Pictures of the week 8 to 14 April 2017: Seven days of photography from around the world

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

10 April 2017: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sprinkles rose petals while paying tributes at Rajghat, the memorial for Indian independence icon Mahatama Gandhi, during a visit in New Delhi, IndiaPrakash Singh/AFP
12 April 2017: People practice for an expected parade on the main Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang, North KoreaDamir Sagolj/Reuters
12 April 2017: An Israeli man plays with a child in a field of flowers in the southern Israeli Kibbutz of Nir Yitzhak, located along the Israeli-Gaza Strip border, during the Jewish holiday of Pesach (Passover)Menahem Kahana/AFP
12 April 2017: Nepali mountain climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, who will attempt to climb Everest to become the oldest person to conquer the world's highest mountain, performs yoga in Kathmandu, NepalNavesh Chitrakar/Reuters
9 April 2017: A man gets sun cream rubbed in by his partner as they relax on the beach on the hottest weekend of the year so far in Brighton, EnglandCharlie Crowhurst/Getty Images
9 April 2017: A man dressed as the Pope jumps into a pool of mud as competitors take part in the annual McVities Mud Madness 8km cross country run in Portadown, Northern IrelandCharles McQuillan/Getty Images
9 April 2017: A boxer named Tank licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlour that specialises in dog-friendly ice cream in Mexico CityRonaldo Schmidt/AFP
8 April 2017: Peterbald kittens sit inside their cage during a regional cat exhibition in Almaty, KazakhstanShamil Zhumatov/Reuters
11 April 2017: An elephant sprays tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran Water Festival in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, ThailandChaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
11 April 2017: Prince Philip watches as Queen Elizabeth II feeds an elephant named 'Donna' after opening the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Whipsnade, north of LondonBen Stansall/AFP
13 April 2017: Meerkats are given an Easter treat at London ZooDaniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images
11 April 2017: Lola the bear, one of two surviving animals in Mosul's zoo, along with Simba the lion, is seen after arriving at an animal rehabilitation shelter in JordanMuhammad Hamed/Reuters
12 August 2017: An employee of the Brave Heart private horse club plays with orphaned brown bear cubs who temporarily live there, after their mother has been found killed by poachers in Taiga forest, in a suburb of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, RussiaIlya Naymushin/Reuters
10 April 2017: Lights illuminate the the 12 sculptures depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion by Josep Maria Subirachs, on the Passion facade (Western side) of the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia), in Barcelona, SpainLluis Gene/AFP
9 April 2017: Penitents of the Santo Cristo de la Sangre brotherhood take part in a procession during the Holy Week in Medina Sidonia, southern SpainSusana Vera/Reuters
9 April 2017: Costaleros of the Los Gitanos brotherhood, (men who carry a float bearing the statue of the Virgin Mary), known traditionally as "paso", take part in a procession during the Holy Week in Ronda, southern SpainJon Nazca/Reuters
9 April 2017: An Iraqi Christian resident of Qaraqosh, some 30 kms east of Mosul, visits the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception, as Christians celebrate the first Palm Sunday event in the town since Iraqi forces recaptured it from Islamic State militantsAhmad Gharabl/AFP
13 April 2017: Penitents wearing brown capes from the Penitencia (Penence) brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, SpainPablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
13 August 2017: People light up fires and burn incense near the graves of departed relatives in a cemetery near Bucharest, in the early hours of Maundy Thursday, in Copaciu, RomaniaInquam Photos/Octav Ganea/Reuters
9 April 2017: A girl stands near candles inside Al-Saleeb church during Palm Sunday in al-Qassaa, Damascus, SyriaOmar Sanadiki/Reuters
11 April 2017: A child penitent of the 'Silencio del Santisimo Cristo del Rebate' brotherhood takes part during a Holy Week procession in the Spanish village of TarazonaAnder Gillenea/AFP
12 April 2017: A child dressed as a penitent stands up before taking part on the procession of the Silence with the Santisimo Cristo de las Injurias (Holy Christ of the Insults) brotherhood in Zamora, SpainPablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
11 April 2017: A statue of Jesus Christ, created by British artist Mark Wallinger and entitled 'Ecce Homo' is pictured on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, following its installationDaniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images
11 April 2017: Penitents from the Cristo de la Buena Muerte (Good Dead Christ) brotherhood leave San Vicente church as they part in a procession in the early hours of the morning in Zamora, SpainPablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
11 April 2017: Flower sellers wait for customers during the Jesus of Nazareth Merced procession, within Holy Week celebrations, in Guatemala City, GuatemalaJohan Ordonez/AFP
12 April 2017: People lift a mock victim during a prayer vigil in support of the families of victims of extra-judicial killings in Manila, PhilippinesNoel Celis/AFP
8 April 2017: People comfort each other as they place flowers at a makeshift memorial outside a department store in Stockholm, Sweden, after a terror attackOdd Andersen/AFP
9 April 2017: Flowers left on the stairs of Sergelstorg ahead of a 'Love Manifestation' in Stockholm, SwedenMichael Campanella/Getty Images
10 April 2017: A man puts flowers on the police vehicle next to the Ahlens department store following Friday's terror attack in central Stockholm, SwedenPhilip O'Connor/Reuters
10 April 2017: A police officer bows his head as the coffin of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack, is transported from the Palace of Westminster, to his funeral at Southwark Cathedral in central LondonNeil Hall/Reuters
10 April 2017: Police officers and well-wishers line the route in Southwark as the funeral procession of PC Keith Palmer makes its way to Southwark Cathedral, LondonDan Kitwood/Getty Images
10 April 2017: North Park Elementary School students and parents are reunited at Cajon High School after a shooting at their school in San Bernardino, CaliforniaDavid McNew/Getty Images
9 April 2017: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men collect water from a mountain spring to be used in baking unleavened bread, known as Matzoth, during the Maim Shelanu ceremony in Moshav Mata an Israeli village west south of JerusalemMenahem Kahana/AFP
13 April 2017: A boy looks on as Jewish people take part in the Cohanim prayer during the Passover (Pesach) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of JerusalemMenahem Kahana/AFP
11 April 2017: Two brothers play together on Orchard Beach in the Bronx borough of New YorkBria Webb/Reuters
9 April 2017: Vardar's Alexandra Lacrabere in action with FC Midtjylland's Stine Joergensen during the Champions League match between FC Midtjylland and HC Vardar in Ikast, DenmarkHenning Bagger/Reuters
9 April 2017: Kenya's Purity Rionoripo crosses the finish line to win the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris, FranceEric Feferberg/AFP
9 April 2017: Cheerleaders perform before the Italian Serie A football match Bologna vs AS Roma at 'Dall'Ara Stadium' in BolognaGiuseppe Cacace/AFP
10 April 2017: Devotees hold on to the ropes tied to the chariot of God Bhairab during the Biska Festival also known as Bisket festival in Bhaktapur, NepalNavesh Chitrakar/Reuters
12 April 2017: Shia volunteers cheer and wave from the back of a truck after delivering supplies to people as fighting continues against Islamic State in west Mosul, IraqCarl Court/Getty Images
12 April 2017: Iraqi federal police fire a mortar at an Islamic State position during the battle to recapture west Mosul, IraqCarl Court/Getty Images
8 April 2017: An Islamic State bomb factory lies ruined after being destroyed by Iraqi government forces during fighting in west Mosul, IraqCarl Court/Getty Images
11 April 2017: A member of the Palestinian Fatah faction fires his weapon during clashes against hard line Sunni Islamists known as the Badr group inside the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp near Sidon, southern LebanonAli Hashisho/Reuters
11 April 2017: A woman reacts near the site of an explosion at the police headquarters in Diyarbakir, southeastern TurkeyIlyas Akengin/AFP
9 April 2017: The aftermath of an explosion at a Coptic church in Tanta, EgyptMohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
9 April 2017: Demonstrators are blocked by riot police officers near the headquarter of the governor FIDESZ party as students, teachers of the Central European University and their sympathisers protest in downtown Budapest, HungaryAttila Kisbenedek/AFP
10 April 2017: A demonstrator is arrested by riot police while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, VenezuelaCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
8 April 2017: A demonstrator against Nicolas Maduro's government throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police at eastern Caracas, VenezuelaJuan Barretto/AFP
10 April 2017: A young woman, who was sprayed with tear gas by riot police, is carried away by fellow demonstrators when opposition activists clashed with riot police in Caracas, VenezuelaFrederco Parra/AFP
10 April 2017: Protesters stand in front of a burning barricade outside the Fleury-Merogis prison, near Paris, during a demonstration by prison guards after six of their colleagues were injured by inmatesGeoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP
9 April 2017: A person places a candle light on the stairs of Brooklyn's Borough Hall during a protest against President Donald Trump's immigration policies in New York CitySpencer Platt/Getty Images
8 April 2017: Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan show their hands with "Yes" inscription during a rally for the upcoming referendum in Istanbul, TurkeyMurad Sezer/Reuters
12 April 2017: EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) supporters carry a mock coffin with the picture of South African President Jacob Zuma as they gather in Pretoria, South Africa, ahead of a march promoted by opposition parties calling for the ousting of the embattled PresidentMarco Longari/AFP
12 April 2017: Members of a propaganda troupe perform in a public square in Pyongyang, North KoreaEd Jones/AFP
12 April 2017: Peruvian farmer Maxima Acuna from northern Peruvian highlands of Cajamarca, leaves the Supreme Court during her trial against the Yanacocha copper and gold mine, at the Palace of Justice in Lima, PeruMariana Bazo/Reuters
11 April 2017: More than 60 classic cars are displayed at the Royal Horticultural Halls, LondonJack Taylor/Getty Images
10 April 2017: Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough lands in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), KazakhstanKirill Kudryavtsev/AFP
10 April 2017: Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough lands in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), KazakhstanKirill Kudryavtsev/AFP
9 April 2017: Rescue workers prepare to lift a passenger bus from a pit after a road caved in, in Chennai, IndiaReuters
12 April 2017: Workers rest after unloading mangoes at the Gaddiannaram Fruit Market on the outskirts of Hyderabad, IndiaNoah Seelam/AFP
10 April 2017: A member of the White House staff waits to vacuum the podium before Judge Neil Gorsuch is sworn in as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DCJoshua Roberts/Reuters
10 April 2017: Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a bilateral meeting during a G7 for foreign ministers in Lucca, ItalyMax Rossi/Reuters
11 April 2017: Competitors leave the stage in the under 13's category after competing at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin, IrelandClodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
10 April 2017: A soldier from honour guards attends a welcoming ceremony for Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, ChinaJason Lee/Reuters
9 April 2017: Worms are cooked with vegetables before they are used for making spring rolls at 'Ramen Nagi' restaurant in Tokyo, JapanKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
9 April 2017: An airplane of German air carrier Lufthansa passes the moon over Frankfurt, GermanyKai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
12 April 2017: The moon sets behind the Eiffel tower (R) and the Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, FranceChristian Hartmann/Reuters
11 April 2017: An Indian man cools himself under a fountain near India Gate in New Delhi, IndiaDominque Faget/AFP
9 April 2017: Sergio Garcia of Spain is presented the green jacket by last year's champion, Danny Willett of England, after Garcia won the 2017 Masters golf tournament in a playoff at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GeorgiaBrian Snyder/Reuters
13 April 2017: People walk between buildings after the opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North KoreaDamir Sagolj/Reuters
8 April 2017: Members of the Canadian armed forces stand on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial during a night-time vigil following a Sunset Ceremony in Vimy, FranceJack Taylor/Getty Images

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