Pictures of the Week: April 27 – May 4

Lightbox May 1, 2012
Mian Khursheed—Reuters
May 1, 2012. Children play cricket on the demolished site of the compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

From rescue operations for a capsized ferry in India and May Day protests to elections in France and preparations for the Kentucky Derby, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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