Pictures of the Week: April 27 – May 4

Lightbox April 27, 2012
Sephen Morton—Polaris
April 27, 2012. First lady Michelle Obama reacts to remarks made by her husband, U.S. President Barack Obama, as he addresses a group of soldiers from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

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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