In Pictures

Week in pictures: 30 April-6 May 2016

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter searches a house for Islamic State militants in Tel Asqof, northern Iraq Image copyright Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Image caption A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter searches a house for Islamic State militants in Tel Asqof, northern Iraq.
Drivers wait for clearance to take firefighting supplies into Fort McMurray, Alberta Image copyright Scott Olson / Getty Images
Image caption A devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray forcing its 80,000 residents to flee. Here drivers wait in line for clearance to take in firefighting supplies.
Residents look on from their balcony as rescuers attempt to evacuate a woman from rubble in Nairobi Image copyright Thomas Mukoya / Reuters
Image caption Residents watched from a balcony as a woman was rescued from the ruins of a residential building in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, six days after it collapsed in heavy rains.
Gisele Bundchen poses before a fashion show in Cuba Image copyright Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters
Image caption Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen posed ahead of a fashion show in the Cuban capital, Havana - the first international fashion show since the 1959 communist revolution. Many onlookers expressed their frustration at being held behind police lines, well back from the event venue.
Singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles arrives at the Met Ball Image copyright Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Image caption Singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles was one of many celebrities to attend the Met Ball at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The annual gala, which this year had the theme of fashion in an age of technology, is a fundraising event for the museum's Costume Institute.
Leicester City fans celebrate their team winning the English Premier League outside the home of player Jamie Vardy Image copyright Darren Staples / Reuters
Image caption Leicester City won the Premier League in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, having started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders. Supporters celebrated the team's unlikely victory outside the home of star striker Jamie Vardy.
A woman looks at a store mannequin wearing a dog's head mask outside a fashion shop in Nice, France Image copyright Eric Gaillard / Reuters
Image caption A mannequin with the head of a dog drew attention outside a shop in Nice, France.
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York Image copyright Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Image caption Donald Trump drew ever closer to the US Republican presidential nomination after victory in Indiana forced rival Ted Cruz from the race.
SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon after voting in the Scottish Parliamentary election, pictured with her husband Peter Murrel at Broomhouse Community Hall in Glasgow, Scotland Image copyright Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Image caption The SNP won what leader Nicola Sturgeon called an "historic" third victory in Scottish Parliament elections, but the party fell short of an overall majority. She is pictured here with her husband after voting.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev leading a concert at the Palmyra ruins in Syria. Image copyright Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry / AP
Image caption Russian conductor Valery Gergiev led a concert at the Palmyra ruins in Syria, which were recaptured from so-called Islamic State in March. Mr Gergiev conducted the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, from St Petersburg, in pieces by Bach, Prokofiev and Shchedrin in front of an audience of Russian soldiers, government ministers and journalists.

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