costfoto / Barcroft Media / Getty

19) A young red kangaroo looks on at Hellabrunn Zoo after its reopening in Munich, Germany, on May 3, 2021. Photo: Andreas Gebert / Reuters

20) Turkey’s only female aerobatic pilot Semin Öztürk Şener, 30, poses with her eight-month-old son, Pars, in his little toy plane. Photograph: Ali Atmaca/Anadolu/Getty Images

AND FINALLY, WI high school students celebrate prom

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