Pictures of the week 22 to 28 April: Seven days of photography from around the world

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

23 April 2017: A Burnley supporter poses before the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
23 April 2017: A man lifts up his shirt to reveal a union jack tattoo men enjoy a pint of beer outside a pub as they watch the Manchester St George's Day parade through the streets in Manchester, EnglandChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
23 April 2017: A woman wears curlers as families and local residents watch the Manchester St George's Day parade through the streets in Manchester, EnglandChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
27 April 2017: Women wearing wigs look at mirror during an opening day of a funeral parlour in Chongqing, ChinaReuters
22 April 2017: A woman with long hair in Weihai, Shandong province, ChinaReuters
27 April 2017: Primary school students wearing traditional Chinese costumes walk during a sports event in Shenyang, Liaoning province, ChinaReuters
25 April 2017: Queen Elizabeth II talks to recipients of new "Motability" vehicles during a ceremony in Windsor Castle, WindsorRichard Pohle/Reuters
24 April 2017: Workers walk near street art depicting Queen Elizabeth II with a pet dog, holding an EU flag in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
21 April 2017: Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn reads the book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' to children at a visit to Brentry Children's Centre in Bristol, EnglandMatt Cardy/Getty Images
25 April 2017: Natasha Osipova and Edward Watson from the Royal Ballet rehearse 'Mayerling' at The Royal Opera House, LondonIan Gavan/Getty Images
26 April 2017: Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rally in CaracasFederico Parra/AFP
23 April 2017: Outgoing French president Francois Hollande picks up ballot papers before casting his vote at a polling station in Tulle, central France, during the first round of the Presidential electionGeorges Gobet/AFP
25 April 2017: Ivanka Trump attends the W20 Summit under the motto "Inspiring women: scaling up women's entrepreneurship" in Berlin, GermanyHannibal Hanschke/Reuters
25 April 2017: Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel gestures during a Family Photo during the W20 conference in Berlin, GermanyMichele Tantussi/Getty Images
26 April 2017: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures towards an interactive robot at the digitalSTROM stand during the annual Girl's Day fair at the chancellery in Berlin, GermanyJohn Macdougall/AFP
23 April 2017: Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, gestures to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris, FranceBenoit Tessier/Reuters
23 April 2017: Francois Fillon, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, reacts as he delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters in Paris after early results in the first round of 2017 French presidential electionChristian Hartmann/Reuters
24 April 2017: Aurora, a seven-year-old female polar bear, jumps into a swimming pool which was recently filled with water after the winter season, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, RussiaIlya Naymushin/Reuters
26 April 2017: Ramu, a pet monkey, jumps as his handler bathes in the waters of the Ganges River, on a hot summer day, in Kolkata, IndiaRupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
23 April 2017: Prince William is sprayed with water by a competitor as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry cheer on and hand out water to runners during the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon in LondonChris Jackson/Getty Images
25 April 2017: Queen Letizia of Spain visits the University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Island at the La Laguna University in Tenerife, SpainCarlos Alvarez/Getty Images
25 April 2017: A visitor walks past "Reverse Crucifix 2016" by the Danish-Norwegian artists duo Elmgreen Drogset, during of the 51st Art Cologne fair in Cologne, GermanyWolfgang Rattay/Reuters
26 April 2017: A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Rome, ItalyTony Gentile/Reuters
23 April 2017: Marshmello performs at the Sahara Tent during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CaliforniaMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
22 April 2017: A contestant waits to go on stage during the grand final of Miss USSR UK at the Troxy in London. The annual beauty pageant sees women from former Soviet Union countries compete to be crowned Miss USSR UKJack Taylor/Getty Images
25 April 2017: A man views the exhibit "Infinity Mirrored Room - The Souls of a Million Light Years Away" by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum in WashingtonJoshua Roberts/Reuters
28 April 2017: Workers and wine growers light heaters early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, FranceChristian Hartmann/Reuters
24 April 2017: US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the 'Rise Up: From Protest to Power' convention in Washington, DCAlex Wong/Getty Images
25 April 2017: A stage costume designed by Michel Fresnay in 1980, for Egyptian-born Italian singer and actress Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, aka Dalida, during an exhibition dedicated to her wardrobe entitled 'Dalida, une garde-robe de la ville à la scène' (Dalida, daywear and stage wardrobe), at the Palais Galliera Museum in Paris, FranceFrancois Guillot/AFP
25 April 2017: An iceberg floats in Flatrock Cove at sunset in Flatrock, Newfoundland, CanadaDrew Angerer/Getty Images
26 April 2017: Ice formations are seen on the Andes mountains in Argentina's San Juan provinceMarcos Brindicci/Reuters
26 April 2017: US President Donald Trump walks to sign an executive order about education in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/AFP
25 April 2017: Marine Le Pen, National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, speaks with employees as she visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis international food market, near Paris, during her campaignCharles Platiau/Reuters
23 April 2017: Jean-Luc Melenchon, candidate of the French far-left La France insoumise and 2017 French presidential election candidate, greets supporters in Paris, FranceStephane Mahe/Reuters
25 April 2017: A servicewoman observes a minute of silence at the Dawn Service of Anzac Day in Sydney, AustraliaSaeed Khan/AFP
25 April 2017: An Australian soldier stands at the Australian War Memorial during an Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park Corner in LondonDominic Lipinski/AFP
27 April 2017: Iraqi women and children escaping violence from West Mosul arrive in a UNHCR refugee camp in Hammam al-Alil in the outskirts of the embattled cityChristophe Simon/AFP
27 April 2017: Security officials keep watch before the arrival of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Manila, PhilippinesMohd Rasfan/AFP
A group of migrants who said they were from Djibouti and Somalia stand on a residential street after crossing the Canada-US border in Emerson, Manitoba, CanadaChris Wattie/Reuters
27 April 2017: Flames rising in the distance, believed to be coming from Damascus International Airport following an explosion early in the morningSameer al-Doumy/AFP
27 April 2017: The remains of a statue at the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, south of MosulAhmad al Rubaye/AFP
23 April 2017: Displaced Syrian women walk at the al-Mabrouka camp in the village of Ras al-Ain on the Syria-Turkey border, where many Syrians who fled from territory held by the Islamic State (IS) group in Deir Ezzor and Raqa are taking shelterDelil Souleiman/AFP
27 April 2017: Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes try to get inside Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, IraqDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
27 April 2017: General views shows shelves of medication amidst the rubble following an air strike on a hospital on the eastern outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in the Syria's northern province of IdlibOmar Haj Kadour/AFP
24 April 2017: A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital DamascusAbd Doumany/AFP
26 April 2017: Cartoon characters defaced by Islamic State militants are seen at a children's hospital, in eastern Mosul, IraqDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
25 April 2017: Displaced Iraqis from western Mosul cook bread at the Hammam al-Alil camp, IraqAhmad al Rubaye/AFP
25 April 2017: A man sleeps in a traffic policeman's booth on a hot summer day in Kolkata, IndiaRupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
25 April 2017: Palestinian beekeepers collect honey at a farm in Rafah in the southern Gaza StripIbraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
24 April 2017: A boy shows a collectible card game in Havana, CubaYamil Lage/AFP
24 April 2017: Mounted guildsmen gallop around the Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, as it burns atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich, SwitzerlandArnd Wiegmann/Reuters
24 April 2017: The Boeoegg, a giant symbolic snowman made of wadding and and filled with firecrackers burns on top of a bonfire in Sechselaeuten square in Zurich, SwitzerlandMichael Buholzer/AFP
26 April 2017: First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP, sits on a motorbike decorated with Scottish Saltires and stickers supporting Scottish independence as she meets party activists and members of the public at an SNP general election campaign event in Stirling, ScotlandAndy Buchanan/AFP
27 April 2017: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds a child named Angelo, during a campaign event in Harlow, EssexNeil Hall/Reuters
27 April 2017: Charity event competitor, Tom Harrison, continues his crawl in a gorilla outfit to raise money for the Gorilla Foundation as he competes for a fifth day in the London Marathon, aiming to complete the 26.2 mile route within a week, in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
24 April 2017: A man with his body covered with racist insults gives a flyer to a woman during an event organised by the Representative Council of France's Black Associations (CRAN) to protest against racism, on the place de la Republique in Paris, following the first round of the French electionsFrancois Guillot/AFP
24 April 2017: Ivanka Trump listens while her father US President Donald Trump speaks via video with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/AFP
25 April 2017: People protesting against Ivanka Trump's Berlin visit, stand near the venue where Deutsche Bank was hosting an evening gala for Ivanka in Berlin, GermanySean Gallup/Getty Images
27 April 2017: Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles takes part in a march paying tribute to student Juan Pablo Pernalete -killed on the eve by impact of a gas grenade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro- in Caracas, VenezuelaJuan Barreto/AFP
27 April 2017: A man attends a march paying homage to student Juan Pablo Pernalete, who was killede by impact of a gas grenade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro- in Caracas, VenezuelaRonaldo Schemidt/AFP
24 April 2017: Trucks burn in flames during a demonstration by Venezuelan opposition activists against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, VenezuelaRonaldo Schemidt/AFP
Venezuelan opposition activists clash with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in CaracasJuan Barreto/AFP
26 April 2017: An injured opposition activist is carried away on a motorcycle by fellow demonstrators during clashes with riot police during a protest march in Caracas, VenezuelaRonaldo Schemidt/AFP
26 April 2017: Volunteers, members of a primary care response team, huddle together during clashes with security forces at a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, VenezuelaCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
25 April 2017: Indigenous people clash with police during their annual march for their rights, in Brasilia, BrazilEvaristo Sa/AFP
27 April 2017: An Indigenious takes part in a demonstration against the violation of indigenous people's rights, in Brasilia, BrazilUeslei Marcelino/Reuters
25 April 2017: People take part in a demonstration against the violation of indigenous people's rights, in Brasilia, BrazilUeslei Marcelino/Reuters
23 April 2017: A boat sails during the sunset in the sea of Fortaleza, BrazilPaulo Whitaker/Reuters
24 April 2017: A Palestinian protestor hold stones during clashes with Israeli security forces following a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, north of the West Bank city of RamallahAbbas Momani/AFP
26 April 2017: An Israeli border guard holds position by Israel's controversial separation barrier, as clashes erupt with Palestinian protesters following a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails after hundreds of detainees launched a hunger strike in the West Bank city of BethlehemMusa al Shaer/AFP
26 April 2017: A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in North KoreaReuters
26 April 2017: A bolt of lightning strikes over harbour cranes in Cape Town, South AfricaMike Hutchings/Reuters
27 April 2017: Iraqi paramilitary troops fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, south of Mosul, IraqReuters
27 April 2017: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen (C) gestures to her fans as she leaves after meeting fishermen in the harbour of Le Grau-du-Roi, southern FranceBertrand Langlois/AFP
25 April 2017: One of The Flying Frenchies, stars of the new film The Free Man, rehearse at BBC Broadcasting House in LondonCharlie Crowhurst/Getty Images
27 April 2017: Police secure a cordon near the scene on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in central LondonJustin Tallis/AFP
27 April 2017: Police detain a man on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament, central LondonNiklas Halle'n/AFP
25 April 2017: An employee of Japan's jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry displays a pure gold life size mask of Darth Vader, a character in the Star Wars, at their main shop in Ginza shopping district in TokyoKazuhiro Nogi/AFP
23 April 2017: Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Spain's Albert Ramos Vinolas during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament final tennis match in MonacoYann Coatsaliou/AFP
25 April 2017: A young boy looks on as war veterans make their way down Elizabeth Street during the Anzac Day parade in Sydney, AustraliaBrendon Thorne/Getty Images
23 April 2017: People practice Taichi on a suspension bridge during an event at a tourist spot in Beijing, ChinaReuters
27 April 2017: Tibetan buddhist monk walks around the courtyard of the Drak Yerpa in Lhasa,Tibet Autonomous Region, ChinaWang He/Getty Images
23 April 2017: A Tibetan buddhist monk uses an iPhone in the courtyard of the Kumbum Monastery in Xining, Qinghai Province, ChinaWang He/Getty Images
26 April 2017: Three Tibetan women in a village near the Yamdrok Lake in Dongla County in the Lhokha Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, ChinaWang He/Getty Images
26 April 2017: A driver greets a Tibetan shepherd near the Yamdrok Lake in Dongla County in the Lhokha Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, ChinaWang He/Getty Images
22 April 2017: Racka sheep are seen during celebrations for the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plain in Hortobagy, HungaryLaszlo Balogh/Reuters
26 April 2017: Four white tiger cubs are presented at the zoo Kernhof in St Aegyd am Neuenwalde, AustriaHerbert Pfarrhofer/AFP
27 April 2017: A supporter of veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga, attends a rally where Odinga was named as the presidential candidate for the National Super Alliance (NASA) party, during a rally in the capital Nairobi, KenyaSimon Maina/AFP
Workers load flower boards, sent by supporters of outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, who lost last week's gubernatorial election, onto trucks to be moved from the city hall, in Jakarta, IndonesiaDarren Whiteside/Reuters
24 April 2017: Children stand next to a tent at a camp for people displaced by the war near Sanaa, YemenKhaled Abdullah/Reuters
24 April 2017: Relatives of victims killed in Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013, mourn at the site during the fourth anniversary of the collapse in Savar, on the outskirt of Dhaka, BangladeshMohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
26 April 2017: A woman lights a candle at a memorial, dedicated to firefighters and workers who died after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a night service in Slavutych, UkraineGleb Garanich/Reuters
25 April 2017: Former South African president and anti-Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela hangs in the room that Lesotho miner Molebatsi Mokwena, 60, shares with fellow miners at the Kroondal Circle Labour Hostel, where almost 200 former workers have been living since being dismissed by subcontractor Murray & Roberts Cementation following an ill fated strike action, in Rustenburg, South AfricaMarco Longari/AFP
25 April 2017: A Cameroonian United Nations peacekeeping soldier guards women fleeing the village of Zike as they arrive to the village of Bambara, Central African RepublicBaz Ratner/Reuters
Fans of Palmeiras and Penarol fight at the end of the match between Penarol v Palmeiras at Campeon del siglo stadium in Montevideo, UruguayAndres Stapff/Reuters
27 April 2017: Russia's Maria Sharapova serves to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in their second round match at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern GermanyThomas Kienzle/AFP
27 April 2017: Goalkeeper Alfredo Aguilar of Guarani saves a penalty kick during the Brazil's Gremio v Paraguay's Guarani at Arena do Gremio stadium, Porto Alegre, BrazilEdison Vara/Reuters
26 April 2017: Seiichiro Nishimoto, CEO of Shelter Co., wears a gas mask in a model room for the company's nuclear shelters in the basement of his house in Osaka, JapanKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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