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The week in 35 photos

Updated 10:42 PM ET, Thu May 6, 2021
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An overpass carrying a subway train collapsed in Mexico City on Monday, May 3, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 70, according to local government officials. Mexico's foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, called it "the most terrible accident we've ever had in the public transport system." Hector Vivas/Getty Images
Men attend the funeral of Shmual Tzvi Klagsbald, who was one of the 45 people killed in a stampede Friday, April 30, during a religious festival at Israel's Mount Meron. An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people had crowded onto the mountain to celebrate the Lag B'Omer holiday. Ilia Yefimovich/dpa/picture-alliance/AP
Horses race around the first turn of Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1. The winner was Medina Spirit, who was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and trained by the legendary Bob Baffert. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Flower garlands, fruits and a pair of sandals were placed on a spot where a woman was cremated in New Delhi on Friday, April 30. A second wave of Covid-19 is devastating India, killing thousands of people each day and setting world records for daily infections. Adnan Abidi/Reuters
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the Carters' home in Plains, Georgia, on Thursday, April 29. The photo grabbed people's attention on social media because of what appeared to be a significant size difference between the two couples. While many experts theorized that it was the result of a wide-angle lens, Adam Schultz, the chief official White House photographer, declined to explain when reached by The New York Times. Adam Schultz/The White House
An adjutant stork snatches a fish inside the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, on the outskirts of Guwahati, India, on Tuesday, May 4. Anupam Nath/AP
A US soldier sits aboard a Chinook helicopter over Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 2. US President Joe Biden announced last month that he would be withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan before September 11. Related photos: America's longest war Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times/Redux
Support teams work around a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft after it landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, May 2, bringing back four astronauts from the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls/NASA
A woman takes photos of her mother's home after a tree landed on the roof in Jackson, Mississippi. Tornadoes touched down in Hinds and Rankin counties on Tuesday, May 4, according to the National Weather Service. Eric Shelton/The Clarion-Ledger/USA Today
Tim Brehmer, dressed as the title character from "The Mandalorian," celebrates Star Wars Day at the Scum and Villainy Cantina, a bar in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, May 4. Jae C. Hong/AP
Jose Salas washes a dog at Canine Designs, a pet grooming salon in San Rafael, California, on Friday, April 30. The pet-care industry has been seeing a surge in business during the pandemic, with many pet owners pampering their pets while they work from home. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks at quarterback Trevor Lawrence after Lawrence was drafted No. 1 by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, April 29. The draft took place in front of a live audience in Cleveland, but Lawrence watched the draft with friends and family in South Carolina. Kirby Lee/USA Today Network
The family of New York police officer Anastasios Tsakos reacts as his casket is carried during his funeral service in Greenlawn, New York, on Tuesday, May 4. Tsakos, 43, was directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway last month when he was struck by an intoxicated driver early in the morning, police officials said. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Dorian Strubing, a 2-year-old from Portland, Tennessee, hangs onto a bear that hospital workers gave him while they tried to figure out how to free him from an antique wooden barrel he was stuck in on Saturday, May 1. Firefighters were called in to help free Dorian, who was stuck in the barrel for about two hours, his dad said. Courtesy Lance Strubing
A woman processes paddy rice she harvested from a field in Birulia, Bangladesh, on Monday, May 3. Mohammad Ponir Hossai/Reuters
French fishermen, angry over losing access to waters off the coast of Jersey, gather their boats in protest on Thursday, May 6. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, sitting just 14 miles off the French coast. While not technically part of the United Kingdom, the islands are crown dependencies, defended and internationally represented by the UK government. Oliver Pinel/AP
Baltimore pitcher John Means hugs catcher Pedro Severino after throwing a no-hitter in Seattle on Wednesday, May 5. It was nearly a perfect game. Ted S. Warren/AP
Fireworks explode over the Parthenon during Orthodox Easter celebrations in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, May 1. Yorgos Karahalis/AP
Isabel Diaz Ayuso, the leader of Madrid's regional government, gestures at the end of a campaign rally on Sunday, May 2. She went on to win re-election. Susana Vera/Reuters
Scott Dixon fires a pair of six-shooters after winning the IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 1. The guns, loaded with blank rounds, are customary for drivers who win at the track. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP
A 1-week-old baby elephant is seen under his mother at a zoo in Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday, May 1. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images
Philadelphia goaltender Alex Lyon saves a shot from Pittsburgh's Jason Zucker during an NHL game on Monday, May 3. Matt Slocum/AP
A protester is hit by a Molotov cocktail that was thrown during clashes with police in Cali, Colombia, on Monday, May 3. Violent protests across Colombia, fueled by economic frustration and exacerbated by a heavy-handed police response, have seen at least 25 people killed and hundreds injured. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images
People take pictures as the casket of Ma'Khia Bryant is loaded into a car during her funeral in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, April 30. Ma'Khia, 16, was fatally shot April 20 during an encounter with a police officer at her foster home. Gaelen Morse/Reuters
The United Trinity statue is seen behind fans who were protesting against Manchester United's American owners Sunday, May 2, in Manchester, England. Fans later invaded the pitch at Old Trafford stadium, causing the club's Premier League match against Liverpool to be postponed. Michael Regan/Getty Images
People in Beijing visit the Great Wall during the Labor Day holiday on Saturday, May 1. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images
A live bear is seen behind gubernatorial candidate John Cox during a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday, May 4. Cox brought the bear to capture voters' attention, and the bear can also be seen on his campaign bus and in a new campaign ad. "We need big beastly changes in Sacramento," the Republican says in the ad. "I'll make 'em." Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A smuggler paddles migrants across the Rio Grande while crossing the US-Mexico border in Roma, Texas, on Friday, April 30. Related photos: This is what we're seeing at the border John Moore/Getty Images
People return to the dance floor as the Circus nightclub hosted an event in Liverpool, England, on Friday, April 30. Attendees needed to test negative for Covid-19 before being allowed in. It was a trial event to provide data on how other venues might be able to reopen. Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
Russian Army tanks roll along a street in Moscow on Tuesday, May 4, to attend a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
FC Barcelona players celebrate after defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinals of the Women's Champions League on Sunday, May 2. They'll play Chelsea in the final. Joan Monfort/AP
US President Joe Biden stands in front of a portrait of Abraham Lincoln as he talks about Covid-19 at the White House on Tuesday, May 4. Biden announced a couple of new goals: to have 160 million US adults fully vaccinated — and to administer at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of the US adult population — by July 4. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Redux
People walk across 516 Arouca, the world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge, in Arouca, Portugal, on Sunday, May 2. The new bridge is 516 meters long (1,692 feet), and it connects the Aguieiras Waterfall to Paiva Gorge. Sergio Azenha/AP
People attend the funeral of Juan Luis Diaz Galicia, one of the 24 people killed in Mexico City when an overpass collapsed on Monday, May 3. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images
Lightning bolts strike buildings during a thunderstorm in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, May 3. See last week in 38 photos Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images