World Photos (14 May 2021)

The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by Sydney Morning Herald picture editors.

14 May 2021 | Sydney Morning Herald

Men walk on the rubble of a residential building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza. More than 65 people in Gaza and seven people in Israel have been killed in continued cross-boarder rocket exchanges as violence continues to escalate bringing fears of war.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

The Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept rockets fired from Gaza Strip, near Sderot, Israel CREDIT:AP

An Israeli firefighter battles a field fire after a rocket launched from Gaza strip struck in Ramla, Israel. Several Israeli cities have experienced clashes between Jewish and Arab mobs in recent days, with hundreds of people being charged with rioting offenses.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

As part of the Prayer for Rain ceremony, an Ajq’ij’, or spiritual guide, tosses flower petals into the waters of the Chicabal Lagoon, formed on the crater of a former volcano and considered by Mayan people as a sacred place, in San Martin Sacatepequez, Guatemala.CREDIT:AP

Members of the Ukrainian team compete in the free combination final of artistic swimming of European Aquatics Championships in Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary.CREDIT:AP

Fans protest outside of Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Police and ground security staff are prepared for a possible demonstration by United supporters against ownership of Manchester United by the Glazer family.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

Cyclists pedal during the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, from Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno in Italy.CREDIT:AP

Muslims girls display their hands painted with traditional henna to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holidays, marking on the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.CREDIT:AP

France’s DJ Teho mixing sound at 3000 meters above sea level and in middle of the Swiss Alps mountains during a sound check before performing for the streaming channel, Cercle, at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.CREDIT:AP

A worshipper prays upon arrival before he and and others gather to perform an Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Masjidullah Mosque in Philadelphia.CREDIT:AP

A worker walks on a scaffolding in downtown Rome,Italy. CREDIT:DOMENICO STINELLIS

A protester obstructs an immigration van in Kenmure Street in Glasgow, Scotland. Protesters blockaded a street in Glasgow on Thursday in a seven-hour standoff which successfully forced the release of two men detained by U.K. immigration authorities. CREDIT:AP

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried past worshippers holding candles in a procession at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal.CREDIT:AP

The Northern Fleet’s flagship, the Pyotr Veilikiy (Peter the Great) missile cruiser, is seen at its Arctic base of Severomorsk, Russia.CREDIT:AP


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