Photos of the week: 4/29 - 5/6

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Photos of the week: 4/29 - 5/6
Motorists travel south on Alberta Highway 63 as the setting sun illuminates a huge plume of smoke from wildfires burning in the distance rising over Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A fire fueled by shifting winds that forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes and threatened the business district of oil-sands hub Fort McMurray, Canada, raged out of control Wednesday after consuming 80 square kilometers (30 square miles) of land and damaging 1,600 buildings. Photographer: Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04: Members of the 501st Legion of Star Wars visit Pediatric Hospital '12 De Octubre' on May 04, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MAY 2: Cuban Daniel Mikanda waves with an US flag upon the arrival of the cruise ship Adonia, the first US cruise ship in nearly forty years to arrive in Cuba, on May 2, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. The Adonia, belonging to the Carnival group, carried some 700 passengers on its sail from Miami to Havana, officially re-establishing the US cruise business in Cuba.(Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 01: Billy Burns #1 of the Oakland Athletics is surrounded by a flock of seagulls on the field during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on May 1, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 2-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 01: A life vest is flung as protestors throw smoke bombs at the police during May Day protests on May 01, 2016 in Rome, Italy. Police clashed with protestors as hundreds took to the streets to participate in May Day marches and gatherings across Italy, with many demonstrators protest against Erdogan decisions about the migrant crisis. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 30: A crate carrying one of the 33 Lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Columbia is lifted onto the back of a lorry before being transported to a private reserve on April 30, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A total of 33 former circus Lions, 22 males and 11 females from Peru and Columbia have been airlifted to South Africa to live out their lives on a private reserve in the Limpopo Province. 24 of the animals were rescued in raids on circuses operating in Peru, with the rest voluntarily surrendered by a circus in Colombia after Colombias Congress passed a bill prohibiting circuses from using wild animals. The trip has been coordinated by the animal rights group 'Animal Defenders International'. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district, Syria March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A fisherman walks past a barricade blocking a road during a protest calling on the government to help ease the economic effects of a harmful algal bloom that had affected their livelihoods at Ancud on Chiloe island in Chile, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A girl salutes to visitors before a show at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang, North Korea May 5, 2016. Pyongyang held a gala of song and dance performances by local school children on May 5 for visiting delegations of foreign journalists and tourists at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace. The event included orchestral, choir, and acrobatic performances, many of them with political undertones. The Seventh Worker's Party Congress commences on May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "DAMIR CHILDREN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Russian Sukhoi Su-34 military jets are seen flying in formation through a glass roof of GUM department store during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade to mark the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Villarrica national park in Pucon, Chile, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An aerial view from the helicopter of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shows smoke rising from raging wildfires which caused the mandatory evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada May 4, 2016. Cheryl Oates/Government of Alberta/Handout via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
A man holds the hand of a girl as they rush out after rebels bombarded government-held areas of Aleppo, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on May 3, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE.
People march through Havana's Revolution Square during a May Day parade in Havana May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HADALAT, JORDAN - MAY 4: A Syrian refugees sits on a bus headed to a camp at the Jordanian military crossing point of Hadalat at the border with Syria on May 4, 2016 in Hadalat, Jordan. Coming from the cities of Raqaa, Deir Al-Zor and Hama, roughly 300 hundred refugees crossed into Jordan at Hadalat on Wednesday, while over 5000 refugees crossed in the last four days coming from Aleppo. (Photo by Jordan Pix/ Getty Images)

Over the past week in news, we saw stories including President Obama's visit to Flint, Michigan, where he drank a glass of their infamously-tainted water to prove that it is now safe for consumption. We also watched May Day celebrations and protests around the world as well as ongoing preparations for the Kentucky Derby.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming days.

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