The world in photos: May 11-17 (China Daily)


Spanish bullfighter Paco Urena is gored by a Pedraza de Yelte’s ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, May 12, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Here’s a look at some of the most striking images from major stories around the world in the past week. 3,600 migrants get rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe. Train derailment kills 8 in US. Nepal hit by another strong quake. Thailand holds annual ploughing ceremony.

A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans (bottom) sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat (Top) is left to adrift off the coast of Sicily, Italy, May 14, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Boys walk behind patrolling soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 15, 2015. Burundian forces arrested the leader of a failed coup on Friday and President Pierre Nkurunziza returned to the capital, his spokesman said, but protesters pledged to go back to the streets, setting the stage for more clashes. [Photo/Agencies]

Opponents of planned legislation aimed at changing Japan’s exclusively defense-oriented security policy raise placards with the message “(We) will not tolerate war” during a rally in Hibiya Park in Tokyo on the night of May 12, 2015. About 2,800 people took part in the event organized by civic groups in the metropolitan area. [Photo/IC]

People wearing period costumes in a retro train at Partizanskaya Station as part of celebrations marking 80th anniversary of Moscow metro operation in Moscow, Russia, May 15, 2015. [Photo/IC]

A woman walks on debris of collapsed houses on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, May 15, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

A Rohingya migrant who arrived in Indonesia by boat cries while speaking on a mobile phone with a relative in Malaysia, at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa in Indonesia’s Aceh Province May 16, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

People take part in the Marunouchi Oozara (open sky) Yoga, at the rooftop garden of the KITTE, a comercial facility at Marunouchi business district in Tokyo, Japan, on May 12, 2015. [Photo/IC]

The recruits of Indian Central Reserve Police Force Constables stand in formation during their passing out parade on May 14, 2015 in Kashmir, India. [Photo/IC]

Britain’s Prince Harry meets with members of the public at City Mall in Christchurch, New Zealand, May 12, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Singer Conchita Wurst (L) and Designer Jean Paul Gaultier (R) perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, May 16, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Chavalit Chookajorn, permanent secretary of the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, dressed in a traditional costume, throws rice grains during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand, May 13, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, May 13, 2015. [Photo/Agencies] 

A Buddhist monk shaves the head of a novice monk during an inauguration ceremony at Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, May 11, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Jennifer Perez, 19, pours water on her friend Marijose Sanchez, 19, as they try to cool off while sunbathing during a hot spring day in Madrid, Spain, May 12, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]