Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

Jonathan Ernst—Reuters
Jonathan Ernst—Reuters
May 28, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama's shadow is reflected on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as he delivers remarks during an observance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

From Memorial Day observances in the U.S. and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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