PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, May 2, 2014

John Kerry poses for a selfie in Ethiopia, tornados destroy homes and businesses in Arkansas and Mississippi, protesters march for May Day and more.

Here are the best photos of the week from the world.

The Week in Pictures, May 2, 2014

Tornado aftermath: Tupelo, Mississippi

Widespread Damage And Casualties After Tornadoes Rip Through South
Scott Black, Holly Boatner and Paul Flatt salvage what they can from the building where they work after it was destroyed by a tornado on April 29, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Credit: Getty Images

Scott Black, Holly Boatner and Paul Flatt salvage what they can from the building where they work after it was destroyed by a tornado on April 29, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Credit: Getty Images

Mayflower, Arkansas

Tornado-Ravaged Communities Deal With Major Devastation After Storms
A man who wished not to be indentified talks on a phone in a business that was destroyed by a tornado, April 30, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. Credit: Getty Images

A man who wished not to be indentified talks on a phone in a business that was destroyed by a tornado, April 30, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas

Tanzania

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A man gestures on a beach in Dar es Salaam on April 26, 2014, as Tanzania celebrates today the 50th anniversary of the Union Day, which celebrates the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika. Credit: Getty Images

A man gestures on a beach in Dar es Salaam on April 26, 2014, as Tanzania celebrates today the 50th anniversary of the Union Day, which celebrates the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika.

Conflict in Syria

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A Syrian man reacts as he carries the body of boy following reported air strikes by government forces on May 1, 2014 in the Halak neighbourhood in northeastern Aleppo. Credit: Getty Images

A Syrian man reacts as he carries the body of boy following reported air strikes by government forces on May 1, 2014 in the Halak neighbourhood in northeastern Aleppo. Credit: Getty Images

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers ride on the back of a truck during a May Day rally in Colombo on May 1, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers ride on the back of a truck during a May Day rally in Colombo on May 1, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Hindu devotee

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A Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotee hangs from hooks inserted into his skin during a ceremony at a Hindu temple in Colombo on April 25, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu devotee hangs from hooks inserted into his skin during a ceremony at a Hindu temple in Colombo on April 25, 2014.

Russia May Day

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Russian Communist Party activists parade in central Moscow on May 1, 2014, during their traditional May Day rally. Credit: Getty Images

Russian Communist Party activists parade in central Moscow on May 1, 2014, during their traditional May Day rally. Credit: Getty Images

Pakistani steel mill worker

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A Pakistani worker takes a moment’s break at a steel mill in an industrial area of Lahore on April 30, 2014 the eve of International Labour Day. Credit: Getty Images

A Pakistani worker takes a moment’s break at a steel mill in an industrial area of Lahore on April 30, 2014 the eve of International Labour Day. Credit: Getty Images

Vilonia, Arkansas

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Dan Wassman looks at the debris at the homesite of his son, also named Dan Wassum, who was killed when a tornado destroyed his home April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Credit: Getty Images

Dan Wassman looks at the debris at the homesite of his son, also named Dan Wassum, who was killed when a tornado destroyed his home April 29, 2014 in Vilonia, Arkansas. Credit: Getty Images

“Baby-cry Sumo” competition

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Babies held by student sumo wrestlers cry while a referee (C) in a traditional costume looks on during the “Baby-cry Sumo” competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on April 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Babies held by student sumo wrestlers cry while a referee (C) in a traditional costume looks on during the “Baby-cry Sumo” competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on April 26, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Hot sands in India

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An Indian woman carries a container of drinking water on her head and hold her childs hand as they walk on the hot sand of the Daya river in the heat of the day on the outskirts of eastern Bhubaneswar on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

An Indian woman carries a container of drinking water on her head and hold her childs hand as they walk on the hot sand of the Daya river in the heat of the day on the outskirts of eastern Bhubaneswar on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

New Delhi

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An Indian dancer sits backstage before her dance performance at the International Dance Day in New Delhi on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

An Indian dancer sits backstage before her dance performance at the International Dance Day in New Delhi on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Red Bull extreme sport competition

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Hungarian pilot and European champion Zoltan Veres flies under the oldest Hungarian bridge, the ‘Lanchid’ (Chain Bridge) with his ‘MXS’ type plane on May 1, 2014 during a Red Bull flying and car show around the Danube River of Budapest downtown. Credit: Getty Images

Hungarian pilot and European champion Zoltan Veres flies under the oldest Hungarian bridge, the ‘Lanchid’ (Chain Bridge) with his ‘MXS’ type plane on May 1, 2014 during a Red Bull flying and car show around the Danube River of Budapest downtown. Credit: Getty Images

John Kerry takes a selfie

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US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a “selfie” with a cameraphone as he greets nurses and workers during a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 1, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a cameraphone as he greets nurses and workers during a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 1, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

May Day parade, El Salvador

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A Salvadorean worker takes part in the May Day parade organized by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and various worker unions in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 1, 2014.

A Salvadorean worker takes part in the May Day parade organized by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and various worker unions in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 1, 2014.

Colombia farmers strike

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A woman straightens her hair as riot policemen stand in position during clashes within the first day of a national strike by farmers protesting against the government for alleged unpaid benefits, on April 28, 2014 in Bogota. Credit: Getty Images

A woman straightens her hair as riot policemen stand in position during clashes within the first day of a national strike by farmers protesting against the government for alleged unpaid benefits, on April 28, 2014 in Bogota. Credit: Getty Images

Kia World Extreme Games

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A competitor performs an extreme motocross jump with the Shanghai skyline from the historic Bund area in Shanghai on April 27, 2014, to kick off the Kia World Extreme Games. Credit: Getty Images

A competitor performs an extreme motocross jump with the Shanghai skyline from the historic Bund area in Shanghai on April 27, 2014, to kick off the Kia World Extreme Games. Credit: Getty Images

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

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Visitors look at fish in the aquarium inside the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Visitors look at fish in the aquarium inside the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai on April 29, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Roma boys smile

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Roma boys smile as they pose with a picture frame in the remains of a building demolished by bulldozer in a Roma suburb in the city of Plovdiv on April 25, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Roma boys smile as they pose with a picture frame in the remains of a building demolished by bulldozer in a Roma suburb in the city of Plovdiv on April 25, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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