Pictures of the Week: May 18 — May 25

Lightbox May 18, 2012
Alaa Badarneh—EPA
May 18, 2012. A Palestinian boy throws stones at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem, near the West Bank City of Nablus.

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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