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16 Photos from Around the World This Week That Show Spring Heating Up

As the calendars turn to May, protests heated up in Spain, Turkey, and Armenia and Cubans took to the streets to celebrate International Workers' Day. Spring brought with it heavy rains in Syria, warm weather in Washington D.C., and tulips in Germany.

Global Citizen is bringing you these photos and more from around the world this week. 


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1) May Day in Cuba: A woman waving a national flag march is carried on a man's shoulder during the traditional May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, May 1.

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2) Hawaii Volcanic Activity: In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake on May 3 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island.

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3) Protests in Spain: People shout slogans during a protest in Pamplona on April 28 after five men, accused of gang raping a woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival, were sentenced to nine years in jail for 'sexual abuse,' avoiding the more serious charge of rape. The men had been accused of raping the woman at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona on July 7, 2016, at the start of the week-long San Fermin festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors.

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4) Central American Immigration: A member of the Central American migrant caravan, holding a child, looks through the border wall toward a group of people gathered on the U.S. side, near the beach where the border wall ends in the ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, April 29. U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. They say they want to prepare them for the worst possible outcome.

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5) Syria Daily Life: Syrian children swim in the dam of the city of Daraa after recent heavy rainfalls on May 2.

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6) Refugee Camp in Greece: Children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, May 2. Amid protests, the government has promised to drastically reduce overcrowding at island camps over the summer.

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7) Agriculture in India: An Indian farm laborer carries a bundle of wheat during harvesting in a field on the outskirts of Jalandhar on April 28.

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8) Rhino Conservation in Africa: A rhino is photographed in it's enclosure in the Addo Elephant Park, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on the eve of being transported to Zakouma National Park in Chad on May 2. Six critically endangered black rhinos are being sent from South Africa to Chad, restoring the species to the country in north-central Africa nearly half a century after it was wiped out there.

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9) India Daily Life: A Rajasthani woman collects drinking water from a road side water pump on the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan on May 4.

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10) May Day Protests in Turkey: Turkish police officers arrest a protester attempting to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day on May 1 in Istanbul.

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11) Tulips in Germany: Workers prepare to separate the blossoms from the rest of the plant on May 2 in Magdeburg, Germany. The tulip bulbs are cleared and processed during the months of July and August. The manufacturer of flower bulbs in Saxony-Anhalt will cultivate 40 hectares this year with 10 different varieties of tulips. The tulip bulbs are marketed throughout Europe following the harvest.

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12) Daily life in Washington, DC: Rowers skim along the Potomac River as the sun rises over the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, May 2. The temperature in the Nation's Capitol is expected to reach into the upper 80's Wednesday as spring begins to give way to summer. 

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13) Bangladeshis Celebrate Buddha's Birthday: Bangladeshi Buddhists celebrate the Buddha Purnima with a rally on April 29 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Buddha Purnima or Vesak marks the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, as followers commemorate the birth of Buddha, his attaining enlightenment and his passing away.

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14) Egypt Reopens Rafah Border Crossing: Palestinians wait in line for passport transactions to cross to Egypt following the opening of Rafah border gate in Khan Yunis, Gaza on April 28. Egypt temporarily opened Rafah crossing point on the borders with the Gaza Strip in both directions for three days.

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15) Protests in Armenia: Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan gesture as they attend a rally in downtown Yerevan on May 1, 2018. - Armenian leader Nikol Pashinyan on May 1 called on his supporters to launch a campaign of civil disobedience and block key transport links including an airport after he failed in his bid to get elected prime minister.

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16) Violence In Kashmir: Kashmiri Muslim mourners carry the body of Sameer Ahmad Bhat during his funeral on May 1 in Drabgam, Kashmir, India. Thousands of people participated in the funeral of Bhat, a top commander of the Hizb ul Mujahideen militant outfit. He was killed along with an associate during a gunfight with Indian forces in Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday. A teenage boy was later killed as Indian forces opened fire on Kashmiri civilians protesting the killings of the militants. The region remained shut on Tuesday in response to a shutdown call by separatist leaders against the killings.