Pictures of the Week: May 2 – May 9

Nigeria Floating Slum
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May 4, 2014. Christians wait religious ceremony at Church of God in the Makoko floating slum Lagos, Nigeria.

From deadly landslides in Afghanistan and elections in South Africa, to setting the stage for the World Cup and Eurovision’s beautiful, bearded songstress, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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