Today in Pictures: May 5

A girl salutes in North Korea, a Russian orchestra performs in Palmyra, and more in Thursday's best news photos.

A girl salutes to visitors before a show at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace in central Pyongyang, North Korea.

Pyongyang held a gala of song and dance performances by local school children on May 5 for visiting delegations of foreign journalists and tourists. The Seventh Worker's Party Congress commences tomorrow.


Photos: North Korean Children Perform Song and Dance for Foreign Press

Damir Sagolj / Reuters

A Canadian Joint Operations Command aerial photo shows wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The photo was posted on Twitter on May 5.

CF Operations / via Reuters

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

RCMP Alberta / via Reuters

A woman is carried away in a stretcher by medics as she is rescued after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building, in the Huruma area of Nairobi, Kenya, on May 5.

Ben Curtis / AP

Beach-goers stand still as a two-minute siren marking annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 5 in Israel is sounded in Netanya, Israel.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

Russia's Mariinsky Theatre performs at the amphitheatre in Palmyra, Syria on May 5.

SANA / Reuters

A fisherman walks past a barricade blocking a road during a protest at Ancud on Chiloe island in Chile on May 5. The protest called on the government to help ease the economic effects of a harmful algal bloom.

STRINGER / Reuters

Residents of a slum observe rescuers' effort to free a woman who was trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building, in the Huruma area of Nairobi, Kenya.

Ben Curtis / AP

Chief Minister of Indian Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti waves from inside a train, after the launch of a new train service in Anantnag, south of Srinagar, on May 5.


Refugees and migrants are pushed back by Greek police during a protest at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, on May 5.

Alexandros Avramidis / Reuters