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Photo: Vadim Ghirda—AP

Pictures of the Week: May 16 - May 23

A Ukrainian coal miner wears his goggles after finishing his shift at a coal mine outside Donetsk, Ukraine.

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Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME

A patient takes a mineral bath at the Matsesta Sanatorium in Sochi. Starting in the late 1930s, Matsesta was at the center of Josef Stalin’s drive to turn Sochi into the premier resort city of the Soviet Union.

See more on LightBox: Weird, Wonderful Sochi: Inside Russia’s Own Palm Beach

Ryan Pierse—Getty Images

Feb. 6, 2014. Junko Hoshino of Japan competes during Ladies’ Moguls Qualification at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi, Russia.

From the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi and mourning the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman to fighting horses in China and the world’s largest baby Jesus, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Alexander Demianchuk—Reuters

Mar. 10, 2013. People sunbathe by the wall of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia.

TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2013, a look back at a selection of underreported, improbable and astounding images that caught the attention of TIME’s photo editors.

Photograph by Emanuele Satolli—Parallelozero

Photographer Emanuele Satolli has spent the past year chronicling a group of Russians addicted to krokodil, a lethal opiate made with ingredients from hardware stores and pharmacies that causes skin to become scaly, rot and fall off the bone.

See the gripping photos and video inside a krokodil cookhouse on LightBox.

Photograph by Robert Ghement—EPA

Aug. 10, 2013. An actor depicting Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev, a chemist who developed the periodic classification of the elements, rides on a bike on ropes during the opening ceremony for the 14th IAAF World Championships at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

From violence in Egypt and the IAAF World Championships in Moscow to a sinkhole near Disney World and a shark eating a shark, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Dmitry Lovetsky—AP

July 13, 2013. Young people throw colored powders at each other during the ‘Festival of Colors’ in St. Petersburg, Russia.

From the Trayvon Martin verdict and a deadly school meal poisoning in India to Mariano Rivera’s final All Star game and Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Photograph by Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA

May 22, 2013. A young woman in wheelchair performs at the beauty contest for disabled people in ‘Miss Independence 2013’ in Moscow.

From deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and the final week of the Cannes Film Festival to a wheelchair beauty contest in Moscow and the U.S. Naval Academy’s storied freshman initiation, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

February 1, 2013. Masha, an 11 year-old bear from a traveling circus troupe based in Moscow, practices a tightrope walking act during rehearsals at the Circus on Fontanka in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexander Demianchuk—Reuters)

From Chicago gun violence and the exhumed body of Richard III to the world’s first “bionic man” and a bear walking a tightrope, TIME presents the best images of the week.

See more of TIME’s best pictures of the week on LightBox.

Ingushetia, 2010 (photo: Davide Monteleone)

In his latest book, ‘Red Thistle,' photographer Davide Monteleone documents the rhythm of life in the Caucasus.

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