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Chile fire scorches, North Korea’s marathon welcomes tourists, Holy Week brings penitents, an Orangutan gets a check-up and more.
Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014. At least 15 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.
A woman sprays water on the roof of her home on Ramaditas Hill in Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13. Fed by high temperatures and strong winds, the flames moved from forest areas at the top of the hilly city on Saturday night and destroyed large swaths of predominantly low-income, wooden houses.
A staff member examines a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Center in Indonesia on April 16. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners, and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wild. The critically-endangered primate population is dwindling rapidly due to poaching and destruction of their forest habitat that is being converted into palm oil plantations.
A fighter jet flies above as Ukrainian soldiers sit on an armored personnel carrier in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, on April 16. Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday.
Pro-Russian activists attack Ukraine's security services anti-terrorist unit chief, Gen. Vasyl Krutov, center, after he spoke outside Kramatorsk airport, eastern Ukraine, on April 15. In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport in Kramatorsk.
The South Korean ferry "Sewol" is seen sinking in the sea off Jindo on April 16. Of some 450 passengers on board the ferry when it set sail from the port of Incheon late on Tuesday, nearly 340 were teenagers and teachers from the Danwon school near the capital Seoul on a field trip to Jeju island, about 60 miles south of the Korean peninsula.
Relatives weep as they wait for missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Jindo port on April 16, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. Twenty people were confirmed dead by coast guard officials as of Thursday night, but the toll was expected to jump amid fears that more than 270 missing passengers — many of them high school students — were dead. Coast guard officials put the number of survivors Thursday at 179.
A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college on April 10, outside Orland, Calif. At least 10 were killed in the fiery crash, authorities said.
North Korean spectators watch from the stands of Kim Il Sung Stadium as runners line up at the start of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 13. The annual race, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run, was open to foreign tourists for the first time this year.
Audience members cheer from the stands of Kim Il Sung Stadium as runners arrive at the finish of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 13.
A woman protests as a relative is arrested by police sent to evict squatters occupying abandoned buildings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 11. Thousands were living in the buildings owned by a telephone company, which included offices and warehouses.
A penitent watches a procession of the "Jesus en su Tercera Caída" brotherhood in Zamora, Spain, on April 14. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
An injured man walks along a street after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in Aleppo, Syria, on April 16.
People stand between cooling towers of the Temelin nuclear power plant near Tyn nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, on April 12.
A woman lies in a coffin at a funeral fair by Japanese retailer Aeon in Makuhari, Japan, on April 11.
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