Pictures of the Week: May 9 – May 16

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May 13, 2014. A man kisses his son, rescued of the mine after an explosion in a coal mine in Manisa.

From the Turkish mining disaster to the conclusion of the world’s largest elections in India, from the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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