So check out the best news photos from around the world. From 13th to 18th of May 2013- Here is the week in photos!
Back To Earth!
Canadian astronaut and International Space Station (ISS0) Commander Chris Hadfield performed his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's hit "Space Oddity." Hadfield handed over command of the Space Station to a new leader Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov.
A record-setting 800-pound, 14-foot, 3-inch alligator shot during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area near Cotulla, Texas is seen in this handout photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and taken on May 7, 2013. Braxton Bielski, an 18-year-old high school senior on his first alligator hunt, bagged the gator after hooking it on a line. The alligator was the heaviest ever certified in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout via Reuters
What expressions! C Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng (L) and Mario Balotelli look on as referee Gianluca Rocchi suspends the match due to racist chants during their Italian Serie A soccer match against AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
Farewell To A Hero!
Paris Saint-Germain players throw David Beckham in the air at the end of their team's French Ligue 1 soccer match against Brest at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. David Beckham broke down in tears as he was substituted in the 81st minute.
Beckham announced that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the season.
Katy Viuf of U.S. fails a jump during the women's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League Athletics meet in Shanghai.
FC Augsburg's coach Markus Weinzierl has beer poured over his head by Sascha Moelders (2ndR) and Ragnar Klavan (L) after their German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Spvgg Greuther Fuerth in Augsburg. Augsburg won the match 3-1 and celebrates remaining the German first division Bundesliga.
Oops, He’s In Trouble!
U.S. President Barack Obama checks to see if he still needs the umbrella held by a U.S. Marine to protect him from the rain during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The picture looks innocent enough but got the President into some trouble!
50 & Counting!
Mick Jagger (L), Keith Richards (R) and Charlie Watts of British rock band The Rolling Stones perform during their "50 & Counting" worldwide tour in Anaheim, California.
A Moment In Time!
Pope Francis (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience at the Vatican. Their animated gestures during the conversation have been caught in time!
Now That Is A Catch!
A record-setting 800-pound, 14-foot, 3-inch alligator shot during a public. Braxton Bielski, an 18-year-old high school senior on his first alligator hunt, bagged the gator after hooking it on a line. The alligator was the heaviest ever certified in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Another American Idol!
Finalist Candice Glover (C) is congratulated by fellow contestants after being announced the winner during the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles.
Fabulous Images Capturing Life Around the World
Now here are some images that were photographed to capture a moment but have the deapths of beauty that defies words!
Hassan Mekki, a 32-year-old Sudanese migrant, shows scars on his back. Mekki, who fled conflict in his country in hopes of a better life in Europe, said he was attacked by a group of men holding Greek flags and left with the deep wounds on his back, throat and neck in 2012.
A Pilgrim from the Sanlucar de Barrameda fellowship rides a horse as he makes his way to the shrine of El Rocio in the Donana National Park, southern Spain May 15, 2013. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervor and festive color.
People run down a street in war ravaged Deir al-Zor, Syria May 18, 2013.
A woman stands in the new 'Rain Room' installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 5,000 square-foot installation creates a field of falling water that stops in the area where people walk through which allows them to remain dry!
A man walks on sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius).
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the West Bank.