Today in Pictures: April 8

See the best photos from Friday.

Charl Schwartzel, of South Africa, hits out of a bunker on the fourth hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on April 8, 2016, in Augusta, Ga.

Charlie Riedel / AP

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.

SpaceX via Reuters

A man plays to the cameras as racegoers make their way home at the end of Ladies Day the second day of the Aintree Grand National Festival meeting in Aintree, England. Today is Fabulous Friday and Ladies Day of the three-day meeting of the world famous Grand National Festival where fashion and dressing to impress is as important as the racing.

Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Indian people in traditional clothes participate in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian's New Year in Mumbai, India. Gudi Padwa is the Hindu festival that falls on the first day of Chaitra month and marks the beginning of the Lunar Calendar, which dictates the dates for all Hindu festivals, also known as Panchang.


Curious Carlos, ridden by Sean Bowen, falls at the final fence as Ibis Du Rheu, ridden by Jack Sherwood, jumps over them during the The Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle Race at the Aintree Racecourse.

Andrew Boyers / Action Images via Reuters

Japanese badminton player Kenichi Tago bows next to his teammate Kento Momota during a press conference that was held to apologize after they admitted gambling at an illegal casino, in Tokyo.

Momota is currently second in the men's singles world rankings and was a hope for a medal at the coming Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Facing severe sanctions as casino gambling is illegal in Japan, Momota will not be part of the Japanese team in Brazil.


A police officer escorts a migrant from a Turkish ferry carrying the second group of migrants deported from Europe to Turkey as they arrive at the port of Dikili district in Izmir.

Greece expelled a second batch of migrants to Turkey on Friday under a controversial EU deal to cut the numbers reaching Europe and defuse the continent's worst refugee crisis since World War II. A police source on the island of Lesbos said 45 Pakistani men had been put on a Turkish ferry despite efforts by activists to stop the operation.

OZAN KOSE / AFP - Getty Images

Newly-released political student protester and family members cry after being reunited in Tharrawaddy town, Bago Region in Myanmar. A Myanmar court in nearby Tharrawaddy town on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged that the release of activists and political prisoners would be the first priority of her new government.

YE AUNG THU / AFP - Getty Images

Fog clears from the river Oder and one of its tributaries during sunrise near Lebus, Germany.

PATRICK PLEUL / AFP - Getty Images