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Photos Of The Week: May 1-7


A Croatian man holds a sign declaring "Long Live May 1" during International Workers' Day celebrations in the capital Zagreb. Photo by zoomzg for RFE/RL
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A Croatian man holds a sign declaring "Long Live May 1" during International Workers' Day celebrations in the capital Zagreb.

Photo by zoomzg for RFE/RL

Police cordon off the site of an attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square. A Pakistani-American suspect, Faisal Shahzad, has been detained in connection with the failed attack. Photo by Andriy Dubchak for RFE/RL
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Police cordon off the site of an attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square. A Pakistani-American suspect, Faisal Shahzad, has been detained in connection with the failed attack.

Photo by Andriy Dubchak for RFE/RL

Members of the rights group Reporters Without Borders post distorted pictures of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad as they protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Paris on Press Freedom Day, May 3. Photo by Charles Platiau for Reuters
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Members of the rights group Reporters Without Borders post distorted pictures of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad as they protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Paris on Press Freedom Day, May 3.

Photo by Charles Platiau for Reuters

A cleric reads the Koran while attending Friday Prayers in Tehran. - Photo by Raheb Homavandi for Reuters
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A cleric reads the Koran while attending Friday Prayers in Tehran. - Photo by Raheb Homavandi for Reuters

Georgian police clash with antigovernment protesters, angered by the government's decision to celebrate Police Day on the same date as Georgian Orthodox Day. Photo by RFE/RL
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Georgian police clash with antigovernment protesters, angered by the government's decision to celebrate Police Day on the same date as Georgian Orthodox Day.

Photo by RFE/RL

A woman stands in high water during severe floods in southeastern Azerbaijan... - Photo by RFE/RL
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A woman stands in high water during severe floods in southeastern Azerbaijan... - Photo by RFE/RL

...while men in the flooded Tajik village of Kulob resist being swept away. - Photo by RFE/RL
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...while men in the flooded Tajik village of Kulob resist being swept away. - Photo by RFE/RL

Women in national costume dance during Yurya, a celebration to ensure good harvests, in the village of Pogost, Belarus, on May 6. Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
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Women in national costume dance during Yurya, a celebration to ensure good harvests, in the village of Pogost, Belarus, on May 6.

Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters

A riot policeman falls after being hit with a Molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during riots amid a nationwide strike protesting the announcement of draconian austeristy measures. Photo by John Kolesidis for Reuters
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A riot policeman falls after being hit with a Molotov cocktail near the Greek parliament in Athens during riots amid a nationwide strike protesting the announcement of draconian austeristy measures.

Photo by John Kolesidis for Reuters

Pakistani girls carry water from a well on the outskirts of Lahore. - Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters
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Pakistani girls carry water from a well on the outskirts of Lahore. - Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters

A controlled oil fire burns in the Gulf of Mexico, near the coast of Louisiana, where thousands of gallons of oil have leaked from the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig, causing massive environmental damage. Photo by Justin E. Stumberg for U.S. Department of Defense/AFP
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A controlled oil fire burns in the Gulf of Mexico, near the coast of Louisiana, where thousands of gallons of oil have leaked from the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig, causing massive environmental damage.

Photo by Justin E. Stumberg for U.S. Department of Defense/AFP

Military airplanes fly in formation over Moscow as Russia prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov for epa
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Military airplanes fly in formation over Moscow as Russia prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9.

Photo by Maxim Shipenkov for epa

Also preparing for Victory Day celebrations, a Turkmen soldier rides a white Akhel-Teke horse during a parade rehearsal on Red Square in Moscow. Photo by Michael Eckels for AFP
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Also preparing for Victory Day celebrations, a Turkmen soldier rides a white Akhel-Teke horse during a parade rehearsal on Red Square in Moscow.

Photo by Michael Eckels for AFP

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