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Week in photos: The images you must see

Competitors warm up ahead of the start of the freestyle category during the second round of the World Parkour Championships on May 12, 2018 in Mardin, Turkey. (Photo from Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Week in photos: The images you must see

This week saw smoke darken the sky in Gaza, which endured its deadliest day of violence since 2014, in Havana, where a passenger jet carrying 113 people crashed into a field shortly after takeoff, and on Hawaii’s Big Island, where lava continues to flow from newly opened fissures.

But it also brought festivals and Mother’s Day celebrations in China, Japan, and around the world.

From desperation and loss to peace and community, here are some compelling images from the week of May 12 to 18.