AP Week in Pictures: Global

May 1 - 7, 2021

From a man running to escape heat emitting from the multiple funeral pyres of COVID-19 victims at a crematorium in India, to visitors admiring the newly reopened Sistine Chapel in Rome, to a Ukrainian soldier standing in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels and protesters clashing with police in Colombia, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world.

The selection was curated by AP photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York.

An elderly COVID-19 patient breathes with the help of an oxygen mask at a hospital in the frontline town of Krasnohorivka, near Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Hospital workers said that Tuesday night an artillery shell exploded outside the COVID-19 ward, shattering windows and cutting the electricity. (AP PhotoFelipe Dana)

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Protesters protect themselves with makeshift shields in clashes with police during a national strike to protest government-proposed tax reform, in Cali, Colombia, Friday, April 30, 2021. (AP PhotoAndres Gonzalez)

Visitors admire the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums on the occasion of the museum's reopening, in Rome, Monday, May 3, 2021. The Vatican Museums reopened Monday to visitors after a shutdown following COVID-19 containment measures. (AP PhotoAlessandra Tarantino)

A Ukrainian soldier points at a passing helicopter as he stands in a trench on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, May 3, 2021. (AP PhotoFelipe Dana)

Christian pilgrims hold candles as they gather during the ceremony of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for the ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. (AP PhotoOded Balilty)

Palestinian women take part in the last Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Friday, May 7, 2021. (AP PhotoMahmoud Illean)

PSG's Neymar, left, challenges Manchester City's Fernandinho during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain at the Etihad stadium, in Manchester, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (AP PhotoDave Thompson)

Pandelela Pamg, of Malaysia, performs a dive during the Women's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Pandelela won the gold medal in the event. (AP PhotoKoji Sasahara)

A woman carries a wooden cross during a pilgrimage to pray that the Pacaya volcano decreases its activity, in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The volcano, just 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Guatemala's capital, has been active since early February. (AP PhotoMoises Castillo)

Dressed in a Star Wars costume, Tim Brehmer, right, sits in a booth as customers gather to celebrate the Star Wars Day at Scum and Villainy Cantina, a geek bar located on Hollywood Blvd, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. California has the lowest infection rate in the country. Los Angeles County, which is home to a quarter of the state's nearly 40 million people and has endured a disproportionate number of the state's 60,000 deaths, didn't record a single COVID-19 death Sunday or Monday, which was likely due to incomplete weekend reporting but still noteworthy. (AP PhotoJae C. Hong)

Heran Abebe, 6, reacts as she watches her father Alebel Belay receive a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shot, Thursday, May 6, 2021, at The REACH at the Kennedy Center in Washington. "We have to protect ourselves from the global pandemic," says Belay of why he and his wife wanted to get the vaccination. "We want to protect our family and ourselves. We have been trying to stay away from other people and using masks but now is the time to get the vaccine." (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)

Villas on the fronds of the Jumeirah Palm Island are seen from the observation deck of The View at The Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Foreign buyers flush with cash have flooded the high-end property market in Dubai even as coronavirus vaccines roll out unevenly across the world and waves of infections force countries to extend restrictions. It's one of the few places in the world where they can dine, shop and do business in person. (AP PhotoKamran Jebreili)