Flooding in Quebec, May Day protests and a Formula One splash: The week in pictures

Top images from around the world, April 29-May 5.

Top images from around the world, April 29-May 5

Heavy weather

A woman paddles a kayak past an abandoned car on a residential street during heavy flooding in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday. More than 124 cities and towns across the province are dealing with flooding expected to worsen over the weekend. 

(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Clowning around

A protester interacts with a police officer during a May Day demonstration in Zurich on Monday. Marches celebrating or demonstrating for workers' rights were held around the world.

(Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Anger in Rio

A demonstrator breaks the windshield of a truck that belongs to a subway maintenance crew after clashes with police broke out during a general strike in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil for several days as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police as part of a general strike to protest proposed changes to labour laws and the pension system.

(Leo Correo/Associated Press)

Gas clash

Opposition supporters try to relieve the effects of tear gas while protesting at a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. 

(Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Bubbling over

Finnish Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium after claiming the first Formula One win of his career in Sochi, Russia.

(Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Hands up

A photographer takes pictures of presidential nominee Emmanuel Macron, at a campaign rally in Chatellerault, France, on Sunday.  A run-off election between Macron and Marine Le Pen will be held on May 7.

(Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

Snakes alive

A girl holds snakes during the St. Domenico procession in Cocullo, Italy, on Monday. Every year in May, snakes are placed onto the statue of St. Domenico, which is carried in a procession around the town.

(Tony Gentile/Reuters)

All dressed up

Two girls wearing traditional dresses talk during the Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Seville, Spain, on Sunday. 
The fair dates back to 1847 when it was originally organized as a livestock fair, but has turned into a week of flamenco dancing, music and bullfighting.

(Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)

Resting place

Sean (Diddy) Combs, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, pauses while he and Cassie Ventura attend the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday in New York City.

(Dia Dipasupil/Entertainment Weekly/Getty Images)

Seeking refuge

Children take shelter inside one of the many crowded tents at the Wau camp for civilians in South Sudan, on Sunday. A brutal civil war has led more than 40,000 people to seek refuge at the camp for displaced people.  

(Stephanie Jenzer/CBC)

Political message

Republican Representative Jeff Duncan rolls up his pant leg to reveal a Trump sock at a White House event on Sunday where U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand drilling for oil.

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Blast of ash

Mount Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash, as seen from Beganding village in Karo, Indonesia, on Tuesday morning. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.

(Tibta Pangin/AFP/Getty Images)

Balloons in Bali

A mother plays with her children on a beach in Bali, Indonesia, on Saturday. 

(Firdia Lisnawati/Associated Press)