Events of the week in photos

Events of the week in photos

Revision of the “news Mail.Ru” presents a digest of the most important and striking events may 6-12, 2017 in the photographs of the leading news agencies of Russia and the world.

May 6. Every year in early may, the Spaniards celebrate the beginning of spring festival “Las May.” According to tradition, rooted in the middle Ages, girls aged 7 to 11 years put on flowers and plants the altar. On it they should sit quietly and calmly a few hours.

May 6. One out of ten accepted the ordained priests during a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

May 7. In France, presidential elections were held, the results of which won a landslide victory, the founder of the non-partisan movement “On the March” (En marche!), in the past the Minister of Economics and investment banker, Emmanuel macron. His candidacy was supported by 20.7 million of the French. In the history of the Fifth Republic 39-year-old politician became the youngest President.

May 7. In the “most useless airport” in the world for the first time the plane landed. Air port of St. Helen’s island was built a year ago, but was not used until this time because of the inconvenient location.

May 8. Two-year flight the us space plane X-37B. Officially confirmed that the spacecraft is experiencing a modification of the ion engine, Hall effect.

May 8. In the third round of the world championship, the Russian team beat the hosts of the tournament German hockey players with the score 5:0.

May 9. In Moscow took place the parade dedicated to the 72th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war. In total, the red square were about 40 thousand soldiers were involved about 1 thousand 850 pieces of military equipment. Air part this year was cancelled due to bad weather.

May 9. American attack helicopter AH-64D Apache during the air show air and ground National guard of South Carolina.

May 10. The US President dismissed the Director of the FBI James Komi. Previously, he led the investigation against trump on the subject of “relations with Russia”, which deny as the White house and the Kremlin.

May 10. Real Madrid has won a place in the final of the UEFA Champions League. The team will meet with the Italian “Juventus”. The match will take place on 3 June in Cardiff.

May 11. “The catcher pokémon” Ruslan Sokolovsky was found guilty of offending religious feelings and incitement of hatred. The blogger was sentenced to 3.5 years of probation.

May 11. Around the photos with a closed-door meeting of the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the President of the United States Donald trump in the oval office sparked a diplomatic scandal. The American channel CNN reported that the White house is accusing the Russian delegation in the deception because of the publication of the picture. Later the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova denied this information.

May 12. Morning in the Central part of Rome, near the post office on the street Aventino explosion. The causes of emergency turns out not exclude any version, including the use of improvised explosive devices. Data on victims and wounded.

May 12. The company Total is going to develop oil production near the Amazon basin. Environmentalists and local residents believe that this will destroy the local flora and fauna.

Source: Reuters