Planet Earth is a big place, and there's an endless supply of culture, nature and beauty out there. Take a quick glimpse of it all with these images of the week.
Buddhist devotees unfurl a 25-year-old, 196-foot-long sacred 'Thangka' under the sun during Wesak day or Buddha Day festival celebrations at the Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist temple in Ipoh on May 10, 2017. Thousands of devotees gathered in Malaysian temples on May 10 to celebrate Buddha's birth, death and enlightenment -- a festival marked on different days across the region, which is also known as Wesak day.
An Indian youth dives into a swimming pool in Chennai on May 10, 2017.
Ballerinas from the Australian Ballet warm up before rehearsals for the Nutcracker Suite in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House on May 10, 2017. The curtain will fall on the Joan Sutherland Theatre for seven months as it undergoes its first major upgrade since the Opera House was opened in 1973, replacing backstage engines, rigging and hoists that for more than four decades have supported the lighting and props for the hundreds of ballet and opera productions staged there each year, with the Nutcracker being the last show to be staged.
This picture taken on May 10, 2017 shows a baby Sumatran elephant playing with a mahout from the Trumon Conservation Response Unit at the Leuser Ecosystem wildlife reservation area in south Aceh district. The baby elephant was born on March 16 in Trumon, a wildlife corridor located in the south of the Leuser Ecosystem, which is experiencing severe threats of encroachment due to its proximity to villages.
One of the glass pieces by Seattle-based artist Dale Chihuly titled " Sapphire Star" on display during a exhibition called “CHIHULY” at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx section of New York May 10, 2017. The exhibition which runs through Octoer 29, displays over 20 different installations throughout the garden's 250 acres (101 hectares).
Castel Romano, Italy
Ferrari driver Fabio Barone and his Ferrari 458 Italia competes against a Roman chariot drawn by two horses on "Ben Hur" movie set at Cinecitta World amusement park on May 11, 2017 in Castel Romano near Rome.
A waiter looks at a collage showing Pope Francis kissing US President Donald Trump with a caption by artist TvBoy reading in English and Italian "The Good forgives the Evil" in tiny letters along Francis's belt, on May 11, 2017 near Castel Sant'Angelo in central Rome.
Latvia´s supporters wear costumes as they cheer during the IIHF Men's World Championship ice hockey match between Latvia and the US in Cologne, western Germany, on May 13, 2017.
Sumo wresters hold up crying babies in front of a referee (C) clad in a traditional costume during a "Baby-cry Sumo" event at the Kamegaike-Hachiman Shrine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, on May 14, 2017. Some 150 babies aged under two took part in the annual baby crying contest in the Shinto shrine in Sagamihara. Japanese parents believe that sumo wrestlers can help make babies cry out a wish to grow up with good health.
A man sprays water on the table prepared for heads of states before the welcoming banquet of the Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on May 14, 2017. China touted its new Silk Road as "a project of the century" at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalisation, but a North Korean missile test threatened to overshadow the event.