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The week in 21 photos

Published 0119 GMT (0919 HKT) May 3, 2019
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Members of the Venezuelan military who support opposition leader Juan Guaido fire into the air to repel forces loyal to embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, April 30. The Maduro forces were trying to disperse a demonstration near La Carlota, a military base in the capital of Caracas, after Guaido tried to spark an uprising. In photos: Venezuela in crisis FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, right, is hugged as he leaves a news conference Sunday, April 28, at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California. A man opened fire inside the synagogue earlier in the day, killing a woman and injuring three others. Denis Poroy/AP
Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, departs from a ritual where he reported his abdication on Tuesday, April 30. Akihito, 85, is the first Japanese monarch in 200 years to abdicate his post. He has cited health reasons for standing down. His son Naruhito has taken over his role. An end of an era: Japan reflects on Akihito AP
Police walk past a burning barricade as they clash with protesters during a May Day demonstration in Paris on Wednesday, May 1. French authorities fired tear gas at crowds as violent scuffles broke out with protesters. In photos: May Day rallies around the world ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
US Attorney General William Barr arrives on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, May 1. Barr expressed no regrets over his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, defending his decision-making in the face of a new letter from Mueller that objected to Barr's characterization of the special counsel investigation. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Brandon Urie and Taylor Swift perform at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1. As Swift sang her new single "ME!," some on social media pointed out that it looked a lot like Beyonce's iconic show at Coachella last year. John Shearer/Getty Images
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who recently announced that he is running for president, tosses his jacket off stage as he begins to speak at a rally in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 29. Gene J. Puskar/AP
A horse is bathed at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, May 1. The racetrack will host the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4. Matt Stone/Courier Journal/USA Today Network
The women's basketball team from Baylor University, which recently won the NCAA Tournament, joins US President Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office on Monday, April 29. It was the first time that Trump had hosted a women's sports team at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A man in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain, prepares to cast his vote in the country's general election on Sunday, April 28. The center-left Socialist Workers' Party won the election, taking 123 out of the 350 seats in parliament. Bernat Armangue/AP
This aerial photo, taken on Wednesday, May 1, shows buildings in Pemba, Mozambique, that were damaged by Cyclone Kenneth. Kenneth is the second powerful storm to hit southeast Africa in five weeks. MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS
Filmgoers watch "Avengers: Endgame" at a cinema in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday, April 26. The movie shattered box-office records, making $1.2 billion worldwide in its first five days. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images
A man works at an iron factory in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday, April 30. ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images
Two Egyptian goslings walk along the Main river in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, April 30. Michael Probst/AP
Naruhito, Japan's new Emperor, receives the imperial regalia after ascending to the throne on Wednesday, May 1. He was replacing his father, Akihito, who abdicated a day earlier. POOL/AP
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven away from a court in London on Wednesday, May 1. He was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison after he was found guilty of violating his bail conditions in 2012. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
"Sesame Street" character Big Bird attends a ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, May 1. A block of Manhattan's Upper West Side was designated as Sesame Street in commemoration of the show's 50th anniversary. Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA
People visit teamLab Borderless, a modern-art museum in Tokyo, on Sunday, April 28. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images
Hannah Kaye, the daughter of shooting victim Lori Kaye, cries as she sits alongside her father, Howard, at her mother's grave in San Diego on Monday, April 29. Lori Kaye was killed two days earlier when a man opened fire inside a synagogue in Poway, California. She was 60 years old. Gregory Bull/AP
A worker collects honeybee combs at an apiary in Rafah, Gaza, on Friday, April 26. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighters walk a rescue boat down a street in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 30. A portion of Davenport was flooded when the swollen Mississippi River broke through a temporary barrier and rushed into downtown. See last week in 25 photos Andy Abeyta/AP