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05/17/2019 16:59 EDT

16 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

Tears of joy as gay marriage is made legal in Taiwan, Ramadan sights and an adorable baby giraffe round out this week's top images.

With the ever-changing news cycle, it’s easy to miss great images that fly under the radar. We’ve got you covered.

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of May 11 to 17. Check them out below.

ABOVE: The sun rises over Coquet Island, off Amble on the coast of Northumberland, U.K., on May 13. 

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Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 17 after the country became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

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A silhouette of a Muslim man as he arrives at a mosque for iftar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during a light show to celebrate its 130th anniversary in Paris on May 15. 

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Khar, an 18-day-old reticulated giraffe, is seen out and about in the paddock with mom Luna and the other giraffes at the Whipsnade Zoo in the United Kingdom on May 13. 

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A police officer escorts the coffins containing two victims of Ebola as they enter a graveyard on May 16 in Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The city is at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis; the death toll of the outbreak to date is now over 1,000. The Red Cross warned that critical underfunding could force it to cut vital work to rein in the deadly Ebola virus in the country at a time when case numbers are soaring.

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Protesters shout slogans on May 17 accusing the government of rigging the midterm elections near the Philippines International Convention Center in Manila, where the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) was tallying votes in the midterm polls.

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An Indonesian woman prepares meals for Muslims breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at Jogokariyan Mosque in Yogyakarta on May 11.

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Singer Elton John (left) and his husband David Furnish, both producers on the biopic “Rocketman,” pose during a photocall on May 16 for the film about John’s life and music, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France. 

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A model walks the runway during the P.E Nation show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort ’20 Collections at Carriageworks on May 13 in Sydney, Australia.

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A picador falls from his horse during a bullfight at the Las Ventas bullring during the 2019 San Isidro festival in Madrid on May 15.

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Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 99 Carolina Nut Ford, sits in his truck during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A Guatemalan migrant father pushes his daughter on a tricycle in the parking lot of a church that is serving as a shelter for migrants seeking asylum on May 16 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Activists add a life vest to the capital’s iconic “Molecule Man” statue in Berlin, Germany, on May 17. Protesters climbed the 100-foot-tall artwork, which rises out of the Spree river in downtown Berlin, to adorn the statue Friday with the orange vest and to raise awareness of the perilous plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. 

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Women throw earthen pitchers onto the ground in protest against the shortage of drinking water outside the municipal corporation office in Ahmedabad, India, on May 16. 

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An alligator lies on a runway tarmac before being safely carried off the property of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, on May 14.