This Week in Pictures: May 10-16
The devastating news of the week came on Tuesday, when a coal mine in Soma, Turkey, in the eastern region of the country, exploded, killing at least 282 people and leaving hundreds missing. It was the worst mining accident in Turkey’s history, and protests broke out across the country as citizens demanded answers from the government.
Wildfires ravaged southern California, as the state suffers one of the biggest droughts in recent history.
Voting in the world’s largest election wraps up in India this week, with some 550 million out of 813 million eligible voters having gone to the polls.
Jacob Zuma secured a second term as president in elections in South Africa, as Afghanistan’s elections move to a run off slated for June 14.
The world is increasingly turning its attention to Rio de Janeiro, as the city prepares for the FIFA World Cup to descend upon it next month, with both soccer and the issues embroiling the city’s slums occupying a more prominent place in recent news.