Our world in photos: May 14
BRAZIL — Flood: Dogs sat on a porch ledge above flood water in Anama, Amazonas state, on Thursday.
Photo: Edmar Barros/AP
JAPAN — Skateboarding: Japanese skateboarder Miyu Sasaki performed in the women’s street competition during a test event at the venue for the Olympic Games, which was rescheduled to start in July, in Tokyo on Friday. The event dubbed “Ready Steady Tokyo – Skateboarding” featured the sport that’s included for the first time in the history of the Olympics. Photo: Hiro Komae/AP
AUSTRALIA — Super rugby: Hurricanes Brayden Iose ran in to try to score as Waratahs Jack Maddocks, right, attempted a tackle during the Super Rugby Transtasman game between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, on Friday. Photo: Mark Baker/AP
PALESTINE — Taking shelter: Palestinians took shelter, provided by the U.N., at a school after fleeing their homes from the overnight Israeli heavy missile strikes on their neighborhoods on the outskirts of Gaza City, on Friday. Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP
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