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Live news images of the month – May 2018

Paris, France, 29 May 2018. Hundreds of protesters have gathered to protest against the government project to change the status of the railroad workers. Alexandros Michailidis/Alamy Live News
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Another month is done, which means only one thing… It’s time to look back at the biggest news headlines and best live news imagery from May!

Our award-winning live news feed has been overflowing with imagery once again thanks to our photojournalists. From epic lightning storms to live music events and Royal Wedding celebrations, it’s been a jam-packed month for news imagery.

Here’s our pick of some of May’s most prominent news headlines and a showcase of the month’s very best live news images.

May’s biggest news headlines

Evacuations in Hawaii following volcanic eruption

On 3rd May, Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii began to erupt. Throughout May, the eruption has continued, culminating evacuations of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding residential areas. On Wednesday 30th May, authorities released a statement that an estimated 75 homes had so far been consumed by the lava, with 200-foot-high lava flows spewing rock and feeding

Overnight on 31st May concerns arose that the fast-flowing lava may trap any residents who remain on the island.

Hawaii, USA. 20th May 2018. Channelized lava streams down fissure 20 into a massive ground crack from the eruption of the Kilauea volcano May 20, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Credit: Planetpix/Alamy Live News
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News headlines - Kilauea Volcano
Kilauea Volcano / Alamy Stock Photos

The Royals spend another month in the limelight

On 19th May, Harry and Meghan took centre stage as 11.5 million people tuned in to watch their big day. Crowds flooded the streets around Windsor to catch a glimpse of the couple and a whole array of celebrity guests. For those who couldn’t make it to London, the celebrations didn’t stop as street parties and gatherings took place worldwide!

Windsor, UK. 19th May, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sit in an Ascot Landau for a carriage procession among 110,000 well-wishers on the streets of Windsor and on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park following the
Mark Kerrison / Alamy Stock Photo
News headlines - Royal Wedding celebrations
Royal Wedding celebrations / Alamy Stock Photos

President Trump pulls the US out of ‘insane’ nuclear deal

Trump announced on 8th May that he was withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal. He claimed if he let the deal stand, “there soon would be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.” The US, UK, Russia, France, China, Germany and the EU signed the deal to ensure Iran’s nuclear programme was peaceful. Trump’s decision signals a significant loss for all countries involved and former President Obama warns Trump it’s “a big mistake”.

Washington, United States. 08th May, 2018. President Donald Trump holds up a National Security Presidential Memorandum that he signed after announcing his decision to end the United States participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acation (JCPOA) w
Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo

Live news images of the month

A group of university students are silhouetted as they dive and jump into the clear water, Aberystwyth 

Aberystwyth Wales Uk, Thursday 17 May 2018UK Weather: At sunset at the end of a glorious day of warm spring sunshine, a group of university students are silhouetted as they dive and jump into the clear water off the wooden pier at Aberystwyth on the w
keith morris / Alamy Stock Photo

Lightning strike over The Shard skyscraper building, London 

London, UK. 27th May, 2018. UK Weather: Lightning strike over The Shard skyscraper building. Thunderstorms swept across Britain Saturday night of the May Bank Holiday. © Guy Corbishley/Alamy Live News
Guy Corbishley / Alamy Stock Photo

Muslims pray during a special prayer at the National Mosque of Bangladesh on the ‘night of forgiveness’ in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1st May, 2018. Muslims pray during a special prayer at the National Mosque of Bangladesh to mark Shab-e-Barat or 'night of forgiveness' in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 01, 2018.Muslims mark the night of Shab-e-Barat, one of the holiest nig
zakir hossain chowdhury zakir / Alamy Stock Photo

 Palestinian protesters gather during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Israel-Gaza border

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territory. 14th May, 2018. Palestinian protesters gather during clashes with Israeli security froces in a tent city protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, on the occasion of the 70th a
ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Rio, a Blue Merle Collie, shows his excitement over the bluebells

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK. 13th May, 2016. Rio, a Blue Merle Collie, shows his excitement over the Bluebells. After a long wet winter, spring has finally arrived bringing lots of colour and smells for four-legged furry friends to explore. Credit: Bound
Bounders Dog Photography / Alamy Stock Photo

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