Pictures of the Week: May 18 — May 25

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May 20, 2012. A damaged tower is seen after an earthquake in Finale Emilia, Italy.

From India’s Sufi Muslim Urs Festival and the first intercontinental flight of the Solar Impulse to a suicide bombing of military soldiers in Sana’a and the beginning of Egypt’s presidential election, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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