This Week in Pictures: May 23-29
Americans observed Memorial Day on Monday by honoring and remembering those who lost their lives in service to the country. The national holiday also marked the unofficial start of summer.
This week, the weather made headlines in places from Texas to Israel and India. In the South Central U.S., record rain caused deadly flash flooding, killing more than two dozen. Fourteen people were still missing as of Thursday night. Extreme heat hit Israel and killed hundreds and India.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became the first Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton with his official announcement in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday. Rick Santorum and George Pataki also joined the growing number of Republican candidates running for president.
Tensions continued to escalate in Burundi, where the leader of the opposition party, Union for Peace, was shot dead near his home along with his bodyguard, and protesters continued to demand political change in the East African country.