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The Week in Pictures: March 31 - April 7

Mudslides hit Colombia, gruesome attack in Syria, John Glenn laid to rest, March Madness wraps up and more.

Syrians flee from an alleged government airstrike on the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria on April 4, 2017.

Abdulmonam Eassa / AFP - Getty Images

John Glenn's widow, Annie, receives a folded-up American flag at his funeral on April 6, which would have marked their 74th wedding anniversary.

John Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at age 95, was laid to rest Thursday in a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery. After the public memorials for the first American to orbit the earth, this service was intended as a more personal mourning.

Annie Glenn, 97, wore a red dress and held a single red rose as she sat under a tent at the gravesite, next to the couple's two children, John David and Carolyn. She spoke with apparent warmth to the Marine who presented her the flag, and their faces nearly touched before planting a kiss on him.

Aubrey Gemignani / NASA via Getty Images

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, center, releases birds at Annunciation Cathedral at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 7, to mark the Russian Orthodox holiday of the Annunciation.

Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

Jamil Hunt shares a saddle with his six-year-old son Jamil Hunt Jr. as they prepare to ride into the arena for the start of competition at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in Memphis, Tennessee on April 1.

The Bill Pickett Rodeo is the nation's only touring black rodeo competition. The rodeo celebrates western heritage and the contributions that black cowboys and cowgirls have made to the sport of rodeo.

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A Syrian child receives treatment after an alleged chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria on April 4. A suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens of people, with victims showing symptoms of nerve agent exposure.

PHOTOS: Rescuers Treat Dozens in Syria Chemical Attack

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea on April 7.

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and President Donald Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president just over two months ago. The strikes also risk thrusting the U.S. deeper into an intractable conflict that his predecessor spent years trying to avoid.

Ford Williams / U.S. Navy via AP

A family starts to clean up after the home they had just returned to was damaged by a car bomb used by ISIS militants in the Jidedeh neighborhood of western Mosul, Iraq on March 25. Even with fighting all around them, many Mosul residents have heeded the government's requests to stay home as long they can hold out. Most are in dire need of food and water.

This image was released this week.

Ivor Prickett / The New York Times via Redux

People protect themselves during clashes between opposition activists and riot police agents during a demonstration against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 4.

Protesters clashed with police in Venezuela Tuesday as the opposition mobilized against moves to tighten Maduro's grip on power. Protesters hurled stones at riot police who fired tear gas as they blocked the demonstrators from advancing through central Caracas, where pro-government activists were also planning to march.

Juan Barreto / AFP - Getty Images

Zoologist Marta Llanes caresses baby chimpanzee Anuma II, left, while Ada hangs on to her leg, at Llanes' apartment in Havana on April 4. She has forgiven them every transgression. It's hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into your arms and plants a kiss on your cheek in a plea for forgiveness.

Ramon Espinosa / AP

A girl draws with the condensation on a school bus window while riding along Penn Avenue in East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh on March 31.

Steph Chambers / Post-Gazette via AP
Chinese students participate in a chess competition at a primary school in Shenyang in China's Liaoning province on April 6. AFP - Getty Images

Patric Hornqvist of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores on the powerplay at 7:45 of the second period against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 6.

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

A demonstrator protects himself after a tear gas canister fired by riot police crashed against his skateboard during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela on April 6.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators shut down Venezuela's capital, blocking the city's main artery to protest what they call an attempted coup by the socialist administration. It was the largest opposition demonstration the country has seen in half a year.

Fernando Llano / AP

A woman pauses at a memorial at Technologicheskiy Institute subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 5. An explosion tore through a subway train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday, killing at least 14 people, officials said.

Investigators searched for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway, as residents came to grips with the first major terrorist attack in Russia's second-largest city since the Soviet collapse.

PHOTOS: Explosion Rocks Russian Subway

Dmitri Lovetsky / AP

A commuter ferry crosses the Hudson River to New York City on April 5. Many commuters shifted to the ferry service following Monday's derailment of a NJ Transit train which lead to reduced train service into New York.

Mark Lennihan / AP

A relocated rhino charges a Nepalese forestry and technical team after being released as part of a relocation project in Chitwan National Park some of 155 miles south of Kathmandu on April 3.

Conservationists captured the rare one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal as part of an attempt to increase the number of the vulnerable animals, which are prized by wildlife poachers. Five rhinos -- one male and four female -- will be released into a national park in Nepal's far west over the coming week in the hope of establishing a new breeding group.

Prakash Mathema / AFP - Getty Images

A man wears the traditional 'Tora' outfit used during the carnival while posing for a picture at a gathering of different villages' carnival masks and characters in the small village of Casavieja, Spain on April 1. These festivals, held across central and northwestern Spain, most often coincide with festivities celebrating the advent of spring, mixing Carnival and bizarre pagan-like rituals with mock battles between good and evil.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP

People mourn loved ones at a mass funeral on April 3 after a mudslide hit Mocoa, Colombia. Surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through Mocoa, killing almost 300 people and leaving many more injured and homeless.

Leonardo Munoz / EPA

Colombian civil defense workers bury the coffin of Jesus Diago, 33, who died rescuing his family during a mudslide caused by heavy rains, in the cemetery in Mocoa on April 4.

PHOTOS: Colombia Mourns Hundreds Killed in Mudslides

Jaime Saldarriaga / Reuters

Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs drives to the basket against Theo Pinson #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on April 3.

An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they've been waiting an entire year to celebrate.

Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year's worth of heartache.

It was, in North Carolina's words, a redemption tour -- filled with extra time on the practice court and the weight room, all fueled by a devastating loss in last year's title game on Kris Jenkins' 3-point dagger at the buzzer for Villanova.

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images
Ukrainian servicemen fire machine guns during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Avdiivka, Donetsk region on March 31. Anatolii Stepanov / AFP - Getty Images

A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai on April 4.

Aly Song / Reuters