The 20 photographs of the week

Demonstrations in Gaza, the eruptions of Kilauea volcano, the royal wedding in Windsor and Harvey Weinstein in court – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Jim Powell

Sat 26 May 2018 08.44 BST

Gola Island, Ireland

Colleen Ui Fhroruisce casts her vote while holding her daughter Saoirse on Gola Island, where voting took place a day earlier than on the mainland. The country is going to the polls on Saturday to decide whether or not to abolish the 8th amendment which makes abortions illegal in the country.
Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images


A Palestinian protests for the right to return to his homeland.
Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Hawaii, US

Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Pahoa.
Photograph: Terray Sylvester/Reuters

Hajar al-Aswad, Syria

Members of Syrian pro-government forces inspect the damage in the neighbourhood of Hajar al-Aswad on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus. The government seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad from Islamic State militants, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012.
Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Canterbury, England

An installation at Canterbury Cathedral of 100 baubles for a new exhibition, Under an Equal Sky, that will hang from the nave ceiling. The exhibition reflects on themes of war and remembrance, migration and refugees and marks 100 years since the end of the first world war.
Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Guardian

Mogadishu, Somalia

A man wades through waist-deep flood water in Somalia’s capital following heavy overnight rainfall.
Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Santa Fe, Texas

Flowers left at Santa Fe high school after 10 people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire. The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at the school.
Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Manila, Philippines

A stuffed Mickey Mouse toy hangs on a branch at a rubbish-filled beach on the Freedom island critical habitat and ecotourism area near Manila.
Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP

Hollywood, California, US

Stormy Daniels, the porn star currently in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump, speaks during a ceremony in her honour in west Hollywood.
Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Riva Del Garda, Italy

Cyclists arrive at the start of the 17th stage between Riva del Garda and Iseo during the 101st Giro d’Italia cycling race.
Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

London, England

A Royal Air Force red arrow jet outside 10 Downing Street to mark the RAF’s centenary.
Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

A private Gulfstream jet is covered in foam after crashing off the end of the runway at Tegucigalpa’s airport. The crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger, according to Honduras emergency management agency.
Photograph: Fernando Antonio/AP

Punggye-ri, North Korea

This picture released by North Korea’s official news agency shows a demolition ‘ceremony’ of the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility. North Korean officials declared it had ‘completely’ dismantled its nuclear test site.
Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

New York, US

Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan criminal court after being arrested and charged with rape and other sex crimes involving two women.
Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Bangkok, Thailand

Demonstrators attempt to break through a police line outside Thammasat university during a protest to mark the fourth year of junta rule in Bangkok.
Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Hawaii, US

A massive fast-moving lava flow consumes everything in its path. The flames from the remnants of one home burn on the left as the lava nears another home on the right. The ongoing eruption of Kilauea is the largest in decades, destroying more than 40 homes to date, and displacing thousands.
Photograph: Bruce Omori/Paradise Helicopters/EPA

Dublin, Ireland

Women carry placards on voting day in Ireland’s referendum urging the liberalisation of the country’s abortion law.
Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador

A bird rests on the head of a white-tailed deer roaming free in San Jose Villanueva.
Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

Windsor, England

US actress Meghan Markle walks down the aisle in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, during her wedding to Prince Harry.
Photograph: Danny Lawson/AFP/Getty Images

Windsor, England

Yvette Williams, representing Justice 4 Grenfell, and Clarrie Mendy-Solomon, who lost two family members in the fire, speak outside a commemoration hearing at the opening of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Source: The Guardian