This Week in Pictures: April 30 to May 6
This week, after yet another primary victory by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, this time in Indiana, his Republican rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich both announced the suspension of their campaigns, leaving Trump as the presumptive nominee.
In Fort McMurray, Alberta, an uncontrollable wildfire has forced about 88,000 people to evacuate their homes, and consumed an area larger than all five boroughs of New York City combined.
President Obama visited Flint, Mich. on Wednesday in an effort to show his support for the city’s ongoing water crisis. He made a point to drink from a glass of filtered water to show that it is safe to consume.
In Nairobi, Kenya, a six-story building collapse has killed at least 36 with 80 more still missing – six days later, rescuers found one woman still alive, trapped beneath the rubble.
Around the world, protests were held for May Day, an international day of protests and rallies in recognition of workers’ rights. Protests in France were especially heated, as ongoing protests turned more violent in response to proposed labor reforms by President Francois Holland.
On Sunday, Easter was celebrated by Orthodox Christians whose religious holidays are based on the Julian calendar. Across Europe, the migrant crisis continued.