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The Week in Pictures: April 7 - 14

A chimpanzee escapes from a zoo in Japan, castaways signal for help, a duchess pets an elephant and more of the best pictures of the week.


Greg Garmon, Sr. uses a garden hose to wet the side of his house in Erie, Pennsylvania, as a warehouse fire rages in the background on April 11, 2016. Multiple fire crews responded to the fire.

Christopher Millette / Erie Times-News via AP
Image: Thai elephant battle water with tourists to celebrate Songkran festival

A schoolgirl is soaked with water by an elephant in a preview of the upcoming Songkran Festival, the Thai traditional New Year, also known as the water festival in the ancient world heritage city of Ayutthaya, Thailand on April 11. 


A migrant catches his breath after inhaling teargas used by Macedonian police on a crowd of more than 500 refugees and migrants protesting next to a border fence at a makeshift camp in Idonemeni, Greece, near the Macedonian border on April 10.


An Afghan day-laborer pauses as he moves coal onto waiting trucks on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif on April 12.

FARSHAD USYAN / AFP - Getty Images

Racegoers attend Ladies Day, the second day of horse races at the Grand National Festival, at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, northern England on April 8. The annual three-day meeting culminates in the Grand National, the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom.

OLI SCARFF / AFP - Getty Images

Chacha, a male chimp, screams at a worker in Sendai, northern Japan on April 14, after fleeing from a zoo and trying to avoid capture by climbing an electric pole. Chacha was on the loose for nearly two hours before he was sedated and returned to the zoo.

VIDEO: Chimp Swings on Power Lines After Zoo Escape

Kyodo News via AP
Image: Ultra-Orthodox Jews ahead of Jewish holiday of Passover in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews collect water from a mountain spring outside Jerusalem on April 11. The week-long Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the Jewish exodus from Egypt in Biblical times.


Two men wave life jackets next to a large "Help" sign made of palm leaves as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft spotted them on the deserted island of Fanadik in Micronesia on April 7. Navy airplane crew members spotted the survivors and shared their location with relatives as well as with ships in Guam. A small boat then picked the men up and took them to Pulap in Micronesia.

ENSIGN JOHN KNIGHT / US Navy via AFP - Getty Images
Image: Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Campaigns In New York City

A man takes a cell phone picture of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane at the Van Dam diner on April 9 in Queens New York. The state's Democratic primary is scheduled for April 19.

PHOTOS: New York 'Feels the Bern' at Huge Sanders Rally 

Eric Thayer / Getty Images

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a baby elephant at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at the Panbari reserve forest in India on April 13. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong tour of India and Bhutan taking in Mumbai, Delhi, Assam, Bhutan and Agra.

PHOTOS: Will and Kate Feed Rhinos, Elephants on Indian Safari 

ADNAN ABIDI / Pool via AFP - Getty Images
Image: A Russian army sapper works at the historic part of Palmyra, Syria, in this handout photo released by Russian Ministry of Defence

A Russian army sapper works at the historic part of Palmyra, Syria, in a photo released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on April 9. Russian army sappers are taking part in an operation to defuse mines planted by ISIS militants in the ancient city, which was recaptured by Syrian troops on March 27. Experts have reportedly removed 1,500 mines from the city.

Russian Ministry of Defense via Reuters

A refugee holds an umbrella as he tries to set a fire during rainy weather at a makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, Greece, on April 8.

BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images
Image: John Jaso

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman John Jaso reaches for but can't catch a foul ball hit by the Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez in the fifth inning on April 9 in Cincinnati.

John Minchillo / AP
Image: Obama departs Los Angeles

President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk in the rain from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from Los Angeles on April 8.

The Week in Pictures: March 31 - April 7