INDIA. Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar. May 19, 2017. A Kashmiri boy shields himself with plywood from stones and glass marbles during a clash between Indian policemen and protesters. Government forces fired tear gas during clashes with Kashmiri protesters 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.

Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance

With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show.

“We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. His son, who also performed, stood by his side. The show was held at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of New York City.

It was an emotional 2 ½ hours for those who worked on the circus. Many of Ringling’s employees are second, third and even fourth-generation circus performers, while others met their spouses while touring. All spent months on the road, traveling from city to city in Ringling’s train cars and describing themselves as a giant family, albeit one with many clowns.

(Photos: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images, Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Lucas Jackson /Reuters, Julie Jacobson/AP, Lucas Jackson /Reuters,  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Read more by the Associated Press and see the slideshow on Yahoo News.

Camarín de circo. Circo de las Américas. Córdoba. 2017

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. May 18, 2017. A child sleeps on his mother’s shoulder after a perilous journey on foot to flee heavy fighting in their neighbourhood between Iraqi forces and ISIS militants.

Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/AP

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Trump, paws, protests and more — it happened today: May 22 in pictures

President Trump visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem; Marcel “Le Corgi” perches his paws on a display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London; a masked Kashmiri student looks toward the protesters during a demonstration in Srinagar. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

Photo credits: Evan Vucci/AP, Dylan Martinez/Reuters, Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

See more photos of the day and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

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On Thursday morning, law enforcement entered the Oceti Sakowin camp to do a final sweep before officially shutting it down, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Oceti Sakowin camp was the largest of several temporary camps on the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Protesters have been living on this land for months, in support of members of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Supporters have said that running the pipeline under under a part of the Missouri River known as Lake Oahe would jeopardize the primary water source for the reservation, and construction would damage sacred sites, violating tribal treaty rights. The river crossing is the last major piece of the pipeline that remains unfinished.

PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Photos: Angus Mordant for NPR

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. May 16, 2017. An Iraqi man tries to put out a car on fire as Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) advance towards Mosul’s western Rifai neighbourhood during their ongoing offensive against ISIS.

Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

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Local law enforcement officers have arrested some people who chose not to evacuate federal land near part of the Dakota Access Pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Most protesters had left earlier. At dusk, police moved back, and said they would not enter the camp at that time.

The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the

evacuation deadline

for the largest protest camp, which is on a flat area north of the Cannonball River. He cited flooding concerns.

Protesters supporting members of the Standing Rock Sioux, many of whom believe the pipeline’s route under a section of the Missouri River known as Lake Oahe will endanger drinking water, have been living on the land for six months or more. They have erected shelters and organized supply systems for food and water, even as winter brought freezing temperatures and feet of snow.

As the 3 p.m. ET deadline approached, some demonstrators prayed while others took down some shelters and set fire to things they were not carrying out. Rain falling on law enforcement and demonstrators turned to fat snowflakes.

“It looks like a trash pile. But it’s getting picked up and every spot is starting to look better and better as we work together,” Dotty Agard of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe told Amy Sisk of Inside Energy while sorting through abandoned goods.

“One man used a four-wheeler to help get a car out of the deep mud, and another person rode a snowmobile through the dirt,” The New York Times reported from the area. “Some semipermanent structures had been burned, apparently an effort to demolish them ahead of the deadline. A fire burned, black smoke rising in the cold air, while some people roamed the area.”

Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested

Photos: Angus Mordant for NPR

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March for the Gurlz: Stop Killing Black Trans Women

Since the beginning of 2017, 7 Black transwomen have been murdered. Living at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality, transwomen in Atlanta and nationwide are demanding an end to this violence.

On March 26th Atlanta came together to take over the streets led by Black transwomen to celebrate their lives and mourn the ones we’ve lost.

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In California, an extremely wet winter put an end to the state’s record-breaking drought. Heavy rainfall also produced welcome spring scenes — like replenished reservoirs and fields in bloom.

“It’s a completely different look,” says Justin Sullivan, a Getty Images photographer who took before-and-after style photos of drought-stricken areas. “It’s just like a velvety green, lush landscape now — compared to just dry, brown, almost like a moonscape before.”

Sullivan’s photos show how one of the wettest winters on record is bringing the land back to life. In early 2014, Sullivan documented the drought at its worst. He shot photos from a helicopter above reservoirs like Lake Oroville.

From Moonscape To Lush: Photographs Capture California Drought’s Story

Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images