A Kashmiri boy shields himself with plywood from stones and glass marbles during a clash between Indian policemen and protesters during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, May 19, 2017. Government forces fired tear gas during clashes with Kashmiri protesters in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir after Friday prayers called by separatist leaders against the continuous detention of woman separatist leader Asiya Adrabi, chairman of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or Daughters of the Nation. They also demand release of all political prisoners from Indian prisons. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features a young boy shielding himself from protest violence in Kashmir, images of grief from Mississippi and Mumbai, a boatload of refugees awaiting rescue off the coast of Italy, the city of Montreal celebrating its 375th birthday with fireworks and, of course, an adorable animal picture – in this case a one-day-old giraffe.
All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa Bay Times and were transmitted or published between May 12 and May 19.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 18: A man runs past Brazilian Military Police (PM) officers amidst tear gas during an anti-Temer protest on May 18, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thousands of protestors hit the streets of Rio in the aftermath of a recording allegedly revealing President Michel Temer endorsing bribery payments.
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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 12: Ecem Cankaya of Turkey competes in the Individual Gymnastics Qualification during day one of Baku 2017 - 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the National Gymnastics Arena on May 12, 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MAY 12: One-day-old baby giraffe calf Gus looks at the camera at Noah's Ark farm on May 12, 2017 in Bristol, England. The baby giraffe was born yesterday at the zoo farm in North Somerset. In the wild, populations of giraffes are suffering from a continuing decline, with 97,500 estimated in Africa in 2015. Since 1985 the total giraffe population has fallen by 35%. New arrival Gus joins brothers George, 4 and Geoffrey, 2.
(Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
Family members carry a grief stricken Ebony Archie, mother of Kingston Frazier, after learning the young boy was found dead after being kidnapped during the theft of his mother's vehicle from a Kroger parking lot, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Jackson, Miss.
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The sun burns through the sky Thursday morning over Clearwater 5/18/2017 threatening to set another record high.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Members of the honor guard hold red flags as they wait for the arrival of visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, May 13, 2017.
(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Members of U2 kick off their world tour of the Joshua Tree in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, May 12, 2017.
(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A woman wails near the body Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo during her funeral in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Lagoo, the ever-smiling screen mother to some of India's top actors, died Thursday. She was 59.
(OCTAVIO JONES | Tampa Bay Times)
While dressed as a fairy, fourth-grader Siaularis Rosa holds a crystal ball during her part in the production "Pirates" during the performance at the Patel Conservatory. Over 130 students from the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School from kindergarten through 6th grade, received 35 weeks of free dance instruction from faculty throughout the school year to put on the year-end performance at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern Friday, May 19, 2017.
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LAMPEDUSA, ITALY - MAY 18: Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued from a small wooden boat by crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Phoenix vessel on May 18, 2017 off Lampedusa, Italy. Numbers of refugees and migrants attempting the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing from Libya to Italy has risen since the same time last year with more than 43,000 people recorded so far in 2017. MOAS is a Malta based NGO dedicated to providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea. Since the start of the year MOAS have rescued and assisted 3214 people and are currently patrolling and running rescue operations in international waters off the coast of Libya.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Geisha women parade down the street to Asakusa Shrine in the compound of Sensoji Temple Friday, May 19, 2017, in Tokyo prior to the annual Sanja Festival, one of the three major festivals in Tokyo.
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Fireworks explode over an illuminated Jacques Cartier Bridge to celebrate the city's 375th birthday Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Montreal.
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 14: A member of staff sweeps the pool side of the Men's First Class pool at Victoria Baths which are opening today for the first time in over 20 years for a one off public swimming event on May 14, 2017 in Manchester, England. Opened in 1906, Victoria Baths Trust are hoping to secure funding to secure the future of the baths and the next stage of renovation, including the Turkish baths.
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: A model walks the runway during the Strateas.Carlucci show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections at Carriageworks on May 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
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MIAMI, FL - MAY 15: Leila Khauliani, on vacation from Russia, interacts with parrots at Jungle Island as Florida Governor Rick Scott announces that the number of tourists visiting the state for the first three months of 2017 was about 31.1 million people on May 15, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The number of tourists is a new record, up 2.5 percent from the same time in 2016.
(AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Monaco players hold the trophy as they celebrate their French League One title after beating Saint Etienne during the League One soccer match Monaco against Saint Etienne, at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Monaco clinched its first league title since 2000 and eighth overall, replacing Paris Saint-Germain as champion.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A first-year midshipman, known as a "plebe," carries a dummy rifle covered in mud during Sea Trials, a day-long training exercise that caps off their plebe year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump poses for a photo with U.S. Coast Guard graduate Erin Leigh Reynolds during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
CrimeBy Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer
TAMPA — Interim Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan elicited loud gasps from the crowd of about 400 who showed up at Edison Elementary School on Monday night to learn more about the string of unsolved killings that have left the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood gripped by fear.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Special Forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy, the top U.S. general said Monday, as he tried to clear up some of the murky details of the assault that killed four American troops and has triggered a nasty …
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded comrades into a mini homework tutorial for the boy and girl who came to watch their grandfather be enshrined "into the history of our nation."