The Week in Pictures: May 5 - 12

Tornadoes terrorize Oklahoma, hats on parade at the Kentucky Derby, tiny panda cub stretches and more.

A car makes its way on a road through flowering canola fields on a serpentine section of the L401 highway near Nienstedt, Germany on May 12, 2016. Julian Stratenschulte / dpa via AP

Performers participate in a mass dance following a parade to mark the end of the 7th Workers Party Congress in Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang on May 10. North Korea completed a four-day congress of its ruling Workers' Party Monday, the authoritarian country's first since 1980, before leader Kim Jong Un was even born.

PHOTOS: North Korea Concludes Rare Congress with Massive Parade

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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 impacted their livelihoods at Ancud on Chiloe island in Chile on May 5.

Pablo Sanhueza / Reuters

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, accompanied by Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, looks from a window at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on May 11.

Brazil's Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a move that temporarily removes her from office while a trial is conducted. Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide budget deficits and bolster an embattled government. Rousseff has long argued she did nothing wrong.


A riot police officer fires tear gas towards opposition supporters during a protest in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on May 9. Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters after some pelted police with rocks during a protest demanding the disbandment of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption.

Ben Curtis / AP

A tornado rips through a residential area after touching down south of Wynnewood, Oklahoma on May 9. 

Oklahoma rescue crews were picking up the pieces Tuesday after a series of twisters roared through the state, leaving death and destruction in their wake. The deadly storm system spawned at least 23 tornadoes across the Sooner State and in Nebraska, Arkansas and Iowa.

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko, center, and President Tetsuro Aikawa, left, bow during their press conference in Tokyo, on May 11. Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all of its vehicles sold in Japan.

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A Filipino family rides in a traditional tricycle taxi in Manila on May 7. 

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A plane drops water in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 6. Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more than 88,000 residents from the area and destroyed 2,432 structures, according to Alberta officials.

Jason Franson / The Canadian Press via AP

Home foundations and shells of vehicles are nearly all that remain in a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 6, in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The wildfires forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town.

PHOTOS: Entire City Flees Raging Wildfire in Canada

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Giant panda Aibang sits with her newborn cub at a giant panda breeding center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, on May 6.

China Daily via Reuters

People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the capital's main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on May 10.

PHOTOS: Unusual Portraits Show Kim Jong Un, Other Leaders Up Close


Erin Kohnke waits for the start of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on May 7 in Louisville, Ky.

PHOTOS: Derby Ladies Rock Elegant Hats

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Syrian refugees walk on fields in front of a rainbow at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on May 7. Thousands of migrants and refugees have been trapped in Idomeni for months, unable to continue their trip to Europe as the border remains closed.

Petros Giannakouris / AP

A Macedonian police officer guards the Public Revenue Office building, spray painted by protesters with water guns filled with paint, during the protest dubbed the "colorful revolution" against President Ivanov's decision on wiretapping amnesty on May 10. Demonstrators have been protesting in Macedonia for almost three weeks, after the president pardoned dozens of politicians who were involved in a wire-tapping scandal.


Protesters flee teargas while clashing with anti-riot police during a demonstration against the use of the French constitution's Article 49,3, allowing the government to bypass parliament and force through controversial labor reforms, on May 10 in Nantes. France's Socialist government is to faced a no-confidence vote after it bypassed parliament and rammed through a labor reform bill that has sparked two months of massive street protests.


Villagers take part in a ritual celebrating the pagan god Yurya and pray for plentiful future harvests in the village of Pogost, Belarus on May 6.

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