The Week in Pictures: April 25 - May 2

Horror in Bangladesh, moonlight over Manhattan, a gathering of presidents, a giant rubber duckie and more.

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Image: A full moon rises over New York City above 42nd Street, as seen across the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey

Moonlight becomes you

A full moon rises over New York City's Manhattan island, sending a swath of light along famed 42nd Street. This photo was taken from across the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J., on April 25.

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Image: Dancers perform at an open audition to join the world famous Rockettes at New York City

Legs alive

Dancers perform at an open audition to join the Rockettes troupe at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, on April 30. Hundreds of aspiring dancers try out each year for a spot to star in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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Hail to a very exclusive club

President Barack Obama and former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, in Dallas.

David J. Phillip / AP
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Lucky to be alive

A survivor emerges from the rubble a day after a building housing garment factories collapsed April 25 near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The disaster left more than 400 dead after a huge section of the eight-story structure splintered into a pile of concrete.

Kevin Frayer / AP
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Image: Rescue workers attempt to rescue garment workers from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka

Desperate search

Four days after the April 24 collapse of a Bangladeshi building housing garment factories, workers attempt to locate survivors.

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Image: A woman grieves

Tears for a loved one

A woman grieves April 30 as she places a portrait of a family member on the wall of a school turned makeshift morgue near the collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory building.

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Image: Brian Kaska

Sifting through the ashes

West, Texas, resident Brian Kaska picks through the rubble of his devastated home April 29, 12 days after a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 and injured more than 200.

Jerry Larson / Waco Tribune Herald
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Image: Hla Hla May, Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one year old daughter Roshan at former rubber factory near Sittwe

Lives darkened by violence

Hla Hla May, a Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by sectarian strife in western Myanmar, holds her 1-year-old daughter, Roshan, April 29 at a former rubber factory that serves as their shelter.

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Image: Workers set up dust screen on a demolition site in Xi'an

Smog screen

Workers set up a dust screen April 27 at a building site in Xi'an, central China. After years of severe pollution, the city recently passed an ordinance requiring construction companies to control airborne particles.

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Taking the reign

Willem-Alexander, the new king of the Netherlands, kisses his mother, Queen Beatrix, while his wife, Maxima, watches on a balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, on April 30. Willem-Alexander, 46 years old, became Europe's youngest monarch after his mother abdicated at age 75.

Jeroen Van Der Meyde / AFP
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Image: Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Hofman floats at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

Are they quackers?

A 54-foot inflatable rubber duck made by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2. "The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate... and doesn't have a political connotation," the artist said on his website.

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