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The Week in Photos: April 30 - May 6

Immigrants and their supporters gather at Olympic Blvd. and Broadway Ave. in downtown Los Angeles on May 1 as part of a protest of U.S. immigration policy. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
A Los Angeles police officer throws a demonstrator to the ground during a standoff with protesters in MacArthur Park on Monday evening. Protesters became unruly after a man who was burning the U.S. flag was subdued by police. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A joyful crowd cheers as Australian rock band ‘Wolfmother” arrives on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 29. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Boxer Oscar de la Hoya rides back to the hotel in the back of an SUV after an eye checkup in Las Vegas Tuesday, four days before his fight with Ricardo Mayorga. De la Hoya won the fight. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Red Baron Squadron pilot Travis Aukes nears the apex of a loop over the Everglades on May 3, near Pompano Beach, Fla. The aerobatic team was in Broward County for the McDonald’s Air & Sea Show. (Chris Matula / AP)
Dancers of the Phoenix Dance Theatre perform during the second piece called “Forest” at the Luckman Fine Arts complex at Cal State Los Angeles. (Beatrice de Gea / LAT)
Milwaukee Brewers’ Prince Fielder, bottom left, is safe at home after barreling into San Francisco Giants catcher Todd Greene, bottom center, during the Milwaukee Brewers baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Milwaukee on May 4. Also seen are Giants first baseman Lance Niekro, right, who is telling pitcher Brad Hennessey (41) to tag out Brewer Corey Koskie. Koskie was out on the play and Greene was injured and left the game. (Jeffrey Phelps / AP)
An immigrant lies exhausted on the beach of Gran Tarajal, southern Fuerteventura Island on May 5, just a few feet from a group of tourists. Thirty-seven sub-Saharan illegal immigrants arrived Friday onboard a little fishing boat to this island, the closest to African shore. (Carlos de Saa / EPA)
A policeman Thursday tries to detain a protester at a village near a U.S. military base in Pyeongtaek, where South Korea is building a new camp for U.S. troops. Thousands of South Korean riot police clashed with residents, students and activists opposed to plans to expand the major U.S. military base south of Seoul.. (Kim Jae-Hwan / AFP/Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant slices past Tim Thomas of the Phoenix Suns for a basket late in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference quarterfinals at Staples Center on May 4. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant makes a soaring slam dunk inbetween Phoenix Sun Tim Thomas, left, and Boris Diaw in the first half during the May 2 game at US Airways Center in Phoenix. (Gina Gerazzi / LAT)
Madonna performs April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Madonna’s’ first-ever festival appearance. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Palestinian knight Sakher Abu Khosa works to break an original Arabian horse on May 3 at the Palestinian knight club in Al-Sudaneh village in north western Gaza Strip. Israel has not allowed Palestinian jockeys and knights to travel with their horses to compete in international competition since the begining of the intifada uprising in 2000. (Abid Katib / Getty Images)
Angels pitcher John Lackey throws a punch at Oakland A’s batter Jason Kendall as Angel catcher Jeff Mathis, right, tackles Kendall in the sixth inning May 3 at Angel Stadium. The brawl started after an inside pitch and Kendall charged the mound. Both players were ejected. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
A crying boy tries to console his father during the funeral of his uncle, Manzoor Ahmad, in Dauletpur, Chadura, in Indian-held Kashmir on Thursday. Suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a security picket but missed its intended target and exploded on the roadside, killing two civilians and wounding at least six others, police said. (Altaf Qadri / EPA)
Roger Nelson with drums of transuranic wastes inside a salt cavern at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in March. Nelson has a simple message for the people of the year 12006: Don’t dig here. As chief scientist at the plant, Nelson oversees a cavernous salt mine that is the first geological lockbox for the “fiendishly toxic” detritus of nuclear weapons production - chemical sludge, lab gear and filters laced with radioactive plutonium. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Paddlers row in the early morning autumn mist on the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 4. As the Southern Hemisphere winter months approach, temperatures will drop to the freezing point and below. (Denis Farrell / AP)
Gael Monfils of France fails to get the ball as he plays against Spain’s Albert Portas during the Estoril Open’s 2nd round in Estoril on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal on May 3. (Nicolas Asfouri / AP)
A big rig dirt hauler went partly over the side of an onramp to the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale Thursday. The driver apparently lost control on the Glendale Avenue onramp. Paramedics took the 54-year-old man to a hospital for examination, the Glendale Fire Department reported. (Al Seib / LAT)