This Week in Pictures: May 9-15
A refugee crisis reached new depths this week as thousands of migrants from the Rohingya minority group in Myanmar attempted to flee to nearby countries that no longer want to take them in.
In Nepal, a second major earthquake struck to the east of Kathmandu, where only 17 days earlier, the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake leveled much of the capital and killed over 8,000 people. Protesters against a third term for Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, continued to rock the country, as military generals led an attempted coup that ultimately failed to remove the president from power.
And outside Philadelphia, an Amtrak train travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City, crashed, killing eight people in an accident that investigators are still examining.