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Pictures of the week 15 – 21 April: Seven days of photography from around the world

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A selection of photographs, covering a variety of topics from current events to animals, politics and travel.

Theresa May18 April 2017: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a general election which will be held on 8 June, outside 10 Downing Street, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty ImagesGeneral election 2017A poster advertising a newspaper with the front page story relating to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election on 8 June in LondonDaniel Sorabaji/AFPGeneral election 201720 April 2017: British opposition Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn waves after delivering his first campaign speech of the 2017 election in LondonBen Stansall/AFPGeneral election 201719 April 2017: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech to Conservative Party members to launch their election campaign in Walmsley Parish Hall, Bolton, EnglandAndrew Yates/Reuters42020 April 2017: A woman smokes marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaChris Wattie/ReutersVenezuela19 April 2017: A demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade while clashing with riot police during the so-called “mother of all marches” against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, VenezuelaCarlos Garcia Rawlins/ReutersVenezuela protests19 April 2017: An injured demonstrators is been helped by another protester during anti-government protests in Caracas, VenezuelaCarlos Garcia Rawlins/ReutersVenezuela protests19 April 2017: Demonstrators clash with the police during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, VenezuelaJuan Barreto/AFPBethlehem demonstrations17 April 2017: A Palestinian protester jumps near burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to show support for Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails after hundreds of detainees launched a hunger strikeAhmad Gharabli/AFPTurkey referendum17 April 2017: Supporters of the ‘No’ hold leaflets reading ‘no’ as they gather at the Kadikoy district in Istanbul to protest following the results in a nationwide referendum that will determine Turkey’s future destinyBulent Kilic/AFPTurkey referendum18 April 2017: ‘No’ supporters march at Besiktas before submitting their petition calling for the annulment of a referendum that approved sweeping constitutional changes boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, claiming blatant vote-rigging had swung the resultBulent Kilic/AFPMarine Le Pen17 April 2017: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen cheers supporters as she arrives on stage during a campaign meeting in Paris, FranceJoel Saget/AFPJean-Luc Melenchon17 April 2017: Jean-Luc Melenchon, candidate of the French far-left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, waves to supporters as he arrives to start a cruise on a barge on the canal de l’Ourcq in Bobigny near Paris, FranceCharles Platiau/ReutersTayyip Erdogan15 April 2017: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gestures to his supporters during a rally for the upcoming referendum in Istanbul, TurkeyAlkis Konstantinidis/ReutersDonald Trump18 April 2017: US President Donald Trump holds a baby after arriving on Air Force One at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The president was travelling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to speak at Snap-On ToolsSaul Loeb/AFPNovice monks19 April 2017: A child cries as his head is shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’, at the Jogye temple in SeoulJung Yeon-Je/AFPNovice monks19 April 2017: A child reacts after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’, at the Jogye temple in SeoulJung Yeon-Je/AFPChina traffic lights19 April 2017: A girl walks through a check point, which opens only when the traffic lights turn green, at a road crossing in Wuhan, Hubei Province, ChinaReutersNorth Korea15 April 2017: North Korean soldiers march during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country’s founding father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North KoreaDamir Sagolj/ReutersUCI Track World Championships15 April 2017: Poland’s Szymon Sajnok crashes during the UCI Track World Championships – Men’s Omnium, Elimination Race in Hong Kong, ChinaBobby Yip/ReutersBahrain Grand Prix16 April 2017: Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Bahrain Grand PrixHamad I Mohammed/ReutersBlue lobster19 April 2017: A blue lobster at Oceanopolis, a sea centre in Brest, France. According to scientists there is one blue lobster among 2 or 3 million, making them extremely rareFred Tanneau/AFPSouth Shore iceberg16 April 2017: Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as “Iceberg Alley”, near Ferryland Newfoundland, CanadaJody Martin/ReutersYenisei walruses18 April 2017: A member of the “Yenisei walruses” winter swimming club Alexander Alexandrov, 39, dives from a floe during an ice drift on the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, RussiaIlya Naymushin/ReutersTawi River20 April 2017: Children play in the water with their herd of buffaloes as they cool off in the Tawi River on a hot day on the outskirts of JammuAFP/Getty ImagesYazidi New Year19 April 2017: Displaced children from Yazidi sect hold eggs during of the Yazidi New Year celebrations at Sharya refugee camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province, IraqAri Jalal/ReutersMosul18 April 2017: Displaced Iraqi children who fled their homes with their families play outside Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, IraqMuhammad Hamed/ReutersMosul19 April 2017: An Iraqi girl stands on a hill close to her house in eastern Mosul, IraqMarko Djurica/ReutersAugusta19 April 2017: A child sits on the deck of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix as it arrives in Augusta, ItalyDarrin Zammit Lupi/ReutersIdlib17 April 2017: Syrians, who were injured in a suicide bombing that targeted buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns, sit in a tent on the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib provinceOmar Haj Kadour/AFPSyria16 April 2017: A damaged bus is seen after an explosion at insurgent-held al-Rashideen, Aleppo province, SyriaAmmar Abdullah/ReutersColombo rubbish dump collapse18 April 2017: Sri Lankan military officials walk among rubbish and damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo, Sri LankaIshara S. Kodikara/AFPColombo rubbish dump collapse16 April 2017: A Sri Lankan resident walks through damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo, Sri LankaIshara S. Kodikara/AFPColombia mudslide19 April 2017: General view of a neighbourhood destroyed by a mudslide in Manizales, Caldas department, ColombiaAFP/Getty ImagesColombia mudslide19 April 2017: A dog waits to be rescued, after mudslides destroyed neighbourhoods in Manizales, ColombiaSantiago Osorio/ReutersChablis vineyard21 April 2017: A wine growers lights heaters in a Chablis vineyard near Auxerre, France, after the frost damaged part of the wineyards and orchardsPhilippe Deesmazes/AFPChristian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony15 April 2017: Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old CityAmmar Awad/ReutersMiao goddess statue head15 April 2017: Head of an ethnic Miao goddess statue is lifted at the construction site of the statue, in Jianhe County, Guizhou Province, ChinaReutersChamps Elysees20 April 2017: Police officers block the access to the Champs Elysees in Paris following a shooting which left a police officer deadThomas Samson/AFPChamps Elysees20 April 2017: People hold their hands up as they walk towards police officers near the site of a shooting at the Champs Elysees in Paris, FranceFranck Fife/AFPChamps Elysees20 April 2017: A soldier stand guards near the Arc de Triomphe after a shooting at the Champs Elysees in Paris, FranceBenjamin Cremel/AFPZimbabwe Independence Day18 April 2017: The guard of honour parade during the country’s 37th Independence Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, ZimbabweJekesai Njikizana/AFPKuala Lumpur19 April 2017: A Malaysian dancer in Sabah tribal costumes reads a newspaper on the floor as Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his keynote address at the Publish Asia media industry conference in Kuala LumpurMohd Rasfan/AFPChina19 April 2017: Farmers plant crops in the rice paddies in Leshan, Sichuan province, ChinaChina Daily/ReutersQueen Elizabeth II16 April 2017: Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, EnglandJonathan Brady/Getty ImagesTulip fields, Lisse19 April 2017: Aerial view of tulip fields in Lisse, The NetherlandsJerry Lampen/AFPQueen Letizia18 April 2017: Queen Letizia of Spain attends the ‘Gran Angular’ and ‘El Barco De Vapor’ literature awards at Casa de Correos in Madrid, SpainCarlos Alvarez/AFPBrazil microcephaly16 April 2017: Grandmother Maria Jose holds her twin granddaughters Heloisa (R) and Heloa Barbosa, both born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Areia, Paraiba state, BrazilMario Tama/Getty ImagesAlpenhorn players19 April 2017: Alpenhorn players from Germany perform on the parvis of St Peter’s basilica during Pope Francis’ weekly general audience at the Vatican in Rome, ItalyAlberto Pizzoli/AFPEaster Parade and Bonnet Festival16 April 2017: A woman holds a duck while wearing a fanciful hat during the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue in New York CityStephanie Keith/Getty ImagesHare Pie Hill17 April 2017: The second round of the bottle kicking gets underway over the Hare Pie Hill in Hallaton, EnglandDan Kitwood/Getty ImagesMonte Carlo Masters19 April 2017: Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot to Kyle Edmund of Britain during the Monte Carlo Masters in MonacoEric Gaillard/ReutersMike Pence17 April 2017: US Vice President Mike Pence stands next to his daughter looking toward the north through a pair of binocular from an observation post inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South KoreaKim Hong-Ji/ReutersBushy Park16 April 2017: A bird sits and pulls fur from the back of a deer in Bushy Park, LondonPeter Nicholls/ReutersMonkey19 April 2017: A monkey drinks from a water tap on a hot day in the northern Indian hill town of ShimlaAFP/Getty ImagesGaza Strip19 April 2017: A Palestinian boy plays with a donkey outside their makeshift home in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza StripMahmud Hams/AFPPurple Crash19 April 2017: General view of Guy Portelli’s new sculpture ‘Purple Crash’ to celebrate the career of the musician Prince in Tonbridge, United KingdomStuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesSt Peters Square16 April 2017: Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome, ItalyOsservatore Romano/ReutersEmeritus Pope Benedict XVI17 April 2017: Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI drinks a beer with a member of a German delegation and his brother and bishop Georg Ratzinger (R) at the VaticanOsservatore Romano/ReutersNorth Korea17 April 2017: A guard secures gates of a catfish farm visited by a group of foreign reporters in Pyongyang, North KoreaDamir Sagolj/ReutersChelsea v Leicester City15 April 2017: Chelsea’s John Terry is thrown in the air by team mates after the Chelsea v Leicester City Premier League game at Stamford Bridge, LondonTony O’Brien/ReutersSporting v Real Madrid15 April 2017: Real Madrid’s Francisco “Isco” Alarcon (R) celebrates with team mate Marcelo after scoring a goal during the Sporting v Real Madrid game at El Molinon Stadium, Gijon, SpainEloy Alonso/ReutersSindoor Jatra15 April 2017: A boy gets his face smeared with vermillion powder during “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur, NepalNavesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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