The week in 34 photos – Udomsak Ratanotayo, left, and Suttinan Boonsomkiat wear "Star Wars" stormtrooper costumes Monday, April 28, while donating blood at the Thai Red Cross in Bangkok, Thailand. Some fans of the movie franchise were donating blood and giving toys to a local orphanage ahead of Star Wars Day, May 4.
The week in 34 photos – A nurse gives the rotavirus vaccine to a baby in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday, April 29. The vaccine is being provided free in the country for the first time.
The week in 34 photos – A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis' hat as he leaves his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, April 30.
The week in 34 photos – A young girl places a poppy at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, April 25.
The week in 34 photos – Firefighters rescue a pig that fell down a well Friday, April 25, at a farm in Huanghua, China. The pig weighed 300 kilograms (661 pounds).
The week in 34 photos – Residents help firefighters put out a blaze that engulfed a poor neighborhood in Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday, April 29.
The week in 34 photos – A baby is born in the back of a UNICEF vehicle on Monday, April 28, as a convoy escorts about 1,000 displaced Muslims to safety in the Central African Republic. The country, a former French colony, was plunged into chaos last year after a coalition of mostly Muslim rebels ousted President Francois Bozize.
The week in 34 photos – Dutch King Willem-Alexander plays with a child Friday, April 25, as he opened the King's Games at primary schools in Ens, Netherlands. The Games, organized annually on the king's birthday, encourage children across the country to engage in sports and exercise.
The week in 34 photos – A car bomb explodes at a campaign rally in Baghdad on Friday, April 25. The Shi'ite group Asaib Ahl al-Haq was introducing its candidates for Iraq's parliamentary elections before a series of explosions killed at least 18 people, police and medical sources said.
The week in 34 photos – Three giant panda cubs are introduced at the wild animal rescue and research center in China's Shaanxi province on Wednesday, April 30. It was the public debut for the cubs, who were born last year.
The week in 34 photos – A bull rams a card table Saturday, April 26, during the "convict poker" portion of the Angola Prison Rodeo in Angola, Louisiana. It is the longest-running prison rodeo in the United States.
The week in 34 photos – Children in London play with giant Playmobil figures on Wednesday, April 30, as the toy company celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The week in 34 photos – A dead black bear lies on a bench Tuesday, April 29, on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Preliminary necropsy results show that the bear was hit by a vehicle, wildlife authorities said. They are trying to determine who may have left the bear on the bench.
The week in 34 photos – A member of Iraq's security forces stands near the dead bodies of two members from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a group linked to al Qaeda, on Saturday, April 26. Government forces have been fighting with the group in western Anbar province.
The week in 34 photos – Men watch as equipment demolishes a house in a Roma section of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday, April 25. About 50 illegal buildings in the Roma neighborhood were destroyed.
The week in 34 photos – Emergency responders in Aleppo, Syria, rescue a man who was buried under rubble after a reported barrel-bomb attack on Friday, April 25.
The week in 34 photos – Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performs at a concert in Detroit on Saturday, April 26.
The week in 34 photos – A model walks a runway in Beijing on Saturday, April 26, during China Graduate Fashion Week. She is wearing designs from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Graduate Show.
The week in 34 photos – A pan polisher named Tarno covers his face as he takes a rest at the Putra Logam workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on May Day, Thursday, May 1. May Day is also known as International Workers' Day, which raises awareness about working conditions across the world.
The week in 34 photos – A miner takes an elevator down a coal mine in Huaibei, China, on Saturday, April 26.
The week in 34 photos – Tightrope walkers perform above a canal in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, April 26.
The week in 34 photos – A girl auditions for the School of American Ballet on Friday, April 25, in New York. There were 600 beginner ballet students competing for 120 spots at the school.
The week in 34 photos – A member of the Victims' Mortgage Platform is carried away by riot police officers after he tried to block a woman's eviction in Parla, Spain, on Wednesday, April 30. Evictions have been common in many parts of Spain, which has been struggling with a recession and unemployment.
The week in 34 photos – A 150-meter (492-foot) chimney in Shenyang, China, collapses after it is demolished by explosives on Monday, April 28. The chimney used to be part of a local heating factory, according to local media.
The week in 34 photos – Police remove a protester from outside the Taipei Railway Station during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday, April 28. Police used water cannons to dislodge hundreds of activists who had occupied a busy street to protest a nuclear power plant.
The week in 34 photos – Workers dressed in special heat-reflecting suits stand next to bags of seized cocaine that were set to be destroyed at a Lima, Peru, police base on Tuesday, April 29. Police say they burned more than 11 tons of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opium and heroin.
The week in 34 photos – People wear 3-D glasses at a parish church near Bergamo, Italy, as they watch a screening of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on Sunday, April 27. Pope Francis declared the two men saints before hundreds of thousands of people at the Vatican.
The week in 34 photos – A fighter with the Free Syrian Army fires a rocket-propelled grenade toward forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during clashes in Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday, April 27.
The week in 34 photos – A boy waits with his grandmother as she stands in line to vote Wednesday, April 30, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. India's general election is being held in stages, with the vote counting to conclude May 16.