The week in pictures


China: This aerial photo shows a collapsed part of a highway near Meizhou. The death toll has risen to 36 after the main road in southern China’s Guangdong province collapsed due to heavy rain. (Photo: CNS/CNS/AFP) / CHINA OUT)

Japan: T-shirts flutter during a T-shirt art exhibition at Irino Beach in Kuroshio town. Around 1,000 of these shirts were designed by members of the public. (Photo: Makoto Kondo/Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP)

United States: Pro-Palestinian protesters occupying Hamilton Hall at Columbia University in New York hoist a milk crate with supplies at the building. Police raided Columbia University’s campus on Tuesday. (Photo: Michael M Santiago/POOL/AFP)

Nepal: Firefighters, police officers and local residents try to put out a wildfire near the village of Lubhu in Lalitpur district, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Photo: Prakash Mathema/AFP)

France: A protester holds a brass instrument during a march to celebrate International Workers’ Day in Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP)