Pictures of the Week: May 4 – May 11

Lightbox May 5, 2012
Stephen Crowley—The New York Times / Redux
May 5, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama exits the stage as President Barack Obama begins to speak at a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

From violence in Cairo and France’s presidential elections to flash floods in Nepal and the 138th Kentucky Derby, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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