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Week in pictures: From Nakba Day to Iran elections

May 19,2017 15:11

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Female voters queue at a polling station for presidential and municipal elections in Qom, 125km south of Iran's capital Tehran. Iranians began voting on Friday in the country's first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers. [Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo]

Clashes at a general strike protest in Athens. Greek workers went on strike across the country on Wednesday in protest against austerity. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Photo]

Children displaced by the war in northwestern Yemen pose for a photo near their makeshift huts on the pavement of a street in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah. [Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters]

Friends and relatives at the funeral of slain journalist Javier Valdez in Culiacan, Mexico. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialised in covering drug trafficking and organised crime, was killed on Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa - the latest in a wave of journalist killings. [Rashide Frias/AP Photo]

Palestinian schoolgirls run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama - who was imprisoned for blasphemy - protest outside the High Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. [Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo]

A displaced man carries his daughter while they cross the Tigris River, as Iraqi forces battle with ISIL in western Mosul, Iraq. [Suhaib Salem/Reuters]

Palestinians walk on a red carpet as they arrive to attend the third edition of the Red Carpet Film Festival at Gaza City's seaport. [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt digs a grave in Portland, Jamaica for high jump star Germaine Mason, who died on April 20 in a motorbike crash on the outskirts of Kingston. [Everard Owen/Reuters]

The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in North Korea - images released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. [Reuters]

From French president to South Korea's president and Iranian presidential election campaign, here is the week in photos.

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including protests in Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela.

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