This Week in Pictures: May 16-22
Hundreds of Rohingya migrants were rescued by Indonesian fishermen this week after having been stranded at sea for weeks. Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to allow members of the Muslim minority group, mostly from Myanmar and Bangladesh, who are fleeing poverty and persecution in their home countries, to land safely ashore until a solution can be found.
In East Africa, protests continued to rock Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, ahead of parliamentary and local elections on June 5. Demonstrators want President Pierre Nkurunziza to not run for a third term and have clashed in violent confrontations with police in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, in the United States, a ruptured pipeline off the coast of California caused a massive oil spill that cleanup crews were rushing to contain as Americans head to the beaches for Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer.