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Week in Photos: May 11, 2013

From Ukrainians marking Victory Day to New Jersey after Sandy, see the week’s most striking images.

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Wong Maye-E/AP

Savar, Bangladesh

May 5, 2013
Children play in the foreground while in the building’s corridor, people identify bodies pulled out of the rubble of a garment factory collapse. The death toll from the collapse of the building continued its horrifying climb, reaching 1,034 on May 10.

Ismail Ferdous/AP

Savar, Bangladesh

May 6, 2013
Onlookers and family members of missing garment factory workers gather near the site where workers and army personnel use heavy machinery to clear and recover bodies of victims from the rubble.

Fareed Khan/AP

Karachi, Pakistan

May 5, 2013
A Pakistani woman mourns a relative killed in a bombing Saturday. Two blasts in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi killed three people near the office of a political party critical of the Taliban, heightening tensions ahead of the country’s historic May 11 election.

Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

Lahore, Pakistan

May 9, 2013
Pakistani boys run after a truck distributing election flags during a political rally on the last day of the election campaign.

K.M. Chaudary/AP

Lahore, Pakistan

May 9, 2013
A man jumps from the fifth floor of a building on fire. The 13-story government building caught fire and quickly intensified, spreading to three floors.

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Lahore, Pakistan

May 9, 2013
A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a man from a burning building. At least three people fell from the 13-story LDA plaza on Edgerton Road while trying to avoid a fire that engulfed the building.

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Mexico City, Mexico

May 7, 2013
Aerial view shows first responders working next to destroyed homes and vehicles after a gas tanker truck exploded on a highway in the suburb of Ecatepec. The blast killed and injured dozens, according to the Citizen Safety Department of Mexico State. Officials did not rule out the possibility the death toll could rise as emergency workers continued sifting through the charred remains of vehicles and homes built near the highway on the northern edge of the metropolis.

Ariel Schalit/AP

Mevo Horon, Israel

May 9, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man harvests wheat ahead of the Shavuot holiday, commemorating Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and also a harvest holiday that begins next Monday at sundown.

Ariel Schalit/AP

Golan Heights, Israel

May 7, 2013
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade covered in a prayer shawls gather for the morning prayer before a military exercise near the border with Syria.

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Golan Heights, Israel

May 6, 2013
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take part in an exercise near the border with Syria. Syria has accused Israel of launching a series of airstrikes on targets near the Lebanon-Syria border, including an arms shipment and the Jamraya research center, which was thought to produce chemical weapons.

Sebastian Scheiner/AP

Jerusalem, Israel

May 8, 2013
Youths are seen through an Israeli flag as they celebrate Jerusalem Day at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Jerusalem Day marks Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem and the reunification of the city, which had been divided into Israeli and Jordanian sectors from Israel’s establishment in 1948 until the 1967 war.

Efrem Lukatsky/AP

Kiev, Ukraine

May 9, 2013
Cadets of the Ukrainian military academy prepare to celebrate the anniversary of victory over the Nazis at a memorial to World War II veterans. Ukrainians continue to celebrate the World War II anniversary and Victory Day on May 9 as a national holiday.

Arif Ali/AFP/Getty

Lahore, Pakistan

May 9, 2013
Voters lean on a fence to listen to former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif speak at a campaign closing rally two days before some 86 million registered voters will go to the polls to elect lawmakers to the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. The frontrunner in Pakistan’s election campaign, Sharif, gave an impassioned final speech to thousands of supporters, promising to change the country’s course if elected. Pakistan’s general elections will mark the first democratic transition of power in the country’s 66-year existence.

Saurabh Das/AP

New Delhi, India

May 8, 2013
A girl drinks water from a steel glass as her parents construct pavement. The capital is reeling under a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit, two degrees above normal for this time of year.

Mark Wilson

Ortley Beach, New Jersey

May 5, 2013
An American flag flies near homes that remain damaged and mostly untouched since Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline. The storm slammed into the New Jersey coastline six months ago, causing approximately $29.4 billion in damage.

Emilio Morenatti/AP

Barcelona, Spain

May 7, 2013
A man watches the Mediterranean sea near his fishing rods.

Hasan Jamali/AP

Diraz, Bahrain

May 6, 2013
A Bahraini anti-government protester watches riot police during clashes just ahead of a planned demonstration in support of jailed activists, chasing away demonstrators as they arrived for the march.

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

May 8, 2013
A police officer uses his baton to beat back supporters of Haiti’s former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, after they gathered outside the courthouse where Aristide arrived earlier in the day. The two-time president showed up at the courthouse to testify before a judge investigating the 2000 slaying of Jean Dominique, one of the Caribbean country’s most prominent journalists.

Kathy Willens/AP

New York, New York

May 6, 2013
Washington Capitals left wing Martin Erat, of the Czech Republic, and New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett (15) are upended after colliding in the first period of Game 3 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series. The Rangers won 4-3.

Koji Sasahara/AP

Tokyo, Japan

May 6, 2013
Venezuelan challenger Jaider Parra lies on the canvas after being knocked down by Japanese champion Takashi Uchiyama, left, in the fifth round of their WBA super featherweight boxing title bout. Uchiyama knocked out Parra in the round to defend his title.

Eric Gay/AP

San Antonio, Texas

May 6, 2013
After making a three-point basket against the San Antonio Spurs and falling into the seats, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) is helped during the second half of Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series.

Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Tehran, Iran

May 6, 2013
A Syrian man wrapped in a Syrian flag with a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad walks past anti-riot police during an anti-Israeli demonstration in front of a U.N. office.

Dar Yasin/AP

Srinagar, India

May 7, 2013
A Kashmiri farmer crosses a barbed-wire fence to check his crop on a foggy morning.