LensWeek in Photos: May 17, 2014The Daily Beast05.17.14LensWeek in Photos: May 17, 2014From the aftermath of a horrific mining accident in Soma, Turkey, to World Cup protests in Brazil and wildfires in California, see the most striking images of the past seven days.The Daily Beast05.17.14 9:45 AM ETCevahir Bugu/ReutersIstanbul, TurkeyMay 15, 2014 Protesters turn over a vehicle belonging to the Kadikoy municipality during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party government for the mining disaster in western Turkey. Rescuers were still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 300 miles southwest of Istanbul, more than 48 hours after fire knocked out power and shut down the ventilation shafts and elevators, trapping hundreds underground. Bulent Kilic/AFP/GettySoma, TurkeyMay 14, 2014 Rescuers carry out a dead miner after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa killed at least 201 people and hundreds remained trapped underground. Mehmet Emin Al/ReutersSoma, TurkeyMay 14, 2014 A protester is kicked by Yusuf Yerkel (L), adviser to Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, as Special Forces police officers detain him during a protest against Erdogan’s visit to Soma. Four Turkish labor unions called for a national one-day strike on Thursday in protest against the country’s worst industrial disaster, which killed at least 282 people in a coal mine in western Turkey. Osman Orsal/ReutersSoma, TurkeyMay 14, 2014 Relatives of miners who were killed or injured in a mine explosion react as rescuers pull more miners more than 19 hours after the explosion, bringing the death toll to 205 in what could become the nation’s worst ever mining disaster. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine. Nacho Doce/ReutersSao Paulo, BrazilMay 15, 2014 Demonstrators attack an Itau bank branch during a protest against the 2014 World Cup. Road blocks and marches hit Brazilian cities on Thursday as disparate groups criticized spending on the upcoming soccer tournament and sought to revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June. Pilar Olivares/ReutersRio de Janeiro, BrazilMay 15, 2014 Kids play soccer during a training session at Sao Carlos slum. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 until July 13. APSan Marcos, CaliforniaMay 14, 2014 A wildfire approaches homes. Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season. Ahmad Masood /ReutersVaranasi, IndiaMay 12, 2014 People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India’s general election reached a climax on Monday as opposition challenger Narendra Modi sought a personal mandate in Varanasi, the holy city on the river Ganges, to govern by his modernized brand of Hindu nationalism. Modi ended up winning in a landslide. Ismail Zetouni/ReutersZintan, LibyaMay 15, 2014 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom. Khalil Ashawi/ReutersIdlib, SyriaMay 15, 2014 Free Syrian Army fighters fire an anti-aircraft gun toward a jet loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Bill Ingalls/NASA, via GettyZhezkazgan, KazakhstanMay 14, 2014 Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is carried in a chair to a medical tent just minutes after he and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA landed in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft. Wakata, Tyurin, and Mastracchio returned to Earth after more than six months onboard the International Space Station, where they served as members of the Expedition 38 and 39 crews. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/GettyMinsk, BelarusMay 15, 2014 Latvia forward Zemgus Girgensons (L) scores a goal past U.S. goalie Tim Thomas during a preliminary round Group B game USA vs. Latvia of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship. Team Latvia won 6-5. Patrick Smith/GettyBaltimore, MarylandMay 15, 2014 Exercise rider Willie Delgado takes Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome over the track in preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Petar Kujundzic/ReutersShijiazhuang, ChinaMay 15, 2014 The head of a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park that also will accommodate the production of movies, television shows, and animation, is seen behind trees in Hebei province. The replica is home to a film studio, which is already functioning. The theme park is scheduled to open this October, local media reported.