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Photo: Gary Hershorn—Corbis

Pictures of the Week: May 23 - May 30

Two bolts of lightning hit the antenna on top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan as an electrical storm moves over New York.

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Photograph by Trent Parke—Magnum/Courtesy of Steidl

A Summertime Christmas in Australia: Go Inside Trent Parke’s Family Photo Album on LightBox.

Photograph by Trent Parke—Magnum/Courtesy Steidl

Pictured: Self-portrait, Menindee Outback, Australia.

Available in winter 2013 from Steidl, Trent Parke’s Minutes to Midnight

In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one.

For more photography events beyond the web in December, visit The Guide on LightBox.

Jan. 4, 2013. Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, Australia. (Photo: Tim Holme—AP/Holmes Family)

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Jan. 3, 2013. The giant Rubber Duck installation by Florentijn Hofman, is moored in Darling Harbour, Australia. Measuring 15m high and 18m wide, the oversized toy was commissioned for this year’s Sydney Festival. (Photo: Damian Shaw—EPA)

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Dec. 7, 2012. Dancer Matty Shields entertains the crowd prior to the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ attempt to break the Guinness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade on in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams—Getty Images)

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.

Tracey Nearmy—EPA

June 3, 2012. Dachshunds sit in a performance artwork titled DACHSHUND UN by Australian artist Bennett Miller at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

From the final journey of the space shuttle Enterprise in New York and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London to a landmark trial in Egypt and the once-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week. See more here.

Eric Thayer–Reuters

From violence in Syria and New Hampshire Republican primary to Uttar Pradesh’s giant stone elephant statues, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week. See more here

Cristobal Saavedra—Reuters

The average animal doesn’t make headlines, but countless creatures have been photographed amid the chaos and destruction so widely connected to some of the year’s biggest stories. Here, LightBox looks back on a few furry friends who’ve found themselves in harm’s way this year. See more here

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