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The Week in Pictures: April 10 - 17
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.
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.
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.
A woman lies in a coffin at a funeral fair by Japanese retailer Aeon in Makuhari, Japan, on April 11.
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