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    Miss District of Columbia, Kara McCullough (center), reacts after she was crowned the new Miss USA on May 14 in Las Vegas.

    From the opening ceremony of the 70th Cannes Film Festival in France and the coronation of the new Miss USA to protests in Greece and the "Abinskaya Riviera" hot air balloon festival in Russia — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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