The Week in Pictures: April 28 - May 5

Circus animals quit their day jobs, U.S.-Mexico border cracks open, Obama drops the mic, and more.

Cubans wave as the first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years pulls into Havana Harbor on May 2, 2016. Though there were some cruises from the United States to Cuba under President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s, the Adonia was the first U.S.-owned ship to sail to Cuba from the United States since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.  

PHOTOS: Ahoy, Americanos! Tourists Come Ashore in Cuba




Texas Rangers shortstop Hanser Alberto pops a giant bubble while chewing gum during their baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning on May 4 in Toronto.

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French police officers detain a topless Femen activist during a protest outside a banquet held by France's far-right Front National party in honor of Joan of Arc at the Porte de La Villette in Paris on May 1.

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A man rides a horse as he passes through a snow bound Zojila pass, 67 miles east of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on April 30. The Srinagar-Leh road was closed since December after heavy snowfall shut it down.


A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on May 4. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires. Unseasonably hot temperatures combined with dry conditions have transformed the boreal forest in much of Alberta into a tinder box.

PHOTOS: Entire City Flees Raging Wildfire in Canada

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrive to speak to supporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan following his victory in the Indiana primary on May 3 in New York City. Trump beat rival Ted Cruz decisively in a contest that many analysts believe was the last chance for any other Republican candidate to catch Trump in the delegate count. Trump is now the Republican presumptive nominee after Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended their campaigns.

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A family embraces at the U.S.-Mexico border fence during a "Opening the Door of Hope" event on April 30 in San Diego, California. Five families, with some members living in Mexico and others in the United States, were permitted to meet and embrace for three minutes each at a door in the fence, which the U.S. Border Patrol opened to celebrate Mexican Children's Day. It was only the third time the fence, which separates San Diego from Tijuana, had been opened for families to briefly reunite. The event was planned by the immigrant advocacy group Border Angels.

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An injured woman reacts at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, on April 28.

PHOTOS: Syrian Battleground: Rebel-Held Aleppo Rocked by Airstrikes


Argentina's River Plate supporters cheer for their team during the Copa Libertadores 2016 round before the quarterfinals second leg football match against Ecuador's Independiente del Valle at the "Monumental" stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 4.


Ringmaster David Shipman pauses as a performing elephant prepares to enter the arena for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Circus Extreme" show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on April 30, 2016.

The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.


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. After discovering the woman alive and conscious, rescuers administered an IV and oxygen but then had to work for a number of hours to free her from the rubble she was trapped in, before taking her away to hospital.

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Iraqi protesters shout slogans as they sit inside the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on April 30. Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's Green Zone and stormed the parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers. Jubilant supporters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr invaded the main session hall, shouting slogans glorifying their leader and claiming that they had rooted out corruption.

PHOTOS - Baghdad Chaos: Protesters Topple Green Zone Walls, Storm Parliament


A woman walks among debris after a fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar on May 3.

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Villarrica Volcano is seen at night from Villarrica national park in Pucon, Chile, on May 4.

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A crate carrying one of the 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Columbia is lifted onto the back of a truck before being transported to a private reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 30.

A total of 33 former circus Lions, 22 males and 11 females, from Peru and Columbia were airlifted to South Africa to live out their lives on a private reserve in the Limpopo Province. Twenty-four of the animals were rescued in raids on circuses operating in Peru, with the rest voluntarily surrendered by a circus in Colombia after the country's congress passed a bill prohibiting circuses from using wild animals. The trip was coordinated by the animal rights group 'Animal Defenders International'.

PHOTOS: Abused Circus Lions Find Freedom in South Africa Sanctuary

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President Barack Obama drops the mic as he wraps up his routine of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" while the crowd cheered on April 30.

Obama drew plenty of laughs with his barbed remarks to a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians, and movie and television stars. It was his eighth appearance at the event and his last as president and he kidded about the pains of being a lame duck.

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