LensWeek in Photos: May 24, 2014The Daily Beast05.24.14LensWeek in Photos: May 24, 2014From historic floods in Bosnia to a sloth in Brazil and preparations for Pope Francis’s first-ever visit to Bethlehem, see the week’s most striking images.The Daily Beast05.24.14 9:45 AM ETBadi Khlif/ReutersMorek, SyriaMay 22, 2014 Free Syrian Army fighters help a fellow fighter wounded after what they said was clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Hama province. Goran Tomasevic/ReutersBambari, Central African RepublicMay 22, 2014 A boy gestures in front of a barricade on fire during a protest after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road. Goran Tomasevic/ReutersBambari, Central African RepublicMay 22, 2014 Protesters carry a man shot by French soldiers who opened fire at protesters blocking a road. Yagiz Karahan /ReutersIstanbul, TurkeyMay 17, 2014 A protester scuffles with riot police in Taksim Square during a demonstration against the ruling AK Party government for the mining disaster in western Turkey. Tuesday’s disaster has triggered protests across Turkey, aimed at mine owners accused of ignoring safety for profit, and at Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government, seen as too close to industry bosses and insensitive in its response. Dado Ruvic/ReutersZepce, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMay 16, 2014 Asim Skopljak walks on a street that was hit by floods in Topcic Polje. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, killing five people, forcing hundreds out of their homes, and cutting off entire towns. Kevin Frayer/GettyDelhi, IndiaMay 21, 2014 Indian laborers get free medical attention at a street clinic run by a local NGO. India elected Hindu nationalist BJP leader Narendra Modi in a sweeping majority last week with a mandate promising economic development and reform. Jonathan Ernst/ReutersRome, New YorkMay 22, 2014 President Obama greets people in the crowd gathered to watch him arrive on Air Force One at Griffiss International Airport. Obama highlighted the tourism industry during a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, before flying to Chicago to speak at Democratic Party events. Ivan Sekretarev/APBlahodatne, UkraineMay 22, 2014 Bodies covered with blankets lie in a field near the village as a Ukrainian soldier smokes next to his armored infantry vehicle. At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and about 30 others wounded when pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint, the deadliest raid in the weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine. Three charred Ukrainian armored infantry vehicles, their turrets blown away by powerful explosions, and several burned vehicles stood at the site of the combat. Ben Curtis/APNairobi, KenyaMay 20, 2014 A student or member of university staff tries to escape from a tear gas-filled building before being chased back inside by riot police on Nairobi University’s main campus downtown. Kenyan university students on Tuesday carried out demonstrations over a proposed increase in student fees, but the protests quickly turned into hours of running battles between students throwing rocks and security forces firing tear gas. Riot police then chased the students inside and cornered them in a building into which they fired dozens of tear gas grenades and for a while prevented anyone from leaving. Felipe Dana/APManaus, BrazilMay 20, 2014 A sloth peeks out from behind a door on a floating house in the “Lago do Janauari” near the city. Manaus is one of the host cities of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Quinn Rooney/GettyMelbourne, AustraliaMay 18, 2014 David Swallow of the Suns kicks while being tackled by Lenny Hayes of the Saints during the round nine AFL match between the St. Kilda Saints and the Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium. Benoit Tessier/ReutersCannes, FranceMay 21, 2014 Actress Marion Cotillard poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film L’homme qu’on aimait trop (In the Name of My Daughter) out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Ilia Yefimovich/GettyBethlehem, West BankMay 20, 2014 Issa K. Abuhadba of the Latin Christian Church scout brigade poses for a portrait outside the church. The scouts will act as ushers when Pope Francis makes his first visit to the Holy Land as pontiff to both the West Bank and Israel on Sunday. The pope will celebrate two public Masses during his visit, one in Amman, Jordan, and the other in Manger Square in Bethlehem.