This Week in Pictures: April 25-May 1

  • Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade players stand on the pitch amidst smoke during their Serbian Superliga soccer match in Belgrade, April 25, 2015. Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade held champions and bitter city foes Red Star to a 0-0 draw in a derby match marred by bad crowd trouble before kickoff on Saturday. The start was delayed for 45 minutes after home Red Star supporters pelted riot police with seats and flares, forcing officers to retreat from the north tier that houses the club’s diehard fans.
  • Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Edubino Baez wears a mask as protection against volcanic ash as he waits inside a military truck during an evacuation operation along the Rio Blanco in Puerto Montt area, Chile, April 25, 2015. Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.
  • In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. Rescuers in Nepal are searching frantically for survivors of a huge quake on April 25, that killed more than 5,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.
  • People stand in the rain holding umbrellas as a large crowd of people gather for the 2015 Dawn Service on ANZAC Day at the Shrine of Remembrance on April 25, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Australians are celebrating the centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) landing on the shores of Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, during World War 1. Anzac Day is a national holiday in Australia, marked by a dawn service held during the time of the original Gallipoli landing and commemorated with ceremonies and parades throughout the day.
  • Red Star Belgrade fans cheer amidst smoke during their Serbian Superliga soccer match against Partizan Belgrade in Belgrade, April 25, 2015.
  • People sit inside their car on open ground to keep safe after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake which killed more than 5,000 people and devastated Kathmandu valley.
  • Local shop owners look through a closed shop as firefighters battle to extinguish a huge fire on the top of the shopping mall in central Calcutta India on April 26, 2015. According to police and media reports, 25 fire engines fought for close to seven hours to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.
  • In this April 25, 2015 photo, South Vietnamese marine veteran association member Toan Ly, 78, who came to the United States as a refugee, holds a large South Vietnamese flag at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon held at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, Calif. Forty years since the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, the thousands who fled their collapsing country still remember what they lost, but also take the moment to think about what they’ve gained as they rebuilt their lives in the U.S.
  • In this April 26, 2015, photo taken by Amul Thapa and provided by KathmanduToday.com, four-month-old baby boy Sonit Awal is held up by Nepalese Army soldiers after being rescued from the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal, after Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the densely populated Kathmandu valley. Thapa says that when he saw the baby alive after 20 hours of rescue efforts “… all my sorrow went. Everyone was clapping. It gave me energy and made me smile in spite of lots of pain hidden inside me.” 
  • An injured woman awaits medical treatment after an earthquake struck Nepal, at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. Rescue workers in Nepal scoured through mounds of rubble for earthquake survivors as the country’s official death toll climbed past 5,000 and new tremors sent shocked survivors scurrying outdoors.
  • A Nepalese policeman stands atop rubble at Basantapur Durbar Square, which was damaged in Saturday’€™s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. The earthquake centered outside Kathmandu, the capital, was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan.
  • Gloria Darden hugs her son Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Mourners gathered in large numbers at the funeral of Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter April 12 with police left him with grave spinal injuries.
  • A man sits with a child on his lap as victims of Saturday’€™s earthquake, wait for ambulances after being evacuated at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
  • With Baltimore police officers in riot gear lining the street, a man stands at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Riots have erupted in Baltimore following the funeral service for Freddie Gray, who died last week of injuries sustained while in police custody.
  • A demonstrator looks up after being sprayed with pepper spray during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.
  • President Barack Obama accompanies Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, during a visit to Lincoln Memorial on April 27, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
  • Victims of Saturday’s earthquake rest inside an Indian Air Force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015.
  • A local field in the city center is used by locals for safe overnight sleeping after they lost their homes in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015 following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on April 25. Here, a man is seen in the makeshift camp in Kathmandu.
  • Protesters in Burundi chant anti-government slogans as they clash with riot police during a protest against the ruling CNDD-FDD party’s decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, April 27, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying in Burundi’s capital on Monday against the president’s decision to run for a third term, a move critics say violates the constitution.
  • A performer takes part in an unveiling of a billboard against fracking in central London, Britain, April 27, 2015.
  • Police and firefighters respond in front of a building that caught fire as protests of the death of Freddie Gray continue in Baltimore, Md., April 27, 2015. Freddie Gray died on 19 April from a spinal injury sustained while in police custody. Gray’s death has sparked protests that led to clashes with police and arrests of dozens of people over the weekend.
  • Protesters retreat during clashes with riot police against the decision made by Burundi’s ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, April 27, 2015. Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Monday in the second day of demonstrations against Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.
  • A taxi driver takes his wife around with him in his cab in Kathmandu on April 27, 2015 because their house is not safe.
  • An Indian Air Force member walks carrying a Nepalese child, wounded in Saturday’€™s earthquake, to a waiting ambulance as the mother rushes to join after they were evacuated from a remote area at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake is expected to rise depending largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
  • A police officer stands guard, April 27, 2015, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers.
  • A Nepalese girl injured in Saturday’€™s earthquake holds the hand of her mother inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake is expected to rise depending largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
  • A police officer walks by a blaze, April 27, 2015, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers.
  • Protesters are seen behind a fire barricade as they chant anti-government slogans before clashing with riot police in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, April 28, 2015. Hundreds of people marched in the outskirts of Burundi’s capital on Tuesday in a third day of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, a move critics say violates the constitution and a key peace deal.
  • A Nepalese villager injured in an earthquake holds her son as they sit inside an Indian Army helicopter after being evacuated from Lapu in Gorkha on April 28, 2015. Rescuers in Nepal battled to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 5,000 people, as the impoverished country’s leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.
  • Soldiers arrive to help at Ensenada town which is covered with ashes from Calbuco Volcano, April 27, 2015. Massive cleanup efforts continue in Chile after volcano Calbuco erupted without warning last week. Calbuco has spewed 210 million tonnes of ashes in the immediate surroundings, according to the National Service of Geology and Mining, coating nearby towns and prompting the evacuation of more than 6,500 locals.
  • People dance Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. Maryland’s governor vowed there would be no repeat of the looting, arson and vandalism that erupted Monday in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Police and firefighters respond in front of a building that caught fire as protests of the death of Freddie Gray continue in Baltimore, Md., late April 27, 2015.
  • In this aerial photo, police stand in formation near a gathering of protesters at the intersection of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, a day following unrest that occurred after Freddie Gray’s funeral.
  • Residents clean streets as law enforcement officers stand guard, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, in the aftermath of rioting following Monday’s funeral of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.
  • Nepal Army personnel take cover as an Indian Airforce helicopter evacuating injured residents takes off following Saturday’s earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, April 28, 2015.
  • A boy talks to a police officer near North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, Md., April 28, 2015. Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. The riots broke out blocks from where the funeral of Gray took place and spread through much of west Baltimore.
  • People swim at the sea in Havana, April 28, 2015. On Sunday, Cuba registered a temperature of 39.7 degrees Celsius, 0.1 degrees less than the island’s historic record, according to Jose Rubiera, Director of the National Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology of Cuba.
  • An injured girl is carried by a Nepal Army member to a helicopter following Saturday’s earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, April 28, 2015.
  • Houses on the higher reaches of mountains destroyed in Saturday’€™s earthquake are seen from a helicopter near Dhadingbesti, in Nepal, April 29, 2015. The first aid shipments reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal’s earthquake, a U.N. food agency official said, and distribution of food and medicine would start Wednesday, five days after the quake struck.
  • Nepalese residents buy fresh produce at a vegetable market early morning in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. While many villages across Nepal affected by Saturday’€™s earthquake are still waiting for rescue and relief teams, life in the capital, Kathmandu, is slowly returning to normal.
  • Ganesh Giri, 36, mourns next to his wife’s body after it was recovered by the rescue team from a collapsed building, after Saturday’s earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015.
  • A Chinese honor guard’s head is covered by a flag during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 29, 2015. Algerian premier Abdelmalek Sellal is on a visit to China from April 28 to May 1.
  • Nepalese men unload potatoes at a vegetable market early morning in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. While many villages across Nepal affected by Saturday’s earthquake are still waiting for rescue and relief teams, life in the capital, Kathmandu, is slowly returning to normal.
  • A Yemeni man looks at a crater, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, April 29, 2015. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital. Around midday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International airport, setting a plane owned by a private company on fire, according to a statement released by the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis.
  • A Burundi police officer stands in front of a group of protesters in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 29, 2015. Anti-government street demonstrations continued for a fourth day after six people died in protests against the move by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term.
  • A protester is detained by New York police during a demonstration calling for social, economic and racial justice, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, April 29, 2015. The demonstration was being held to support Baltimore’s protest against police brutality following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
  • A municipality worker cleans the beach under heavy fog at the Mediterranean Sea beach front in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 29, 2015.
  • Narayan Baraili, seen here in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015 lost his father in the earthquake.
  • A protester carries a dead crow during demonstrations against the ruling CNDD-FDD party’s decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 30, 2015. A senior U.S. diplomat told Nkurunziza on Thursday that the east African country risks boiling over if it stifles political opposition, as protests against the president entered a fifth day.
  • Young Raj Kumar Khatri shows his last respects to her mother’s dead body, April 30, 2015.
  • Students look on during an event marking the one year anniversary of the #BBOG (Bring back our girls) advocacy group’s call for the release of the 219 abducted Chibok school girls in Abuja, Nigeria. April 30, 2015. 
  • A worker takes a break from his work at a steel smelting plant in Lahore, Pakistan, April 30, 2015.
  • An aerial view of houses damaged by Saturday’s earthquake is seen in Nuwakot, Nepal, May 1, 2015. 
  • Kathmandu municipal workers sweep the pavement near earthquake damaged buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 1, 2015. The strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday devastating the region and leaving some thousands shell-shocked and displaced.
  • Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour arrows) flies past pigeons after performing at the Expo 2015 opening ceremony in Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy, May 1, 2015. Italy opens the Milan Expo on Friday, torn between hopes that the showcase of global culture and technology will cheer up a gloomy national mood and fears that it will be overshadowed by scandal, delays and street protests. 

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A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal flattened much of Kathmandu and its surrounding areas, killing thousands and taking with it countless temples and other cultural artifacts that the country is famous for. The earthquake triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that killed at least 18 climbers on the mountain.

In Baltimore, the April 19 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody sparked protests throughout the city.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage.

And in Kentucky, preparations were underway for the horse race known as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, which will take place on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

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