The week in 37 photos – Prospectors work in an open pit Friday, May 9, at the Ndassima gold mine, which is near Djoubissi, Central African Republic.
The week in 37 photos – Actor Jon Hamm takes a selfie with his wax figure after it was unveiled Friday, May 9, at Madame Tussauds in New York.
The week in 37 photos – The reflections of people in Marseille, France, can be seen by looking up at the mirror art installation "Ombriere" by British architect Norman Foster on Tuesday, May 13.
The week in 37 photos – A balloon flies past Pope Francis during his general audience Wednesday, May 14, at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.
The week in 37 photos – Indian farmers lie on the ground with sticks as they pray for rain during the Manda Festival, on the outskirts of Ranchi, India, on Wednesday, May 14.
The week in 37 photos – Freshman midshipmen, known as "plebes," perform situps with a log across their chests during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off their first year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, May 13.
The week in 37 photos – Astronaut Koichi Wakata is carried to a medical tent on Wednesday, May 14, just minutes after he and two others landed in Kazahkstan on their return to Earth. Wakata, Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio spent more than six months aboard the International Space Station.
The week in 37 photos – A member of a local band plays his instrument during a marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, May 11.
The week in 37 photos – A Brazilian national police officer aims his weapon Tuesday, May 13, during a search for fugitives in the Complexo do Alemao favela of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is trying to pacify Rio's favelas, or slums, ahead of next month's FIFA World Cup.
The week in 37 photos – Sister Maricor from the Missionaries of Charity spends a moment with John, a 1-year-old with hydrocephalus, at an orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11. Hydrocephalus is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.
The week in 37 photos – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her son Prince Charles attend the Order of the Bath service at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday, May 9. The British order of chivalry was founded in 1725 by King George I.
The week in 37 photos – A butcher washes a dead bull Wednesday, May 14, outside the Las Ventas bullfighting ring in Madrid. Bullfighting season runs from March to October in Spain.
The week in 37 photos – U.S. Rep. John Mica of Florida holds a fake joint Friday, May 9, during a House subcommittee hearing about marijuana laws in the nation's capital. The District of Columbia is looking to decriminalize possession of the drug. "Don't get too excited," Mica said of the prop, which he said was rolled by members of his staff.
The week in 37 photos – A prosthetic arm and leg sit at a workplace Friday, May 9, at the Stamos and Braun Prosthetics Factory in Dresden, Germany. The silicon prostheses are handmade to look as real as possible.
The week in 37 photos – A Palestinian charcoal worker smokes during a tea break at a production facility in Gaza on Monday, May 12.
The week in 37 photos – Manuel Zelaya, the former Honduran President who is now a congressman, reacts outside the Congress building after he and other members of his party were tear gassed Tuesday, May 13, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Zelaya, his wife and hundreds of supporters clashed with riot police and soldiers after they burst into the Congress building demanding their right to speak.
The week in 37 photos – A South Korean soldier stands guard inside a Military Armistice Committee meeting room Wednesday, May 14, at the truce village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.