Here are 12 of the week’s best photos

Day of the Dog festivities in the District, protests against Alabama’s abortion law, the Asian Culture Carnival in Beijing and a rescue on the Rio Grande. These and other moments were captured by photographers from around the world. Here’s a look at 12 of the best photos from the week selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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A swallow flies over a field.

Frankfurt, Germany

May 13, 2019

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Day of the Dog festivities at Congressional Cemetery.

Washington, D.C.

May, 11, 2019

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Migrants wait to be processed in the United States.

McAllen, Tex.

May 15, 2019

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Women in costumes mimicking those in Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" protest an Alabama abortion law.

Montgomery, Ala.

May 14, 2019

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Boxer Luis Concepcion does a flip after his fight.

Fairfax, Va.

May 11, 2019

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Performing during the Asian Culture Carnival.


May 15, 2019.


The Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots a last-second winning basket.


May 12, 2019

Frank Gunn/AP

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, left, shows off his President Trump socks.

Lake Charles, La.

May 14, 2019


A horse at Murmur Farm.

Darlington, Md.

May 13, 2019

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A man stands near a window shattered during protests.

Caracas, Venezuela

May 11, 2019

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A rescue on the Rio Grande.

Eagle Pass, Tex.

May 10, 2019

Bob Owen/AP

A South Sudanese refugee at a transition camp.

Aru, Congo

May 12, 2019