• Activists of the international campaigning and advocacy organization ONE installed balloons with portraits of the G7 heads of state in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral (Church of Our Lady) prior to the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, Germany.
  • Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. China is set to raise the wholesale tax rate for cigarettes to 11 percent from 5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said in early May, in a move to deter smokers in the world's biggest maker and consumer of tobacco.
  • Indonesian policeman extinguish a burning effigy of a Buddhist monk during a protest in support of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar by hardline Muslim group Front Pembela Islam (FPI) or the Islamic Defender Front together with Forum Umat Islam (FUI) outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta.
  • A human jaw is photographed near an unmarked grave in Wang Burma at the Malaysia-Thailand border outside Wang Kelian, Malaysia, May 26, 2015.
  • An Iraq vendor sells watermelon slices on a hot day in the capital Baghdad.
  • Children play in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India.
  • The Spartacus statue installed in front of Spartak Moscow soccer club's Otkrytie Arena stadium which will host some 2018 World Cup matches in Moscow, Russia.
  • A Great Blue Heron spotted in the shallow fresh water of Lake Ridge, Virginia, USA. The 4-feet tall lightweight bird (about 5 lbs) has a wingspan of about 6 feet, (Diaa Bekheet/VOA).
  • A Syrian refugee woman talks a 'selfie' picture as she walks on the beach after arriving on the Greek island of Kos with her family on a dinghy boat, after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, May 26, 2015.
  • Chickens are hung on display for sale at a stall in the Central Market in downtown Lima, May 26, 2015.
  • Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney's Coogee Beach as they participate in a 'Corroboree' showcasing traditional dance during an event to mark National Reconciliation Week.
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords, at the Palace of Westminster in London Britain.
  • Children play in a water fountain just outside Jerusalem's Old City. A heatwave settled over Israel with temperatures reaching near 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), according to Israel's Metereological Service.

May 27, 2015

Published May 27, 2015

A look at the best news photos from around the world.

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