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.