The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018
The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018


This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SUICIDE ATTACK. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after a blast outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 13, 2018. Photo by Andy Pinaria/Pemerintah Kota Surabaya/AFP

AFTER 5 YEARS AND 2 POSTPONEMENTS. An election officer tallies votes for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections at the Rosauro Almario Elementary School on May 14, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler
INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (center, left)) claps as US presidential daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP
DEADLY PROTEST. Palestinians shout slogans against the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem, as they protest near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 14, 2018. Photo by Mahammed Abed/AFP
KOREATOWN. A pedestrian walks past a mural titled 'Coming To America' depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holding a doughnut and milkshake, made by graffiti artists @welinoo, @balstroem and @sorenarildsen in Los Angeles, California, on May 14, 2018. Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP
9TH LARGEST. Passengers of a cruise ship wave while crossing the Panama Canal, the biggest to attempt a transit, in the Agua Clara locks in Colon, Panama City, on May 15, 2018. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP
PUBLICITY STUNT. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and presidential son Sebastian ride jetskis as they take a tour around the Casiguran Sound during the Philippine Rise commemoration on May 15, 2018. The government tagged it as a ride to Benham Rise. Presidential photo
FOILED ATTACK. Onlookers take pictures as police examine the bodies of two people who launched an attack on the police headquarters in Pekanbaru on May 16, 2018. AFP Photo
WAITING FOR THE MOON. A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP
START OF RAMADAN. Indonesians pray during the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar Mosque in Surabaya, East Java, on May 16, 2018. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP
NAKBA COMMEMORATION. Moro and indigenous peoples group Sandugo protest in front of the US Embassy in Manila to denounce the killings of more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza Strip and to commemorate the 70th year of the Nakba or the Great Catastrophe. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler
MORAL SUPPORT. President Rodrigo Duterte and granddaughter Isabelle recite the school's pledge of loyalty during the San Beda College Alabang Senior High School First Commencement Exercises at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on May 17, 2018. Malacañang Photo
WAITING FOR THE WEDDING. Royal fans lean out of windows as they watch Britain's Prince Harry and his best man Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, greet well-wishers on the street outside Windsor Castle on May 18, 2018, the eve of Prince Harry's royal wedding to US actress Meghan Markle. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP
BLACK FRIDAY PROTEST. Members of the Coalition for Justice and supporters of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno set up a coffin outside the Supreme Court in Manila on May 18, 2018, to demonstrate the death of the judiciary and to call on President Rodrigo Duterte to resign. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


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