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Our world in photos: May 24

May 24, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Playtime: Children played in an abandoned military exercise field in the Ojo de Agua neighborhood of Caracas, on Sunday.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


ITALY — Giro cycling: Colombia’s Egan Bernal celebrated as he crossed the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, from Sacile to Cortina D’Ampezzo, northern Italy, on Monday.
Photo: Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP


PALESTINE — Damage: A clothes shop was damaged following Israeli airstrikes, prior to a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel, in Gaza City, on Monday.
Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP


SYRIA — Balloons: A supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad prepared to release hundreds of balloons in the colors of the Syrian flag at a gathering at Umayyad Square in the Syrian capital of Damascus, on Sunday. The presidential elections in the war-ravaged country will be held on May 26.
Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP


TENNESSEE — Celebration: Tennessee Titans NFL football offensive lineman Taylor Lewan celebrated after a goal by the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series between the Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, in Nashville.
Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP


JAPAN — Vaccinations: Elderly residents of Sumida Ward rested at box seats after receiving their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sporting arena, in Tokyo, on Monday. The arena, mainly used for sumo wrestling tournaments, was used as a temporary inoculation venue for residents aged over 65 years old.
Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP


HUNGARY — Rainbow: A rainbow was seen above Nagykanizsa, on Sunday, during sunset.
Photo: Gyorgy Varga/MTI via AP


CALIFORNIA — Performance: SZA, left, and Doja Cat performed together at the Billboard Music Awards on Friday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards show aired on May 23 with both live and pre-recorded segments.
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP


SOUTH CAROLINA — Winner: Phil Mickelson celebrated after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, on Sunday, in Kiawah Island.
Photo: David J. Phillip/AP


CONGO — Eruption: On Monday, lava from the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo cut through Buehne north of Goma. Residents returned to destroyed homes and searched for missing loved ones on the outskirts after the large volcano erupted on Saturday. Mount Nyiragongo sent torrents of lava into villages after dark with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes.
Photo: Justin Kabumba/AP

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