Russian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow on May 7, 2016. The Victory Day parade on May 9 marks the 71st anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany.
A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is silhouetted by the setting sun as he is surrounded in smoke from wildfires south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Highway 63 on May 6. Investigators have not figured out what sparked the wildfires that erupted in the heart of Canada's oil sands region on Sunday and have so far forced 88,000 people to flee.
Britain's incoming London Mayor Sadiq Khan gestures during his swearing-in ceremony at Southwark Cathedral in cental London. London's new mayor Sadiq Khan thanked voters for choosing "unity over division" as he was elected Saturday, becoming the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital.
Supporters of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte cheer at a rally in Manila.
Front-running candidate Rodrigo Duterte is known for his profanity-laden speeches and has been likened to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He made international headlines last month when he said that an Australian missionary who was gang raped and killed during a 1989 prison siege was so beautiful that he "should have been the first" to assault her. The Australian and U.S. ambassadors criticized that comment, and Duterte told them to shut up.
A fan wears a hat before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016, in Louisville.
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People visit the ruins of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra ahead of a musical performance on May 6. Syrian troops backed by Russian air strikes and special forces on the ground recaptured the UNESCO world heritage site from Islamic State group fighters in March. The Syrian regime put on a patriotic celebration in Palmyra Friday, with flag-waving and military music in a place where just last year jihadists carried out mass executions.
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