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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: April 7 - 14

Mount Etna fumes, Venezuelans intensify protests, Pope Francis visits inmates, Tokyo cherry blossoms peak and more.

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Thousands of people attends a vigil against terrorism at Sergels Torg square in Stockholm, Sweden on April 9, 2017, near where a hijacked beer truck was driven into an upscale department store on Friday.

The four victims killed in the attack included a British man, a Belgian woman and two Swedes, authorities in those countries said.

The Stockholm truck attack suspect was a rejected asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan who eluded authorities' attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said.

Markus Schreiber / AP file
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An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter performs during a ceremony to mark 71th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 9.

Adi Weda / EPA
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Venezuelan opposition activists take part in a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government, in Caracas on April 13. 

Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets in wealthy eastern Caracas Thursday amid a tropical downpour to support a protest movement that is gaining steam even as it turns more deadly.

PHOTOS: Venezuelans Mount Pressure on Government as Protests Intensify

Federico Parra / AFP - Getty Images
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A protester sets a barricade on fire during a protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro in Barquisimeto, Venezuela on April 12.

Venezuela's political crisis intensified over the last two weeks when the Supreme Court issued rulings curbing the powers of the opposition-controlled legislature. The court reversed the rulings days later, but the opposition protests grew from that moment.

Giorgio H. Pasquale / EPA
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Filipino children play at the site of a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the village of San Pedro in San Fernando, Philippines on April 12. Christians around the world celebrated Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday.

PHOTOS: Holy Week Marked With Solemn Processions and Colorful Displays

Mark R. Cristino / EPA
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A woman stands near a pew covered in blood inside a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt on April 9.

Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria in northern Egypt as worshipers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault claimed by ISIS.

The blasts came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world's most populous country, which has been beset by extremist violence against its minority Christians.

PHOTOS: Church Bombings Rock Palm Sunday in Egypt

Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Visitors enjoy the cherry blossoms at the Meguro river in Tokyo on April 9.

Shizuo Kambayashi / AP
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Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates at the Paliano detention center, south of Rome on April 13. The pontiff washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a maximum security prison on Holy Thursday in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve society's most marginal and give them hope.

"If you can do something, a service for your companions in prison, do it," Pope Francis urged the prisoners during his homily. "This is love. This is like washing feet: to be the servant of others."

It's the third Holy Thursday that Francis has spent at a detention center, part of his longstanding emphasis on ministering to prisoners and the need to give them rehabilitation and hope.

L'Osservatore Romano via AP
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North Korean girls wearing traditional dresses hug each other while waiting for their friends in front of Kim Il Sung Square on April 12, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea will mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of late leader Kim Il Sung on April 15.

PHOTOS - Pyongyang Postcards: North Korea Prepares for Holiday as Tensions Escalate

Wong Maye-E / AP
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Competitors run down the Champs Elysees below the Arc de Triomphe at the start of the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris on April 9.

Benoit Tessier / Reuters
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Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko speaks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning the situation in Syria, at U.N. headquarters on April 7 in New York.


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Hawra, 4, who was badly burned in the March 17 airstrike in western Mosul, sits on her bed at a hospital in Erbil, Iraq on April 8. The fight for western Mosul is proving more brutal and destructive than the battle for the city's eastern sector, and Iraqi civilians are being caught in the middle.

PHOTOS: In Mosul, Mortars and Mayhem Persist 

Felipe Dana / AP
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A penitent holds a rosary while taking part in the procession of the "Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz" brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zaragoza, Spain on April 13. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Alvaro Barrientos / AP
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Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava as the Sicilian town of Riposto, Italy, is visible in foreground, during an eruption in the early hours of on April 11.

Salvatore Allegra / AP
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Emelie Wong,11, of the Turley Duggan dance school from Birmingham, gets ready before competing at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin on April 11.

Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters
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Newly displaced Somali mothers and their children sit in a camp in the Sahal area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia on April 8. Somalia's current drought is threatening half of the country's population, or about 6 million people, according to the United Nations and while aid agencies have scaled up efforts they say more support is urgently needed.

Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP
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A woman watches from a window as competitors run along Mirae Scientists Street during a marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 9. The race for amateur runners has become one of the North Korean capital's most popular tourist events. This year, more than 1,100 foreigners took part in the full road race, the half marathon or the 10K run.

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, left, collides with Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Rickie Weeks as Weeks reaches for an errant throw by pitcher Xavier Cedeno during the sixth inning of a baseball game on April 12 in New York. Chase Headley scored on the play. Both Weeks and Gardner left the game.

Julie Jacobson / AP
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An elderly man sit on a bench in front of the barrels and sandbags blocking a road crossing from the south, Greek Cypriot, to the north, Turkish Cypriot breakaway controlled areas in the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus on April 10.

Talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus resumed after a two-month halt. But negotiations face difficult challenges with the island's Greek Cypriot president accusing the breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader of backpedaling on key issues at Turkey's prompting after months of solid progress. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup mounted by supporters of union with Greece.

Petros Karadjias / AP
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A student who was evacuated after a shooting at North Park Elementary School is embraced after groups of them were reunited with parents waiting at a high school in San Bernardino, California on April 10.

Students dove under desks when a man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student and wounding a 9-year-old before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
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Syrian women walk at dusk in the Kawergosk refugee camp in northern Iraq on April 8.

The Week in Pictures: March 31 - April 7

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