This Week in Pictures: May 7 to 13

  • A woman holds a rifle during an event in remembrance of the upcoming Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel, on May 7, 2016.
  • Yemenis re-enact the aftermath of a shelling that hit and killed civilians who were trying to escape Yemen by sea to flee the country’s ongoing conflict, at a small fishing port in Yemen’s government-controlled second city of Aden’s Tawahi neighborhood, on May 7, 2016. According to health officials at the time, at least 32 civilians were killed and 67 wounded in the shelling, blamed on Huthi rebels.
  • People look on as war-planes carry out bombing nearby in Kilis on May 7, 2016. One person was killed and seven more wounded when rockets fired from Syria slammed into the Turkish border region of Kilis, which has been regularly targeted by jihadists this year, the Dogan news agency said.
  • Mario Gutierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.
  • A boy plays with a machine gun during an event in remembrance of the upcoming Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel, on May 7, 2016.
  • Smoke and flames from the wildfires erupt behind a car on the highway near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on May 7, 2016.
  • Switzerland’s players stand on ice before a match against Kazakhstan on May 7, 2016.
  • Jan Baty enjoys a mint julep before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.
  • Bad weather surrounds a Boeing 767 airplane as it arrives onto Enniscrone beach after it was tugged from Shannon airport out to sea around the west coast of Ireland on May 7, 2016.
  • Children cry after leaving their home following a nearby rocket-strike in Kilis on May 7, 2016. One person was killed and seven more wounded when rockets fired from Syria slammed into the Turkish border region of Kilis, which has been regularly targeted by jihadists this year, the Dogan news agency said.
  • The wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on May 7, 2016.
  • Journalists watch a television broadcast of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 7th Workers Party Congress, in a media room at the Yanggakdo hotel in Pyongyang on May 8, 2016. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a “responsible” nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported on May 8.
  • A Bangladeshi labourer works in an aluminum cookware factory in Dhaka on May 8, 2016, during a strike by Bangladesh’s top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, to protest the death sentence for its leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. The leader of Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes.
  • Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud jumps for a header with Manchester City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi, left, during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 8, 2016.
  • Soldiers pay their respects in front of the Arc de Triomphe during a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany during World War II on May 8, 2016, in Paris, France.
  • A Russian navy serviceman gives alms to a beggar on an embankment of the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on May 8, 2016.
  • A Jewish Red Army veteran takes part in a parade marking Victory Day, the anniversary of the victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany, in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 8, 2016.
  • Maria Barria, 72, takes part in a fishermen’s protest on a bridge in Ancud on Chiloe Island, some 1,229km south of Santiago de Chile on May 8, 2016. Fishermen have been protesting a ban imposed on fishing in local waters due to the red tide phenomenon in the area. The red tide is caused by the excessive proliferation of microalgae with high concentrations of toxins, which can cause illness in humans and animals. Consumption of seafood contaminated by the red tide is blamed for 23 deaths in Chile since 1972.
  • Masked penitents hold their crosses as they arrive at Roncesvalles Church during “Romeria Cruceros de Arce” in northern Spain on May 8, 2016. Every year on the second Sunday in spring, people with crosses march from their small Pyrenees towns to Roncesvalles Church in tribute to the Virgin.
  • Spanish bullfighter Jose Manuel Mas cries after failing to kill his second bull of the evening during the bullfighting event held on occasion of San Isidro Fest at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, on May 8, 2016.
  • A Liberian man takes a penalty kick during a street soccer game in Monrovia, Liberia, on May 8, 2016. Liberian youth take to the streets to play soccer on weekends when there is less traffic, and due to the limited number of soccer fields in the country. Most Liberian professional players, including soccer legend George Weah, began their soccer careers playing on the streets of Monrovia, and many players play barefoot or in slippers as they cannot afford to buy proper soccer cleats.
  • An Estoril Praia soccer team fan cheers for his team in the beginning of the Portuguese First League Soccer match Estoril Praia vs Arouca at António Coimbra da Mota Stadium, Estoril, Portugal, on May 9, 2016.
  • Supporters of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, react as they shout slogans during a demonstration against Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, on May 9, 2016. Opposition leaders and supporters staged a protest against the country’s electoral body in an attempt to push for the reforms ahead of the next year’s general elections. Police used teargas as protesters engaged in running battles with them.
  • Spectators watch as fireworks explode in the sky as part of celebrations for the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on May 9, 2016.
  • People carrying portraits of deceased relatives who took part in WWII march in a parade during Victory Day commemorations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 9, 2016.
  • Stylists help a model to get ready for a fashion photo-shoot for a leading online website that offers conservative fashion items, in Istanbul on May 9, 2016. Istanbul is hosting Turkey’s first Modest Fashion Week, a two-day event that kicks off on May 13 and brings together designers of conservative wear from around the world.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as a 3-year-old presents her with her artwork at Lee Highway KinderCare in Fairfax, Va., on May 9, 2016.
  • Voters search their names on a voter’s list inside a polling precinct during a national election in Tondo city, metro Manila in the Philippines, on May 9, 2016.
  • Russian military planes fly over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking 71 years after the victory in WWII in Moscow, Russia, on May 9, 2016.
  • A Palestinian woman walks past a graffiti painted on a wall of the United Nations school of Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 9, 2016.
  • Palestinian children play amid wrecked cars in an impoverished area in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on May 9, 2016.
  • A Pakistani bride attends a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 9, 2016. Al-Ghousia Welfare Organization arranged a ceremony for some 135 couples in Karachi.
  • Performers take part in a mass dance on Kim Il-Sung square following a parade to mark the end of the 7th Workers Party Congress in Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang on May 10, 2016. North Korea kicked off a massive parade in the centre of Pyongyang on May 10 to celebrate a just-concluded ruling party congress that was seen as a formal coronation for supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.
  • Israeli soldiers sit in front of a monument engraved with names of fallen Israeli soldiers, as they wait for the start of a ceremony marking Memorial Day in Jerusalem on May 10, 2016. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, which begins Tuesday night.
  • Parade participants carry the North Korean flag as they march on Kim Il Sung Square on May 10, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrated the country’s newly completed ruling-party congress with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms.
  • Protesters flee tear gas while clashing with anti-riot police during a demonstration against the use of the French constitution’s Article 49,3, allowing the government to bypass parliament and force through controversial labor reforms on May 10, 2016, in Nantes. France’s Socialist government is to face a no-confidence vote on May 12, 2016, after it bypassed parliament and rammed through a labor reform bill that has sparked two months of massive street protests.
  • A Palestinian boy looks out of his family’s house that was damaged during 2014 war as Belgium’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders speaks during a news conference in eastern Gaza City on May 10, 2016.
  • Forensic experts stand next to a commuter train in the Grafing train station near Munich, southern Germany, where a man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack on May 10, 2016. A spokesman of the police said that the 27-year-old “assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motive – apparently an Islamist motive”.
  • A burnt vehicle is seen in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on May 10, 2016. A wildfire erupted on May 3, destroying the city of Fort MacMurray and forcing more than 88,000 people to evacuate from the area, leaving more than 200,000 hectares burnt. Government officials say that only heavy rain would extinguish the fire.
  • A refugee boy walks in front of UNHCR tents set in the former Helliniko Olympic complex on May 10, 2016. It is used as refugee camp for mainly Afghani refugees in Athens’ southern suburb. More than 3,500 refugees stay at the premises of the Helliniko Olympic Complex and the former Helliniko Airport, out of 54,000 stranded on Greek territory since the closure of the migrant route through the Balkans in February.
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hugs an indigenous woman during the opening ceremony of the 4th National Policy Conference on Women in Brasilia on May 10, 2016. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a last-minute bid Tuesday to block impeachment proceedings against her in what could be her final hours in power.
  • A Macedonian police officer guards the Public Revenue Office building, spray painted by protestors with water guns filled with paint, during the protest dubbed “Colorful Revolution” against Macedonian President Ivanov’s decision on wiretapping amnesty, in Skopje, The Former Yogoslav Republic of Macedonia, on May 10, 2016. Protests in Macedonia have continued daily for almost three weeks, after the decision of the president George Ivanov to pardon dozens of politicians who were involved in wiretapping scandal.
  • Internally displaced people (IDPs) recently arrived to Wau, South Sudan, due to armed clashes in surrounding villages, wait to be registered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on May 11, 2016.
  • A participant in the ”Bread Procession of the Saint” takes part in a ceremony in honor of Domingo de La Calzada Saint (1019-1109), in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Every year during spring season, ”Las Doncellas” (White Virgins), hold a basket on their head covered with white cloth while they walk along this old village in honor of the saint.
  • Students are hit by a riot police water cannon during a demonstration to demand changes in the education system in Santiago, Chile, on May 11, 2016.
  • Afghan security forces keep watch in Daykundi province on May 11, 2016. Nili, the capital of Daykundi, one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, is located about 310 kilometres west of Kabul.
  • An anti-government demonstrator shows off her Brazilian flag motif face paint outside Congress in Brasilia, Brazil on May 11, 2016. Brazil’s Senate is nearing a historic vote on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, likely ending 13 years of government by her party amid a spate of crises besetting Latin America’s largest nation.
  • A man looks at a memorial panel for the victims of the March 22 attacks at the entrance of the Maelbeek-Maalbeek subway station in Brussels on May 11, 2016. On March 22, 2016, two bombs exploded in the departure hall of Brussels Airport and another one in the Maelbeek - Maalbeek subway station, leaving 31 people dead and 250 injured. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • An injured man lies on the street next to national guard members during a demonstration in Caracas on May 11, 2016. With helmets, shields and bulletproof vests, military and Venezuelan police prevented the advance of thousands of opponents who tried to reach the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Wednesday to demand accelerate the process of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Hindu Sena perform Hindu fire rituals in support of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in New Delhi, India, on May 11, 2016. Right-wing organisation Hindu Sena activists prayed to the Hindu gods and performed rituals to ensure the victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections and urged the Indian origin people living in America to vote and support him.
  • An opposition demonstrator calls on other demonstrators for calm in front members of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Army Forces during a demonstration at the Francisco Fajardo Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 11, 2016. Militarized Police and Bolivarian National Police blocked the path of an opposition march heading to the Elections Nacional Council facilities asking for the speeding up of the referendum process against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko, center, and President Tetsuro Aikawa, left, bow during their press conference in Tokyo, Japan on May 11, 2016. Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all of its vehicles sold in Japan.
  • A laborer loads metal scrap onto a truck in an industrial area in Mumbai, India on May 12, 2016.
  • Clouds of tear gas surround people who walk with an umbrella near the Invalides monument during clashes between protesters and French police during a demonstration against French labor law reform in Paris on May 12, 2016.
  • Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes pictures as he meets with female university students in Gaza City on May 12, 2016, during his visit in the Gaza Strip for his upcoming documentary film on the refugee crisis in the Middle East.
  • Actress Jessica Chastain poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film “Money Monster” during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 12, 2016.
  • A Mexican cowboy or “charro” swings his lasso during the opening ceremony of the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City on May 12, 2016.
  • Iranian triplets Merila, left, Melika, center, and Mobina Sabouri attend a festival of Iranian twins to break the Guinness world record for the largest gathering of twins at the Azadi (Freedom) Stadium in Tehran, Iran, on May 12, 2016. Iranian multiples gathered in Tehran to celebrate their sixth national festival, though they failed to break the Guinness world record for the largest gathering of the kind.
  • A diver throws water on his face during a protest march by shellfish divers in Chiloe Island, Chile on May 12, 2016. The government has declared an emergency zone along Chile’s south as it deals with the algae bloom known as red tide, which kills fish with a toxin that paralyzes the central nervous system, and small-scale fishermen are demanding compensation.
  • Palestinians wait for their relatives to return to Gaza from Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, after it was opened by Egyptian authorities on Wednesday for two days for the first time in three months, in the southern Gaza Strip on May 12, 2016.
  • Zakk Wylde performs after a news conference to announce the “Ozzfest Meets Knotfest” music festival at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Calif. on May 12, 2016.
  • A protester holding a Palestinian flag runs for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest ahead of Nakba day, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah on May 13, 2016.
  • Black clouds of smoke are produced by tires burning in an uncontrolled dump near the town of Sesena, in Spain, after a fire broke out early on May 13, 2016. A huge waste ground near Madrid where millions of tires have been dumped was on fire today, releasing a thick black cloud of toxic fumes that officials worry could harm residents nearby.
  • People gather at the site of an explosion the night before, near the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey on May 13, 2016.



This week, the wildfire that ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, continued, and while it moved farther away from the city itself, residents are far from returning to what is left of their homes.

On Saturday, Nyquist won the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

As labor reform strikes continued around France, Wednesday brought the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Actors and celebrities from all over the world came to France for 11 days of film screenings and events.

The Brazilian Senate suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday, beginning her impeachment trial as Brazilians across the country voiced their opinions for and against the president through protests.

As the migrant crisis continues, Victory Day was celebrated across Europe, commemorating the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. 

Nebraska held its Republican primary and West Virginia held both its Republican and Democratic primaries this week. On the Republican side, Donald Trump swept both states as the presumptive nominee, and Bernie Sanders claimed West Virginia.

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