Today in Pictures: April 22
See the best photos from Friday.
Soldiers walk before a collapsed house to search for missing people in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto preficture, on April 22, 2016. While the death toll from the quakes stands at 48, 11 other people are suspected to have died due to health issues triggered by stress and fatigue suffered while evacuated from their homes.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry kisses his two-year-old granddaughter Isabelle Dobbs-Higginson after signing the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York.
Flowers lay on a T-shirt signed by fans of singer Prince at a makeshift memorial place created outside Apollo Theatre in New York. The pop star died Thursday at the age of 57.
A youth sleeps on a foam mattress inside a building normally used to store small fishing boats, where four families took shelter after loosing their homes in the earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador. Ecuadorians are sleeping outside and struggling to find food and water as aftershocks continue to rock towns flatted by Saturday's powerful earthquake.
Volunteers carry elephant tusks to a burning site for a historic destruction of illegal ivory and rhino-horn confiscated mostly from poachers in Nairobi's national park. Kenya on April 30 will burn approximately 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory, almost all of the country's total stockpile. Several African heads of state, conservation experts, high-profile philanthropists and celebrities are slated to be present at the event which they hope will send a strong anti-poaching message.
A test environment is set up for the Moonwalk project's first Mars mission simulation in Minas de Riotinto, Spain. The goal of project MOONWALK is to develop and test technologies and training procedures for future human missions to Moon and Mars.
President Barack Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip after landing by helicopter at Windsor Castle for a private lunch in Windsor, England.
People collect water from a water tanker, in Bhiwandi, India. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. The drought, which has been ongoing for the past five months, prompted 11 states to declare a drought in 2015 and has now choked the growth of kharif (monsoon) crops, including sesame, millet and rice, for the second monsoon season in a row.
Claudine Moon of St. Paul hangs flowers on a fence outside of Paisley Park, Prince's home and studio, the day after he was found dead in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince, a multi-talented artist who produced a string of genre-fusing hits in the 1980s, died on Thursday at his residence in Chanhassen.
A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat is seen near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.