In Pictures

Week in pictures: 28 May - 3 June 2016

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Tim Chambers (right) kisses his new bride Lorraine Heist Image copyright Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
Image caption Tim Chambers (right) kisses his new bride Lorraine Heist as riders pass by on Memorial Day weekend in Washington. Chambers is known as the Lone Marine for his annual day-long salute to riders during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, the annual ride around Washington Mall to raise awareness for prisoners of war and soldiers still missing in action.
Contestants take part in the men's race at the annual cheese rolling festival on Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire, England Image copyright Neil Munns/ EPA
Image caption Thrill-seekers pursued an 8lb (3.6kg) wheel of Double Gloucester cheese 200 yards down the 1:2 gradient Cooper's Hill at Brockworth in Gloucestershire, England. In 2010 the official event was cancelled over safety fears after more than 15,000 people turned up the previous year to watch the competition.
Confetti rains on presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori Image copyright Silvia Izquierdo / AP
Image caption Centre-right candidate Keiko Fujimori greeted her supporters during a campaign rally in Lima ahead of the presidential election in Peru on 5 June. Ms Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is up against Pedro Kuczynski, a former World Bank economist.
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy after victory in the UEFA Champions League final Image copyright Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images
Image caption Real Madrid became European champions for the 11th time, four times more than anyone else, after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties in this season's Champions League final.
A wild leopard runs on the stairs as it tries to escape from a compound of a house in Kathmandu, Nepal Image copyright Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters
Image caption A wild leopard caused alarm in Nepal's capital after it spent hours wandering through a residential area before being sedated and captured.
A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France Image copyright Charles Platiau / Reuters
Image caption A couple exchanged kisses on the bank of the River Seine in Paris as torrential rain caused the river to burst its bank in some places.
British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan greet supporters during the launch of the battle bus for the Remain In campaign at Froebel College of the University of Roehampton in London Image copyright FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA
Image caption EU referendum campaigning continued and British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed Labour's Sadiq Khan as "a proud Muslim" and "a proud Brit" as he shared a platform with the London Mayor at an EU Remain rally. They were launching a Britain Stronger In Europe battlebus and pledge card...
Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel during a visit to Farmhouse Biscuits in Nelson, Lancashire Image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
Image caption Later in the week Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel of the Vote Leave campaign visited Farmhouse Biscuits in Nelson, Lancashire. There are fewer than three weeks to go to 23 June when the UK will votes whether or not to stay in the European Union.
The first train coming from the south drives out of the North portal of the tunnel on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel, near Erstfeld, Switzerland Image copyright Gaetan Bally / Keystone via AP
Image caption The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel was officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.
A protester squirts a water gun at Catalan regional police Image copyright Albert Gea / Reuters
Image caption A masked person squirts a water gun at Catalan regional police, who are in full riot gear, during a protest over the eviction of squatters earlier in the week from "The Expropriated Bank" in Barcelona, Spain.
Archaeologists search for The Dead Sea Scrolls Image copyright Ronen Zvulun / Reuters
Image caption A team of volunteers and archaeologists search for remains of The Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the oldest known Hebrew texts, in a national bid, initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), to prevent the theft of such important artefacts. Once found, they will be handed over to the state for preservation.

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