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  23 May 2022  
 
 
   
 
  Ukrainian court sentences Russian serviceman to life in prison for killing a civilian  
Russian serviceman Vadim Shishimarin attends a hearing in the Solomyansky district court in Kyiv, Ukraine, 23 May 2022. Shishimarin, 21, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of an unarmed 62-year-old civilian man near Chupakha village in the Sumy area in late February 2022. Ukraine held the first war crimes trial amid the Russian invasion.
 
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  © epa-efe / Oleg Petrasyuk  
 
 
 
   
 
  Russian invasion of Ukraine  
Locals live in a basement of a residential building damaged by shelling in Pyatykhatky settlement north of Kharkiv, Ukraine, 22 May 2022. Five families live in the basement, which they use as a shelter amid possible shellings. Russian troops were recently pushed out from Kharkiv's outskirts by the Ukrainian army. The city of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest, has witnessed repeated airstrikes from Russian forces since the 24 February invasion.
 
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  © epa-efe / Sergey Kozlov  
 
 
 
   
 
  World Economic Forum in Davos  
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses participants on a large-scale screen via video link during the opening plenary session hosted by WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab (L) at the 51st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 23 May 2022. The forum has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was rescheduled to early summer.
 
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  © epa-efe / keystone / Laurent Gillieron  
 
 
 
   
 
  Lockdown amid Covid-19 pandemic in Shanghai  
A delivery worker sits in his tent amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai, China, 23 May 2022. Four metro lines and more than 200 buses resumed operations on 22 May where passengers must wear masks at the metro entrance, show a green health code, hold a 48-hour negative PCR test and get a fever check.
 
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  © epa-efe / Alex Plavevski  
 
 
 
   
 
  French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros  
Naomi Osaka of Japan returns a ball as she plays against Amanda Anisimova of the USA in their women's first round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 23 May 2022.
 
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  © epa-efe / Martin Divisek  
 
 
 
   
 
  SEA Games Vietnam closing ceremony  
Vietnamese performers ride a traditional rickshaw during the closing ceremony of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) at Hanoi Indoor Games Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2022. Cambodia will host the 2023 SEA Games.
 
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  © epa-efe / Luong Thai Linh  
 
 
 
   
 
  Liturgical procession for the reception of the relics of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Sofia  
Orthodox priests hold а metal box with the relics of Saints Cyril and Methodius during the liturgical procession to St. Nedelya Church in Sofia, Bulgaria, 23 May 2022. Bulgaria marks on 24 May the official celebration of the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the Bulgarian alphabet, education and culture, and Slavic literature.
 
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  © epa-efe / Vassil Donev  
 
 
 
   
 
  Heavy dust in central Baghdad  
An Iraqi man rides his bicycle on the al-Rasheed street shrouded in heavy dust in central Baghdad, Iraq, 23 May 2022. The dust storm sent hundreds of people with respiratory problems to hospitals across Iraq and reduced visibility in the city, making driving difficult on the roads. Flights at Baghdad Airport have also been suspended while the Iraqi authorities ordered government offices to shut down except for the Kurdistan region.
 
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  © epa-efe / Ahmed Jalil  
 
 
 
   
 
  RHS Chelsea Flower Show  
A woman adjusts a display of peony flowers during the press preview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, 23 May 2022. The horticultural exhibition runs from 24 to 28 May 2022 at the Royal Chelsea Hospital.
 
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  © epa-efe / Neil Hall  
 
 
 
     
 
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