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The week in 25 photos

Published 5:59 AM ET, Fri May 9, 2014
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During a march to the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg on Thursday, May 8, protesters call for the Nigerian government to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month in Chibok, Nigeria. The girls were taken by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sin," and the abductions have sparked a global outcry. Ben Curtis/AP
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. Manu Fernandez/AP
An aerial view on Monday, May 5, shows the destruction of a double landslide that engulfed the village of Abi Barak in Afghanistan. More than 2,000 people were killed when a mass of rock and mud came crashing down on Friday, May 2. Rahmat Gul/AP
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry kicks around a soccer ball during an airplane refueling stop at Sal Island, Cape Verde, on Monday, May 5. Kerry was on his first major tour of Africa, focusing on some of the continent's most brutal conflicts. See more photos of Kerry's travels as secretary of state Saul Loeb/Reuters/Landov
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. Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
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. Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images
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. NASA
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. Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis Star/AP
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is seen on a mock "missing person" poster Wednesday, May 7, in Toronto. Hours after a local newspaper reported on a new video that allegedly shows Ford smoking crack cocaine, the mayor announced April 30 that he would be taking a break from his duties and his re-election campaign to seek help for alcohol abuse. Dave Abel/QMI/ZumaPress.com
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. Sumaya Hisham/Demotix/Corbis
Rescue personnel work at the site where a school bus crashed into a house in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Tuesday, May 6. There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash, which police said was caused when the 66-year-old driver experienced a medical-related issue, according to the Argus Leader newspaper. He was taken to the hospital with a head injury. Argus Leader, Joe Ahlquist/AP
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. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
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. Mark Large/Getty Images
Debris rises in what Free Syrian Army fighters said was an operation to strike a checkpoint and remove government forces in Maarat al-Numan, Syria, on Monday, May 5. According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war. Rasem Ghareeb/Reuters/Landov
A relative mourns by the body of 17-year-old Vadim Papura during a service in Odessa, Ukraine, on Tuesday, May 6. Papura died after jumping out of a burning trade union building during riots on May 2. Unrest has been intensifying in Ukraine, further raising fears of a civil war or invasion by Russia. Vadim Ghirda/AP
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. Vadim Ghirda/AP
Microsoft founder Bill Gates competes in a newspaper-throwing competition Saturday, May 3, at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Rick Wilking/Reuters/Landov
A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself from the snow as she crosses a street in Moscow on Wednesday, May 7. Artyom Geodakyan/Itar-Tass/Landov
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. Amr Nabil/AP
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. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers in Novosibirsk, Russia, march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Lenin Square on Monday, May 5. Kurskov Yevgeny/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis
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. Daniel Ochoa de Olz/AP
U.S. President Barack Obama laughs Saturday, May 3, during the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. As is tradition, the President slipped into the role of comedian-in-chief and took playful jabs at journalists, lawmakers, celebrities and even himself. Rex Features/AP
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. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters/Landov
A man participates in the Global Marijuana March on Saturday, May 3, in Medellin, Colombia. About 250 cities took part in the annual event, which celebrates marijuana and its legalization. See last week in 34 photos /Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA/Landov