The week in 25 photos – Tourists take a selfie as demonstrators burn a trash container during a May Day rally in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, May 1. May Day is also known as International Workers' Day, and tens of thousands of workers in European cities marked the occasion with a mix of anger and gloom over austerity measures meant to contain the eurozone debt crisis.
The week in 25 photos – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Thursday, May 8. Russia celebrates Victory Day on May 9, which is when Nazi Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union during World War II.
The week in 25 photos – A common myna feeds her baby in a nest on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar, India, on Sunday, May 4. The common myna is native to Asia, and it is an important motif in Indian culture.
The week in 25 photos – Extreme ultraviolet light streams out of an X-class solar flare in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The image, captured in March and released Wednesday, May 7, blends two wavelengths of light to help scientists observe the lower levels of the sun's atmosphere.
The week in 25 photos – A tornado touches down in a field in Akron, Colorado, on Wednesday, May 7. The National Weather Service said there were no reports of injuries or damage after at least two tornadoes briefly touched down on Colorado's Eastern Plains.
The week in 25 photos – Archbishop Desmond Tutu receives his ballot papers before voting in South Africa's election Wednesday, May 7, in Cape Town. It is the country's first election since Nelson Mandela's death and the fifth since the end of apartheid in 1994.
The week in 25 photos – A student affected by tear gas is helped during clashes between students and the national police Wednesday, May 7, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Students were calling for authorities to respond to their striking teachers' demands for higher pay and improved working conditions.
The week in 25 photos – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seen during a visit to the Journalists' Charity reception in London on Wednesday, May 7. The Journalists' Charity, celebrating its 150th anniversary, provides charitable help to journalists, former journalists and their dependents.
The week in 25 photos – Zoo staff members stand beside Mango, a 19-year-old Syrian brown bear, as he is sedated for spine surgery at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday, May 7. Mango suffered a slipped disk that caused him pain and impaired his mobility.
The week in 25 photos – Microsoft founder Bill Gates competes in a newspaper-throwing competition Saturday, May 3, at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
The week in 25 photos – A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself from the snow as she crosses a street in Moscow on Wednesday, May 7.
The week in 25 photos – A man pins pictures of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on a poster showing presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday, May 4, in Cairo. El-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi are vying for the country's top post, with the first round of voting scheduled for May 26-27.
The week in 25 photos – Youths from the Aboure tribe perform a warrior dance on Saturday, May 3, as they take part in a parade on the last day of the 34th Popo carnival in Bonoua, Ivory Coast. This year's festival promoted national reconciliation.
The week in 25 photos – Soldiers in Novosibirsk, Russia, march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Lenin Square on Monday, May 5.
The week in 25 photos – A "recortador" jumps over a bull in Madrid on Friday, May 2. "Recortadores" is a bloodless type of bullfighting where the performers acrobatically leap over bulls and the ones who get the closest and show the least amount of fear are the winners.
The week in 25 photos – A woman jumps over a hole Tuesday, May 6, on a highway road that was damaged by an earthquake in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook northern Thailand the day before, causing some damage to roads and buildings.