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The Week in Pictures: April 17 - 24
American wins big in Boston, Obama protesters hosed down, matadors visit chapel before battle, Easter rockets blanket Greece and more.
Turkish soldiers stand in line during a ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of Anzac Day in Canakkale, Turkey, April 24, 2014. The day marks the first time the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in the ill-fated Allied campaign to take the Dardanelles Strait from the Ottoman Empire. About 11,500 ANZAC troops were killed during the campaign.
Police try to disperse protesters with fire hoses as they approached the U.S. Embassy in Manila during a rally against a visit by President Barack Obama in the Philippines, April 23. Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists.
The daughter of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as her father's body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, April 19. The avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks.
Searchers and divers look for bodies believed to be trapped in the sunken Sewol ferry near buoys marking the vessel's location off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, April 24. Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll continues to rise and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.
Marta Asenjo holds a black cloth as her daughter Leyre Huerga, 9, descends during a rehearsal of 'La bajada del Angel,' April 19, in Penafiel, Spain. Every Easter Sunday since 1799, 'La Bajada del Angel' has been performed. In the scene representing an angel's appearance, a young child dressed as an angel removes a black cloth veiling the Virgin's face.
Pro-Russian protesters throw eggs at pro-Ukrainian activists in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, April 22. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.
A man lays in pain after being attacked by a man with a machete and sticks in Bangui, Central African Republic, April 18. Civil servants at the Work Inspection office accused the beaten man of theft. Foreign journalists intervened and stopped the beating, as a crowd shouted "he is a thief, he must die." Police arrived and took the man into custody. He was then taken to a local hospital for treatment under police surveillance before being brought before a prosecuting officer.
A gaucho rides a wild horse during the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Montevideo, Uruguay, April 17. Throughout Easter Week "gauchos," the Latin American equivalent of the North American cowboy, from all over Uruguay and neighboring Argentina and Brazil will visit Montevideo to participate in Criolla Week to win the best rider award.
A Greater Adjutant Stork flies by a ragpicker looking for recyclable items at a garbage dump on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, April 22. People across the globe hold events to celebrate the Earth's environment and spread awareness on how to conserve natural resources on Earth Day, observed annually on April 22.
Rockets fly over the bell tower of the Panagia Erithiani church, during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late on April 19. Each year, thousands of handmade rockets are fired by people from two rival churches on Great Saturday night, the night before Easter, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is at least 125 years old.
Meb Keflezighi celebrates with his wife Yordanos Asgedom after winning the men's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, April 21. Keflezighi became the first American man in 31 years to win the race.
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